Litscher

HRV and Acupuncture: Sino-Austrian Study Planned

By | July 9th, 2017|Acupuncture research, Autonomic Nervous System, Heart Rate Variability, Stress|

Ancient Medicine Made Modern: Scientific Solutions for Remarkable Results What I love best about this paper is the title i.e "prevention of lifestyle disease."  Yes!  That is a key aspect of acupuncture treatment, true prevention.  This study is planned, not yet completed.  They will be comparing Heart Rate Variability (measure of stress levels [...]

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: HRV, Moxibustion and Acupuncture

By | November 27th, 2016|Acupuncture research, Autonomic Nervous System, Heart Rate Variability|

Ancient Medicine Made Modern: Kimono as Art in Glass In this new study from Gerhard Litscher (friend of blog) hrv-moxa-and-chronic-fatigue-litscher, they compare a control group (healthy volunteers), acupuncture group, and moxibustion group.  They then compare their chronic fatigue scores, their HRV scores before during and after acupuncture at the 4th and 10th visit.  [...]

Tongue Acupuncture and Effects on Depression and HRV: Litscher

By | May 6th, 2014|Acupuncture research, Autonomic Nervous System, Heart Rate Variability|

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2014;2014:329746. Epub  2014 Mar 23.  Full article here. Can tongue acupuncture enhance body acupuncture? First results from heart rate variability and clinical scores in patients with depression. Shi X1, Wang H1, Wang L2, Zhao Z1, Litscher D2, Tao J1, Gaischek I3, Sheng Z4, Litscher G2. Abstract Tongue acupuncture (TA) is [...]

Continuous Auricular Electroacupuncture Improves Depression and HRV

By | January 5th, 2014|Acupuncture research, Autonomic Nervous System, Heart Rate Variability|

Ancient Medicine Made Modern This is an article from the Litscher group looking at auricular acupuncture for depression.  The used a PStim Device and measured a few metrics for depression and also measured Heart Rate, Blood Pressure and Heart Rate Variability.  Interestingly the LF/HF ratio did not change over the three days, but [...]

Manual and Laser Acupuncture Help HRV in Burnout Patients

By | December 20th, 2013|Acupuncture research, Autonomic Nervous System, Heart Rate Variability, Stress|

Ancient Wisdom Through the Ages In this study, the Litscher group looked at HRV according to their usual protocol of before during and after acupuncture, but added a measure that looks at HRV at the beginning of the treatment series and then then at the end of the series. Both manual acupuncture and [...]

Acupuncture and HRV in Beagles

By | April 28th, 2013|Acupuncture research, Acupuncture Research 2, Autonomic Nervous System, Heart Rate Variability|

They really were careful to only use 3 dogs.  This is a collaborative study between China and Austria as is typical of the Litscher group. This is a good example of why this works so well.  In China they are able to get around animal issues easier... Free article here. Their results are pretty interesting [...]

Electroacupuncture and Laser Interventions: HRV in Animals

By | April 6th, 2013|Acupuncture research, Autonomic Nervous System, Heart Rate Variability|

I had a hand in editing this paper.  Happy to see it made it into print!  It has some interesting technologies (IV laser blood irradiation, interstitial laser acupuncture), and also electroacupuncture at pericardium 6.  Free full article here. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2013;2013:169249. Intravenous laser blood irradiation, interstitial laser acupuncture, and electroacupuncture in an [...]

Comparing Types of Acupuncture Stimulation: Microperfusion and HRV

By | January 5th, 2013|Acupuncture research, Acupuncture Research 2, Autonomic Nervous System, Heart Rate Variability|

I like studies comparing points and their outcomes.  Here they compare the type of stimulation at the acupuncture points and the resulting changes in the local skin reaction and the subjects HRV and Heart Rate before, during and after the session.  Nicely done! A Transcontinental Pilot Study for Acupuncture Lifting-Thrusting and Twisting-Rotating Manipulations Tao Huang, [...]