Polyvagal theory Oleson Medical Acupuncture This is from a recent issue of Medical Acupuncture and discusses the importance of the vagus nerve in auricular acupuncture. My research, such as it is, is focussed on the stress response and the role of the autonomic nervous system in acupuncture ... Read More about Polyvagal Theory and Auricular Acupuncture
Lovely article from Shape Magazine about acupuncture that actually gets to the nitty gritty of mechanisms. But I loved this part best "Acupuncture also has a dramatic effect on your nervous system, calming you down so your body can rejuvenate faster, Dr. Audette says. When a needle is ... Read More about Shape Magazine: Why You Should Try Acupuncture Even if You Don’t Need Pain Relief
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed Cephalalgia. 2016 Mar;36(3):265-78. doi: 10.1177/0333102415583989. Epub 2015 May 11. Vagally mediated heart rate variability in headache patients--a systematic review and meta-analysis. Koenig J1, Williams DP1, Kemp AH2, Thayer JF3. Author information ... Read More about Vagally mediated heart rate variability in headache patients–a systematic review and meta-analysis.
First Do No Harm. I guess I'm not surprised. I've been suspicious of Gabapentin for awhile though. Anecdotally, I've had a number of patients who felt quite dysphoric on it and had to stop. And, of course, birth control pills can be a serious problem for some women. " Many ... Read More about Common Over the Counter and Prescription Drugs Contribute to Depression
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/11/well/lasik-complications-vision.html?em_pos=large&emc=edit_hh_20180613&nl=well&nlid=28960953edit_hh_20180613&ref=headline&te=1 (Click on the photo for the article from the NYTimes) Though I realize people love Lasik surgery, I've had my ... Read More about Risks of Lasik Surgery