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Characteristics of infrared thermal images of governing vessel in back of perimenopausal women

YOU Xiong;ZHU Rong;YAN Jun-feng;Hunan University of Chinese Medicine;Zhonghe Sub - health Service Center;  
Objective: To investigate the characteristics of infrared thermal images of governing vessel in the back of perimenopausal women. Methods: A total of 269 female volunteers over 20 years old were selected,and their infrared thermal images of governing vessel in the back were collected. The volunteers were divided into groups A,B and C according to their ages,with group A involving 67 premenopausal women aged from 20 to 44,group B involving 112 perimenopausal women aged from 45 to 55,and group C involving 90 postmenopausal women aged above 56. The maximum,minimum,and average temperatures of the governing vessel in the back were statistically analyzed. Results: Group A had a significantly higher maximum temperature than group B,and group B had a significantly lower maximum temperature than group C( P 0. 05); there was no significant difference in the maximum temperature between group A and group C( P 0. 05). The pairwise comparisons of minimum temperature between the three groups all showed no significant differences( P 0. 05). Group A had a significantly higher average temperature than group B( P 0. 05); there were no significant differences in the average temperature between group A and group C and between group B and group C( P 0. 05). Conclusion: Perimenopausal women have lower temperature than premenopausal and postmenopausal women on infrared thermal images of the governing vessel from Dazhui point to Changqiang point in the back.
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