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Article Title

A STUDY ON THE EFFECTS OF ACUPUNCTURE ON THE EXPLOSIVE POWER OF SHOULDER JOINT ABDUCTION AND ADDUCTION IN FEMALES

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of acupuncture on the power of the shoulder joint muscles. Twenty healthy female college students performed 5 times adduction and abduction tests on the shoulder muscles at a constant speed of 60 °/s before and after acupuncture. In this study, kinetic data was analyzed by the CON-TREX isokinetic test training system. The results showed that the acupuncture shoulder muscles in the meridians of the Zhongfu, Tianfu, Binao, Xiabai, Jianliao, Naohui, and Xiaoluo acupoints for 15 minutes can improve the muscle bursting power of the muscles in the acupoints. As a result, acupuncture can be used as an auxiliary method to enhance the explosive power of athletes. Different acupoints should be selected according to the muscle groups needed for different sports in order to improve athletic performance.