Effects of Imagery on an Electroencephalogram and Pulse Waves

Author: Oku T 1//Watanabe E 2//Fukuda S 2//Shirakawa T 2
Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University (Osaka, Japan) [1]//Graduate School of Public Health, Kyoto University (Kyoto, Japan) [2]
Conference/Journal: J Intl Soc Life Info Science
Date published: 2002
Other: Volume ID: 20 , Issue ID: 2 , Pages: 616-621 , Word Count: 91

The purpose of the present work was to investigate the effects of imagery at body parts with meridian points on an electroencephalogram and pulse waves. Imagery of a sunlight incident at middle of forehead, breast and abdomen including Yingtang, Danzhong and Dantian and of filling body with sunlight showed a slowing of the electroencephalogram over the whole region during imagery. A remarkable increase of Ø-waves and ¶1-waves was observed for a certain subject. A decrease of the pulse interval and an increase of the intensity of pulse waves were also observed.