Short-term effect of acupuncture on intraocular pressure in healthy subjects

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dc.contributor.author Meira-Freitas, Daniel [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.author Cariello, Angelino Julio [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.author Vita, Ruth Cardoso [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.author Tabosa, Angela [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.author Melo, Luiz Alberto S. [UNIFESP]
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-24T13:59:22Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-24T13:59:22Z
dc.date.issued 2010-03-01
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/aim.2009.001081
dc.identifier.citation Acupuncture in Medicine. London: B M J Publishing Group, v. 28, n. 1, p. 25-27, 2010.
dc.identifier.issn 0964-5284
dc.identifier.uri http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/32298
dc.description.abstract Purpose To evaluate the short-term effect of acupuncture on the intraocular pressure (IOP) in healthy subjects.Methods A randomised controlled double-blinded trial was performed. 48 healthy volunteers (94 eyes) were randomly allocated to three groups: acupuncture group-19 subjects (38 eyes) were submitted to a 20 min session of acupuncture (GB1, GB14 and BL1); sham group-14 subjects (27 eyes) were submitted to a 20 min session of acupuncture with needles inserted in false points; and control group-15 subjects (29 eyes) who underwent no intervention. All subjects had the IOP measured by a masked investigator using Goldmann applanation tonometry immediately before intervention, as well as 20 min and 24 h after.Results the mean (SD) IOP in the acupuncture group was 17.9 (3.3) mm Hg at baseline, 16.4 (3.9) mm Hg at 20 min and 16.3 (3.3) mm Hg at 24 h. the mean (SD) IOP in the sham group was 18.6 (3.3) mm Hg at baseline, 17.7 (2.6) mm Hg at 20 min and 15.9 (3.6) mm Hg at 24 h. the mean (SD) IOP in the control group was 16.9 (3.5) mm Hg at baseline, 16.5 (3.8) mm Hg at 20 min and 15.8 (3.3) mm Hg at 24 h. There was no statistically signifi cant difference in the IOP variation (post-intervention minus baseline measurements) between groups after 20 min (p=0.13) and 24 h (p=0.21).Conclusion Acupuncture in the studied points did not produce signifi cant short-term effect on the IOP of healthy individuals in comparison with control groups. en
dc.format.extent 25-27
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher B M J Publishing Group
dc.relation.ispartof Acupuncture in Medicine
dc.rights Acesso aberto
dc.title Short-term effect of acupuncture on intraocular pressure in healthy subjects en
dc.type Artigo
dc.contributor.institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
dc.description.affiliation Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Dept Ophthalmol, BR-04023062 São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliation Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Dept Orthoped & Traumatol, Unit Tradit Chinese Med & Acupuncture, BR-04023062 São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnifesp Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Dept Ophthalmol, BR-04023062 São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnifesp Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Dept Orthoped & Traumatol, Unit Tradit Chinese Med & Acupuncture, BR-04023062 São Paulo, Brazil
dc.identifier.doi 10.1136/aim.2009.001081
dc.description.source Web of Science
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000283014900006



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