Distal Traditional Acupuncture Points of the Large Intestinal Meridian and the Stomach Meridian Differently Affect Heart Rate Variability and Oxygenation of the Trapezius MuscleReportar como inadecuado




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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Volume 2014 2014, Article ID 283010, 5 pages -

Research Article

Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation Science, Nagoya Gakuin University, 1350 Kamishinanocho, Seto, Aichi 480-1298, Japan

Multidisciplinary Pain Centre, School of Medicine, Aichi Medical University, 21 Karimata, Nagakutecho, Aichigun, Aichi 480-1195, Japan

Received 29 October 2013; Revised 27 December 2013; Accepted 13 January 2014; Published 19 February 2014

Academic Editor: Alvin J. Beitz

Copyright © 2014 Yukiko Shiro et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Physicians in traditional Chinese medicine have found that acupoints and meridians have effects on specific parts of the body. The aim of this study was to see how acupressure at distal acupuncture points of a specific meridian affects heart rate variability HRV and oxygenation of the trapezius muscle. Forty-one female participants were randomly allocated to three groups. Subjects in the Stomach Meridian acupuncture point ST group received acupressure at ST 34, ST 36, and ST 41, subjects in the Large Intestinal Meridian acupuncture point LI group received acupressure at LI 4, LI 10, and LI 11, and subjects in the control group did not receive any stimuli. HRV and oxygenation of the trapezius muscles were measured. The high frequency components of HRV in the control and LI groups tended to be higher than those in the ST group. Total hemoglobin in the control and LI groups eventually reached significantly higher levels than in the ST group. While oxyhemoglobin ΔO2Hb in the control and LI groups did not change, ΔO2Hb in the ST significantly decreased temporarily.





Autor: Yukiko Shiro, Young-Chang P. Arai, Tatsunori Ikemoto, Takashi Kawai, Masahiko Ikeuchi, and Takahiro Ushida

Fuente: https://www.hindawi.com/



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