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The effect of auricular acupuncture on olfactory acuity

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Title

The effect of auricular acupuncture on olfactory acuity

Journal Publication

Date

1999

volume

27(1)

pages

19-24

Research Type

RCT

Abstract

The modulation of olfactory thresholds by auricular acupuncture at a specific auricular acupuncture point was examined. The Lung Point, supplied by the auricular branch of the vagus nerve, was employed in a controlled single blind study of a randomized population of 23 healthy volunteers. Two odorous substances, beta-Phenyl ethyl alcohol and Methyl cyclopentenolone were used to evaluate the modulation of olfactory thresholds after acupuncture. A significant decrease in the olfactory recognition threshold by acupuncture in comparison with controls (P < 0.05) for two standard odors was observed. Our findings suggest that auricular acupuncture stimulation can decrease the recognition threshold of olfactory sensitivity.

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Date of Input: 5/29/2015; Date Modified: 5/29/2015; Priority: Normal; Laboratory of Sports Medicine, Faculty of Physical Education, Fukuoka University, Japan.; eng; Web: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=10354813

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