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Laser diode fiber optic apparatus for acupuncture treatment by the Oriental method
Author(s): Van Hoi Pham; Huu An Phung; Huy Bui; Cao Dzung Hoang; Duc Thinh Vu; Minh Thai Tran; Minh Hung Nguyen
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Paper Abstract

The laser acupuncture equipment using laser diodes of 850, 1300 nm and optical fibers as light needles is presented. The double-frequency modulation of laser beam gives the high efficiency treatment of the low-power laser therapy by the oriental acupuncture method. The laser spot from optical fiber of 50 microns is suitable for the irradiation into special points on body or auricular by the acupuncture treatment schema. The laser intensity in pulse regime of 5 - 40 W/cm2 and irradiation time of 5 - 15 minutes are optimum for treatment of neurosis symptoms and pain-relieving.

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Date Published: 7 August 1998
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3548, Biomedical Optics and Lasers: Diagnostics and Treatment, (7 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.317883
Show Author Affiliations
Van Hoi Pham, Institute of Materials Science (Vietnam)
Huu An Phung, Institute of Materials Science (Vietnam)
Huy Bui, Institute of Materials Science (Vietnam)
Cao Dzung Hoang, Institute of Materials Science (Vietnam)
Duc Thinh Vu, Institute of Materials Science (Vietnam)
Minh Thai Tran, Polytechnic Univ. of Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
Minh Hung Nguyen, Polytechnic Univ. of Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3548:
Biomedical Optics and Lasers: Diagnostics and Treatment
Junheng Li M.D.; James A. Harrington, Editor(s)

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