On a computational framework of studying needle/cell interaction in acupuncture manipulation - a preliminary study


Tony Sheu

15:30:00 - 16:20:00

101 , Mathematics Research Center Building (ori. New Math. Bldg.)

An on-going research in acupuncture will be presented in this talk. Three issues regarding the effect of needle manipulation on mast cell will be presented. The inter- action between the moving needle, with the mast cell will be presented first to yield a mechanical stress on cell membrane, cell degranulation and exocytosis, as a con- sequence of this mechanical gating, are then studied numerically. In this talk I will first summarize what have been done in Chinese medicine, namely, the macroscopic chi-blood interaction owing to acupuncture and moxibustion. For the three topics un- der current investigation, I will present their respective mathematical models, some preliminary simulation results, together with the mathematical analysis within the framework of Keller-Segel equation.

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