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Author (up) Cheung, L.C.; Jones, A.Y. openurl 
  Title Effect of Acu-TENS on recovery heart rate after treadmill running exercise in subjects with normal health Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2007 Publication Complementary therapies in medicine Abbreviated Journal Complement Ther Med  
  Volume 15 Issue 2 Pages 109-114  
  Keywords AcuTrials; Healthy Subjects; Rct; Acu Versus > 1 Control; Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation; Tens; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Sham Control; Non Penetrating Sham, Electrical; Verum Acupoint Control; Recovery Heart Rate; CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu  
  Abstract OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate the effect of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, applied at bilateral acupuncture points PC6 (Acu-TENS), on recovery heart rate (HR) in healthy subjects after treadmill running exercise. DESIGN: A single blinded, randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Laboratory with healthy male subjects (n=28). INTERVENTIONS: Each subject participated in three separate protocols in random order. PROTOCOL A: The subject followed the Bruce protocol and ran on a treadmill until their HR reached 70% of their maximum (220-age). At this 'target' HR, the subject adopted the supine position and Acu-TENS to bilateral PC6 was commenced. PROTOCOL B: Identical to protocol A except that Acu-TENS was applied in the supine position for 45min prior to, but not after exercise. PROTOCOL C: Identical to protocol A except that placebo Acu-TENS was applied. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Heart rate was recorded before and at 30s intervals after exercise until it returned to the pre-exercise baseline. The time for HR to return to baseline was compared for each protocol. RESULTS: Acu-TENS applied to bilateral PC6 resulted in a faster return to pre-exercise HR compared to placebo. Time required for HR to return to pre-exercise level in protocols A-C was 5.5+/-3.0; 4.8+/-3.3; 9.4+/-3.7 min, respectively (p<0.001). There was no statistical difference in HR recovery time between protocols A and B. Subjects expressed the lowest rate of perceived exertion score (RPE) at 70% maximum HR with protocol B. CONCLUSION: This study suggests that Acu-TENS applied to PC6 may facilitate HR recovery after high intensity treadmill exercise.  
  Address Department of Physiotherapy, Alice Ho Mui Ling Nethersole Hospital, Hong Kong.  
  Language Number of Treatments 1  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency N/A Number of Participants 28  
  Time in Treatment 1 Day Condition Healthy Subjects
  Disease Category Healthy Subjects OCSI Score  
  Notes Date of Input: 5/21/2015; Date Modified: 8/6/2015; Availability: --In File--; Priority: Normal; Healthy Subjects; Department of Physiotherapy, Alice Ho Mui Ling Nethersole Hospital, Hong Kong.; eng; Web: Approved no  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ Serial 1681  
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