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Table 1 Meridian structures, as described in Traditional Chinese Medicine, could not be proven in any of the volunteers. However, artifacts were evident in all volunteers.

From: Infrared thermography fails to visualize stimulation-induced meridian-like structures

Visualization
  reflection phenomena (artifacts) meridian structures
volunteer # moxa-cigar infrared warmth stimulation arbitrary meridian-structures moxa-cigar infrared warmth stimulation needle acupuncture laserneedle acupuncture
1 + + + - - n. -
2 + + + - - n. -
3 + + + - - n. -
4 + + + - - n. -
5 + + + - - - n.
6 + + + - - - n.
  1. + ... detectable; – ... not detectable; n. ... not performed