Table 2: The changes in skin microvascular perfusion (in arbitrary units) at all investigated points during lifting-thrusting needling manipulation.

Before acupunctureBefore lifting-thrusting manipulationAfter lifting-thrusting manipulationAfter removing the needle

ST36 72.96 ± 5.16**81.99 ± 0.50*82.23 ± 9.41**
ST37
ST38 46.4 ± 26.52*
Control point

*P < 0.01; ** .