Chronic electrical stimulation of four acupuncture points on rat diabetic neuropathy

C. C.K. Lin, M. C. Chen, S. N. Yu, M. S. Ju

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Abstract

The main purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of chronic electrical stimulation of acupuncture points on rat diabetic neuropathy. Diabetes mellitus was induced by a single dose of intravenous streptozotocin. The efficacies of several different protocols of electrical stimulation were compared. The evaluation measures included nerve conduction velocity, tactile threshold and blood perfusion on eye and footpad. Electrical stimulation was administered 30 min/day for 4 weeks. On the 4th weekend of stimulation, when compared with the control group, the stimulated groups showed differential benefits on different evaluation measures. The results indicated that chronic electrical stimulation could reduce the functional deficits of diabetic neuropathy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2005 27th Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEEE-EMBS 2005
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages4271-4274
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0780387406, 9780780387409
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event2005 27th Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEEE-EMBS 2005 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 2005 Sep 12005 Sep 4

Publication series

NameAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Volume7 VOLS
ISSN (Print)0589-1019

Other

Other2005 27th Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEEE-EMBS 2005
Country/TerritoryChina
CityShanghai
Period05-09-0105-09-04

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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