Neurometry Applied to Three Points Used for Positive Impulse in Auriculotherapy

Lirane Carneiro Suliano

IBRATE- Faculty of Technology, Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR), Brazil. and IBRATE - Faculty of Technology, Acupuncture Research Center, Brazil.

Regeane de Pol Kaniak

IBRATE - Faculty of Technology, Acupuncture Research Center, Brazil.

Sandra Silvério- Lopes

IBRATE - Faculty of Technology, Acupuncture Research Center, Brazil.

Maria Lúcia S. G. Jorge *

IBRATE - Faculty of Technology, Acupuncture Research Center, Brazil.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The auricular acupuncture is the therapeutic applied in the microsystem of outer ear. In this area, the local innervations stimulate the brain regions resulting in diagnostic and treatment system. There are three auricular acupuncture points used together as positive impulse to the therapy: Shen men (SHM), Kidney (K), Autonomic Nervous System (sympathetic) (ANS). Neurometry is the neuroscience tool that uses computing to observe, through images, the brain's response to external stimuli. Our aim is to identify the brain answers to the three auricular acupuncture points used together, SHM, K, ANS through the neurometry. It was observed three volunteers during four different moments: in the beginning, before the procedure; 15 minutes, 24 hours and 48 hours after the needles application. Central nervous system effects, physical health patterns, emotional exhaustion, anxiety control, blood flow, respiratory and cardio functional changes were recorded.

We conclude that the chosen points positively interfere in the control of anxiety, in the cardio-functional system, in the sympathetic nervous system and in parasympathetic functional oxygenation and that neurometry is qualified for further studies on the subject.

Keywords: Auricular acupuncture, neurometry, auriculotherapy, Shen men, sympathetic nervous system, parasympathetic nervous system, autonomic nervous system.


How to Cite

Suliano, Lirane Carneiro, Regeane de Pol Kaniak, Sandra Silvério- Lopes, and Maria Lúcia S. G. Jorge. 2020. “Neurometry Applied to Three Points Used for Positive Impulse in Auriculotherapy”. Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medical Research 11 (1):1-9. https://doi.org/10.9734/jocamr/2020/v11i130174.

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