Log in

Login to your account

Username *
Password *
Remember Me

Multi Radiance Medical Logo

Call or Contact us today for more information: 1.440.542.0761 Refer a Friend
Cerebral Circulation

Specific Effects of Laserpuncture on the Cerebral Circulation

G. Litscher (1), L. Wang (1), M. Wiesner-Zechmeister (2)(1) Biomedical Engineering, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, University of Graz, Graz, Austria(2) European Forum for Lasertherapy and Fractal Medicine

Paper received 10 May 1999; accepted after revision 23 August 1999.

Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that has developed over thousands of years. We studied the effects of laser puncture, needle acupuncture, and light stimulation on cerebral blood flow in 15 healthy volunteers (mean age 25.0±1.9 years, 5 female, 10 male) with non-invasive transcranial Doppler sonography. In addition 40-Hz stimulus-induced brain oscillations, heart rate, blood pressure, peripheral and cerebral oxygen saturation, and the bispectral index of the EEG were recorded. Stimulation with light significantly increased blood flow velocity in the posterior cerebral artery (p < 0.01, ANOVA). Similar but less pronounced effects were seen after needle acupuncture (p < 0.05, ANOVA) and laserpuncture (n.s.) of vision-related acupuncture points. Furthermore both, laserpuncture and needle acupuncture, led to a significant increase in the amplitudes of 40-Hz cerebral oscillations. Stimulation of vision-related acupuncture points with laser light or needle acupuncture elicits specific effects in specific areas of the brain. The results indicate that the brain plays a key intermediate role in acupuncture. However, brain activity of itself does not explain anything about the healing power of acupuncture.

Request a Demo
Name (*)

Invalid Input
Email (*)

Invalid Input
Phone

Invalid Input



Upcoming Events

No events

Newsletter

Subscribe to our newsletter below and keep up with our latest news and events

This website contains information that has not been reviewed or approved by the FDA. Some of the claims and representations of the products contained on this site are cleared by regional regulatory bodies such as CE and Health Canada and may differ from those that are FDA 510K cleared.
What does this mean?