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

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Aspirin Reduces by Nearly Half the Need For Mechanical Ventilation for COVID-19 Patients

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Aspirin Reduces by Nearly Half the Need For Mechanical Ventilation for COVID-19 Patients

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Deep Resilience: Do No Harm

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Submission to INS International Neuromodulation Society Conference, Paris

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Use of TAVNS in conjunction with Acupuncture for Anxiety: Ma.Co edition

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Use of TAVNS in conjunction with Acupuncture for Anxiety: Ma.Co edition

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Clinic Data and the Ongoing Research into Using HRV as a Biomarker of Successful Treatment

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Clinic Data in a Recent Migraine Patient: An.St edition 2

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Clinic Data in a Recent Migraine Patient: An.St edition 2

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TAVNS Clinical Data Not a Panacea: Li.Ma and St.Gi edition

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TAVNS Clinical Data Not a Panacea: Li.Ma and St.Gi edition

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Clinical Case, Migraine, HRV and hypersensitivity: An.St edition

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Clinical Case, Migraine, HRV and hypersensitivity: An.St edition

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Hypervigilance and Acupuncture/HRV

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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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Aspirin Reduces by Nearly Half the Need For Mechanical Ventilation for COVID-19 Patients

This makes total sense since blood clotting is a huge problem in severe Covid 19 patients.  There is a risk of internal bleeding, but the risk/benefit ratio is quite low.   Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 and taking aspirin were nearly half as likely to require mechanical ventilation as those with COVID-19 not taking the drug,…

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Deep Resilience: Do No Harm

Belatedly posting to the blog my chapter in Deep Resilience called “Do No Harm”.  Read and learn! First Do No Harm 8.29.2020 for sharing

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Submission to INS International Neuromodulation Society Conference, Paris

ABstract INS 2020 I will post this here.  With all the uncertainty about Covid 19, the conference may be canceled anyway.  For references, please click on link above ­­Improving autonomic balance by decreasing sympathetic activity and increasing parasympathetic activity is of intense interest in the research community. Improved autonomic balance reduces inflammation implicated in medical…

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Use of TAVNS in conjunction with Acupuncture for Anxiety: Ma.Co edition

I’ve been working on trying to get a single HRV measure of efficacy for transcutaneous auricular vagal nerve stimulation.  Readers know that I look at many parameters since the “best use” procedures are far from established.  Some advocate time measures such as RMSSD, others LF/HF a frequency measure that I’ve found to be a great…

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Clinic Data and the Ongoing Research into Using HRV as a Biomarker of Successful Treatment

As careful readers of the blog know, I’ve been looking at HRV in conjunction with Acupuncture for a very long time.  I’ve added TAVNS to the mix because it’s a treatment that can be used at home to help reinforce acupuncture treatment or even to be used on its own.  Fortunately for me, there are…

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Clinic Data in a Recent Migraine Patient: An.St edition 2

This data is looking very good for this patient.  She was having weekly headaches.  She went a few weeks without any and had trouble scheduling an appointment. So she had one over the last weekend, or 2 days ago and yesterday.  Today there is still some lingering headache.  But her data looks so good, I…

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TAVNS Clinical Data Not a Panacea: Li.Ma and St.Gi edition

In the spirit of “there’s no bad data only bad hypotheses” I share this data.  This is from a long time patient (>3 years) who comes monthly for cosmetic acupuncture. I’ve tried TAVNS on her a few times and the results show in increase in her sympathetic/parasympathetic balance to a dramatic degree.  Not once, not…

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Clinical Case, Migraine, HRV and hypersensitivity: An.St edition

Sigh.  The vagaries of HRV, the challenge and the opportunity… This is the story of a young woman (30 ish) with severe migraines, at least once per week.  Initial treatment might have caused a migraine so I dialed back the number of needles drastically to a key four. (3K, 7H, 4Sp, 6PC).  She still had…

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Hypervigilance and Acupuncture/HRV

This data is from a new patient who has autonomic hypervigilance, which manifests as anxiety and exaggerated sympathetic activity.  Her stress levels do not appear to be excessively high and, so far, have responded positively to acupuncture.  We’ll keep an eye on her to see how she progresses.

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