Research Article

Manual Acupuncture and Laser Acupuncture for Autonomic Regulations in Rats: Observation on Heart Rate Variability and Gastric Motility

Figure 1

Effects of MA and LA on gastric motility induced by different acupoints. (a) Representative examples of the alteration of gastric contraction wave. (a1), (a2), (a3), and (a4) represent the stimulation of acupoints PC-6, CV-12, ST-36, and BL-21, respectively. (b1) Gastric motility index (MI) at baseline and during LA ( per group). (b2) MI at baseline and during MA ( per group). , compared with baseline. Stimulation for 180 seconds is indicated by horizontal bars.