Acupuncture and dry needling in the reduction of peripheral acute fatigue induced in the biceps braquii: protocol for a single-blinded randomized controlled clinical trial.

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Acupuncture and dry needling in the reduction of peripheral acute fatigue induced in the biceps braquii: protocol for a single-blinded randomized controlled clinical trial.

J Acupunct Meridian Stud. 2020 Sep 01;:

Authors: Antonino GB, Paula de Lima Ferreira A, Nepomuceno Montenegro EJ, Galvão de Moura Filho A, Freire da Silva AF, Araújo MDGR

Abstract
The present study aims to propose a protocol to verify the efficacy and acute effects of traditional Chinese acupuncture, dry needling and rest in peripheral acute fatigue (PAF) induced by intermittent isometric contractions of the non-dominant biceps brachii (BB) of non-physically active men in a randomized, single-blind clinical trial assessed with surface electromyography, contraction time in seconds, infrared thermal imaging, and visual analog scale applied to the PAF. These instruments will evaluate the median frequency, endurance time, temperature (ºC), and perceived fatigue in BB of the volunteers. The measurements will be collected in four moments (Test 0, 01, 02, and 03) divided between the beginning and the end of two sets of exercises (Exercises 01 and 02) of intermittent isometric contractions.

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