This is one of the abstracts from the SAR showing that with auricular acupuncture, sympathetic activity was more affected than parasympathetic. It’s difficult to comment on this since I’m a bit unclear what points in the ear they used.
ANALYSES OF THE IMMEDIATE EFFECT OF AURICULOTHERAPY IN THE AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM
Sandra Silvério-Lopes, IBRATE; Rodrigo Jimenez Negrão, IBRATE; Regiane Albertini Carvalho, UFPR; Lirane Carneiro
Acupuncture has been investigated under
neurophysiological by the modern science. However little re-
search in this context in its microsystems such as aur-
iculotherapy. There are points with recommendations of
possible calming effects and other revitalizing consecrated by
more practical experience than based on scientific research.
Assess the immediate influence on the autonomic
nervous system (ANS) by stimulating with auricular acupunc-
ture by heart rate variability (HRV).
A total of 11 healthy subjects, male 18–28
years (mean 23.36
3.10) initially forming a auriculotherapy
placebo group (ATPG) and after a week called auricular test
group (ATG). It was stimulated with semi-permanent needles
1.5mm headset points, shem men and sympathetic in GAT and
the control was the eye’s point in the ATPG for having no
relations with the ANS. During 15 minutes, in a single session
The search consisted of three phases: rest, intervention and
recovery, with specific times. The signals were collected by the
heart rate monitor Polar S810i
and analyzed by Continuous
Wavelet Transform (TWC). Results: In the ATG was an in-
crease in the predominance of the sympathetic nervous system
and a decrease in parasympathetic demonstrated changes in
SNA by observing statistically significant differences between
the phases of the protocol. In ATGP there was no statistically
significant results between phases of collection of signals.
The ear acupuncture stimulated with semi-per-
manent needles 1.5mm in points shem men and sympathetic
was able to cause changes in the SNA, with a predominance of
the sympathetic nervous system.