Influence of acupuncture and electroacupuncture on heart rate and extrasystoles (author’s transl)

Liptak V, Habeler G, Egger J.

In 33 patients with constant ventricular extrasystoles the influence of acupuncture and electroacupuncture on the extrasystoles and the heart rate was examined. There was no difference in heart rate between the treatment-conditions and the non-treatment-conditions. Differences were seen however in the frequencies of the ventricular extrasystoles: During acupuncture (normal as well as electric) the total sum of ventricular extrasystoles and the number of subjects with ventricular extrasystoles was lowered significantly in relation to the non-treatment-condition. The findings are discussed as to neurovegetative and neuroendocrine influence of acupuncture.

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