Table 2 Results obtained in the study in the labial site

From: Burning mouth syndrome: is acupuncture a therapeutic possibility?

Capillaroscopic parameter and phase comparison Control group (mean ± SD) Significance p <0.05 Case group (mean ± SD) Significance p <0.05
Tortuosity
t0 – t1
t0: 1.58 ± 0.40
t1: 1.91 ± 0.38
NS t0: 1.98 ± 0.017
t1: 5.04 ± 0.044
S 0.0001
Tortuosity
t0 – t2
t0: 1.58 ± 0.40
t2: 1.81 ± 0.91
NS t0: 1.98 ± 0.017
t2: 3.95 ± 0.030
S 0.0001
Diameter of afferent loop
t0 – t1
t0: 0.0160 ± 0.0003
t1: 0.0150 ± 0.0003
NS t0: 0.014 ± 0.005
t1: 0.015 ± 0.005
NS
Diameter of afferent loop
t0 – t2
t0: 0.0160 ± 0.0003
t2: 0.015 ± 0.005
NS t0: 0.014 ± 0.005
t2: 0.011 ± 0.004
NS
Diameter of efferent loop
t0 – t1
t0: 0.011 ± 0.003
t1: 0.009 ± 0.002
NS t0: 0.018 ± 0.003
t1: 0.021 ± 0.004
NS
Diameter of efferent loop
t0 – t2
t0: 0.011 ± 0.003
t2: 0.013 ± 0.020
NS t0: 0.018 ± 0.003
t2: 0.015 ± 0.001
NS
Diameter of capillary
t0 – t1
t0: 0.035 ± 0.010
t1: 0.034 ± 0.010
NS t0: 0.04 ± 0.007
t1: 0.04 ± 0.01
NS
Diameter of capillary
t0 – t2
t0: 0.035 ± 0.010
t2: 0.037 ± 0.009
NS t0: 0.04 ± 0.007
t2: 0.04 ± 0.004
NS
Length of capillary
t0 – t1
t0: 0.22 ± 0.004
t1: 0.22 ± 0.059
NS t0: 0.33 ± 0.14
t1: 0.26 ± 0.08
NS
Length of capillary
t0 – t2
t0: 0.220 ± 0.059
t2: 0.230 ± 0.051
NS t0: 0.33 ± 0.14
t2: 0.30 ± 0.24
NS
Density of capillaries
t0 – t1
t0: 29.10 ± 6.56
t1: 26.37 ± 5.54
NS t0: 31.6 ± 1.30
t1: 43.5 ± 1.73
S 0.0001
Density of capillaries
t0 – t2
t0: 29.10 ± 6.56
t2: 27.75 ± 4.78
NS t0: 31.6 ± 1.30
t2: 38.4 ± 3.64
NS
t0: capillaroscopic study of microcirculation in absence of acupuncture
t1: capillaroscopic exam following the introduction of needles in the acupoints 1 minute from the first stimulation
t2: capillaroscopic exam following the introduction of needles in the acupoints 5 minutes from the second stimulation