Analysis of Pupil Size Variability for Effectiveness Verification of Activation Level of Autonomic Nerve System by Electromagnetic Acupuncture System

자화침 시스템의 자율신경계 활성화 효과 검증을 위한 동공크기변이 분석

  • Liu, Wenxue (Medical Computer System Lab., Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, College of Health Science, Yonsei University) ;
  • Lee, Na-Ra (The Eastern & Western Bio-Medical System Lab., Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, College of Health Science, Yonsei University) ;
  • Choi, Woo-Hyuk (Medical Computer System Lab., Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, College of Health Science, Yonsei University) ;
  • Kim, Soo-Byeong (The Eastern & Western Bio-Medical System Lab., Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, College of Health Science, Yonsei University) ;
  • Lee, Young-Heum (The Eastern & Western Bio-Medical System Lab., Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, College of Health Science, Yonsei University) ;
  • Shin, Tae-Min (Medical Computer System Lab., Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, College of Health Science, Yonsei University)
  • 류문학 (연세대학교 보건과학대학 의공학과 의용컴퓨터시스템 연구실) ;
  • 이나라 (연세대학교 보건과학대학 의공학과 동서의료시스템 연구실) ;
  • 최우혁 (연세대학교 보건과학대학 의공학과 의용컴퓨터시스템 연구실) ;
  • 김수병 (연세대학교 보건과학대학 의공학과 동서의료시스템 연구실) ;
  • 이용흠 (연세대학교 보건과학대학 의공학과 동서의료시스템 연구실) ;
  • 신태민 (연세대학교 보건과학대학 의공학과 의용컴퓨터시스템 연구실)
  • Received : 2012.12.04
  • Accepted : 2012.12.18
  • Published : 2012.12.27

Abstract

Objectives : The purpose of this research is to verify the effects of the Electromagnetic acupuncture(EMA) on BL15 by Pupil size variability(PSV) which is directly related to the activation of the Autonomic Nervous System. Methods : Thirty male subjects participated in this study and were divided into three groups(non-stimulated, manual acupuncture and EMA group). The size of pupil was measured in the cube place of $60{\times}60{\times}60$ cm in order to avoid the effect of the surrounding circumstances. All subjects were measured the size of left pupil about 200sec in the constant illumination. Results : We observed the decrease in PSV of manual acupuncture group compared to non-stimulation group, but it was not significant statistically(p>0.05). The decrease in PSV of EMA group was observed in comparison to two groups, and we confirmed the result of significant difference statistically(p<0.05). Conclusions : We concluded that EMA treatment method is enough to activate in the parasympathetic nerve system by inducing the biotransformation.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : Ministry of Health & Welfare

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