[Effects of physical stimulation of spontaneous arteriolar vasomotion on microcirculation and the immune system in diabetes and impaired wound healing]

Z Gerontol Geriatr. 2014 Jul;47(5):415-24. doi: 10.1007/s00391-013-0567-8.
[Article in German]


Background: Whether and to what extent the complementary use of a biorhythm-defined physical stimulation of insufficient spontaneous arteriolar vasomotion contributes to increasing the therapeutic success of established treatment concepts were examined.

Materials and methods: In a placebo-controlled study on a biometrically defined sample of older diabetes patients with impaired wound healing, measurements of representative features of the functional status of the microcirculation and the immune system were investigated using high-resolution methods (intravital microscopy, reflective spectrometry, white light spectroscopy combined with laser Doppler microflow measurements). The stimulation signal corresponding to physiological spontaneous arteriolar vasomotion was transmitted using an electromagnetic alternating field of low magnetic flux density.

Results: During the 27-day treatment and observation period, a complementary treatment effect of the applied biorhythm-defined physical vasomotion stimulation could be detected.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Observational Study

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Arterioles / immunology*
  • Blood Flow Velocity / immunology
  • Combined Modality Therapy / methods
  • Diabetic Angiopathies / diagnosis
  • Diabetic Angiopathies / immunology*
  • Diabetic Angiopathies / therapy*
  • Electric Stimulation Therapy / methods*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Microcirculation / immunology*
  • Musculoskeletal Manipulations / methods
  • Physical Stimulation / methods
  • Placebo Effect
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Wound Healing / immunology*