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《World Chinese Journal of Digestology》 2009-11
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Advances in acupuncture at Zusanli point on esophageal motor function

Xiao-Yan Zhang, Ward of Cadre, Air Force General Hospi-tal of Chinese PLA, Beijing 100142, ChinaPeng-Yan Xie, Department of Gastroenterology, the First Hospital of Beijing University, Beijing 100034, China  
Acupuncture at Zusanli point can affect esophageal motor function, but its mechanism is still not clear. Most researchers consider that its action is associated with neurohumoral factors. This article reviews recent advancement of acupuncture at Zusanli (ST 36) point on esophageal motor function, including acupoints hierarchical structure and dissection characteristics, neural conduction mechanism, neurotransmitters regulation, etc. Acupuncture at ST 36 point might lead to wholesome regulation on esophagus, which was of notably significant for dynamic esophageal disease therapy.
【CateGory Index】: R245
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