vagal nerve stimulation

Alternating Auricular Vagal Stimulation, HRV Data: De. Bo edition

By | August 1st, 2017|Acupuncture research, Autonomic Nervous System, Clinical Acupuncture Cases, Heart Rate Variability, Stress|

Ancient Medicine Made Modern: Scientific Solutions, Remarkable Results I haven't been sharing much data lately, just due to other projects and travel. Here is some data from a patient who values electrical ear stimlulation that provides increased vagal activity, ie increased "rest and digest" and has a unit at home to use.  Though [...]

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Auricular Vagal Stimulation for Cardiac Baroreflex Hypersensitivity in Healthy Young Men

By | June 8th, 2017|Autonomic Nervous System, Heart Rate Variability, Stress|

Ancient Medicine Made Modern: Scientific Solutions for Remarkable Results This study looks at TaVNS (Transcutaneous Auricular Vagal Nerve Stimulation) versus sham in healthy males.  This study shows that cardiac baroreceptivity improves with TaVNS, but not with sham.  Also that Heart Rate and LF/HF  decrease with TaVNS but not with sham. Nice! Brain Stimul. [...]

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tVNS for Autism

By | March 10th, 2017|Autonomic Nervous System, Heart Rate Variability|

Ancient Medicine Made Modern: Scientific Solutions, Remarkable Results This article takes an in depth look at the theoretical reasons to use tVNS for autism disorders. The recommended frequencies are here "A recent tVNS study in migraine patients showed that although both 1 and 25 Hz tVNS can improve clinical outcome in patients with [...]

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TVNS in Tinnitus Patients, HRV study

By | March 5th, 2017|Autonomic Nervous System, Heart Rate Variability, Stress|

Ancient Medicine Made Modern: Scientific Solutions, Remarkable Results As some of my patients know, I've been using tVNS, or transcutaneous vagal nerve stimulation in some of my patients.  I do it by stimulating the ear in the cymba concha region.  Some patients have opted to take a device home with a custom electrode [...]

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Modulation of vagal tone (TaVNS) enhances gastroduodenal motility and reduces somatic pain sensitivity.

By | December 31st, 2016|uncategorized|

Kuan Yin who hears the cries of the world full text here Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2016 Apr;28(4):592-8. Modulation of vagal tone enhances gastroduodenal motility and reduces somatic pain sensitivity. Frøkjaer JB1,2, Bergmann S1,2, Brock C3,4, Madzak A1, Farmer AD3,5,6, Ellrich J7, Drewes AM2,3. Author information Abstract BACKGROUND: The parasympathetic nervous system, whose main neural [...]

High Blood Pressure, Anxiety, Acupuncture and HRV: Te.Ca edition

By | December 10th, 2016|Acupuncture research, Clinical Acupuncture Cases, Heart Rate Variability, Stress|

Ancient Medicine Made Modern This has been a satisfying case.  Blood pressure and anxiety are well under control and her HRV data is interesting also. I've been treating her for a few months and we are exploring use of the customized ear stim device that I've been prototyping for home use to help [...]

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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.  [...]

tVNS (Transcutaneous Vagal Nerve Stimulation) for Depression: Improves Default Mode Network

By | October 22nd, 2016|Autonomic Nervous System, Stress|

Ancient Medicine Made Modern I have done some tVNS similar to that described here in the clinic.  The stress (HRV) results are consistent within a patient, but not across patients groups.  I'm not sure why, but I'm working on it. Biol Psychiatry. 2016 Feb 15;79(4):266-73. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2015.03.025. Epub 2015 Apr 2. Transcutaneous Vagus [...]

Vagal Nerve Stimulation in Pediatric Epilepsy Patients

By | November 3rd, 2015|Autonomic Nervous System, Heart Rate Variability|

This is a very interesting article in that, intermittent vagus nerve stimulation lead to decreased parasympathetic tone.  Apparently children with epilepsy can have too much vagal tone and if you decrease it, it leads to better adaptability. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2011 Dec;53(12):1143-9. Autonomic effects of refractory epilepsy on heart rate variability in children: influence [...]