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TAVNS and HRV: Statistical Analysis of Studies

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Clinic Use of TAVNS: Parameters and Best Practices

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Poses to help you sleep

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Benefits of Moderate Exercise

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Electroacupuncture ameliorates intestinal inflammation by activating α7nAChR-mediated JAK2/STAT3 signaling pathway in postoperative ileus.

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Electroacupuncture ameliorates intestinal inflammation by activating α7nAChR-mediated JAK2/STAT3 signaling pathway in postoperative ileus.

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International Neuromodulation Society Poster Submission, Abstract, References and Expanded Content

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TAVNS in Mice with Ear Pod improves memory challenges

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TAVNS in Mice with Ear Pod improves memory challenges

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Caffeine. The Invisible Addiction by Michael Pollan. Borrowing energy, wrecking sleep

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Senescent Zombie Cells as an Impediment to Renewal in Spinal Cord Injury

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Ethics in Medicine

How Aduhelm Got FDA Approval

Quote: “This incident has shaken F.D.A. integrity quite significantly,” said Wayne Pines, a former F.D.A. senior official who has written histories about the agency. “The F.D.A. is obligated to be sure that all stones are turned over, that every avenue is pursued to make sure that this was a decision that was made on the…

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TAVNS and HRV: Statistical Analysis of Studies

Keywords: Bayesian statistics; heart rate variability; meta-analysis; tVNS; transcutaneous auricular vagus nerve stimulation. In this study, there was no evidence of TAVNS affecting the vagally mediated component of HRV. Researchers believe, however, that TAVNS does more to inhibit sympathetic activity than increase vagal activity, so TAVNS still might have benefit in improving autonomic balance.This study…

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Clinic Use of TAVNS: Parameters and Best Practices

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6867597/ This is a good, general overview of best practices for administering TAVNS in the clinic.  I’m posting it here for reference. Badran BW, Yu AB, Adair D, et al. Laboratory Administration of Transcutaneous Auricular Vagus Nerve Stimulation (taVNS): Technique, Targeting, and Considerations. J Vis Exp. 2019;(143):10.3791/58984. Published 2019 Jan 7. doi:10.3791/58984

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Poses to help you sleep

Some of the poses below are “inversion poses” which have been shown to increase parasympathetic activity, or “rest and digest”.  Slight exercise, like these poses, unlike aerobic exercise, can actually help to relax and go to sleep afterwards. Cat/Cow Image Credit…Brown Bird Design Moving between cat and cow yoga poses releases upper-back and neck tension…

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Benefits of Moderate Exercise

This is good news.  Moderate exercise is easier to maintain, easier to look forward to, and less likely to lead to injury. “All exercise is good,” Dr. Burr says. But “there are nuances.” Frequent, almost-daily moderate exercise may be preferable for improving blood pressure and ongoing blood-sugar control, compared to infrequent intervals, he says, while…

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Electroacupuncture ameliorates intestinal inflammation by activating α7nAChR-mediated JAK2/STAT3 signaling pathway in postoperative ileus.

acupuncture/electroacupuncture can suppress inflammation.  It does this by harnessing the immune system feedbacks.  One of which involves vagal stimulationI’m working on my chapter for my writing project on Inflammation, and this study came across the transom. I fully  realize that this is a jargon heavy topic.  The point of posting it, is to show that…

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International Neuromodulation Society Poster Submission, Abstract, References and Expanded Content

I am submitting my E poster for the International Neuromodulation Society today.  It is an observational case study looking at the potential for using DFAα, a nonlinear HRV as a biomeasure to evaluate  the addition of Transcutaneous Vagal Nerve Stimulation (TAVNS) to standard acupuncture treatment.  Acupuncture improves autonomic tone (increases vagal-parasympathetic activity and decreases sympathetic…

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TAVNS in Mice with Ear Pod improves memory challenges

This is a bachelor’s degree project of a young scientist in Barcelona.  They study the value of TAVNS, transcutaneous auricular vagal nerve stimulation on memory retention in mice. I have been using TAVNS on certain patients in addition to acupuncture and monitoring their Heart Rate Variability. Some of my patients have electrodes that I made…

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Caffeine. The Invisible Addiction by Michael Pollan. Borrowing energy, wrecking sleep

This is a fascinating article by Michael Pollan about the hidden side effects of caffeine. He goes through the history of coffee and caffeine, it’s a relatively new aspect of life.  He talks about the different studies showing that caffeine improves cognitive performance, focus and concentration.  But when it comes to creativity, the benefits may…

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Senescent Zombie Cells as an Impediment to Renewal in Spinal Cord Injury

“Zombie Cells” Hold Clues to Improved Healing of Spinal Cord Injuries

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