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Case Study: Stress and Cosmetic Ch.Ma edition

By | January 29th, 2017|Acupuncture research, Autonomic Nervous System, Benefits, Clinical Acupuncture Cases, Heart Rate Variability, Stress, uncategorized|

Kuan Yin who hears the cries of the world These graphs are from a patient I've been seeing since the summer for cosmetic acupuncture and stress reduction.  She enjoys her treatments and looks forward to the relaxation they provide.  Notice how even though there are some "bumps" in her data during treatment, over [...]

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Afferent Aδ-Fibers Induces Long-Term Depression at Primary Afferent Synapses with Substantia Gelatinosa Neurons in the Rat

By | January 7th, 2017|uncategorized|

http://www.jneurosci.org/content/17/16/6483 Low-Frequency Stimulation of Afferent Aδ-Fibers Induces Long-Term Depression at Primary Afferent Synapses with Substantia Gelatinosa Neurons in the Rat J. Sandkühler, J. G. Chen, G. Cheng and M. Randić Journal of Neuroscience 15 August 1997, 17 (16) 6483-6491 Article Figures & Data Info & Metrics eLetters PDF Abstract Impulses in primary afferent nerve fibers [...]

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Modulation of vagal tone (TaVNS) enhances gastroduodenal motility and reduces somatic pain sensitivity.

By | December 31st, 2016|uncategorized|

Kuan Yin who hears the cries of the world full text here Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2016 Apr;28(4):592-8. Modulation of vagal tone enhances gastroduodenal motility and reduces somatic pain sensitivity. Frøkjaer JB1,2, Bergmann S1,2, Brock C3,4, Madzak A1, Farmer AD3,5,6, Ellrich J7, Drewes AM2,3. Author information Abstract BACKGROUND: The parasympathetic nervous system, whose main neural [...]

Acupuncture and Anti-inflammatory Effect Via Vagus Nerve

By | August 7th, 2016|Acupuncture research, Autonomic Nervous System, uncategorized|

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26991319 PLoS One. 2016; 11(3): e0151882. Published online 2016 Mar 18. doi:  10.1371/journal.pone.0151882 PMCID: PMC4798687 Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Acupuncture Stimulation via the Vagus Nerve Hee-Don Lim,1 Min-Hee Kim,1 Chan-Yong Lee,2 and Uk Namgung1,* Michal Hetman, Editor Although acupuncture therapy is widely used in traditional Asian medicine for the treatment of diverse internal organ disorders, its [...]

Relationship between vagal tone, cortisol, TNF-alpha, epinephrine and negative affects in Crohn’s disease and irritable bowel syndrome.

By | July 5th, 2016|uncategorized|

PLoS One. 2014 Sep 10;9(9):e105328. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0105328. eCollection 2014. Relationship between vagal tone, cortisol, TNF-alpha, epinephrine and negative affects in Crohn's disease and irritable bowel syndrome. Pellissier S1, Dantzer C2, Mondillon L3, Trocme C4, Gauchez AS4, Ducros V4, Mathieu N5, Toussaint B6, Fournier A3, Canini F7, Bonaz B8. Author information Abstract Crohn's disease (CD) and [...]

Osteoarthritis Basics UCSF

By | January 7th, 2016|uncategorized|

This talk  from the "Controversies in Women's Health" covered a lot of material, from surgery to NSAIDS to supplements.  I particularly appreciated the exercises for hip, knee, and especially hands.15_GROSS_Management_of_Osteoarthritis

Vagal Nerve Stim Decreases Infarct Size

By | December 4th, 2015|uncategorized|

Kuan LinGoddess of Compassion"She who hears the cries of the world" I have been using electrical nerve stim on the ear in the clinic and evaluating the stress response to it.  This study (napadow ear stim rats and ischemia) from Napadow's lab looked at what happened to auricular vagal nerve stim in rats [...]

HRV Protocol Development: Noninvasive Vagal Stimulation

By | November 22nd, 2015|Acupuncture research, Autonomic Nervous System, Clinical Acupuncture Cases, Heart Rate Variability, Stress, uncategorized|

Ancient Medicine Made Modern I have been exploring use of the noninvasive vagal nerve stimulation in the clinic in the form of an ear electrode in the cymba concha region.  There doesn't seem to be any good reason to use one side versus another.  In invasive vagal stimulation, the left side is used [...]

Transcutaneous Electrical Auricular Nerve Stim for Epilepsy

By | August 30th, 2015|Acupuncture research, Autonomic Nervous System, Heart Rate Variability, uncategorized|

Kuan LinGoddess of Compassion"She who hears the cries of the world" As some patients know, I've been experimenting with a home made ear stim device fashioned from a simple TENS unit, which I have been using in conjunction with traditional acupuncture treatment.  The reason for this is that it should give a boost [...]

Bioelectronics and Set Point Medical

By | March 3rd, 2015|uncategorized|

I just came across this article from the New York Times from almost a year ago.  It's pretty comprehensive, and I enjoyed reading the comments too.  I think it's odd that the author makes it sound like Tracey was an original in doing vagal stim.  It's been around for awhile.  I also feel like they're [...]

Science and Moments of Surprise

By | January 5th, 2015|uncategorized|

This article discusses the usefulness of anomalies, or suprises when doing scientific research, or even in daily life. It helps to sharpen the focus and allow for a more complete answer, or to toss out the accepted answer completely and begin a new paradigm. Richard Feynman and Thomas Kuhn both espoused this idea.

Relationship between Vagal Tone, Cortisol, TNF-Alpha, Epinephrine and Negative Affects in Crohn’s Disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

By | September 21st, 2014|uncategorized|

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25207649 PLoS One. 2014 Sep 10;9(9):e105328. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0105328. eCollection 2014. Relationship between Vagal Tone, Cortisol, TNF-Alpha, Epinephrine and Negative Affects in Crohn's Disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Pellissier S1, Dantzer C2, Mondillon L3, Trocme C4, Gauchez AS4, Ducros V4, Mathieu N5, Toussaint B6, Fournier A3, Canini F7, Bonaz B8. Author information 1Grenoble Institut des Neurosciences [...]

Silence

By | September 19th, 2014|uncategorized|

Kuan LinGoddess of Compassion"She who hears the cries of the world" I haven't posted lately due to some upheaval at the office, final touches on the pending article in Medical Acupuncture, and researching whether I have any new insights using HRV in the acupuncture clinic for the upcoming Medical Acupuncture Conference in Barcelona. [...]

Acupuncture and Allergies: Catgut embedding

By | July 21st, 2014|uncategorized|

Ancient Wisdom Through the Ages I can speculate on a few reasons why catgut embedding might be more effective than acupuncture alone. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2014 May;34(5):439-43. [Observation of long-term efficacy and life quality in allergic rhinitis treated with acupoint catgut embedding therapy combined with acupuncture-moxibustion therapy]. [Article in Chinese] Chen C, Li [...]