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My blog readers join me in exploring recent health topics, my own fascination with acupuncture and stress monitoring, recent acupuncture developments and cases from my clinic.  I also highlight some of the risks in some Western Medicine choices that recent studies reveal.
1708, 2017

Hormesis and Sepsis

By | August 17th, 2017|Fitness and Health|Comments Off on Hormesis and Sepsis

Exercise: A form of Hormesis I link to this article not because it even mentions acupuncture, but because hormesis is mentioned more and more.  Hormesis is the phenomenon of a slight stressor conferring [...]

1508, 2017

TAVNS (transcutaneous auricular vagus nerve stimulation) and HRV: Jo.Ru., La.Ja. edition

By | August 15th, 2017|Acupuncture research, Autonomic Nervous System, Clinical Acupuncture Cases, Heart Rate Variability, Stress|Comments Off on TAVNS (transcutaneous auricular vagus nerve stimulation) and HRV: Jo.Ru., La.Ja. edition

Ancient Medicine Made Modern: Scientific Solutions for Remarkable Results As blog readers may know, I've been experimenting with TAVNS in patients, not only to see how they feel with/after treatment, but also to [...]

1408, 2017

Auricular Vagal Stim RAVANS and Migraine

By | August 14th, 2017|Autonomic Nervous System|Comments Off on Auricular Vagal Stim RAVANS and Migraine

Ancient Medicine Made Modern This study looks at using interictal (between migraine attacks) auricular stimulation coordinated with exhalation with detailed analysis of brain regions affected.  As far as I can tell, they don't [...]

1008, 2017

Mediterranean Diet, Not Statins, reduce all cause mortality

By | August 10th, 2017|First Do No Harm: Risks, Follow the Money|Comments Off on Mediterranean Diet, Not Statins, reduce all cause mortality

World J Cardiol. 2015 Jul 26; 7(7): 404–409. Published online 2015 Jul 26. doi:  10.4330/wjc.v7.i7.404 PMCID: PMC4513492 Cholesterol confusion and statin controversy Robert DuBroff and Michel de Lorgeril This paper highlights something that I don't [...]

808, 2017

Stress Monitoring (HRV), Acupuncture and Migraine: Sh.Pa. edition

By | August 8th, 2017|Acupuncture research, Autonomic Nervous System, Clinical Acupuncture Cases, Heart Rate Variability, Stress|Comments Off on Stress Monitoring (HRV), Acupuncture and Migraine: Sh.Pa. edition

Ancient Medicine Made Modern: Scientific Solutions, Remarkable Results This data is from a relatively new patient with migraines.  She has had few migraines since starting acupuncture treatment, but it's early yet, so hard [...]

508, 2017

Improvement in Cognitive Function with 3 times per week Electroacupuncture for one month

By | August 5th, 2017|Acupuncture research, Fitness and Health|Comments Off on Improvement in Cognitive Function with 3 times per week Electroacupuncture for one month

Ancient Medicine Made Modern: Scientific Solutions for Remarkable Results This study shows an improvement in brain activity with 3 times a week, low frequency electroacupuncture at Ki6 and Bl 62. (Acupuncturists will recognize [...]

408, 2017

Modulation of brainstem activity and connectivity by respiratory-gated auricular vagal afferent nerve stimulation in migraine patients.

By | August 4th, 2017|Acupuncture research, Autonomic Nervous System|Comments Off on Modulation of brainstem activity and connectivity by respiratory-gated auricular vagal afferent nerve stimulation in migraine patients.

Ancient Medicine Made Modern: Scientific Solutions, Remarkable Results This study combines two key areas I'm interested in. One is using auricular vagal stimulation, and the other is migraine.  Napadow has been a colleague [...]

108, 2017

Hypertension and Stress Levels: HRV Ro.La. edition

By | August 1st, 2017|Acupuncture research, Autonomic Nervous System, Clinical Acupuncture Cases, Heart Rate Variability, Stress|Comments Off on Hypertension and Stress Levels: HRV Ro.La. edition

Ancient Medicine Made Modern: Scientific Solutions for Remarkable Results More data from recent patients.  This is some nice preliminary data from a patient being treated for hypertension.  I'm including the same data as [...]

108, 2017

Alternating Auricular Vagal Stimulation, HRV Data: De. Bo edition

By | August 1st, 2017|Acupuncture research, Autonomic Nervous System, Clinical Acupuncture Cases, Heart Rate Variability, Stress|Comments Off on Alternating Auricular Vagal Stimulation, HRV Data: De. Bo edition

Ancient Medicine Made Modern: Scientific Solutions, Remarkable Results I haven't been sharing much data lately, just due to other projects and travel. Here is some data from a patient who values electrical ear [...]

707, 2017

Curcumin for Joint Health

By | July 7th, 2017|Fitness and Health|Comments Off on Curcumin for Joint Health

From the Rhonda Patrick podcast she makes the case for curcumin, expecially a formulation with phosphatidylcholine for better absorption.  If anyone would like me to get them some of this formulation, I have it in [...]