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Regulation of Electroacupuncture on Gastric Myoelectrial Activities: Monitered by Electrogastrograms

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ABSTRACT

It is reported that acupuncture on some acupoints can enhance the regularity of gastric myoelectrical activities, which can be observed from the electrogastrograms (EEGs). In this paper, the electroacupuncture (EA) treatments were performed on subjects with slight gastric disorders and the EEGs were monitored in the meanwhile. The EEGs features of baseline, during and after EA treatments were analyzed. The results show that the EA treatments do enhance the regularity of EEGs. And a highly possible pattern for EA to attain the enhancement is to regulate the pacemaker quantity and propagation of slow waves rather than regulating the amplitude of slow waves.

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Cheng, P. (2013) Regulation of Electroacupuncture on Gastric Myoelectrial Activities: Monitered by Electrogastrograms. Engineering, 5, 90-93. doi: 10.4236/eng.2013.510B018.

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