auricular stimulation

TVNS and Depression

By | December 29th, 2016|Acupuncture research, Autonomic Nervous System, Heart Rate Variability, Stress|

Ancient Medicine Made Modern This study looks at tVNS and depression. I've been studying Transcutaneous vagal nerve stimulation in the clinic.  It involves a small ear electrode in addition to traditional acupuncture treatment.  In my latest paper submission-journal-of-medical-acupuncture-one-manuscript-for-blog, I show some of the data from these patients. Some feel that it enhances the [...]

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Using Ear Stim for Cervical Dystonia: HRV

By | November 3rd, 2015|Autonomic Nervous System, Heart Rate Variability|

Ancient Medicine Made Modern This is a fascinating article by the developer of the PSTIM device, an auricular vagal stim device.  They used auricular stim on a patient with cervical dystonia at night.  Her HRV, pain, and muscle tone all improved.  Granted it took many months.  I've been looking auricular stimulation in the [...]