The three basic tips in this article in Fast Company Exercise. The best is aerobic exercise at least 150 minutes/week. I get exercise, but not that much aerobic. Hmmmm. Prioritize sleep. Very important for laying down new memories. There are more tips in the article. Lower calorie ... Read More about 3 key tricks to brain longevity from Fast Company
If you substituted HRV for fMRI in this abstract, you would get the idea of what I'm trying to find using HRV. I'm collecting data to see if one can identify which patients/treatments are most like to correlate with clinical success. HRV is noninvasive and basically free, so it would be a real ... Read More about FMRI Biomarker for TAVNS for Depression
Allergies and allergic rhinitis is a large part of my practice. It worked for me! Medicine (Baltimore). 2019 Jan;98(1):e13945. Acupuncture as an add-on therapy to sublingual allergen-specific immunotherapy for patients with allergic rhinitis. Li JH1, Yang LH1, Chen Y2, Fan ZX1. Author ... Read More about Allergic Rhinitis: Acupuncture in addition to Immune therapy Improves Results
The following article is a literature review of the use of TAVNS (transcutaneous auricular vagal nerve stimulation) for depression. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30593183 Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Dec;97(52) (click on title for full text article Transcutaneous auricular vagus nerve ... Read More about TAVNS for Depression
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/07/magazine/placebo-effect-medicine.html Interesting history of placebo and the current research. Ted Kapchuk, famous for his work on acupuncture, feels that the placebo relies on the practitioner/patient relationship. I don't agree with that, but he's the ... Read More about What if Placebo Isn’t a trick?