ID 110661
Author
Xu, Ming Department of Neuropsychiatry, The University of Tokushima School of Medicine|Mind/Brain Institute, The University of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Tomotake, Masahito Department of Neuropsychiatry, The University of Tokushima School of Medicine Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Ikuta, Takumi Department of Neuropsychiatry, The University of Tokushima School of Medicine
Ishimoto, Yasuhito Department of Neuropsychiatry, The University of Tokushima School of Medicine
Okura, Masao Department of Neuropsychiatry, The University of Tokushima School of Medicine
Keywords
traditional Chinese medicine
qi-gong
acupuncture
cerebral evoked potentials
electroencephalogram
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
Although a number of studies on traditional Chinese medicine, such as qi-gong (QG), acupuncture (AC), moxibustion and Chinese herbal drugs, have been reported in recent years, there are few reports on human cerebral evoked potentials (EPs), especially relating only to QG and AC. In the present study, we examined the changes in EPs and electroencephalogram (EEG) by QG, and by AC stimulation to the point called “Zusanli” on the left lower leg, with one healthy male adult. 1.Withregard to the effects of QG, significant changes in EP-components originated from the cortex suggest both facilitating and inhibitory effects of QG on the cortex. However, no significant changes in EP-components originated from the subcortex and no significant changes in EEG power% suggest that QG does not affect the subcortex. 2.With regard to the effects of AC, significant changes in EP-components originated from the cortex suggest facilitating and inhibitory effects of AC stimulation on the cortex. Furthermore, it is suggested that AC stimulation has few effects on the somatosensory and the visual pathways up to the cortex, while it has complicated effects on the auditory pathway up to the cortex.
Journal Title
The journal of medical investigation : JMI
ISSN
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
Volume
44
Issue
3-4
Start Page
163
End Page
171
Sort Key
163
Published Date
1998
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language
eng
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Medical Sciences