Calm Your Anxiety and Live Your Best Life with Acupuncture

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Strategies to Decrease Percentage of Body Fat

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Additive Solutions instead of Subtractive Solutions

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Electroacupuncture regulates inflammatory cytokines by activating the vagus nerve to enhance antitumor immunity in mice with breast tumors, Life Sciences,

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Transcutaneous Electrostimulation at 36St Improves gastric mobility and Vagal activity

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Dr. Kariko, Hero of the Covid mRNA vaccine

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Altered Neuroendocrine Immune Responses, a Two-Sword Weapon against Traumatic Inflammation

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Network, degeneracy and bow tie. Integrating paradigms and architectures to grasp the complexity of the immune system

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Depression can lead to shortened life span

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Getting Past “Disease” to a Science of Wellness: Institute for Systems Biology

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A new model for the HPA axis explains dysregulation of stress hormones on the timescale of weeks.

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Conditions & Treatment

Calm Your Anxiety and Live Your Best Life with Acupuncture

Acupuncture works with your body so that you feel better and live longer naturally. When I first opened my practice in 1998, one of my first patients was a young mother with anxiety and panic attacks when driving, especially when crossing bridges. Her heart would beat rapidly, she’d get sick to her stomach, and have to…

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Health & Fitness

Strategies to Decrease Percentage of Body Fat

Some of these strategies are familiar to my readers, time-restricted eating, HIIT.  But the fasting exercise, though it makes sense, I was not aware of.  Also moving at least every hour.  I usually do desk work for 25 minutes and then take a 5-minute “tidying” break. Also, 30 grams of protein per meal! Wow.

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Ethics in Medicine

Additive Solutions instead of Subtractive Solutions

  People often limit their creativity by continually adding new features to a design rather than removing existing ones. The fascinating article looks at the phenomenon that problem solvers will most often add features to solve a given problem instead of removing them. They give a few examples in the article and review some of…

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Medical Research

Electroacupuncture regulates inflammatory cytokines by activating the vagus nerve to enhance antitumor immunity in mice with breast tumors, Life Sciences,

This should be a big deal?  These animal experiments that look at different immune factors could be irrelevant to humans, but when it comes to cancer, perhaps we should be taking a closer look. Also gratifying that they were able to link it to the vagus nerve and the dorsal motor nucleus of the vagus…

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Transcutaneous Electrostimulation at 36St Improves gastric mobility and Vagal activity

Not sure how they measures vagal activity. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2015 Nov;30(11):1574-81. doi: 10.1111/jgh.12995. Ameliorating effects and autonomic mechanisms of needle-less transcutaneous electrical stimulation at ST36 on stress-induced impairment in gastric slow waves. Zhang N1,2, Song G2, Chen J3, Xu F4, Yin J2, Wu Q2, Lin L1, Chen JD2,5. Author information Abstract BACKGROUND AND AIM:…

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Dr. Kariko, Hero of the Covid mRNA vaccine

An absolutely incredible story of a dogged, persistent scientist in the face of huge obstacles who persevered and was key in the effort to produce the mRNA vaccines by Pfizer and Moderna alike.  I encourage you to read the whole thing. Inspiring!  And it underscores the importance of basic science but also of following hunches…

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Altered Neuroendocrine Immune Responses, a Two-Sword Weapon against Traumatic Inflammation

More on the interaction of the neuroendocrine system and the immune system.  Systems biology, it all goes together..  This article is only tangentially relevant to the question of acupuncture since it involves the overwhelming repercussions from massive trauma. Yang C, Gao J, Du J, Yang X, Jiang J. Altered Neuroendocrine Immune Responses, a Two-Sword Weapon…

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Medical Research

Network, degeneracy and bow tie. Integrating paradigms and architectures to grasp the complexity of the immune system

Fascinating background material for my chapter on the Immune System Tieri P, Grignolio A, Zaikin A, et al. Network, degeneracy and bow tie. Integrating paradigms and architectures to grasp the complexity of the immune system. Theor Biol Med Model. 2010;7:32. Published 2010 Aug 11. doi:10.1186/1742-4682-7-32 Abstract Recently, the network paradigm, an application of graph theory to…

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Depression can lead to shortened life span

When I read this title I immediately thought, “well sure, you don’t work out as much, don’t engage in healthy activities”.  But in this study they controlled for other illness and lifestyle choices.  So the take away, as they state, is that depression affects the whole body.  Of course in Chinese Medicine there has never…

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Getting Past “Disease” to a Science of Wellness: Institute for Systems Biology

This article appeared in the Sunday Chronicle.  And though Hood’s area of interest is different than mine, his goal is the same.  To detect and treat preventatively before illness can become established.  This is his Institute for Systems Biology. In a system focused on wellness, physicians would spend as much or more time helping patients…

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A new model for the HPA axis explains dysregulation of stress hormones on the timescale of weeks.

This study seeks to understand how the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, or HPA, can become so dysregulated. What they found is that the actual size or mass of the affected organs can change.  Stress and its sequelae is so important to all aspects of health, that any insights into its workings can be key. Acupuncture lowers stress…

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