Korean Journal of Acupuncture

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Fig. 1. Posture and measurement sequence of abdominal examination using a modified digital algometer. (A) Korea medicine doctor selects a specific acuppoint, such as CV12, on the upper abdomen and vertically contacts the modified digital algometer to the abdominal skin surface. (B) 1) A Korea medicine doctor stands to the right of the subject and incrementally increases pressure at a constant rate. 2) If the subject experiences pain during pressurization, the subject immediately press a buzzer. A Korea medicine doctor immediately stops increasing the pressure upon hearing the buzzer. (C) As soon as the buzzer is activated, a measurement program automatically records two key parameters: the pressure pain threshold (measured in kgf/cm2/s) and the pressure depth (measured in millimeters).
Korean J Acupunct 2023;40:99-108 https://doi.org/10.14406/acu.2023.008
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