Acupuncture to Danzhong but not to Zhongting increases the cardiac vagal component of heart rate variability.

Abstract

There is currently no convincing evidence that acupuncture has any specific effects on autonomic nervous function as assessed by heart rate variability (HRV). We examined whether the stimulation of neighboring acupunctural points, Danzhong (CV17) and Zhongting (CV16) on the anterior median line of the thorax, induced different effects on HRV. In 14 healthy… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.autneu.2010.12.003

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