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Medicines 2014, 1(1), 22-31; doi:10.3390/medicines1010022

RegentK and Physiotherapy—Electrodermal Mapping

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Research Unit for Complementary and Integrative Laser Medicine, Research Unit of Biomedical Engineering in Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, and TCM Research Center Graz, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 29, 8036 Graz, Austria
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Department of Sports Physiology, University of Vienna, Auf der Schmelz 6, 1150 Vienna, Austria
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Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 29, 8036 Graz, Austria
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Received: 1 July 2014 / Revised: 10 September 2014 / Accepted: 18 September 2014 / Published: 30 September 2014
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Background: Within this study, a new system which measures and analyzes electrical skin impedance in 48 channels within a 2.5 × 3.5 cm matrix is used in rehabilitation medicine for the first time. Methods: Electrodermal activity was measured in 20 patients before and after two different non-surgical treatments of a completely ruptured anterior cruciate ligament. The first treatment, RegentK, was developed by Mohamed Khalifa, the second is a standard physiotherapy. Results: The patients in the two groups were age-matched, and all demographic data showed no significant differences. It was interesting that electrodermal activity was significantly decreased only after RegentK. Conclusion: We conclude that not only local effects of pressure application are responsible for these results, rather as yet unknown neurovegetative mechanisms have to be taken into consideration. View Full-Text
Keywords: RegentK; Khalifa therapy; physiotherapy; anterior cruciate ligament; electrical skin resistance; electrodermal mapping RegentK; Khalifa therapy; physiotherapy; anterior cruciate ligament; electrical skin resistance; electrodermal mapping
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Litscher, G.; Litscher, D.; Ofner, M.; Gaischek, I.; Malliga, D.-E. RegentK and Physiotherapy—Electrodermal Mapping. Medicines 2014, 1, 22-31.

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