Complementary-therapeutic stimulation of deficient autorhythmic arteriolar vasomotion by means of a biorhythmically physical stimulus on the microcirculation and the immune system in 50-year-old rehabilitation patients

J Complement Integr Med. 2013;10(Suppl):S29-37, S31-9. doi: 10.1515/jcim-2013-0034.
[Article in English, German]


As part of a placebo-controlled study series, a random sample of 50-year-old rehabilitation patients was examined to determine whether the complementary use of a physical treatment method to stimulate arteriolar vasomotion would improve the therapeutic success of established measures for the purposes of physical conditioning. The result showed that both the microcirculatory blood-flow regulation and the (cellular) immune response could be affected in a therapy-relevant manner through additional physical vasomotion stimulation.

Publication types

  • Controlled Clinical Trial

MeSH terms

  • Arterioles / physiopathology*
  • Complementary Therapies / methods*
  • Humans
  • Leukocytes*
  • Male
  • Microcirculation* / immunology
  • Middle Aged
  • Periodicity
  • Physical Conditioning, Human
  • Physical Stimulation
  • Physical Therapy Modalities*
  • Rehabilitation*