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A Study of Acupuncture Contraindications in Zhenjiudacheng
침구대성에 수록된 금침혈 연구
Korean J Acupunct 2018;35:105-115
Published online June 27, 2018;
© 2018 Society for Meridian and Acupoint.

Yu-Gyoung Jeon1 , Jeong Won Lee2 , Seungtae Kim1

1Division of Meridian and Structural Medicine, School of Korean Medicine, Pusan National University, 2Department of Healthcare Management, Dong-Eui University
1부산대학교 한의학전문대학원 경락구조의학부, 2동의대학교 의료보건생활대학 의료경영학과
Correspondence to: Seungtae Kim
Division of Meridian and Structural Medicine, School of Korean Medicine, Pusan National University, 49 Busandaehak-ro, Mulgeum-eup, Yangsan 50612, Korea
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Received May 30, 2018; Revised June 20, 2018; Accepted June 20, 2018.
This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Objectives : This research aimed to verify the validities of contraindicated acupoints in acupuncture treatment in Zhenjiudacheng. Methods : We investigated contraindicated acupoints when performing needling in Zhenjiudacheng, then verified them in today's medical knowledge and clinical studies. Results : In Zhenjiudacheng, 39 acupoints - LU2, LI4, LI13, LI14, LI16, ST1, ST9, ST12, ST17, ST25, ST30, ST42, SP6, SP11, SI18, BL8, BL9, BL56, KI11, TE7, TE8, TE19, TE20, GB3, GB18, GB21, GV10, GV11, GV17, GV22,GV24, CV1, CV4, CV5, CV8, CV9, CV15, CV17 and EX-HN11 - were described to need a careful approach in acupuncture treatment and 21 acupoints among them had contraindications. Most of the contraindications can be explained based on anatomical knowledge and results of clinical studies, and acupuncture treatment at the 39 contraindicated acupoints can induce injury of tissues or organs near the acupoints. Conclusions : The contraindicated acupoints in acupuncture treatment in Zhenjiudacheng seem to have been classified based on the adverse events experienced by doctors at that time. Therefore careful acupuncture treatment at these acupoints is needed to avoid injury to tissue or organs.
Keywords: acupoint, acupuncture, contraindications, adverse event, Zhenjiudacheng

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