domingo, 24 de abril de 2011

Acupuncture improves exercise tolerance in heart patients, German study finds

ScienceDaily (July 1, 2010) — Acupuncture can improve exercise tolerance in patients suffering from chronic heart failure, according to new research from Germany.The finding comes from a clinical pilot study by the team headed by Dr. Johannes Backs, physician and study director at the Department of Internal Medicine III (Cardiology, Angiology, and Pneumology -- Medical Director: Professor Dr. Hugo Katus) of Heidelberg University Hospital. The needles do not increase the heart's pump function, but they seem to have an influence on skeletal muscle strength and thus can increase the walk distance that heart patients can cover. The results of the clinical study, which was conducted with a comparison group treated with placebo acupuncture using dull needles, have been published in the medical journal Heart..

1 comentário:

  1. Os pontos de Acupunctura utilizados no protocolo deste estudo foram PC4, PC6, HT7, ST36, SP6, KI3 e CV17.