Anxiety as a factor influencing physiological effects of acupuncture.

@article{Vickland2009AnxietyAA,
  title={Anxiety as a factor influencing physiological effects of acupuncture.},
  author={Victor Vickland and Carole Rogers and Ashley Craig and Yvonne Tran},
  journal={Complementary therapies in clinical practice},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={124-8}
}
PURPOSE This study investigated the influence of manual acupuncture on heart rate variability and the role which anxiety can play in modifying physiological outcomes. METHOD Analysis of heart rate variability (HRV) was used as a sensitive and a reliable indicator of the balance between sympathetic and parasympathetic regulation of the heartbeat. Two… CONTINUE READING