Effects of Moxibustion on the Levels of Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1: A Pilot Study

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Electro-acupuncture-induced neuroprotection is associated with activation of the IGF-1/PI3K/Akt pathway following adjacent dorsal root ganglionectomies in rats

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Electro-acupuncture-induced neuroprotection is associated with activation of the IGF-1/PI3K/Akt pathway following adjacent dorsal root ganglionectomies in rats

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The Use of Natural Agents to Counteract Telomere Shortening: Effects of a Multi-Component Extract of Astragalus mongholicus Bunge and Danazol

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The Use of Natural Agents to Counteract Telomere Shortening: Effects of a Multi-Component Extract of Astragalus mongholicus Bunge and Danazol

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Practical applications of chaos theory to the modulation of human ageing: nature prefers chaos to regularity

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Practical applications of chaos theory to the modulation of human ageing: nature prefers chaos to regularity

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Anti-Aging Implications of Astragalus Membranaceus (Huangqi): A Well-Known Chinese Tonic

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Effect of Yoga Therapy on Disease Activity, Inflammatory Markers, and Heart Rate Variability in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Effect of Yoga Therapy on Disease Activity, Inflammatory Markers, and Heart Rate Variability in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Inflammation, Immunity, and Infection in Atherothrombosis: JACC Review Topic of the Week

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Anti-Cytokine Agents: Targeting Interleukin Signaling Pathways for the Treatment of Atherothrombosis

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Effects of Moxibustion on the Levels of Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1: A Pilot Study

I like this study especially because moxibustion can be applied by patients at home and via Insulin-Like Protein Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1) can improve insulin uptake and help longevity.  Win win.  Easy and safe. Effects of Moxibustion on the Levels of Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1: A Pilot Study Jaung-Geng Lin 1, Shinn-Zong Lin 2, Lih-Hwa Lin 3 4, Chun-Chang Wu 5, Wan-Ting Tsai 5, Horng-Jyh Harn 6, Li-Hui…

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Electro-acupuncture-induced neuroprotection is associated with activation of the IGF-1/PI3K/Akt pathway following adjacent dorsal root ganglionectomies in rats

This paper shows that acupuncture triggers IGF-1, a gene linked with longevity.  Here it is involved in neuroplasticity following dorsal root ganglionectomies.  Difficult to know if we can extrapolate to longevity genes in humans. Int J Mol Med. 2019 Feb; 43(2): 807–820. Published online 2018 Dec 18. doi: 10.3892/ijmm.2018.4035 PMCID: PMC6317683 PMID: 30569108 Electro-acupuncture-induced neuroprotection is…

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The Use of Natural Agents to Counteract Telomere Shortening: Effects of a Multi-Component Extract of Astragalus mongholicus Bunge and Danazol

Increased telomerase can lead to increased telomere length and improved life span.  In this study they looked at the effect on telomerase with astragalus, an Ancient Chinese Medicine herbal remedy for longevity and danazol, a testosterone booster.  The Astragalus had a more pronounced effect on telomerase than the danazol. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7168059/ Biomedicines. 2020 Feb; 8(2): 31….

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Practical applications of chaos theory to the modulation of human ageing: nature prefers chaos to regularity

We discussed the concept of complexity with aging here.  This article reinforces that principle.  The full article is behind a paywall and since it’s an older article, I will skip the purchase and just cite the article. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A:1023306419861 Published: March 2003 Practical applications of chaos theory to the modulation of human ageing: nature prefers chaos…

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Anti-Aging Implications of Astragalus Membranaceus (Huangqi): A Well-Known Chinese Tonic

I take Astragalus every day and so do many of my patients.  This article is a good rundown of the health benefits. Anti-Aging Implications of Astragalus Membranaceus (Huangqi): A Well-Known Chinese Tonic Ping Liu,1 Haiping Zhao,1,# and Yumin Luo1,2,3,* Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer This article has been cited by other…

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Wear the Humble Mask. It Is Your Servant to Protect and Defend

There will be no improvement in jobs and economic activity until we beat this thing. Until infection rates in whatever population decreases to manageable levels, we will be stuck with no “normal” life.  From California we cannot visit New York without quarantining anymore. Though deaths are staying flat, hospitalizations are increasing.  In the Bay Area…

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Effect of Yoga Therapy on Disease Activity, Inflammatory Markers, and Heart Rate Variability in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

This article looks at two aspects of treatment and health that I’m deeply interested in.  One is the autonomic nervous system and HRV specifically.  The other is the immune system and inflammatory markers.  Acupuncture, also, affects inflammatory markers and HRV, as attentive readers of this blog know! Yoga for inflammation and HRV 6.15.2020 The Journal…

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Inflammation, Immunity, and Infection in Atherothrombosis: JACC Review Topic of the Week

J Am Coll Cardiol. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2019 Oct 23. Published in final edited form as: J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018 Oct 23; 72(17): 2071–2081. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2018.08.1043 PMCID: PMC6196735 NIHMSID: NIHMS1504204 PMID: 30336831 Inflammation, Immunity, and Infection in Atherothrombosis: JACC Review Topic of the Week Peter Libby, MD,1 Joseph Loscalzo, MD, PhD,1 Paul Ridker,…

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Anti-Cytokine Agents: Targeting Interleukin Signaling Pathways for the Treatment of Atherothrombosis

Circ Res. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2020 Feb 1. Published in final edited form as: Circ Res. 2019 Feb; 124(3): 437–450. doi: 10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.118.313129 PMCID: PMC6386195 NIHMSID: NIHMS1517334 PMID: 30702995 Anti-Cytokine Agents: Targeting Interleukin Signaling Pathways for the Treatment of Atherothrombosis Paul M Ridker, MD, MPH Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer The publisher’s final…

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