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Comparative study of neurohormonal effects of low-energy laser acupuncture and traditional reflex therapy in the treatment of male hypofertility
Author(s): Ludmila S. Pupkova; Leonid L. Reznikov; H. Bell; V. P. Riazankin
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Paper Abstract

Reflex therapy is one of numerous applications of low-energy laser radiation in medical treatment. The advantages of this therapy in comparison with traditional acupuncture include technical simplicity, absence of pain, and, as a consequence of the complete noninvasiveness of the procedure, the absence of risk of contracting AIDS or other infectious diseases. However, no definitive results have been published regarding the comparative effectiveness of the two approaches to reflex therapy. In view of the neurohumoral role in the curative effects of reflex therapy, we compared laser acupuncture and the traditional needle technique in relation to changes in the serum concentrations of the principal sexual and gonadotropic hormones in hypofertile men.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 May 1995
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2391, Laser-Tissue Interaction VI, (22 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.209935
Show Author Affiliations
Ludmila S. Pupkova, St. Petersburg Scientific Research Ctr. (Russia)
Leonid L. Reznikov, Univ. of Colorado Health Sciences Ctr. (United States)
H. Bell, Embryology Associates, Inc. (United States)
V. P. Riazankin, St. Petersburg Scientific Research Ctr. (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2391:
Laser-Tissue Interaction VI
Steven L. Jacques, Editor(s)

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