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Cheng-Chan Yang, Gen-Min Lin, Jen-Hung Wang, Hsiao-Chiang Chu, Hsien-Tsai Wu, Jian-Jung Chen, Cheuk-Kwan Sun
Using four-channel photoplethysmography (PPG) for acquiring peripheral arterial waveforms, this study investigated vascular and autonomic impacts of combined acupuncture-far infrared radiation (FIR) in improving peripheral circulation. Twenty healthy young adults aged 25.5 ± 4.6 were enrolled for 30-minute measurement. Each subject underwent four treatment strategies, including acupuncture at ST36 (Zusanli), pseudoacupuncture, FIR, and combined acupuncture-FIR at different time points. Response was assessed at 5-minute intervals...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
M Kunze, H J Seidel, G Stübe
At a comparison among 5 therapy methods the small psychotherapy with a success-rate of 74% is high-significantly more prosperous than the other examined methods. The acupuncture with 31% long-term success is significantly superior to the pseudoacupuncture (17.2%). The papaverine therapy results in a long-lasting status free of symptoms in 17.2% of the patients and is significantly different from the results of the papaverine-placebo-therapy (0%). Distinct differences in the success-rates of the small psychotherapy with different therapists prove the role of the personality and the perfection in mastering the methods with psychotherapeutic procedures...
October 15, 1990: Zeitschrift Für die Gesamte Innere Medizin und Ihre Grenzgebiete
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