Rules of acupoint selection in acupoint application therapy on coronary heart disease: A text mining study

Dongmei Jia, Guang Zheng, Jing Yang, Hongtao Guo, Zekun Ning, Mengmeng Song, Xiaojuan He, Cheng Lu, Yong Tan, Ning Zhao, Jingan Bai, Shanshan Shen, Yaoxian Wang, Aiping LYU, Miao Jiang*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Acupoint application therapy is one of the Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) external therapies, which has been used for coronary heart disease (CHD) treatment for a long time. The prescription of acupoint application therapy includes both Chinese herbal medicines (CHMs) and acupoints. This study aims to reveal the basic rules of acupoint selection in acupoint application therapy on CHD treatment by text mining study. Results showed that on CHD treatment, the most frequently used acupoint was Danzhong (RN17), followed by Xinshu (BL15), Neiguan (PC6), Zusanli (ST36) and Zhiyang (DU9). Acupoints closing to the heart or with specific functions were more frequently used. Moreover, Xinshu, Danzhong and Neiguan were of the top 3 relationships with other acupoints, while Zusanli and Sanyinjiao (SP6) were in the lower grade. The combination of Xinshu-Danzhong-Neiguan could be regard as the basic acupoint prescription of acupoint application therapy on CHD.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2014 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, IEEE BIBM 2014
EditorsHuiru Zheng, Xiaohua Tony Hu, Yadong Wang, Jin-Kao Hao, David Gilbert, Daniel Berrar, Kwang-Hyun Cho, Werner Dubitzky
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages41-44
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781479956692
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Dec 2014
Event2014 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, IEEE BIBM 2014 - Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 Nov 20145 Nov 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2014 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, IEEE BIBM 2014

Conference

Conference2014 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, IEEE BIBM 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityBelfast
Period2/11/145/11/14

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

User-Defined Keywords

  • acupoint
  • acupoint application therapy
  • coronary heart disease
  • text mining

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