Tag: acupuncture and aging

Conditions & Treatment

Achieving Longevity and Anti Aging with Acupuncture

Reduce Your Stress, Live Long In Chinese medicine enhanced longevity is seen as a goal of therapy and within the purview of practitioners. There are herbal treatments (see facial rejuvenation section), lifestyle suggestions, and acupuncture prescriptions to benefit the “anti-aging” agenda which is part and parcel of acupuncture treatment. Feel better, look better In China,…

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Health & Fitness

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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Medical Research

Signal Transduction Pathways of Acupuncture for Treating Some Nervous System Diseases

This article is a fantastic resource that looks at the nitty gritty of multiple signaling pathways.  This is important because these pathways are the focus of research and pharmaceuticals companies to target these pathways for immune functions, inflammation, and anti-aging. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2019; 2019: 2909632. Published online 2019 Jul 11. doi: 10.1155/2019/2909632 PMCID: PMC6657648 PMID: 31379957…

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Effect of electroacupuncture on SIRT1/NF-κB signaling pathway in adipose tissue of obese rats

This is a key article. Because Chinese Medicine has had longevity as part of its charter forever, this may be a piece of evidence that shows the science behind why this might be true.  A brief description of the science behind Sirtuin1 follows in this abstract.  There’s a caveat at the end of the wikipedia…

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Health & Fitness

David Sinclair on the Potential for Reversing Aging: Hormesis Revisited

The Biochemistry of Longevity is Discussed in this video For any readers who are interested in some of the biochemistry behind the latest science on strategies to age more slowly.  Many of the strategies we’ve discussed before, as well as the concept of hormesis.  Basically, the current thinking is that we are too comfortable.  Never…

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Medical Research

Neuromodulation, Electric Cures and Acupuncture Are All Methods of Alleviating the Toxic Inflammatory Reflex Involved in to Aging

I searched for this “electric cures” issue of Scientific American for a presentation I’m giving. ( I blogged about it when it came out.) I found a link to a letter to the editor. I wonder whether Tracey has considered that acupuncture may somehow mimic the responses he found. I haven’t tried it, but friends…

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Health & Fitness

Warm Needle Acupuncture Shows Anti-Aging Effects in Animals

This study looks at moxibustion, warm needle moxibustion in elderly rats to see effect on their gonads.  It appears that there is an anti-aging effect in the testes which originates in the pituitary.  Since the HPA (hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal)  axis is key in stress response, this, of course interests me. Also because of acupuncture’s claims in leading…

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Health & Fitness

Stress Response as Sign of Aging

I’m rereading this blog post by “friend-of-blog” Zach Haigney.  He is reviewing and discussing a Science Direct article from 2013 that seeks to establish biomarkers for cellular stress response and what they can tell us about the aging process.   A key sentence in this article is the following ““A crucial component of the homeodynamic space…

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Case Studies

Adaptive Homeostasis: Beyond Hormesis: Acupuncture as Illustration

I maintain that acupuncture is a form of hormesis.  After listening to the latest Ferriss podcast about raptomycin and metformin for life extension, I just shake my head.  Risk/benefit not defined if you’re going to use them for life extension.  Acupuncture is self regulating, urging the body to heal itself.  The most elegant of remedies. …

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Medical Research

Effect of acupoint catgut-embedding therapy on changes of structure of hippocampal neurons in senile chronic stress rats

  This study ambitiously explores catgut-embedding for the havoc wrought by stress on senility.  One of Sapolsky’s key findings was that stress causes a feed forward loop on the hippocampus during senility.  The altered hippocampus then causes more stress, which then leads to more senility.  This is a particular nasty ramification of stress.  I am…

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