Friend of blog, Zach Haigney has a fascinating new website called hormesis health.
We’ve discussed hormesis before on the blog, but not recently. The concept of hormesis quoting Zach is “The idea is that low level stressors have a beneficial or stimulatory effect while the higher levels or doses of the same stressor have detrimental effects.” Both Zach and I share the belief that acupuncture is a form of hormesis in that it triggers healing in the body by inflicting a small injury. Of course there are other aspects to acupuncture, such as nerve stimulation etc… but that triggering by needling is what causes the autonomic effects . The body needs to be in a rest and digest state to actually heal.
Zach interviewed me for his podcast a few years ago, but I don’t think he ever took the podcast live.