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Acu-TENS and Postexercise Expiratory Flow Volume in Healthy Subjects.

Abstract

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation over acupoints (Acu-TENS) facilitates recovery of resting heart rate after treadmill exercise in healthy subjects. Its effect on postexercise respiratory indices has not been reported. This study investigates the effect of Acu-TENS on forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) and forced vital capacity (FVC) in healthy subjects after a submaximal exercise. Eleven male subjects were invited to the laboratory twice, two weeks apart, to receive in random order either Acu-TENS or Placebo-TENS (no electrical output from the TENS unit) over bilateral Lieque (LU7) and Dingchuan (EX-B1) for 45 minutes, before undergoing exercise following the Bruce protocol. Exercise duration, rate of perceived exertion (RPE), and peak heart rate (PHR) were recorded. Between-group FEV1 and FVC, before, immediately after, at 15, 30, and 45minutes postexercise, were compared. While no between-group differences in PHR, RPE, and FVC were found, Acu-TENS was associated with a longer exercise duration (0.9 min (P = .026)) and a higher percentage increase in FEV1 at 15 and 45 minutes postexercise (3.3 ± 3.7% (P = .013) and 5.1 ± 7.5% (P = .047), resp.) compared to Placebo-TENS. We concluded that Acu-TENS was associated with a higher postexercise FEV1 and a prolongation of submaximal exercise.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21331338

Citation

Ngai, Shirley P C., et al. "Acu-TENS and Postexercise Expiratory Flow Volume in Healthy Subjects." Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine : ECAM, vol. 2011, 2011, p. 726510.
Ngai SP, Jones AY, Hui-Chan CW. Acu-TENS and Postexercise Expiratory Flow Volume in Healthy Subjects. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2011;2011:726510.
Ngai, S. P., Jones, A. Y., & Hui-Chan, C. W. (2011). Acu-TENS and Postexercise Expiratory Flow Volume in Healthy Subjects. Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine : ECAM, 2011, 726510. https://doi.org/10.1155/2011/726510
Ngai SP, Jones AY, Hui-Chan CW. Acu-TENS and Postexercise Expiratory Flow Volume in Healthy Subjects. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2011;2011:726510. PubMed PMID: 21331338.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Acu-TENS and Postexercise Expiratory Flow Volume in Healthy Subjects. AU - Ngai,Shirley P C, AU - Jones,Alice Y M, AU - Hui-Chan,Christina W Y, Y1 - 2011/02/06/ PY - 2010/05/26/received PY - 2010/09/28/revised PY - 2010/12/28/accepted PY - 2011/2/19/entrez PY - 2011/2/19/pubmed PY - 2011/2/19/medline SP - 726510 EP - 726510 JF - Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM JO - Evid Based Complement Alternat Med VL - 2011 N2 - Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation over acupoints (Acu-TENS) facilitates recovery of resting heart rate after treadmill exercise in healthy subjects. Its effect on postexercise respiratory indices has not been reported. This study investigates the effect of Acu-TENS on forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) and forced vital capacity (FVC) in healthy subjects after a submaximal exercise. Eleven male subjects were invited to the laboratory twice, two weeks apart, to receive in random order either Acu-TENS or Placebo-TENS (no electrical output from the TENS unit) over bilateral Lieque (LU7) and Dingchuan (EX-B1) for 45 minutes, before undergoing exercise following the Bruce protocol. Exercise duration, rate of perceived exertion (RPE), and peak heart rate (PHR) were recorded. Between-group FEV1 and FVC, before, immediately after, at 15, 30, and 45minutes postexercise, were compared. While no between-group differences in PHR, RPE, and FVC were found, Acu-TENS was associated with a longer exercise duration (0.9 min (P = .026)) and a higher percentage increase in FEV1 at 15 and 45 minutes postexercise (3.3 ± 3.7% (P = .013) and 5.1 ± 7.5% (P = .047), resp.) compared to Placebo-TENS. We concluded that Acu-TENS was associated with a higher postexercise FEV1 and a prolongation of submaximal exercise. SN - 1741-4288 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21331338/Acu_TENS_and_Postexercise_Expiratory_Flow_Volume_in_Healthy_Subjects_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1155/2011/726510 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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