The Influences of Progressive Muscle Relaxation on Meridian-Electromyograph, Autonomic Nervous System and Stress in Healthy People

점진적 근육이완법이 건강인의 경근전도와 자율신경계·스트레스에 미치는 영향

  • Nam, Ki-Bong (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Kyung-Hee University) ;
  • Chung, Seok-Hee (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Kyung-Hee University) ;
  • Kim, Sung-Su (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Kyung-Hee University)
  • 남기봉 (경희대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
  • 정석희 (경희대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
  • 김성수 (경희대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실)
  • Received : 2007.12.17
  • Accepted : 2008.01.17
  • Published : 2008.01.31
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Abstract

Objectives : The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of Progressive Muscle Relaxation(PMR) on stress and muscle relaxation in healthy people. Methods : Sample group of 14 healthy subjects had been treated by progressive muscle relaxation for 10 days. Control group of 14 healthy subjects were not treated during the same period. Outcomes were assessed by Meridian-Electromyograph(MEMG), Heart Rate Variability(HRV), Stress Reaction Inventory(SRI). Results : The contraction and fatigue of erector spinae muscle by MEMG had decreased significantly in Sample group. There was no significant difference between two groups in the HRV and SRI. Conclusions : Further studies analysing PMR effect on stress and muscle relaxation are needed.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 경희대학교 대학원