Electrical acupuncture modifies autonomic balance by resetting the neural arc of arterial baroreflex system

Masaru Sugimachi, Toru Kawada, Atsunori Kamiya, Meihua Li, Can Zheng, Kenji Sunagawa

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Abstract

Contribution of abnormal cardiovascular regulation to the maintenance and progression of heart failure has been repeatedly demonstrated. Besides the current therapeutic modalities, development of an additional therapeutic strategy is needed. We have been developing a bionic system, an artificial device designed for integration into native physiological systems. By communicating with the physiological regulatory system, we tried to not only restore lost function but also correct abnormal function. We have already shown that modification of autonomic balance by direct electrical vagal stimulation has inhibited cardiac remodeling, and improved survival in rats. Because the benefit of the correction of autonomic balance would be greatly enhanced if available by a less invasive method, we examined the possibility of modifying the autonomic balance by electrical acupuncture. The results indicated that electrical acupuncture resets the neural arc of the arterial baroreflex (SNA response range decreases from 144.0±35.0 to 112.6±9.2, p<0.005) and is able to attenuate sympathetic nerve activity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication29th Annual International Conference of IEEE-EMBS, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'07
Pages5334-5337
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event29th Annual International Conference of IEEE-EMBS, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'07 - Lyon, France
Duration: Aug 23 2007Aug 26 2007

Publication series

NameAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0589-1019

Other

Other29th Annual International Conference of IEEE-EMBS, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'07
CountryFrance
CityLyon
Period8/23/078/26/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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    Sugimachi, M., Kawada, T., Kamiya, A., Li, M., Zheng, C., & Sunagawa, K. (2007). Electrical acupuncture modifies autonomic balance by resetting the neural arc of arterial baroreflex system. In 29th Annual International Conference of IEEE-EMBS, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'07 (pp. 5334-5337). [4353546] (Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2007.4353546