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Analysis on the Characteristics of Electroencephalogram (EEG) and the Duration of Acupuncture Efficacy, Depending on the Stimulation at the Acupuncture Points

  • Jeong-Hoon Shin
  • Dae-Hyeon Park
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 88)

Abstract

Acupuncture, one of the crucial areas of the Oriental Medicine, has been used for some thousand years in China, Korea, Japan to treat various diseases. Recently, the application of acupuncture to the therapy of cerebral disorder, such as stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, has come to the limelight as it causes no side effect resulting from the surgery and intake of drug in the Western medicine. However, the acupuncture of the Oriental medicine, a medical technique based on the experience and theory, has not been validated scientifically. Thus, the efficacy of acupuncture in the treatment of disease needs to be supported scientifically like the Western medicine that is based on the scientific ground. To seek the measures that can cope with those requirements, the characteristics of electroencephalogram (EEG) were analyzed depending on the change in the nerve cell and the cerebral blood flow by applying the acupuncture to 10 spots of the palm, the area of hand stimulated (pricked by acupuncture needle) to treat the cerebral disorder in the Oriental medicine, through the BCI (Brain Computer Interface) technology. On that basis, the efficacy of acupuncture and the duration of acupuncture efficacy based on the stimulation with acupuncture needle at acupuncture points were intended to be analyzed in relation to the stimulation of the acupuncture point [2],[3],[4].

Keywords

electroencephalogram (EEG) acupuncture point duration of the acupuncture efficacy BCI (Brain Computer Interface) 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeong-Hoon Shin
    • 1
  • Dae-Hyeon Park
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Computer & Information Communication Eng.Catholic University of Dae-GuKorea

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