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Identification and mapping of real acupoints in the anatomical topography of Boa constrictor

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Title
Identification and mapping of real acupoints in the anatomical topography of Boa constrictor
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Brazilian Journal of Biology, April 2019
DOI 10.1590/1519-6984.179631
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Authors

T. M. Fernandes, F. C. Lopes, G. C. O. M. Santana, M. K. S. Oliveira, M. O. Freitas, C. I. A. Freitas

Abstract

Acupuncture is a therapy of the traditional Chinese medicine technique, which over the years has been widespread in the West. Defined as a needle-point treatment technique (acupoints), exactly preconfigured in the body to produce a specific physiological reaction to restore the balance between the function of conflicting states and homeostasis, alternating states of energy and thus maintain the ideal organ and body organization. Thus, the objective of this study was to map and describe the main points of acupuncture in the species Boa constrictor , and their indications to promote the balance of this species. The unprecedented result of the mapping was the discovery of specific acupoints with individual location indications without distribution in specific meridians and dispersedly distributed in the body.

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 2 17%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 17%
Student > Master 2 17%
Lecturer 1 8%
Researcher 1 8%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 4 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 3 25%
Social Sciences 2 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 8%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 8%
Psychology 1 8%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 4 33%