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Effects of manual lymph drainage on cardiac autonomic tone in healthy subjects.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19922342     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study was designed to investigate the effects of manual lymph drainage on the cardiac autonomic tone. Thirty-two healthy male subjects were randomly assigned to manual lymph drainage (MLD) (experimental) and rest (control) groups. Electrocardiogram (ECG) parameters were recorded with bipolar electrocardiography using standard limb lead positions. The pressure-pain threshold (PPT) was quantitatively measured using an algometer. Heart rate variability differed significantly between the experimental and control groups (p < 0.05), but the PPT in the upper trapezius muscle did not (p > 0.05). These findings indicate that the application of MLD was effective in reducing the activity of the sympathetic nervous system.
Sung-Joong Kim; Oh-Yun Kwon; Chung-Hwi Yi
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of neuroscience     Volume:  119     ISSN:  1563-5279     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Neurosci.     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-20     Completed Date:  2010-01-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0270707     Medline TA:  Int J Neurosci     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1105-17     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Physical Therapy, Kangwon National University, Kangwon-do, 245-711, Republic of Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Autonomic Nervous System / physiology*
Heart / innervation,  physiology*
Heart Rate / physiology
Lymph / physiology*
Muscle, Skeletal / physiology
Pain Measurement
Pain Threshold / physiology
Reference Values
Young Adult

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