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9TMR Non-Drug Therapy  2019, Vol. 2 Issue (4): 142-147    DOI: 10.12032/TMRND201902021
Massage and spine correction therapy     
Hidden in the hands-the special inner Bagua acupoints for pediatric massage
Lyu Cheng1, Yun Ning1, Wen-Jiao Li1, Han Wang1, Chang-De Jin2,*()
1Graduate College, Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin, China
2School of Nursing, Tianjin University Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin, China.
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Highlights

Inner Bagua acupoints (one of the clinically used acupoints in children's massage that locate in the palm of the hand and the periphery of the palm) are the commonly used acupoints in pediatric massage, which have the function of regulating Qi and eliminating phlegm (a kind pathologic fluid in TCM theory) and improving digestion. Inner Bagua acupoints massage has a unique curative effect on many diseases of digestive and respiratory system in children. This article summarized the origin, location, operation and clinical application of the inner Bagua acupoints.

Editor’s Summary

Pediatric massage is one of the external treatment methods that can improve children's constitution and immunity by regulating the viscera, dredging the meridians, regulating Qi and blood, and balancing Yin and Yang. Inner Bagua acupoints, located on the palm and back of the hand, are the most used specific massage acupoints in Children. This article introduced us the location, the operation and the clinical effects of inner Bagua acupoints, which provided a basis information for advocating and disseminating pediatric massage.

Abstract

Pediatric massage is one of the external treatment methods that can improve children's constitution and immunity by regulating the viscera (the basic organs in traditonal Chinese medicine theory), dredging the meridians, regulating Qi and blood, and balancing Yin and Yang. As one of the specific acupoints of pediatric massage, inner Bagua acupoint (one of the clinically used acupoints in children's massage that locate in the palm of the hand and the periphery of the palm) play a key role. Inner Bagua acupoints are the commonly used acupoints in pediatric massage, which have the function of regulating Qi and eliminating phlegm (a kind pathologic fluid in TCM theory) and improving digestion. Inner Bagua acupoints have a unique curative effect on many diseases of digestive and respiratory system in children. Therefore, this article attempts to elaborate and summarize the origin, location, operation and clinical application of the inner Bagua acupoints. This article hopes to provide a basis information for advocating and disseminating pediatric massage, which is favorable for wide-range popularization and development.



Key wordsInner Bagua      Children      Massage      Digestive system illness      Respiratory system disease     
Received: 13 August 2019      Published: 06 December 2019
Corresponding Authors: Jin Chang-De   
E-mail: jcd1886@sina.cn
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Lyu Cheng, Yun Ning, Wen-Jiao Li, Han Wang, Chang-De Jin. Hidden in the hands-the special inner Bagua acupoints for pediatric massage. 9TMR Non-Drug Therapy, 2019, 2(4): 142-147. doi: 10.12032/TMRND201902021

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https://www.tmrjournals.com/ndt/EN/10.12032/TMRND201902021     OR     https://www.tmrjournals.com/ndt/EN/Y2019/V2/I4/142

Figure 1 The location of inner Bagua acupoints
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