This is a summary of the research done by the Longhurst group at UCIrvine. Their studies show that for patients with mild to moderate hypertension, weekly treatment with low frequency low intensity acupuncture will decrease systolic, and to lesser extent, diastolic blood pressure by at least 6mm ... Read More about Evidence-based blood pressure reducing actions of electroacupuncture: mechanisms and clinical application.
3 and 6 months of TVNS seizure frequency and EEG profiles improved decisively. Unfortunately, I have no details on the specifics of treatment. This corroborates the anecdotal evidence in this patient. He does not have epilepsy, but has been helped with mood and arrhythmia with TAVNS. Med Sci ... Read More about Transcutaneous Auricular Vagal Nerve Stimulation for Intractable Epilepsy
In this review, they conclude that given the current studies, there were none of sufficient scope and power to show clinical benefit of verum (real) acupuncture over sham. This is pretty much the state of the majority of acupuncture research. Since there is little money for it here in the U.S., we ... Read More about Acupuncture and Hypertension: Cochrane Review
Third part of this podcast on Alzheimer's and possible solutions. His book can be found here. The podcast goes on to discuss more advantages of a ketogenic diet. It is "glucose sparing" which means that some important enzymatic reactions requiring glucose can take place. An important aspect ... Read More about End of Alzheimer’s: Bredesen and Rhonda Patrick Part 3
This is part 2 of 3 covering this podcast. His book can be found here. Dr. Bredesen discusses some of the biological markers they take into consideration when evaluating someone's risk for cognitive decline. They look at CRP C reactive protein, an inflammatory marker Homocysteine ... Read More about Bredesen on Brain Health with Rhonda Patrick part 2