As part of a placebo-controlled study, high-resolution measurement methods were used to examine, on the basis of representative functional characteristics of microcirculation, whether and to what extent six different, commercially available, physical treatment devices were suitable for influencing, through complementary therapy, deficient blood-flow regulation. Of the six commercially available devices tested, two proved to be ineffective and three not effective enough to be therapeutically relevant. Only in one device was it possible to show a complementary-therapeutic effect: the device uses a specific, biorhythmically defined stimulus for vasomotion.
Klopp RC, Niemer W, Schmidt W. Effects of various physical treatment methods on arteriolar vasomotion and microhemodynamic functional characteristics in case of deficient regulation of organ blood flow. Results of a placebo-controlled, double-blind study. J Complement Integr Med. 2013;10(Suppl):S39-46, S41-9. English, German. doi: 10.1515/jcim-2013-0035. PMID: 24021606.