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Title: Variations in Biovoltage Parameters Against an Expert System of Acupuncture Therapy for Patients With Tinnitus
Authors: Herlambang, Yudha
Soehartanto, Totok
Keywords: biovoltage;acupoints;tinnitus;deafness;sensorineural hearing loss;hearing observation;bioamplifier;acupuncture
Issue Date: Jun-2014
Publisher: Fakultas Sains dan Matematika Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana
Abstract: Acupuncture is publicly well known as an alternative treatment for several diseases. The problem that arises is the absence of measurable physical parameters to determine the effects of acupuncture on a therapy. These measurable physical parameters will be useful both for the study of the precision of acupuncture points and determination of the extent of the effects of acupuncture. Physical parameters in the present study were based on the electrical activity of the body‟s tissues subjected to acupuncture since acupuncture is aimed at stimulating the subcutaneous neural and muscular tissues. The activated neural and muscular tissues would generate electrical impulses called biovoltage. This work was part of a main research on an expert system that used acupuncture therapy for patients with tinnitus (ringing in the ears). The purpose of the study was to determine the most significant physical parameters of the time domain (amplitude) and frequency domain of acupuncture by using needles as electrodes for reading subcutaneous biovoltage at the needle insertion points (acupoints). The bioamplifier ADS1198 from Texas Instruments was used to read biovoltage. Subjects were 10 individuals with tinnitus due to nerve deafness or sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). Needlle insertion was performed 6 times on different days, followed up by hearing observation on the second, fourth, and sixth (last) occasion of acupuncture therapy and pre-acupuncture therapy in order to determine the progression of the individuals‟ levels of hearing. Measurements by the use of bioamplifier interfaced with a PC (personal computer) showed that the biovoltage parameter for time domain (amplitude) was ± 30 mVolt, which was more significant after being fed to the system expert. The biovoltage parameter for frequency domain did not show a trend in accordance with the testing sequence of subjects.
Description: Prosiding Seminar Nasional Sains dan Pendidikan Sains IX, Fakultas Sains dan Matematika UKSW Salatiga, 21 Juni 2014, Vol 5, No.1, p. 312-321
URI: http://repository.uksw.edu/handle/123456789/4523
ISSN: 2087-0922
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