Electro-acupuncture (EA) as an adjunct therapy to methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) in heroin addiction: a study of 2D EEG power spectral topography and Morlet wavelet

Shiman, F. and Molaei, F. and Oladazimi, M. and Abd Rashid, R. and Habil, H. and Ibrahim, F. (2012) Electro-acupuncture (EA) as an adjunct therapy to methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) in heroin addiction: a study of 2D EEG power spectral topography and Morlet wavelet. In: 2012 2nd IEEE-EMBS Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, IECBES 2012, 2012, Langkawi.

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Abstract

The present study investigates the efficiency of electro acupuncture (EA) as an adjunct therapy to methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) in heroin dependents. Time-frequency analysis, based on Morlet wavelet transform together with 2D spectral power topography were applied to demonstrate different brain dynamics in subjects being acupunctured as compared to controls. A significant decrease of delta activity in right hemisphere together with an increase of alpha activity in central areas was observed in subjects who underwent acupuncture which may indicate the modulatory effects of electro-acupuncture as a treatment to improve the conditions of opioid dependency. © 2012 IEEE.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: 2D power spectral topography, electro acupuncture (EA), methadone maintenance treatment (MMT), Morlet wavelet, Alpha activities, Maintenance treatments, Morlet wavelet transform, Power spectral, Right hemispheres, Time frequency analysis, Biomedical engineering, Electroacupuncture, Topography, Maintenance
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2014 01:15
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2017 05:36
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/9289

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