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Modeling and Simulation of the Interstitial Medium Deformation Induced by the Needle Manipulation During Acupuncture

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  15 October 2015

Yannick Deleuze*
Affiliation:
Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06, UMR 7598, Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions, F-75005, Paris, France Department of Engineering Science and Ocean Engineering, National Taiwan University, No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei, Taiwan
Marc Thiriet
Affiliation:
Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06, UMR 7598, Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions, F-75005, Paris, France CNRS, UMR 7598, Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions, F-75005, Paris, France INRIA-Paris-Rocquencourt, EPC REO, Domaine de Voluceau, BP105, 78153 Le Chesnay Cedex
Tony Wen-Hann Sheu
Affiliation:
Department of Engineering Science and Ocean Engineering, National Taiwan University, No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei, Taiwan Center for Advanced Study in Theoretical Sciences, National Taiwan University, No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei, Taiwan
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*Corresponding author. Email addresses: yannick.deleuze@ljll.math.upmc.fr (Y. Deleuze), marc.thiriet@upmc.fr (M. Thiriet), twhsheu@ntu.edu.tw (T. W.-H. Sheu)
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Abstract

In this paper, we study the effects of inserted needle on the subcutaneous interstitial flow. A goal is to describe the physical stress affecting cells during acupuncture treatment. The model consists of the convective Brinkman equations to describe the flow through a fibrous medium. Numerical studies in FreeFem++ are performed to illustrate the acute physical stress developed by the implantation of a needle that triggers the physiological reactions of acupuncture. We emphasize the importance of numerical experiments for advancing in modeling in acupuncture.

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