Simultaneous EEG Measurements of Both the Acupuncture Therapist and the Subject during Acupuncture Treatment

Author: Ueda Yoshihiro//Kashiba Hitoshi//Ishii Masaaki//Nakasuji Naoki//Yuan Cui
Dept. Physiology, Kansai College of Oriental Medicine (Osaka, Japan)
Conference/Journal: J Intl Soc Life Info Science
Date published: 1997
Other: Volume ID: 15 , Issue ID: 2 , Pages: 453-454 , Word Count: 88

An acupuncture(A.) therapist feels subtle changes of the finger tip sense during the Acupuncture treatment. Also the subjects feel the needle insertion as 'Hibiki' (literally 'resonance') which means hitting the A.point. Intellectual resonance(or synchronization) in human groups is reported. There is a possibility of resonance phenomenon between an A. therapist and a subject. Therefore the EEGs of an A. therapist and subject were measured. The EEGs of the therapist and subject changed according to differences in A. techniques, and a simultaneous resonance phenomenon was observed.