Translational research in acupuncture—teleacupuncture bridges science and practice

Gerhard Litscher
2010 Health (Irvine, Calif.)  
In March 2009, the first teleacupuncture between China and Austria was performed. This publication summarizes the first important results. 24hour electrocardiograms were registered in Beijing and analyzed in Graz. A heart rate variability monitor partly developed in Austria was used for recording. Data were transferred via internet over a distance of 7,650 km. For the spectral analysis of heart rate variability a new method, the so-called 'Fire of Life' illustration, was applied. The state of
more » ... ied. The state of health of a 31-year-old patient before, during and after acupuncture treatment sessions was documented. Despite several limitations, transcontinental teleacupuncture opens up new possibilities in public health.
doi:10.4236/health.2010.21003 fatcat:cq7jkjbj2nhorffztxf2rmhsxy