An Initial Study on Multi-Point Laser Acupuncture Based on 2-D Galvo Mirror

Kun Chan Lan, Chang Yin Lee, Shu Chen Chang, Xin Yu Wu, Gerhard Litscher, Chih Yu Wang

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Abstract

Currently, the majority of commercially available laser acupuncture instruments are still hand-held and only support single-point stimulation. Simultaneous multi-point stimulation improves the therapeutic efficacy of laser acupuncture by stimulating multiple acupoints at the same time. A "2-dimensional (2-D) galvo mirror"was utilized as a positioning laser acupuncture device for multi-acupoints stimulation. Due to its ability to perform 2-D fast scanning, a single laser beam was reflected by the mirror and stimulated multiple acupuncture points simultaneously. This introduction to the new system, presents its architecture, and shows some initial results. This initial stage of development was focused on the acupoints of the human forearm. This proposed system is the first low-cost, noncontact laser acupuncture system that enables continuous multi-acupoint stimulation with a single laser beam. Notably, it is technically feasible to develop this technique into a whole-body laser acupuncture stimulation system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)224-227
Number of pages4
JournalMedical Acupuncture
Volume34
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Aug 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Complementary and alternative medicine

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