Influence of 50 Hz-1 mT magnetic field on human median nerve


ELECTROMAGNETIC BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, vol.31, no.4, pp.285-292, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


In this study, human median nerve was exposed to power frequency magnetic fields in order to provide clarification for possibly changeable nerve conduction mechanism. The nerve was exposed to 50 Hz magnetic field by utilizing a special Helmholtz applicator. The experiments were carried out with six healthy human-volunteers. Median motor distal amplitude/proximal amplitude ratios were recorded from adult human median nerve pre-exposure, during, and post-exposure to a 50 Hz, 1 mT magnetic field. The result of 18 measurements shows that median motor distal amplitude/proximal amplitude ratio significantly decreases in pre-exposure state as compare to post exposure of which. The results of this study may be useful for some nerve rehabilitation, excitation, and stimulation in more effective/safe physical therapy. Additionally, 50 Hz, 1 mT sinusoidal magnetic field should not be recognizing as safe for conduction mechanism on a nerve. These mechanisms would be cleared by new advanced engineering models in other future works.