The analysis of normalized effects on meridian current level after the photoluminescent bioceramic treatment on acupuncture points

Ting Kai Leung, Ming Tse Lin, Chang An Chen, Chau Yun Hsu, Shoei Loong Lin, C. Will Chen

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Objective: This study investigated the advantage of photoluminescent bioceramic (PLB) irradiation on meridian channels of abnormal meridian currents, as well as the normalization of meridian current levels that may represent the participants' physiologic conditions. Design: Statistical analysis of survey data. Participants: Forty-six patients with abnormal meridian current in the gallbladder (GB). Interventions: The effects on the meridian currents were measured by an electrodermal instrument after PLB irradiation was applied to the GB and other specific acupuncture points. Each meridian was categorized into six physiologic levels to evaluate effectiveness after the PLB irradiation: 1, extremely low; 2, moderately low; 3, normally low; 4, normally high; 5, moderately high; and 6, extremely high level. The positive effect of PLB treatment for each meridian could be defined as the normalized ability of the meridian level from the extreme values (1, 2, 5, or 6) approaching the normal levels (3 or 4). Results: Participants with higher average meridian current (Amc >36 μA) calculated from the currents of 24 Ryodoraku points could be significantly normalized after the PLB treatment (p=0.0241). A significant positive effect was seen in comparison with the negative effect of PLB on the GB meridian (McNemar test, p=0.00004) (n=46×2 for left and right GB meridians). A patient with benign facial tremor was treated by PLB for 1 month; PLB improved the facial tremor and normalized effects on Amc and meridian current levels at the GB, lung, small intestine, bladder, and kidney. Conclusion: A method was proposed to evaluate the normalization effect of a noninvasive PLB technique on the 12 meridians. PLB acupuncture on the specific meridian points could show the normalization ability of Amc and GB meridian for the participants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)472-479
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine
Volume21
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2015

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Meridians
Acupuncture Points
Gallbladder
Therapeutics
Tremor
Statistical Data Interpretation
Acupuncture

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The analysis of normalized effects on meridian current level after the photoluminescent bioceramic treatment on acupuncture points. / Leung, Ting Kai; Lin, Ming Tse; Chen, Chang An; Hsu, Chau Yun; Lin, Shoei Loong; Chen, C. Will.

In: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Vol. 21, No. 8, 01.08.2015, p. 472-479.

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Leung, Ting Kai ; Lin, Ming Tse ; Chen, Chang An ; Hsu, Chau Yun ; Lin, Shoei Loong ; Chen, C. Will. / The analysis of normalized effects on meridian current level after the photoluminescent bioceramic treatment on acupuncture points. In: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 2015 ; Vol. 21, No. 8. pp. 472-479.
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