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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2014, Article ID 135212, 7 pages
Research Article

A Pilot Study on Effects of Acupuncture and Moxibustion by Hyperspectral Imaging Technique

Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, No. 16 Nanxiaojie Dongzhimen, Beijing 100700, China

Received 12 June 2014; Accepted 27 August 2014; Published 3 December 2014

Academic Editor: Gerhard Litscher

Copyright © 2014 Dong Zhang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

Hyperspectral imaging (HIS) technique is an image data technique which has beendeveloped in recent years which integrated the advanced technologies from the fieldssuch as optics, optoelectronics, electronics, information processing, computer scienceand so on and it is an emerging technology withintegration of traditionaltwo-dimension imaging technology and spectrumtechnology. Application ofhyperspectral imaging technique is justbeginning in the medical domain and there isno report of acupuncture study. This technique is used for preliminary observation andanalysis for the spectral changes of the acupoint area before and after acupuncture inthis manuscript so as to learn the possibility of using the technique in theacupuncture, main and collateral channels and acupoint studies and lay the foundationfor exploration of new research fields for Acu-mox studies. In this manuscript, thistechnique is used for the first time and some regular and characteristicspectral changes after acupuncture and moxibustion have been obtained.

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