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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 769546, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/769546
Research Article

Bioceramic Resonance Effect on Meridian Channels: A Pilot Study

1Department of Radiology, Taipei Hospital, Ministry of Health and Welfare, No. 127 Su Yuan Road, Hsinchuang, New Taipei City 242-13, Taiwan
2Department of Radiology, Wan Fang Hospital, Taipei Medical University, No. 111, Sec. 3, Xinglong Road, Taipei 116, Taiwan
3Graduate Institute of Biomedical Materials and Tissue Engineering, College of Oral Medicine, Taipei Medical University, No. 250, Wu-Hsing Street, Taipei 110, Taiwan
4Department of Radiology, Shanghai East Hospital, 1800 Yuntai Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200123, China
5Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Taipei Medical University Hospital, No. 252, Wu Hsing Street, Taipei 110, Taiwan
6Metal Industries Research & Development Centre, 1001 Kaonan Highway, Kaohsiung 811, Taiwan
7School of Dentistry, College of Oral Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taipei 110, Taiwan
8Department of Photonics and Institute of Electro-Optical Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, 1001 Ta Hsueh Road, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan

Received 11 September 2014; Revised 16 February 2015; Accepted 16 February 2015

Academic Editor: Gerhard Litscher

Copyright © 2015 Ting-Kai Leung 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.

Abstract

Bioceramic is a kind of material which emits nonionizing radiation and luminescence, induced by visible light. Bioceramic also facilitates the breakup of large clusters of water molecules by weakening hydrogen bonds. Hydrogen bond weakening, which allows water molecules to act in diverse ways under different conditions, is one of the key mechanisms underlying the effects of Bioceramic on biophysical and physical-chemical processes. Herein, we used sound to amplify the effect of Bioceramic and further developed an experimental device for use in humans. Thirteen patients who suffered from various chronic and acute illnesses that severely affected their sleep patterns and life quality were enrolled in a trial of Bioceramic resonance (i.e., rhythmic 100-dB sound waves with frequency set at 10 Hz) applied to the skin surface of the anterior chest. According to preliminary data, a “Propagated Sensation along Meridians” (PSM) was experienced in all Bioceramic resonance-treated patients but not in any of the nine control patients. The device was believed to enhance microcirculation through a series of biomolecular and physiological processes and to subject the specific meridian channels of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to coherent vibration. This noninvasive technique may offer an alternative to needle acupuncture and other traditional medical practices with clinical benefits.