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Heterogeneity of Skin Oxygen Density Distribution: Relation to Location of Acupuncture Points

Title
Heterogeneity of Skin Oxygen Density Distribution: Relation to Location of Acupuncture Points
Authors
Lee Y.Lee G.Park S.S.Jang A.Jhon G.-J.
Ewha Authors
전길자이영미
SCOPUS Author ID
전길자scopus; 이영미scopus
Issue Date
2009
Journal Title
JAMS Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
ISSN
2005-2901JCR Link
Citation
vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 269 - 272
Indexed
SCOPUS; KCI scopus
Abstract
To investigate possible functions of acupuncture, oxygen (O 2) levels were measured at two different acupuncture points (APs) [Hegu and Laogong] and at the corresponding non-APs (3-5 cm away from the APs) in real time using a high sensitive electrochemical O 2 microsensor. The sensor had a small planar sensing platinum disk (diameter = 25 μm) and therefore was able to monitor the O 2 levels at the localized APs. Significantly higher O 2 levels (p < 0.05) were observed at both APs (n = 5, without exceptions) in comparison with the non-APs. Sufficient sensor sensitivity to distinguish the O 2 level differences between APs and non-APs was achieved. This research provides useful information on possible functions of APs and meridians. © 2009 Korean Pharmacopuncture Institute.
DOI
10.1016/S2005-2901(09)60067-4
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