As another installment of the Good, the Bad and the Beautiful HRV data, this is recent data from a patient who comes in regularly for health and facial rejuvenation. She is always up for any of my “experiments” and so agreed to the ear stimulation and then, today for the needling of K1.
Each group of bars represents a treatment date. Each bar represents 3 minutes of stress data, the smaller the bar, the less the stress. The dark blue bar is the needling segment, if it is missing, then monitoring was started after needling. Ideally, I like to see the stress decrease during treatment after needling and over time.
If you look at 8.20.15 “estim” or ear stim was used. See how the stress levels stayed high? This is what I have seen in other patients too. On 10.8.15 you see them elevated also, and on 10.29.15 somewhat.
But look at 2.4.16. In this case, I needled K1 , stress levels went up almost to 10, but look how low they went after. This is another phenomenon that I’ve seen in a number of patients.
At this point, my hunch is that lowering the stress level during treatment is what we’re striving for. But even if I can consistently show that, say, estim raises the stress levels, and K1 (and other trade secret points) decrease the stress levels, that gets me closer to being able to “dial” up and down the stress levels. Sweet!!