electroceuticals

Using Neuromodulation for Migraine

By | August 18th, 2017|Big Pharma|

Bioelectronics Company That is Targeting Migraine Treatment Raises $6 Million July 4, 2017 - Israel-based medical device company Theranica Bio-electronics raised $6 million in Series A financing, which it will use on the regulatory process for its first product, an acute treatment for migraine. The company said its device is in a pivotal study in [...]

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Auricular Vagus Nerve Stimulation, fMRI Evidence in Humans

By | April 3rd, 2016|Autonomic Nervous System|

Part of the ongoing collection of posts about transcutaneous vagal nerve stim.  Full article here. Non-invasive Access to the Vagus Nerve Central Projections via Electrical Stimulation of the External Ear: fMRI Evidence in Humans Brain Stimul. 2015 May-Jun;8(3):624-36. doi: 10.1016/j.brs.2014.11.018. Epub 2014 Dec 6. Non-invasive Access to the Vagus Nerve Central Projections via Electrical Stimulation [...]

Better Sleep Helps to Mitigate Alzheimer’s Disease

By | June 5th, 2015|First Do No Harm: Risks, Fitness and Health, Stress|

Became aware of this very recent study listening to Science Friday.  It features two issues, well even three that I'm deeply interested in. 1. Sleep.  I've done a number of blog posts and newsletters on the importance of sleep and some natural means to sleep better. 2. Electroceuticals.  The researcher, Matthew Walker from UC Berkeley [...]

Rio Grande Neuroscience: Electroceutical for Pain

By | June 3rd, 2015|Fitness and Health|

I went to a talk a few weeks ago now by one of the principals at Rio Grande Neuroscience.  They're doing promising work using "peripheral electro magnetic field" (PEMF) therapy. From their site--> " (Rio Grande) is pioneering the investigation and application of electroceuticals™ in medicine. Evidence from studies in humans, animals, and cell culture [...]

Immunity and the Nervous System

By | May 10th, 2015|Acupuncture research, Autonomic Nervous System, Heart Rate Variability, Stress|

Kevin Tracey is the researcher using implantable electrodes to stimulate the vagus nerve to damp down the hyperimmune response in rheumatoid arthritis and other conditions.  This is the abstract from a talk at Cold Springs Harbor.  Since acupuncture cured my allergies, I looked for a biomarker for treatment and have been measuring heart rate variability [...]

The Inflammatory Reflex: Scientific American

By | March 19th, 2015|Acupuncture research, Autonomic Nervous System, Heart Rate Variability, Stress|

Altered immune response is involved in the occurence of diabetes, arthritis, allergies and perhaps even autism. So in medicine, immunity is a key area of research. The current issue of Scientific American has a synopsis written by Kevin Tracey, one of the founders of Set Point Medical.  We've talked about their bioelectric company on the [...]