Research on Results of Maximal Oxygen Consumption and Related Stimulus Parameter by Means of Traditional Moxibustion on Aconite Slice

  • Xiaoshu Zhang
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 117)


Objective: It has been observed in sports related settings that direct moxibustion is an affective way of improving exercise capacity. Our study is in an attempt to find the evidence for potential application of one kind of indirect moxibustion which has never been applied in the field of sports medicine. Subjects: A total of eight-three participants were chosen, twenty-seven of which were No.1 stimulus parameter control subjects, twenty-eight subjects with No.2 parameter, and twenty-eight with No.3. Experimental Paradigm: Results of Vo2 max and stimulus parameters were analyzed, with particular emphasis on the temperatures of the points. Results: (1) There exists a significant difference between No.2 and No.3 subjects in terms of Vo2 max while no difference between No.2 and No.1( p < 0.001); (2) The temperatures differs significantly among three groups. (P<0.05) Conclusion: Our data reveal that (1) moxibustion on aconite slices can be employed as a mean of promoting exercise capacity. (2) Results of Vo2 max is not in direct proportion to thermal-effects.(3)The frequency of moxibustion is not in positive correlation to results, and the total quantity of stimulus should take total frequency as a vital factor.


Moxibustion on aconite slice Maximal oxygen consumption Stimulus parameter Thermal-effect 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Sports MedicineChengdu Sport UniversityChengduChina

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