- An in vitro assay of collagen fiber alignment by acupuncture needle rotationMargaret Julias
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ, USA
Biomed Eng Online 7:19. 2008..During traditional acupuncture therapy, soft tissues attach to and wind around the acupuncture needle. To study this phenomenon in a controlled and quantitative setting, we performed acupuncture needling in vitro...
- Varying assay geometry to emulate connective tissue planes in an in vitro model of acupuncture needlingMargaret Julias
Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854, USA
Anat Rec (Hoboken) 294:243-52. 2011..These results suggest that the anatomy at acupuncture points provides unique boundaries that accentuate the mechanical response to needle manipulation...