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Research Article

Noninvasive Characterisation of Foot Reflexology Areas by Swept Source-Optical Coherence Tomography in Patients with Low Back Pain

Figure 4

The skin SS-OCT images of lumbar reflexology areas under different pathological conditions: (a) grade 0 (normal); (b) grade 1 (early degeneration); (c) grade 2 (moderate degeneration); (d) grade 3 (severe degeneration). a: stratum corneum; b: viable epidermis; c: basal membrane; d: papillary dermis; e: reticular dermis; f: dermal papillae; g: rete pegs; h: sweat glands; i: macrovessels.

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