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Far-infrared Ray Effect on CV12 Acupoint

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01339728
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 21, 2011
Last Update Posted : April 21, 2011
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
China Medical University Hospital

Brief Summary:
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of far-infrared ray at CV12 acupoints area on the skin temperature and skin blood flow of palm central area of right hand, and the correlation between them.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Reaction of Far Infrared Ray Reaction of Skin Temperature Procedure: far-infrared ray Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of far-infrared ray at CV12 acupoints area (the center is CV12 acupoints and the diameter is 10 cm) on the skin temperature and skin blood flow of palm central area of right hand, and the correlation between them.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 22 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Far-infrared Ray Illuminates Area of CV12 Acupoint to Investigate the Correlation of Skin Temperature and Skin Blood Flow Between CV12 Acupoint and Palm Central Part of Right Hand
Study Start Date : October 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2011

Intervention Details:
  • Procedure: far-infrared ray
    The duration of far-infrared ray is 20 minutes.


Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. far-infrared ray on CV12 acupoint area may increase the skin temperature [ Time Frame: Each period was 20 min in duration ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 40 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy adult volunteers, male or female, ages between 20 and 40 years
  • 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

Exclusion Criteria:

  • 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 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 suffered from limb edema and serious skin diseases
  • People did not sign a letter of consent

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01339728


Locations
Taiwan
China Medical University Hospital
Taichung, Taiwan, 404
Sponsors and Collaborators
China Medical University Hospital
Investigators
Study Chair: Ching-Liang Hsieh, professor China Medical University Hospital

Responsible Party: Ching-Liang Hsieh, China Medical University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01339728     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DMR99-IRB-176-1
First Posted: April 21, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 21, 2011
Last Verified: April 2011