Purpose: The present pilot study was conducted to achieve an initial impression of the efficacy of the Migun HY 5000 thermomechanical device (bed) on hypertensive and type II diabetic subjects.
Discussion: Hypertensive subjects exhibited significant decreases in systolic, diastolic, and pulse pressures after commencing Migun thermomechanical massage. Type II diabetic subjects exhibited significant decreases in both fasting and 2hrPP blood glucose levels after commencing Migun thermomechanical massage. Hypertensive/type II diabetic subjects exhibited statistically significant reductions in systolic, diastolic, and pulse pressures after commencing Migun thermomechanical massage. A possible mechanism of action is proposed for the pathways affected by Migun thermomechanical massage relative to the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal cortex axis.
Conclusion: The pilot study provides only preliminary, limited empirical data. Consequently, while further study is suggested, the results, though high in consistency and magnitude of clinical effect (effect size) and similarity regarding duration of care prior to subjective reporting of initial improvement must be interpreted cautiously.
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