Acupuncture to decrease stress

Kuan Yin who hears the cries of the world

Warning: This post is really for the truly devoted to data.  Ugly as heck, but beautiful in its own chaotic way.

We have seen this patient’s data before, but I wanted to revisit it with fresh data and a slightly different focus.

This patient is in her 60’s and had debilitating peripheral neuropathy which led to her taking Neurontin which was driving her around the bend.  She was severely depressed on it, but couldn’t manage her neuropathy without it.  With acupuncture she was able to quit the Neurontin,  the neuropathy is under control and she is in better health overall.

Granted, her stress took quite some time to decrease (months to years), but still the picture is pretty if you like really noisy data.  I’m trying to figure out what, if anything, a patient’s acute reaction to needling means.  Sometimes it goes up and down dramatically.  I’m attaching this graph of her overall stress levels with trends of needling segment and after segment.  I know, I know, it’s very messy and noisy, but pretty interesting anyway, imho.

 

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