Depressor effect on blood pressure and flow elicited by electroacupuncture in normal subjects

Chih Feng Lin, Jiuan Miaw Liao, Shih Jei Tsai, Ping Yen Chiang, Hua Ting, Chih Yung Tang, Kuo Long Lou, Li Chun Hsieh, Den Wu Wang, Tzer Bin Lin

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Abstract

To clarify the effect of electroacupuncture (Ea) on the activity of the cardiovascular system in normal individuals, hemodynamic parameters including arterial blood pressure (BP), finger blood flow (FBF) and heart rate (HR) as well as paravertebral temperature (PVT) were non-invasively recorded under Ea stimulation. Surface stimulation electrode was placed on the Hoku point (Li-4). Square wave pulses (0.05 ms) were applied from a stimulator with a stimulation frequency of 2 Hz (3 min). The stimulation intensity was five times of sensory threshold. BP and FBF were decreased (68.5±6.0%, P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-64
Number of pages5
JournalAutonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical
Volume107
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 29 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Autonomic dysfunction
  • Blood pressure
  • Blow flow
  • Electroacupuncture
  • Heart rate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Endocrine and Autonomic Systems

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    Lin, C. F., Liao, J. M., Tsai, S. J., Chiang, P. Y., Ting, H., Tang, C. Y., Lou, K. L., Hsieh, L. C., Wang, D. W., & Lin, T. B. (2003). Depressor effect on blood pressure and flow elicited by electroacupuncture in normal subjects. Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical, 107(1), 60-64. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1566-0702(03)00103-6