Acupuncture.Com - Gateway to Chinese Medicine, Health and Wellness        Store                    Google

bulletConditions A-Z
bulletAcupuncture Clinic
bulletHerbal Remedies
bulletDiet & Nutrition
bulletChi Gong &Tai Chi
bulletChinese Medicine Basics
bulletPatient Testimonials
bulletAnimal Acupuncture


bulletSyndromes A-Z
bulletAcuPoint Locator
bulletPractice Building
bulletStudy Acupuncture
bulletTCM Library
bulletLaws & Regulations
bulletPractitioner Links
bulletPractitioner Store


bulletPoints Newsletter
bulletCatalog Requests
bulletContact Us
bulletAbout Acupuncture.Com
bulletPrivacy Policy


Acupuncture.Com accepts article contributions. Email submissions to


Keep informed on current news in the world of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Home > Research > Pain

Changes in somatosensory evoked potentials in patients with vertebrogenic pain syndromes treated by electroacupuncture

By Garkavenko VV; Vashchenko EA; Limanskii IuP

From: Fiziol Zh, 35: 3, 1989 May-Jun, 12-6

Application of electroacupuncture (EAP) of the segmental points to patients with vertebrogenic algesic syndromes decreased amplitude of N150 and P240 waves recorded from vertex to painful electrocutaneous stimulation in the region innervated by an affected root.

As distinct from EAP of segmental point auricular EAP not only decreased the amplitude of late components of evoked potentials (EP), but also increased it, direction of EP changes depending on the character of sensitivity disorders.

It is suggested that effect of EAP-evoked EP changes in patients with hypalgesia is determined by two oppositively acting factors: by a decrease of nociceptive afferent impulsation intensity as a result of the antinociceptive system activation and by an increase of the afferent impulsation intensity due to recovery of function of central terminals in primary sensory neurons.

Featured Products

Pain Formula

Effective Pain Relief for all Types of Pain

/Joint Health Formula

Promotes Healthy Joints & Relieves Symptoms of Arthritis.

Dura-Bone Elixir

Promotes strong and healthy bones

Tonic Oil

Relief of Minor Aches & Pains

Enduring Youth  Tablets

A Special Formula that Nourishes and Balances the Body

Self-Healing Chi Gong

Strengthen & Balance the Mind and Body

More Featured Products

All Contents Copyright 1996-2014 Cyber Legend Ltd. All rights reserved.
Use of this website is subject to our Terms and Conditions. All logos, service marks and trademarks belong to their respective owners.