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A Study on Bone Proportional Measurement of the Forearm
전완부의 골도분촌법에 관한 연구
Korean J Acupunct 2018;35:226-233
Published online December 27, 2018;  https://doi.org/10.14406/acu.2018.032
© 2018 Society for Meridian and Acupoint.

Won-hong Min1 , Jae-Yoon Yang1 , Gi-Young Yang2 , Han Chae3 , Byung-Ryul Lee2
민원홍1, 양제윤1, 양기영2, 채  한3, 이병렬2

1School of Korean Mediciine, Pusan National University, 2Division of Clinical Medicine, School of Korean Medicine, Pusan National University, 3Division of Longevity and Biofunctional Medicine, School of Korean Medicine, Pusan National University
1부산대학교 한의학전문대학원, 2부산대학교 한의학전문대학원 임상의학부, 3부산대학교 한의학전문대학원 양생기능의학부
Correspondence to: Byung-Ryul Lee
Division of Clinical Medicine, School of Korean Medicine, Pusan National University,  20 Geumo-ro, Mulgeum-eup, Yangsan 50612, Korea
Tel: +82-55-360-5964, Fax: +82-55-360-5509, E-mail: kolbr@naver.com
Received November 20, 2018; Revised December 12, 2018; Accepted December 14, 2018.
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Abstract
Objectives : The purpose of this study was to establish an accurate and effective method of locating acupoints of the forearm by studying bone proportional measurement. 
Methods : A total of 60 volunteers, 30 men and 30 women, participated in this study. 7 parts of the body were measured by a soft ruler or digital vernier calipers. The cun of the upper limb was calculated and analyzed. And the results were compared with the standard cun. 
Results : The bone proportional cun of the forearm based on height and femur was close to 11. It was different from the standard 12.5, 12 or 10. The cun of the forearm by thumb or finger width measurement was different from the standard too. 
Conclusions : We suggest that locating acupoints of the forearm needs to be done based on 11 cun. The confusion on locating acupoints of the forearm will be reduced by reflecting the result of the actual measurement.
Keywords: bone proportional measurement, forearm, acupoint


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