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Title: Effects of auricular acupuncture on heart rate, oxygen consumption and blood lactic acid for elite basketball athletes
Authors: Lin, Zen-Pin
Lan, Lawrence W.
Chen, Yi-Hung
Lin, Jaung-Geng
Wu, Huey-June
Contributors: 電視與網路行銷管理系
Keywords: Auricular acupuncture;Basketball athlete;Heart rate;VO2max;Blood lactic acid.
Date: 2011-04
Issue Date: 2011-05-26 23:39:30 (UTC+8)
Abstract: This study investigated the effects of auricular acupuncture on athletes’ recovery abilities after exercise. Subjects were selected from twenty-four male elite university basketball players, randomly divided into two groups: auricular acupuncture group (AAG), and normal control group (NCG), each group containing twelve subjects. Auricular acupuncture was experimented to each AAG athlete while no auricular acupuncture was conducted to each NCG athlete. Each subject in both groups performed a ride on the stationary bike until exhausted. The data of heart rate (HRmax), oxygen consumption (VO2max), and blood lactic acid were measured at four points of time: during the rest period after warm-ups and at the 5th, 30th and 60th minutes post-exercise, respectively. One-way ANOVA and repeated Scheffé methods were used to test the differences of the data among these two groups. The results showed that both HRmax and blood lactic acid in AAG were significantly lower than those in NCG at the 30th and 60th minutes post-exercise. It suggests that auricular acupuncture can enhance the athletes’ recovery abilities after aggressive exercises.
Relation: The American Journal of Chinese Medicine (SCI) (accepted)
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