Peijing RongChina Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, China
Title: The efficacy and safety of transcutaneous auricular vagus nerve stimulation in patients with mild cognitive impairment: A double blinded randomized clinical trial
The conversion rate from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to dementia within 5-10 years is 60% to 100%. Preventing or prolonging the development of MCI into dementia is particularly important. This randomized controlled trial involved patients with MCI and are intervened by taVNS. The results show that the intervention of taVNS is effective on increasing the overall scores of MoCA-B, N5 and N7 after 24 weeks of intervention. It is demonstrated that taVNS can improve cognitive performance in patients with MCI. TaVNS can be recommended as a therapy for more patients with MCI to prevent or prolong its development into dementia.
Peijing Rong is one of the Chief Scientists of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences (CACMS)?Qihuang Scholar, doctoral supervisor and post-doctoral co-advisor. She is the current deputy director of Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion of CACMS. Her mainly research areas includes the brain effect mechanism of acupuncture and the development of new acupuncture technology based on interdisciplinary. She has over 160 publications that have been cited over 2050 times, and her publication h-index is 25. She has been serving as an editorial board member of several reputed journals.