Burnout and disillusionment are everywhere among medical doctors. Electronic Health records are just the latest burden. "My young colleague slumping in the chair in my office survived the student years, then three years of internship and residency and is now a full-time practitioner ... Read More about Electronic Health Records’ Awful Toll on Doctors
According to this study, adolescent girls have lower heart rate variability so HRV could be a marker for susceptibility to anxiety disorders. The remedy? Not in this study, but acupuncture of course! Diminished heart rate complexity in adolescent girls: a sign of vulnerability to anxiety ... Read More about Diminished heart rate complexity in adolescent girls: a sign of vulnerability to anxiety disorders?
This study came up on my feed, and even though a few years old, the melatonin piece plus the possible help for diabetes make it worthy of its own blog post. I've given my own version of TAVNS devices to some patients to use at home. Like many self care items, people often don't end up using them ... Read More about Transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation induces tidal melatonin secretion and has an antidiabetic effect in Zucker fatty rats.
Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2016 Feb;16(2):11. doi: 10.1007/s11910-015-0620-7. Non-Invasive Neuromodulation for Headache Disorders. Zhu S1, Marmura MJ2. Author information Abstract Migraine and other chronic headache disorders are common and if inadequately treated, can lead to ... Read More about Non-Invasive Neuromodulation for Headache Disorders.
This article shows that heart rate decreases during 2 minutes of manual stimulation at one acupoint. High Frequency normalized units increases, which implies increased parasympathetic activity. Napadow showed that that a decrease in heart rate during needling implies an "orienting" response, and ... Read More about Evaluation of Autonomic Nervous System Function Using Heart Rate Variability Analysis During Transient Heart Rate Reduction Caused by Acupuncture.