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 [...]
Study, from Dean Ornish, that healthy living, (plant based diet, stress reduction and moderate exercise) lengthens telomeres, a marker of longevity. Telomeres have been a topic here and here among other posts.
Ancient Wisdom Through the Ages This study is of interest for a few reasons. 1. It uses HRV (LF,HF, and LF/HF) as a treatment outcome as well as clinical response. 2. The points used for tinnitis are good to have on hand, since this group seems proficient in tinnitus treatment. 3. The sham [...]
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 [...]
I've been looking at HRV (Heart Rate Variability- a measure of your stress levels) and Acupuncture for longer than I care to admit. Arianna Huffington is launching some sort of app that looks at your HRV and then sends you prompts for items that might lower your stress. (Somehow I doubt that acupuncture is one [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]