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This is another clinical study to illustrate the current progress on my protocol. This is a young woman who has had exceptional clinical results with resolution of her GI issues (IBS type symptoms) and dramatic reduction in her anxiety. Unlike the patient in the previous post, she does not have an active, speedy personality. Rather she has a tendency towards cold and is, in general more yin. She definitely can be needle sensitive.
This shows her data over the last year with the ear stim highlighted with black arrows as in the last case study. This is overall stress levels, where lower values=better. It looks like it might be useful in her, but it’s a bit hard to tell. If you look at 12.3.15, she had estim here too, and no real relaxation response. Because she has GI issues, theoretically, she might be responsive to ear stim which should give increased vagal response.
Finally, this is the recent measure I’ve devised to evaluate response which combines complexity and parasympathetic activity (higher values=better). When you combine them, the ear stim, again, does not seem to add much. What seems to work best on her as seen in 6.11.15, 2.1.16, and 4.28.16 is a very yin treatment with minimal needling and few head points. So we’re starting to see the segmentation that I’m trying to determine. Yin and yang. Why didn’t I think of that sooner? 😉
There are obviously tons of more questions. Why and when is complexity more important that parasympathetic? Why do some people respond some ways and not others?