The Effects of Kinesio Taping on Peripheral Blood Flow

Case Study Full Name: Changes in the Volume of the Peripheral Blood Flow by Using Kinesio Taping® By: Kenzo Kase, D.C., and Tatsuyuki Hashimoto, Ph.D.   Purpose: For the treatment of injuries, increasing the amount of blood flow is one of the mechanisms in the healing process. This is a clinical study based on 9 subjects using a Doppler machine to measure the volume changes of the peripheral blood flow before and after applying Kinesio Taping® Methods.     Conclusions: Based on the results, applying Kinesio Tape® was effective in changing the volume of the peripheral blood flow for subjects that had physical disorders. The result of this research suggests that Kinesio Taping® causes the alternation of the blood flow. By applying Kinesio Taping® techniques, an immediate effect is seen since the blood flow has been changed immediately (within 10 min.) after taping. Probably more importantly, the result that we were able to gather from this study was that, since the Doppler indicated no major changes in the healthy subjects blood flow after taping, we can say with some confidence that Kinesio Taping® has no major adverse effects

The Effects of Kinesio Taping on Peripheral Blood Flow

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Kinesio Clinical Video Series - Acupuncture

$54.99

Because Acupuncture and Kinesio Taping® operate under similar principles, they can be used separately or in concert to address acute and chronic pain as well as various types of physical and emotional stress. The tape can be used either at specific acupuncture points or in larger areas to move energy along meridians within the affected region. Appropriate application of Kinesio® Tex Tape can stimulate energy flow and support the self-healing process.

This DVD is part of the Kinesio Clinical Video Series, a collection of 10 training videos to help health professionals learn more about incorporating Kinesio Taping into their specialties. Each video is approximately 45 minutes long and features specialists in the topic presented.

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Kinesio Clinical Video Series - Scar & Edema

$54.99

Recovery from wounds after injuries or surgery can be complicated by swelling and the development of scar tissue. Kinesio Taping post-wound can enhance lymphatic flow to decrease swelling, leading to pain relief and increased rehabilitation potential. Management of scars is often overlooked when treating pain, swelling, decreased range of motion, contractures, and cosmetic appearance of the skin. Scar tissue can significantly disrupt how our bodies function. Using Kinesio® Tex Tape is one of the easiest and inexpensive ways of treating scars. Its unique elastic qualities not only assist scars to mature, allowing the collagen to become more parallel, but it can also assist scars to release adhesions. Both new and old scars can be treated with Kinesio Tape with changes noted as early as 24 hours in mobility, adhesion and color. Scar management with Kinesio Tex Tape is gentle with quick and significant results.

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KT Tape Cotton Grip 1000 Pix
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KT Tape Cotton Grip Tape For Abrasion Control

$13.99 $12.99

KT Tape Original Cotton Grip Tape for abrasion control is KT Tape\'s solution for the sores and blisters that come with using the *Hookgrip lifting technique. Each roll has been precut into 40 strips, each of which is 5 inches long and 2 inches wide (12.7 cm X 5 cm). This unique size is specially designed to wrap around fingers and thumbs to add a layer of protection where you need it most, and the strong adhesive will make sure that your tape stays on through blood, sweat, and tears!



  • Strong adhesive designed to withstand intense workouts

  • Protects thumbs from blistering and abrasion

  • Enhances grip during heavy barbell, kettlebell, crossfit, and Olympic lifting

  • Approved for competetive lifting (unless fingertips are covered)

  • Highest available strip count (40 Strips per roll).

  • 2" (5cm) width works for all thumbs

  • Strips are precut and tear off to save you time and effort

  • Latex-Free

  • Includes an illustrated step-by-step guide for proper application 


* Hookgrip - a method of holding a barbell by gripping the thumb between the barbell and the fingers, increasing grip strength when performing heavy lifts.

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Rocktape RockFloss Mobility Band - Red

$40.00 $41.99

RockFloss is a new, reusable simple, latex elastic band that can help you move better and with less pain. It comes in a roll packaged in a stiff cardboard box that fits easily in your gym bag or backpack. It\'s easy, convenient and reusable, and available in 2″ or 4″ widths. RockFloss uses the science of compression and fascial shearing to help \'unstick\' muscles and joints so they move better and with less pain. 

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Genesis Excel Performance Tape 5 - Aqua Genesis Excel Performance Tape 5 - Aqua
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Genesis Excel Performance Tape - Fitting & Protection Tape for Bowlers

$12.99 $14.99

Excel Performance Tape is a multi-use kinesiology tape developed to assist bowlers with ball fitting, release speed and skin protection. Rather than being applied inside the holes of the bowling ball, Excel Performance Tape is applied directly to the thumb and fingers. The highly elastic synthetic fabric stretches and moves with your skin and the patented adhesive leaves no sticky residue. The 2.75" x 1" (7cm x .5cm) size is perfect for wrapping around fingers and thumbs, but is also great for toes, heels and other small areas of the body that need some extra protection.

Excel Performance Tapes provide you with superior protection against blisters, cuts and abrasions, and is available in five distinct styles. Ranging in texture, thickness and elasticity, these tapes give you a multitude of options to fine tune release speed, plus the ability to layer pieces for the perfect fit with less waste, and the power of kinesiology to increase blood flow and control swelling.

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KT Tape Recovery Patches for Swelling & Inflammation

$9.99

The KT Tape Recovery+ Patch is a groundbreaking product for the treatment of swelling, inflammation and bruising. The unique one-piece design makes it possible to apply an effective edema application in less than a minute. Simply remove the backing from the center part of the application and apply over the affected area. Then remove the backing strip from the outer edge and smooth the tape down. Compare this to the tedious process of cutting and applying hand-cut fan strips and you\'ll understand why this is a game changer!



    • Can be used on any part of the body

    • Effective for acute or chronic conditions

    • No measuring or cutting required

    • Simple 2-step process for fast and easy application

    • No training necessary to apply effectively

    • Provides 24/7 therapy up to 3 days

Rocktape Assassins Knee Protection Pads Red Camo Rocktape Assassins Knee Protection Pads Red Camo
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RockTape Assassins Knee Sleeves

$45.00 $70.00

One of the most important components of lifting is maintaining knee stability. The heavier the lift, the more strain the knees and quadriceps undergo. If your knees hurt when you lift or you have trouble stabilizing them, RockTape\'s Assassins could become your new best workout buddy.

Assassins are designed to provide compression, warmth and lateral stability when performing functional movements such as dead lifts, pistols and squats. Unlike other supports, they are extra tall and designed to compress the vastus medialis oblique (VMO) at its insertion point above the patella (kneecap) to help ensure proper stability and tracking. Assassins also provide compression and warmth to promote blood flow to the knees and surround musculature.

Assassins are sold in pairs and come in 2 thicknesses (5mm and 7mm), 5 sizes (XS - XL)

  • SBR Neoprene front protection and 4-way stretch lycra side panels
  • Double Mauser Stitching - the latest in stitching technology, which greatly enhances durability
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CrossLinq Small, Medium, and Large Acupressure Tape Patches

$17.99 $18.50

This box Contains 40 Large (5.0 cm X 4.5 cm) Patches - 2 per sheet.


CrossLinq Patches are easy peel-and-apply kinesiology tape precuts specially designed for use in relieving pressure in areas with bruising, lymph edema, and chronic pain or on acupuncture, acupressure, and trigger points. When applied to these areas, the grid pattern of the patches helps to lift and separate the skin and fascia and allow better drainage and flow of fluid to reduce pain and swelling.


CrossLinq patches come from the CureTape family of products, and are made up of the same fine, premium quality cotton backed with gentle and hypoallergenic but durable and waterproof medical adhesive that allows them to stay on comfortably for up to 7 days.

SpiderTech PreCut Hamstring Tape

$6.99

The SpiderTech Hamstring Spider relieves pain, inflammation and spasms in the hamstring muscles in the back of the thigh. It has a wide base that is applied just below the gluteal area and extends down the thigh almost to the knee. It can help with:



  • Strained or \'pulled\' hamstrings
  • hamstring tendinitis
  • torn or ruptured hamstrings
  • weak or imbalanced hamstrings
  • hamstring cramps or spasms
  • hamstring pain or stiffness from overuse
  • recovery after hamstring surgery



* Contains 1 single-use application with 3-5 day wear time.

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Genesis Power Band Magnetic Wrist Band

$18.99 $22.95

The Genesis® Neoprene Power Band™ is an ultra-lightweight, durable magnetic aid providing complete unrestricted, flexible support. It helps to relieve tendonitis pain and prevent carpal tunnel syndrome while keeping your wrist therapeutically warm. The easy to use strap features a velcro tension adjustment to fit most bowlers.

  • Embroidered Genesis® logos
  • Easy velcro tension adjustment for total comfort
  • Lightweight, stretchy neoprene material
  • Increases circulation & rejuvenates cells
  • Helps balance the nervous system
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Genesis K-Motion Uncut Roll - Beige Genesis K-Motion Uncut Roll - Beige
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Genesis K-Motion Kinesiology Tape Uncut Rolls

$17.50 $22.00

K-Motion with Copper Infuzion™ is the only kinesiology tape with copper infused into the fabric for enhanced comfort and therapeutic benefits. Copper bracelets have been worn for centuries to relieve joint pain. Now with K-Motion kinesiology tape, you can have the benefits of copper anywhere you need it! Copper also has strong anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, which reduces skin irritation and helps K-Motion tape remain odor-free, even when worn for several days. Applied correctly, it provides pain relief, increased support and added stability for injured or weakened muscles, delays fatigue and can ease joint soreness. All without sacrificing your comfort or freedom of movement.



  • 2" x 16.4\' roll provides enough tape for 8-12 average applications

  • Hybrid cotton/synthetic fabric stands up to any environment without breaking down

  • Proprietary, low-residue adhesive provides maximum adhesion with no mess

  • Provides up to 5 days of continuous support and drug free pain relief

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Genesis K-Motion Kinesiology Tape Precut Strips - Beige
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Genesis K-Motion Precut Strips

$17.50 $22.00

K-Motion with Copper Infuzion™ is the only kinesiology tape with copper infused into the fabric for enhanced comfort and therapeutic benefits. Copper bracelets have been worn for centuries to relieve joint pain. Now with K-Motion kinesiology tape strips, you can have the benefits of copper anywhere you need it! Copper also has strong anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, which reduces skin irritation and helps K-Motion tape remain odor-free, even when worn for several days. Applied correctly, it provides pain relief, increased support and added stability for injured or weakened muscles, delays fatigue and can ease joint soreness. All without sacrificing your comfort or freedom of movement.



  • 20 ready-to-apply precut I-strips in a convenient lay flat package

  • Hybrid cotton/synthetic fabric stands up to any environment without breaking down

  • Proprietary, low-residue adhesive provides maximum adhesion with no mess

  • Provides up to 5 days of continuous support and drug free pain relief

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VetkinTape Kinesiology Tape 4" Roll and Box Blue VetkinTape Kinesiology Tape 4" Roll and Box Blue
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Vetkin Veterinary Tape 4" X 16' Uncut Roll

$25.49 $27.99

Unlike many other tapes who simply increase the amount of adhesive or package it differently, the creators of Vetkin worked cooperatively with veterinary institutes, olympic teams, ISELP, and the Equine and Canine Institutes to develop a tape specifically for veterinary applications. While it uses the same high quality cotton material base as CureTape, it undergoes a specialized drying process when combined with the adhesive to create a tape that has 35% stronger adhesion, but is easier to remove from the coat than traditional CureTape. This version is a 4 inch (10cm) wide and 16.4 foot long roll which means you get 100% more tape per roll than a traditional 2 inch (5cm) wide roll for approximately 12 applications per roll.

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Curetape Kinesiology Tape 2" Giant Roll in Box Green
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CureTape Giant Kinesiology Tape Rolls - Asst Colors

$79.99 $88.99

CureTape is the number one professional tape in Europe, and is widely used by professionals worldwide. Developed with the aid of health professionals specially for use in the Medical Taping Concept style of taping, CureTape is backed by nearly 20 years of intensive research, practice, and development. This thorough process has lead to the development of a high quality cotton tape with an excellent adhesive that is perfect for therapeutic taping applications. 

CureTape is comprised of breathable, quick-drying premium grade cotton in a specialized weave that provides a stretch identical to human skin which makes it comfortable for the entire time it\'s worn. The heat-activated acryllic adhesive is gentle on the skin, but powerful enough to stay attached continuously for 3-5 days without peeling off. CureTape Giant Rolls are 2 inches wide and 103 feet (5cm x 31.5m) long, enough tape for nearly 70 standard applications.

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Vetkin Veterinary Tape 1.2" X 16' Uncut Roll

$17.99 $18.50

Unlike many other tapes who simply increase the amount of adhesive or package it differently, the creators of Vetkin worked cooperatively with veterinary institutes, olympic teams, ISELP, and the Equine and Canine Institutes to develop a tape specifically for veterinary applications. While it uses the same high quality cotton material base as CureTape, it undergoes a specialized drying process when combined with the adhesive to create a tape that has 35% stronger adhesion, but is easier to remove from the coat than traditional CureTape. It comes in two 1.2 inch (3cm) wide and 16.5 foot long roll which means you get 20% more tape per roll than a traditional 2 inch (5cm) wide roll for about 12 applications per roll.

RockTape Edge Precut Roll Beige Box High Res RockTape Edge Precut Roll Beige Box High Res
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RockTape Edge - 20 Strip Roll and RockSauce

$23.00 $24.00
  • RockTape IS THE WORLD\'S BEST KINESIOLOGY TAPE - Use to treat sports & non-sports injuries: Ankle Sprain, Groin Pull, Hamstring Strain, Knee Injury, Shin Splints, Plantar Fasciitis, Runner’s Knee, Back Pain and various Muscle & Joint pain
  • 180% Elasticity - Stretching is Good. Kinesiology Tape with 180% elasticity allows athletes fuller and better range of motion. Our competitors only offer a 130-150% stretch
  • Easy To Use 10" Pre-Cut Strips: Water Resistant + Ultra-Strong and Sticky Hypoallergenic Adhesive, Latex & Zinc Free - For Harsh & Wet Conditions use H2O adhesive.
  • RockTape Edge is kinesiology tape perfected. Features our strongest adhesive combined with moisture management technology for pain relief that just won\'t quit
  • Step-By-Step Instructions on RockTape\'s YouTube Channel provides instructions on taping body pain points, and relieving pressure off injuries

RockTape Edge contains the world\'s best kinesiology tape, designed stretchier and stickier than competitive tapes.

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