Wien Med Wochenschr. 1980 Oct; 130(20): 668-70.
[Influence of acupuncture and electroacupuncture on heart rate and extrasystoles (author's transl)]
In 33 patients with constant ventricular extrasystoles the influence of acupuncture and electroacupuncture on the extrasystoles and the heart rate was examined. There was no difference in heart rate between the treatment-conditions and the non-treatment-conditions. Differences were seen however in the frequencies of the ventricular extrasystoles: During acupuncture (normal as well as electric) the total sum of ventricular extrasystoles and the number of subjects with ventricular extrasystoles was lowered significantly in relation to the non-treatment-condition. The findings are discussed as to neurovegetative and neuroendocrine influence of acupuncture.