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Article: Infrared radiation spectrum of acupuncture point daling (PC 7) in patients with coronary heart disease

TitleInfrared radiation spectrum of acupuncture point daling (PC 7) in patients with coronary heart disease
Authors
KeywordsAcupuncture Points
Coronary Heart Disease
Infrared Radiation
Spectrum
Issue Date2009
PublisherMary Ann Liebert, Inc Publishers. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.liebertpub.com/publication.aspx?pub_id=233
Citation
Medical Acupuncture, 2009, v. 21 n. 4, p. 269-274 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground: The infrared spectrum analysis can reveal subtle changes of the body's infrared radiation. It provides a good method to research the specificity of acupoints. Objective: To compare the acupoint infrared radiation spectra of patients and healthy volunteers to determine whether patients' spectra carry distinctive pathological information. Design, Setting, and Participants: The study included 50 patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) and 47 healthy adults (controls). The study was performed in the Cardiology Department of Longhua Hospital affiliated with Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Shanghai, China. Intervention: The head of the highly sensitive infrared spectrum detection device was placed against Daling (PC 7) and Taichong (LR 3) bilaterally. Main Outcome Measures: Infrared radiation intensity. Results: Infrared radiation intensities of 47 out of 146 detected wavelength spots significantly differed in the CHD patients at PC 7 vs those of controls (P<.05), while only 24 wavelength spots at LR 3 showed significant differences. By the χ 2 test, these differences between the 2 points were statistically significant (P=.002). At 2- to 2.5-μm related to energy metabolism, the intensity at PC 7 of the CHD patients on both sides was significantly lower than that of controls, while the intensity of LR 3 only on the left side was significantly lower than that of controls (all P<.05), and the right side had no difference (P>.05). Conclusions: The data suggest that the changes of infrared spectrum at PC 7 in CHD patients may reflect distinct pathological changes. This may be the result of hypoactive energy metabolism in the acupoint area. Acupoints may have certain relationships to certain organs. © Copyright 2009, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/188621
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.188
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dc.contributor.authorShen, Xen_US
dc.contributor.authorDing, Gen_US
dc.contributor.authorDeng, Hen_US
dc.contributor.authorZhao, Len_US
dc.contributor.authorLao, Len_US
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dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.citationMedical Acupuncture, 2009, v. 21 n. 4, p. 269-274en_US
dc.identifier.issn1933-6586en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/188621-
dc.description.abstractBackground: The infrared spectrum analysis can reveal subtle changes of the body's infrared radiation. It provides a good method to research the specificity of acupoints. Objective: To compare the acupoint infrared radiation spectra of patients and healthy volunteers to determine whether patients' spectra carry distinctive pathological information. Design, Setting, and Participants: The study included 50 patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) and 47 healthy adults (controls). The study was performed in the Cardiology Department of Longhua Hospital affiliated with Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Shanghai, China. Intervention: The head of the highly sensitive infrared spectrum detection device was placed against Daling (PC 7) and Taichong (LR 3) bilaterally. Main Outcome Measures: Infrared radiation intensity. Results: Infrared radiation intensities of 47 out of 146 detected wavelength spots significantly differed in the CHD patients at PC 7 vs those of controls (P<.05), while only 24 wavelength spots at LR 3 showed significant differences. By the χ 2 test, these differences between the 2 points were statistically significant (P=.002). At 2- to 2.5-μm related to energy metabolism, the intensity at PC 7 of the CHD patients on both sides was significantly lower than that of controls, while the intensity of LR 3 only on the left side was significantly lower than that of controls (all P<.05), and the right side had no difference (P>.05). Conclusions: The data suggest that the changes of infrared spectrum at PC 7 in CHD patients may reflect distinct pathological changes. This may be the result of hypoactive energy metabolism in the acupoint area. Acupoints may have certain relationships to certain organs. © Copyright 2009, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherMary Ann Liebert, Inc Publishers. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.liebertpub.com/publication.aspx?pub_id=233en_US
dc.relation.ispartofMedical Acupunctureen_US
dc.subjectAcupuncture Pointsen_US
dc.subjectCoronary Heart Diseaseen_US
dc.subjectInfrared Radiationen_US
dc.subjectSpectrumen_US
dc.titleInfrared radiation spectrum of acupuncture point daling (PC 7) in patients with coronary heart diseaseen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1089/acu.2009.0687en_US
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