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Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine

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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

Rainer Christian Klopp / Wolfgang Niemer / Jörg Schulz
Published Online: 2013-09-07 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jcim-2013-0034


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.

Keywords: complementary therapy; physical conditioning; physiotherapy; rehabilitation


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About the article

Corresponding author: Rainer Christian Klopp, Institut für Mikrozirkulation, Berliner Str. 25, 16321 Bernau bei Berlin, Germany, E-mail:

Published Online: 2013-09-07

Published in Print: 2013-09-01

Citation Information: Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Volume 10, Issue Suppl, Pages S29–S37, ISSN (Online) 1553-3840, ISSN (Print) 2194-6329, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jcim-2013-0034.

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