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Article Title

EFFECTS OF ACUPUNCTURE ON ENDURANCE OF SHOULDER JOINT ABDUCTION AND ADDUCTION IN FEMALES

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of acupuncture on the endurance of shoulder joint abduction and adduction in women. We used isokinetic instrument to measure the shoulder muscles endurance. The Zhongfu, Tianfu, Binao, Xiabai, Jianliao, Naohui, and Xiaoluo were selected. The paired t-tests were used to compare pre and post. There was a significant difference in average max adduction torque, average adduction / abduction work, average adduction / abduction power,adduction / abduction total work, and total work (adduction + abduction).The increase in the measured torque after needle correction may be due to the phenomenon of de qi in the muscles near the shoulder joint, which increases the speed of muscle fiber conduction. Therefore, acupuncture can increase muscle endurance by stimulating the nerves and muscles.