The effect of a single procedure of combined micropolarization on autonomic regulation and sensorimotor reactions
Micropolarization was already proved an effective method for restoring impaired brain functions and improving intracerebral processes in the absence of impairments. Combining stimulation methods is a promising approach: a combination of electrode positioning methods can increase the efficacy of the procedures and find application in various fields, from sports through machinery operation to support of operatives of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, etc. This study aimed to assess the effect of a single combined micropolarization procedure on the functional state of the autonomic nervous system and sensorimotor reactions of conventionally healthy individuals. It involved 31 people and relied on the methods enabling evaluation of sensorimotor reactions, cardiorhythmography with spectral analysis of heart rate variability and pupillary reflexes assessment. Volunteers underwent the combined micropolarization procedure once, the duration of the procedure was 40 minutes. The most effective combinations were transspinal plus transcranial micropolarization with positioning in the region of premotor cortex (short-term shift of the autonomic balance towards parasympathetic influence by 48.7%; optimization of the pupil recovery function by 26.4%; increase in interference immunity by 32.2%) and "solar" plus transcranial micropolarization in the area of the temporal zone of cerebral cortex (15.8% increase of the orthostatic test transition period ratio; 6.2% deceleration of the visual-motor reaction).