https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/28/health/microbiome-brain-behavior-dementia.html This article points out that gut bacteria studied in mice have an effect on multiple brain related conditions. It's too soon to say if there will be any treatments to come out of this research, but clearly the gut ... Read More about Gut Bacteria and Brain Conditions
I've linked to this abstract because it uses a formula I use for allergic rhinitis, LI 11 and LI4 with 100Hz electroacupuncture. I referenced the formula here. Interestingly, 36St does not have an effect. Int J Med Sci. 2018 Jun 13;15(9):953-960. doi: 10.7150/ijms.24146. eCollection ... Read More about Manual acupuncture relieves bile acid-induced itch in mice: the role of microglia and TNF-α.
This abstract discusses some of the positive effects of acupuncture which help to mitigate the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease. Of course, of most interest to me is the effect on vagal activity. Unfortunately, there is no full text online. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2018 Dec 11. doi: ... Read More about Benefits of Acupuncture for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
This data is from a young patient with intractable daily migraines for 1 1/2 years. She has tried any and all treatments. Drugs from betablockers, to anti-Alzheimer, to anti-depressants, to tryptans. Chiropractic, acupuncture... Everything. She came in for consulation and treatment and in the ... Read More about Clinical Case Intractable Migraine and HRV
This study found that moxibustion applied 3 times/week decreased diastolic blood pressure and to a lesser extent systolic blood pressure after four weeks of treatment. They found no change in patients' HRV over time however. In my study Does Acupuncture Reduce Stress Proof and in a UCLA study , ... Read More about Moxibustion for Hypertension Shows Results