Bio electric Energy Treatment and HRV

By | January 17th, 2017|Autonomic Nervous System, Heart Rate Variability, Stress|

Kuan Yin who hears the cries of the world This article compares subjects who receive sham bioelectrical energy versus verum bioelectrical energy through cell phones.  The subjects receiving the verum bioelectric energy develop lower LF/HF (stress levels) and higher HRV.  The author, Bev Rubik is biophysicist and an expert on energy healing.  I [...]

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Biological Sensitivity and Stress Reactivity

By | August 25th, 2013|Autonomic Nervous System, Heart Rate Variability, Stress|

Destress with Acupuncture This whole approach and way of looking at stress and reactivity may, or may not have pertinence to the study I'm preparing for the International Society for Acupuncture and Meridian Studies (ISAMS) in Stockholm.  This study that I linked to previously, tries to address the issue of a person's (autonomic)nervous [...]

Black Swan III: Hippocampus and Aging

By | February 20th, 2013|Acupuncture research, Stress|

Surprised to see this pithy description of the ravages of chronic daily stress.  In this excerpt, Taleb is describing a trader who undergoes small daily stock market losses and what it does to him. Nero discovered tha the losses went to his emotional brain, bypassing his higher cortical stuctures and slowly affecting his hippocampus and [...]

The Economist: Think Yourself Well

By | December 8th, 2012|Autonomic Nervous System, Fitness and Health, Heart Rate Variability, Stress|

Acupuncture Increases Vagal Tone too The Economist weighing  in on a Heart Rate Variability Study (my area of research) looking at vagal tone, (stress levels) in meditators.  I wasn't able to find the original article quickly, but what the Economist reports is that subjects with high vagal tone (low stress) find it easier [...]