Transient increase in human muscle sympathetic nerve activity during manual acupuncture.

@article{Sugiyama1995TransientII,
  title={Transient increase in human muscle sympathetic nerve activity during manual acupuncture.},
  author={Yoshiki Sugiyama and Yi Xue Xue and Tadaaki Mano},
  journal={The Japanese journal of physiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={45 2},
  pages={337-45}
}
To clarify the effects of manual acupuncture on the autonomic nervous system, we measured efferent muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA) from the right peroneal nerve while simultaneously recording blood pressure and heart rate both during the resting period and after manual acupuncture applied to the Tsusanli acupoint of the same limb. The needle was rotated intermittently for 30 s at 5-min intervals. MSNA increased transiently with the suppression of heart rate during rotation of the… CONTINUE READING
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