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Background: Diabetes mellitus (DM) case continues to rise as WHO reported that the number of adults suffering from DM had almost quadrupled since 1980 to 422 million cases. Laser acupuncture for DM therapy is performed by perpendicularly attaching laser probes to the body, and the laser light was directed to the acupuncture point until reaching the appropriate. Aim: We aimed to investigate the laser acupuncture at BL20 point in type 1 diabetes mellitus in stimulating pancreatic beta cell. Methods: Twenty-Two Rattus norvegicus were randomly divided into two groups. Rats in the L1 group were not radiated, while rats in the L2 group were radiated every two days for 12 days. Laser was radiated at BL20 acupuncture point. Fasting blood glucose (FBG) levels were measured in the 13th day by cutting tail. Pancreas tissue ware took to be further microscopically evaluated. Results: The FBG level and immunohistochemistry of pancreatic beta cell between the two groups were compared using independent t-test and Spearman’s correlation test (p <0.05). Rats in L2 showed a significant decrease in FBG level, a significant increase pancreatic beta cell and Langerhans area.41 patients undergo hysteroscopy procedure dan endometrial biopsy. Conclusion: This finding indicated that laser acupuncture at BL20 point could reduce FBG level, increase pancreatic beta cell and wider Langerhans area in type 1 diabetes mellitus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-246
Number of pages6
JournalBali Medical Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • BL20
  • laser acupuncture
  • type 1 diabetes mellitus


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