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Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2013;2013:739293. doi: 10.1155/2013/739293. Epub 2013 Nov 7.

Wave-induced flow in meridians demonstrated using photoluminescent bioceramic material on acupuncture points.

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Department of Bioengineering, Tatung University, No. 40, Sec. 3, Zhongshan N. Road, Taipei 104, Taiwan.


The mechanisms of acupuncture remain poorly understood, but it is generally assumed that measuring the electrical conductivity at various meridians provides data representing various meridian energies. In the past, noninvasive methods have been used to stimulate the acupuncture points at meridians, such as heat, electricity, magnets, and lasers. Photoluminescent bioceramic (PLB) material has been proven to weaken hydrogen bonds and alter the characteristics of liquid water. In this study, we applied the noninvasive PLB technique to acupuncture point irradiation, attempting to detect its effects by using electrical conductivity measurements. We reviewed relevant literature, searching for information on meridians including their wave-induced flow characteristics.

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