[Influence of different combination of mental activity and respiratory cycle on heart rate variability] [Article in Chinese]

Author: Sun FL//Li DM//Li GY
Affiliation: Xiyuan Hospital, China Academy of TCM, Beijing
Conference/Journal: Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi
Date published: 1996
Other: Volume ID: 16 , Issue ID: 3 , Pages: 153-5 , Word Count: 99

By means of spectral analysis of P-R interval, different characteristics of heart rate variability in different form of respiratory exercise was observed. The results of observation on 32 volunteers showed that mental activity that affected respiration can influence the function of autonomic nerve system in a different way. When the mind was concentrated at the inspiration, the function of autonomic nerve system was kept in balance, and both the sympathetic and the vagal activities enhanced significantly and while mind concentrated at the expiration could induce a reduction of vagal activity so as to produce marked change in the sympathovagal balance.