Effect of acupuncture on decreasing blood lactate levels after exercise in elite basketball athletes

L. Tandya, H. Mihardja, A. Srilestari, J. Kurniarobbi, Aryadi Kurniawan

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Abstract

The study aim was to determine if acupuncture at the PC 6 Neiguan and ST 36 Zusanli points could decrease blood lactate levels in elite basketball athletes after exercise. We conducted a randomized controlled trial in 36 elite basketball athletes divided into 2 groups: the acupuncture group (n = 18) and control group (n = 18). In the acupuncture group, acupuncture was performed at the PC 6 Neiguan and ST 36 Zusanli points for 20 minutes. In the control group, no intervention was performed. Before the first session and after the twelfth, the athletes performed a specified exercise. Blood lactate levels were measured at 5 minutes and 25 minutes after exercise by using a portable blood lactate analyzer to determine the decrease due to clearance. In the acupuncture group, the decrease in blood lactate levels improved from 3.94 ± 1.11 mmol/l (study beginning) to 5.24 ± 1.22 mmol/l (study end). In the control group, the decrease in blood lactate levels improved from 3.59 ± 1.26 mmol/l (study beginning) to 3.78 ± 1.11 mmol/l (study end). The decrease in lactate levels after exercise in elite basketball athletes was significantly greater after acupuncture treatment than in the control group.

Original languageEnglish
Article number062050
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume1073
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 2018
Event2nd Physics and Technologies in Medicine and Dentistry Symposium, PTMDS 2018 - Depok, West Java, Indonesia
Duration: 18 Jul 201818 Jul 2018

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