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Table 2 The effects of fundamental meridian points for the Sawada-style and Kurono-style holistic therapies on the central nervous, immune, endocrine, and metabolic systems

From: Acupuncture and moxibustion for stress-related disorders

  BL BL BL BL BL BL BL BL BL CV CV GB GB GV KI LI LR ST ST TE
10 11 13 14 18 20 23 25 32 12 6 20 21 12 6 11 14 25 36 4
Sawada-style fundamental meridian points             
Kurono-style fundamental meridian points           
Effects on the autonomic nervous system Vagal nerve activity                   
Sympathetic nerve activity                  
Heart rate          ↑*            
Effects on the immune, endocrine and metabolic system Anti-inflammatory effect   + +   + + ** +    +   +    + ++ ***    + +
Reinforcing immunological resistance    +    + +     +       +   +  
Promoting oxygen intake and alimentation,and regulating body temperature        + +   + +       +    ++
Effects on the central nervous system Anxiolytic effect +     +      ++ + +   ++ ++ +    +  
Antidepressive effect      ++      +   + +     +   +  
Analgesia + +   +     +     + +    +   + + +
  1. *Without effect on heart rate variability.
  2. **On viscera.
  3. ***On cephalic and jugular area.