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Determination of the Effects of Transcutaneous Auricular Vagus Nerve Stimulation on the Heart Rate Variability Using a Machine Learning Pipeline.

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Impact of acupuncture and integrative therapies on chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy: A multicentered, randomized controlled trial.

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Effects of exercise training and exercise plus acupuncture on chronic insomnia: a feasibility study

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Injecting Acupoints with Autologous Blood Decreases Atopic Dermatitis.

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Icing of little use for sore muscles

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Acupuncture improves chemotherapy-induced neuropathy explored by neurophysiological and clinical outcomes

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Acupuncture improves chemotherapy-induced neuropathy explored by neurophysiological and clinical outcomes

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Successfully treated recalcitrant atopic eczema with acupoint autologous blood injection

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Life Extension Episode Matt Kaeberlein on Tim Ferriss Podcast

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Life Extension Episode Matt Kaeberlein on Tim Ferriss Podcast

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Walking for Knee pain

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Walking for Knee pain

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Senescent cells and the incidence of age-related diseases

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Determination of the Effects of Transcutaneous Auricular Vagus Nerve Stimulation on the Heart Rate Variability Using a Machine Learning Pipeline.

This study is of keen interest to me since I’ve been trying to figure out which parameter is most reflective of TAVNS effect.  In  my last poster,  I had identified LF/HF as the most pertinent measure.  I’m glad to see that they come to the same conclusion!  There are so many variables in this research,…

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Impact of acupuncture and integrative therapies on chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy: A multicentered, randomized controlled trial.

Study out of Israel showing improvement in peripheral neuropathy secondary to chemotherapy with acupuncture.  Alas, the full article is behind a paywall.  Other posts on the topic. and here Ben-Arye E, Hausner D, Samuels N, Gamus D, Lavie O, Tadmor T, Gressel O, Agbarya A, Attias S, David A, Schiff E. Impact of acupuncture and…

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Effects of exercise training and exercise plus acupuncture on chronic insomnia: a feasibility study

This is a feasibility study, so take any results with a huge grain of salt. (Hard to picture, but you know what I mean.)  The acupuncture did not augment the benefits of exercise alone.  Other studies have shown benefits from acupuncture for insomnia.  Morning cortisol data is confusing and with such small numbers, it’s hard…

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Injecting Acupoints with Autologous Blood Decreases Atopic Dermatitis.

I’ve wondered about this for awhile whether simply injecting with something safe, patient’s own blood, would lead to a more robust immune response. I had wondered whether saline alone would give more of a response than dry needling alone, but perhaps that would not be enough to stimulate the immune system. In this animal study,…

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Icing of little use for sore muscles

It’s about time!  This discussion has been going on for decades.  Finally someone has done some animal studies. Ice for Sore Muscles? Think Again. Icing muscles after strenuous exercise is not just ineffective, it could be counterproductive, a new study in mice suggests.

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Acupuncture improves chemotherapy-induced neuropathy explored by neurophysiological and clinical outcomes

This was a well done blinded study.  The patient population was split into two similar groups.  1/2 received acupuncture weekly for 10 weeks, the other half in a control group. then a 4 week wash out and then the groups switched so the control received the acupuncture.  There will undoubtedly be criticism that there was…

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Successfully treated recalcitrant atopic eczema with acupoint autologous blood injection

I love this study.  I’ve wondered for awhile if a patient’s own blood would invoke a more robust and long-lasting immune response.  In this case study, it certainly seemed to work! My teachers from Shanghai used to say if you get a bruise with treatment, “it will give lasting results.”  I always thought that was…

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Life Extension Episode Matt Kaeberlein on Tim Ferriss Podcast

I’m interested (aren’t we all?)  in the latest life extension “science” . Science is in quotes because so much of it is still unproven and we are not sure of the real safety.  He gives an anecdote about taking rapamycin to cure his frozen shoulder and it worked.  This is obviously anecdotal, and so I’m…

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Walking for Knee pain

A New Study Points to a Surprisingly Simple Way to Ward Off Knee Pain “Encouraging new research suggests walking could help prevent new bouts of knee pain in people with osteoarthritis.  A promising new study suggests that walking could ward off knee pain for people with osteoarthritis. Researchers surveyed over 1,000 people ages 50 or older with…

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Senescent cells and the incidence of age-related diseases

This article is from the Lab of Uri Alon looking at senescent cells in several age-related diseases.  I am a follower of Alon for a few reasons.  1. He has extremely helpful youtubes on choosing a scientific project, how to pose a good scientific question, and how to give a good talk . I think…

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