Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1142/S0192415X04002272
Title: Effect of reflexology on EEG - A nonlinear approach
Authors: Kannathal, N.
Paul, J.K.
Lim, C.M.
Chua, K.P.
Sadasivan, P.K. 
Keywords: Capacity dimension
Correlation dimension
EEG
Entropy
Hurst exponent
Lyapunov exponent
Nonlinear analysis
Reflexology
Issue Date: 2004
Source: Kannathal, N., Paul, J.K., Lim, C.M., Chua, K.P., Sadasivan, P.K. (2004). Effect of reflexology on EEG - A nonlinear approach. American Journal of Chinese Medicine 32 (4) : 641-650. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1142/S0192415X04002272
Abstract: Reflexology is a 4000-year-old art of healing practiced in ancient India, China and Egypt. In the beginning of the 20th century, it spread to the Western world. Reflexologic clinics and massage centers can be found all around the world. In spite of the widespread popularity, to the best of our knowledge, no serious research work has been done in this area, although much scientific research work has been carried out in other Eastern techniques like meditation and yoga. This is why a humble attempt is done in this work to quantitatively assess the effect of reflexological stimulation from a systems point of view. In this work, nonlinear techniques have been used to assess the complexity of EEG with and without reflexological stimulation. We prefer the nonlinear approach, as we believe that the effects are taking place in a subtle way, since there is no direct correlation between reflexological points and modern neuroanatomy. © 2004 World Scientific Publishing Company.
Source Title: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/55761
ISSN: 0192415X
DOI: 10.1142/S0192415X04002272
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