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Dynamic electromyographic response following acupuncture: possible influence on synergistic coordination.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9845016     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Thirty healthy subject's left and right lumber paraspinal (LP) EMG activity was recorded during a trunk flexion-return movement and the maximum integrated EMG amplitude (absolute EMG) during this movement in each side was compared. Twenty subjects showed less than 20% difference between the left and right side (symmetrical subjects-SS) and 10 subjects showed more than a 20% difference (asymmetrical subjects AS). As were administered acupuncture stimulation on LP muscles. Significant reduction in lumbar EMG asymmetry was observed after acupuncture stimulation (exact p=.049). No specific pattern of response in absolute EMG values was observed in the stimulate side. On the nonstimulated side, there was a significant reduction in absolute EMG values when the baseline value for that side was high (p=.037) and a significant increase when it was low (p=.0185). The results suggest that acupuncture may be beneficial for decreasing functional muscular distortion and improving synergistic coordination.
Authors:
T H Tanaka; G Leisman; K Nishijo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of neuroscience     Volume:  95     ISSN:  0020-7454     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Neurosci.     Publication Date:  1998 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-02-12     Completed Date:  1999-02-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0270707     Medline TA:  Int J Neurosci     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  51-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
The Pacific Wellness Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Acupuncture Therapy*
Adult
Electromyography
Female
Functional Laterality / physiology
Humans
Male
Motor Activity / physiology*
Muscle, Skeletal / innervation,  physiology*
Musculoskeletal Diseases / therapy*
Psychomotor Performance / physiology
Spinal Cord / physiology*

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