Effect of reflexological stimulation on heart rate variability Article

Joseph, P, Acharya, UR, Poo, CK et al. (2004). Effect of reflexological stimulation on heart rate variability . 25(1), 40-45. 10.1016/j.rbmret.2004.02.002

cited authors

  • Joseph, P; Acharya, UR; Poo, CK; Chee, J; Min, LC; Iyengar, SS; Wei, H



  • Analysis of heart rate variation (HRV) has become a popular non-invasive tool for assessing the activities of the autonomic nervous system (ANS). HRV analysis is based on the concept that fast fluctuations may specifically reflect changes of sympathetic and vagal activity. It shows that the structure generating the signal is not simply linear, but also involves non-linear contributions. These signals are essentially non-stationary and may contain indicators of cardiac health. This work is an attempt made to do a quantitative study on the effect of reflexology on the heart rate variability (HRV) during reflexologic stimulation. The non-linear parameters are evaluated for this study and the results obtained for 20 subjects are tabulated. © 2004 Elsevier SAS. All rights reserved.

publication date

  • April 1, 2004

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start page

  • 40

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  • 45


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