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

  • Yannick Deleuze (a1) (a2), Marc Thiriet (a1) (a3) (a4) and Tony Wen-Hann Sheu (a2) (a5)

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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*Corresponding author. Email addresses: (Y. Deleuze), (M. Thiriet), (T. W.-H. Sheu)
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