Effects of acupuncture on the heart rate variability, cortisol levels and behavioural response induced by thunder sound in beagles.

@article{Maccariello2018EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of acupuncture on the heart rate variability, cortisol levels and behavioural response induced by thunder sound in beagles.},
  author={Carolina Elisabetta Martins Maccariello and Carla Caroline Franzini de Souza and Laura Morena and Daniel Penteado Martins Dias and Magda Alves de Medeiros},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={2018},
  volume={186},
  pages={37-44}
}
Sound stimuli such as fireworks, firearms, and claps of thunder have been used as a stress reactivity model for dogs. Acupuncture has been widely used to treat and prevent physiological and behavioural disorders induced by stress. Our study aims to evaluate the effects of acupuncture on cardiac autonomic modulation (heart rate variability - HRV… CONTINUE READING