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Study on the microcirculatory blood velocity of acupoint monitored by laser Doppler signal.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18002117     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Meridian system composed of acupoints is the most fundamental concept to build oriental medicine. In this study, we employ LDF measurement to compare the microcirculatory blood velocity of acupuncture point and its surrounding tissues. Measurements were performed around an important acupoint in oriental medicine, Hoh-Ku (Li4, on the hand), in healthy volunteers. The study presented has shown that the acupoints have significantly slower mean blood velocity than their surrounding tissues (p all < 0.005). This finding facilitates the detection of the position of acupuncture point and helps us to provide a possible connection between microcirculatory physiology and the underlying mechanism of acupoints.
Hsin Hsiu; Shih-Min Huang; Pin-Tsun Chao; Wei-Chen Hsu; Chia Liang Hsu; Ming-Yie Jan; Wei-Kung Wang; Yuh-Ying Lin Wang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference     Volume:  2007     ISSN:  1557-170X     ISO Abbreviation:  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-16     Completed Date:  2008-03-14     Revised Date:  2014-08-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101243413     Medline TA:  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  959-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acupuncture Points / classification*
Blood Flow Velocity / physiology*
Laser-Doppler Flowmetry / methods*
Microcirculation / physiology*

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