acupuncture and aging

Hormesis: Acupuncture as Illustration

By | October 21st, 2016|Acupuncture research, Autonomic Nervous System, Clinical Acupuncture Cases, First Do No Harm: Risks, Heart Rate Variability, Stress|

I maintain that acupuncture is a form of hormesis.  After listening to the latest Ferriss podcast about raptomycin and metformin for life extension, I just shake my head.  Risk/benefit not defined if you're going to use them for life extension.  Acupuncture is self regulating, urging the body to heal itself.  The most elegant of remedies.  [...]

Effect of acupoint catgut-embedding therapy on changes of structure of hippocampal neurons in senile chronic stress rats

By | May 31st, 2014|Acupuncture research, Autonomic Nervous System, Stress|

Ancient Wisdom Through the Ages This study ambitiously explores catgut-embedding for the havoc wrought by stress on senility.  One of Sapolsky's key findings was that stress causes a feed forward loop on the hippocampus during senility.  The altered hippocampus then causes more stress, which then leads to more senility.  This is a particular [...]