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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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Senescent cells and the incidence of age-related diseases

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Heat Shock Proteins and Neurodegenerative Diseases

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Could Heat Therapy Be an Effective Treatment for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases?

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Cholinergic Modulation of Glial Function During Aging and Chronic Neuroinflammation

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Offspring of Centenarians-people who live to 100- are less likely to be frail due to genetic footprint

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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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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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2001 American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, Los AngelesAutonomic Nervous System activity during acupuncture treatment:A pilot study of patients with migraine 2004 Society for Acupuncture Research Presentation11th ANNUAL SOCIETY FOR ACUPUNCTURE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUMOctober 1-3, 2004 San Francisco, CAA Retrospective evaluation of Acupuncture outcomes as a function of Heart rate Variability  2007 Medical Acupuncture Article 2007 Analysis of Heart…

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Heat Shock Proteins and Neurodegenerative Diseases

More on specific heat shock proteins and their role in protection against neurogenerative diseases. Bohush A, Bieganowski P, Filipek A. Hsp90 and Its Co-Chaperones in Neurodegenerative Diseases. Int J Mol Sci. 2019;20(20):4976. Published 2019 Oct 9. doi:10.3390/ijms20204976 Abstract Proper folding is crucial for proteins to achieve functional activity in the cell. However, it often occurs that…

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Could Heat Therapy Be an Effective Treatment for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases?

This article looks at the benefits of sauna.  It is an intervention that is relatively widely available.  Most YMCA’s have them at the cost of a membership.  There are home saunas also. The article states ” Heat shock proteins (HSPs) are chaperones that regulate the aggregation and disaggregation of proteins in intracellular and extracellular spaces,…

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Cholinergic Modulation of Glial Function During Aging and Chronic Neuroinflammation

This is key to understanding how vagal activity, or cholinergic activity can mitigate the chronic inflammation found with Alzheimer’s disease.  I have highlighted below the role of the (intimidating sounding) α7 nicotinic acetylcholine (α7nACh) receptors. These are receptors that are stimulated by acetylcholine the neurotransmitter found in vagal, or parasympathetic activity.  These receptors are targeted in…

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Offspring of Centenarians-people who live to 100- are less likely to be frail due to genetic footprint

This finding, that offspring of centenarians are less likely to be frail, makes intuitive sense.  People often refer to their parents “they lived to 90, so I will too” kind of reasoning.  And there certainly seems to be some validity to it.  When smoking was more of a problems than it is now, that was…

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