Sapolsky

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 [...]

Income Inequality and Stress: A Huge Toll

By | July 28th, 2013|Stress|

In an article outlining some of the negative effects of early childhood poverty (1 in 5 children in the U.S. live in poverty) because of what early-life stress does to the nervous system, the author, Moises Velasquez-Manoff, suggests that lower status in society has extremely deleterious effects on health that start early in life.  We [...]