How the Corona Virus Hacks the Immune System: the New Yorker

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A guide to Chemokines and Their Receptors

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A guide to Chemokines and Their Receptors

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Deep Resilience: Chapter Stress Matters

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Deep Resilience: Chapter Stress Matters

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Stress and Tinnitus; Transcutaneous Auricular Vagal Nerve Stimulation Attenuates Tinnitus-Triggered Stress Reaction

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Stress and Tinnitus; Transcutaneous Auricular Vagal Nerve Stimulation Attenuates Tinnitus-Triggered Stress Reaction

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Supraspinal Mechanisms of Spinal Cord Stimulation for Modulation of Pain: Five Decades of Research and Prospects for the Future

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Numbers Needed to Treat

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Numbers Needed to Treat

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Deep Resilience. First Drafts of Introduction and Longevity Chapter and Do No Harm

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Deep Resilience. First Drafts of Introduction and Longevity Chapter and Do No Harm

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

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Electroacupuncture Enhances Number of Mature Oocytes and Fertility Rates for In Vitro Fertilization

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Electroacupuncture Enhances Number of Mature Oocytes and Fertility Rates for In Vitro Fertilization

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

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How the Corona Virus Hacks the Immune System: the New Yorker

This is such a terrific article.  Not only does it do a creditable job of explaining the basics of the immune system, but also how Covid 19 acts to disrupt cells and highjacks the immune system.  Since I’m unsure if the article will be accessible if you’re lacking a subscription, I’ll quote some pertinent parts…

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A guide to Chemokines and Their Receptors

I’m posting this here to have as a reference for the immune system-acupuncture link. A guide to chemokines and their receptors Catherine E Hughes 1, Robert J B Nibbs 1 Affiliations expand Free PMC article Abstract The chemokines (or chemotactic cytokines) are a large family of small, secreted proteins that signal through cell surface G protein-coupled heptahelical chemokine receptors….

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Deep Resilience: Chapter Stress Matters

Updated Stress Response Chapter here Stress Response Chapter for sharing rough draft 11.21.2020 I’ve “completed” another chapter in my long form writing project called “Stress Matters.”  As blog readers know, I’ve been researching stress and monitoring autonomic nervous system activity in the clinic for many years.  This chapter is still in a rough form, but…

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Stress and Tinnitus; Transcutaneous Auricular Vagal Nerve Stimulation Attenuates Tinnitus-Triggered Stress Reaction

Study from Helsinki on 171 patients.  (Impressive! Especially given Finland’s small size.) It has a measure I’ve never seen before. ie. “HRV age”.  Apparently the TAVNS decreased the patients’ HRV age by 9 years. Full article here. Front Psychol . 2020 Sep 17;11:570196. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.570196. eCollection 2020. Stress and Tinnitus; Transcutaneous Auricular Vagal Nerve Stimulation…

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Supraspinal Mechanisms of Spinal Cord Stimulation for Modulation of Pain: Five Decades of Research and Prospects for the Future

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6338535/ Anesthesiology. Anesthesiology. 2019 Apr; 130(4): 651–665. Supraspinal Mechanisms of Spinal Cord Stimulation for Modulation of Pain: Five Decades of Research and Prospects for the Future Eellan Sivanesan, MD,1 Dermot Maher, MD, MS,1 Srinivasa N. Raja, MD,1 Bengt Linderoth, MD, PhD,2 and Yun Guan, MD, PhD1,3 Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer Go to: Abstract The field of spinal cord stimulation…

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Numbers Needed to Treat

Numbers needed to treat.  This is a crucial concept.  It illustrates brilliantly the concept of First, Do No Harm, which also happens to be the title of the first chapter of my writing project “Deep Resilience”.  This graphic comes from this excellent article  with the even more excellent title when evidence says no but doctors…

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Deep Resilience. First Drafts of Introduction and Longevity Chapter and Do No Harm

I am posting first drafts of two chapters from my writing project called Deep Resilience. The references haven’t been completed and there is plenty of polishing to do.  I may add my own story to the Introduction, but for the sake of brevity left it out on this iteration. Introduction here Introduction-Deep Resilience-8.3.2020 Longevity Chapter for…

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

This study is a bit complicated.  They look at acupuncture at GB 34 and its effect on autophagy, dopamine and motor function in a mouse model of Parkinson’s condition. Though acupuncture increases autophagy of α-synuclein romoted the autophagic clearance of α-synuclein (α-syn), a well known aggregation-prone protein closely related to Parkinson’s disease (PD), in the…

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Electroacupuncture Enhances Number of Mature Oocytes and Fertility Rates for In Vitro Fertilization

Studies showing improved blood flow to the uterus with acupuncture are well known.  This study shows improvement in number of mature ooctyes with electroacupuncture versus sham acupuncture. Med Acupunct. 2019 Oct 1; 31(5): 289–297. Published online 2019 Oct 17. doi: 10.1089/acu.2019.1368 PMCID: PMC6795274 PMID: 31624528 Electroacupuncture Enhances Number of Mature Oocytes and Fertility Rates for In Vitro Fertilization Ayu Cintani Kusuma,1 Nadia…

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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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