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Bee venom acupuncture therapy ameliorates neuroinflammatory alterations in a pilocarpine-induced epilepticus model.

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Needleless Transcutaneous Acupuncture Gives Good Results for Constipation in Animal Studies

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Negative affect moderates the effect of respiratory gated vagal nerve stimulation on pain severity in patients with chronic low back pain

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Acupuncture attenuates Common Cold

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Immune and genetic aspects of asthma, allergy and parasitic worm infections: evolutionary links

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Acupuncture promotes mTOR-independent autophagic clearance of aggregation-prone proteins in mouse brain

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Acupuncture promotes mTOR-independent autophagic clearance of aggregation-prone proteins in mouse brain

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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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Bee venom acupuncture therapy ameliorates neuroinflammatory alterations in a pilocarpine-induced epilepticus model.

I’m drawn to these studies using Bee venom.  Somehow it makes sense to me that by using bee venom you enhance the effect of acupuncture by giving a toxin that we evolved with over the millenia.  There is anecdotal success using bee stings for autoimmune conditions, which, again, makes some sense to me, in that…

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Needleless Transcutaneous Acupuncture Gives Good Results for Constipation in Animal Studies

A related article came up on my feed and I found this older article while researching.  Both Electroacupuncture and transcutaneous stimulation without needles improved transit times and parasympathetic activity.  I’m surprised at this, but, I suppose I shouldn’t be.  I’m surprised because I do think that acupuncture needle acupuncture is a more effective treatment than…

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Deep Resilience: Immunology

This is an extremely rough draft Outline for Immunology chapter 6.26.2021 of this very special chapter.  I’m submitting it here so that I can move onto the next chapter on Inflammation.  It needs more tightening, but I think with a bit of distance I will have an easier time with it. It has been an…

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Negative affect moderates the effect of respiratory gated vagal nerve stimulation on pain severity in patients with chronic low back pain

  The Journal of Pain Volume 22, Issue 5, May 2021, Page 587 Negative affect moderates the effect of respiratory gated vagal nerve stimulation on pain severity in patients with chronic low back pain Author links open overlay panelSamanthaMeintsRobertEdwardsMichaelDatkoRonaldGarciaGaelleDesbordesZevSchuman-OlivierMariseCorneliusVitalyNapadow Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is the leading cause of disability in the United States. There…

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Acupuncture attenuates Common Cold

Submitted for consideration. A manual acupuncture treatment attenuates common cold and its symptoms: a case series report from South Korea Je-Sin Heo,a Su-Young Yang,a Sung-Ah Lim,b Jong-Moo Lee,a Ji-Young Kang,c Seung-Ho Sun,d Hyeong-Geug Kim,c Weechang Kang,e and Jung-Hyo Choc,* Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer Go to: Abstract OBJECTIVE To investigate beneficial effects of manual acupuncture on common cold periods and its symptoms depended…

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Fish Oil to Help Combat Superbugs

New Defense Against Bacterial Superbugs: Taking Fish Oil May Reduce Antibiotic Resistance

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San Francisco Versus Los Angeles Covid Cases

  Los Angeles COVID death rate is below S.F.’s right now. Here’s what that means Throughout most of the pandemic, San Francisco and the Bay Area managed to contain the spread of the virus to a far greater degree than Los Angeles County — especially during the winter surge, when Southern California became the nation’s…

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Immune and genetic aspects of asthma, allergy and parasitic worm infections: evolutionary links

This paper is over 10 years old, but it still has a lot to say.  I have yet to buy the pdf of the full paper. But it is a concise description of the concept of “old friends.”  When a person has  immunity to “old friends” such as Ascaris and Schistomona evolutionarily developed over millenia…

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Acupuncture promotes mTOR-independent autophagic clearance of aggregation-prone proteins in mouse brain

In the chapter of my book project “Deep Resilience” on Longevity-Chapter-for-blog-8.4.2020, the concept of autophagy and mTOR are laid out.  Autophagy (the clearing of cells and their debris) is also important in Neurodegenerative Disease, such as Parkinson’s,  Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s .  This study is not new, having been completed in 2015, and perhaps there are…

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