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Author (up) Huang, H.; Zhong, Z.; Chen, J.; Huang, Y.; Luo, J.; Wu, J.; Liao, H.; Zhen, E.; Lin, R.; Fasmer, O.B.; Wik, G. url  doi
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  Title Effect of acupuncture at HT7 on heart rate variability: an exploratory study Type of Study RCT
  Year 2015 Publication Acupuncture in Medicine : Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society Abbreviated Journal Acupunct Med  
  Volume 33 Issue 1 Pages 30-35  
  Keywords AcuTrials; Systematic Review; Healthy Subjects; Cardiovascular System; RCT; Acu Versus > 1 Control; Acupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Sham Control; Non-Penetrating Sham, Mechanical; Sham Acupoint Control; Penetrating Sham; Standard Needling Depth; Near Verum Acupoint Control; No Treatment Control; Heart Rate Variability  
  Abstract OBJECTIVE: To explore the effect of acupuncture at HT7 on heart rate variability (HRV) in healthy volunteers. METHODS: 120 subjects were divided into four groups using a random number table. The following groups of acupuncture interventions were used: HT7 verum acupuncture; HT7 non-penetrating sham acupuncture; acupuncture at a sham point; and no acupuncture. HRV was recorded 10 min before, during and after each stimulation using an Actiheart ECG recorder. RESULTS: The HT7 verum acupuncture group had higher very-low frequency, low frequency and high frequency components of HRV compared with the control groups during but not after acupuncture. The HT7 verum acupuncture group also had higher SD of normal intervals compared with the sham needling and no acupuncture control groups. CONCLUSIONS: Our preliminary study suggests, subject to limitations, that acupuncture at HT7 could affect cardiac autonomic neural regulation in healthy subjects, manifest as increased HRV, most likely via the parasympathetic system.  
  Address Dr Yong Huang, School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China  
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  Language English Number of Treatments 1  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency N/A Number of Participants 120  
  Time in Treatment Condition Cardiovascular System
  Disease Category Healthy Subjects OCSI Score  
  Notes PMID:25476448 Approved yes  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ Serial 1992  
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