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Research Article

The Influence of Different Acupuncture Manipulations on the Skin Temperature of an Acupoint

Table 2

Changes in skin temperature (in [°C]) at ST36. The values in parentheses are the increases (decreases) of temperature with respect to the baseline values ( ).

Before acupunctureNeedle insertionNeedle manipulation Needle removalAfter acupuncture

Sham acupuncture34.87 ± 1.1434.69 ± 1.0235.18 ± 0.6735.21 ± 1.0635.23 ± 0.78
(−0.18)(+0.31)(+0.34)(+0.36)
Lifting-thrusting34.53 ± 1.0135.01 ± 0.8535.37 ± 0.7935.41 ± 1.0535.35 ± 1.13
(+0.48)(+0.84)*(+0.88)*(+0.82)*
Twisting-rotating34.49 ± 1.1434.64 ± 1.3834.86 ± 1.2734.96 ± 1.0934.91 ± 1.14
(+0.15)(+0.37)(+0.47)(+0.42)

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