The Difference Between Acupuncture and Far-infrared Ray Illumination at CV12 Acupoint
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The purpose of the study was to investigate the changes of Ryodoraku value at 12 source acupoints, and heart rate viability (HRV) when acupuncture or far-infrared ray illumination applied to CV12 acupoint.
Condition or disease
Reaction of Autonomic Nervous SystemReaction of AcupunctureReaction of Far Infrared Ray
Procedure: acupuncture and far-infrared ray
Acupuncture and far-infrared ray illumination at CV12 acupoint have been widely used to treat many diseases in clinic. To our knowledge, the report is about the different reaction on autonomic nervous system between acupuncture and far-infrared illumination is very rare until now.Therefore,the study was to investigate the different changes on autonomic nervous system from Ryodoraku value at 12 source acupoints and heart rate viability (HRV) when acupuncture or far-infrared ray illumination applied to CV12 acupoint.
From the changes of Ryodoraku value at 12 source acupoints, and heart rate viability to measure the difference [ Time Frame: Each period was 20 min in duration. The Ryodoraku value of 12 source acupoints were measured, and 5-min HRV was recorded at the end of each period. ]
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Ages Eligible for Study:
20 Years to 40 Years (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Healthy adult volunteers, male or female, ages between 20 and 40
Neurological and physical examination without abnormal functions
Far-infrared ray illumination without allergic reaction and contra- indication
The participants were explained the objective of the study, agreed to accept the test and signed a letter of consent
People less than 20 years of age or more than 40 years
Women in pregnant or lactating
People with mental or behavioral anomalies could not follow the researchers
People with pacemakers
People suffered from serious diseases such as myocardial infarction , heart failure, serious arrhythmia, hypertension, diabetes, autoimmune disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, and kidney failure, liver cirrhosis and cancer
People accepted acupuncture and moxibustion in a week, or were taking any drugs for treatment
People suffered from limb edema and serious skin diseases
People with excessive obesity (body mass index, BMI>30)