Tag: acupuncture and allergies

Medical Research

Nerve Stimulation: Immunomodulation and Control of Inflammation.

Immunomodulation and control of inflammation Torres Rosas 4.7.2018 Another great article by Luis Ulloa and Torres-Rosas.  I can’t stress enough the importance of this kind of thinking.  Calm your system, you calm inflammation and autoimmune. Trends Mol Med. 2017 Dec;23(12):1103-1120. doi: 10.1016/j.molmed.2017.10.006. Epub 2017 Nov 20. Nerve Stimulation: Immunomodulation and Control of Inflammation. Ulloa L1,…

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Mast cells are important regulator of acupoint sensitization via the secretion of tryptase, 5-hydroxytryptamine, and histamine.

This article gets to the heart of how I’m thinking about acupuncture.  There is a school of thought that nerve stimulation is necessary to achieve clinical results.  Longhurst, for example, is an advocate for that approach and all of his protocols employ electroacupuncture.  I’m assuming his mental model assumes that nerve stimulation is the basis…

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Medical Research

Acupuncture and Allergy, Facial Rash: Clinical Case Study HRV, No.Ge. edition

As in the previous post, this patient has had good clinical results.  Thought the rash is still present, it is better and less of an issue.  It is a facial rash of unknown origin, with patchy red blotches on the neck, around the eyes and mouth.  She seems to have responded to electroacupuncture, a published…

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Medical Research

Acupuncture Mechanisms for Asthma

This animal study demonstrates some of the mechanisms behind acupuncture’s effectiveness for asthma including airway inflammation and the hypothalamic-adrenal-pituitary axis.  These effects are not unique to asthma, and can help to explain acupuncture’s effectiveness in other immune and inflammatory dysfunction. Neurosci Lett. 2017 Jan 1;636:177-183. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2016.11.001. Epub 2016 Nov 2. Regulation of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis activity…

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Case Studies

Alternating Auricular Vagal Stimulation, HRV Data: De. Bo edition

I haven’t been sharing much data lately, just due to other projects and travel. Here is some data from a patient who values electrical ear stimlulation that provides increased vagal activity, ie increased “rest and digest” and has a unit at home to use.  Though she’s not gotten around to use it much recently, we…

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Medical Research

Electro-Acupuncture 36St for Allergy and Inflammation

  I was just wondering today if I, perhaps, make things more complicated and use more points than I need to. In this animal study, they showed significant effect on allergic and inflammatory markers using electroacupuncture on 36St only.  That would certainly make my job easier with all of the allergy patients I see… Inflammation….

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Case Studies

Acupuncture, Allergy and Stress Data Clinical Case Study Da.Ba.

  The “Case of the Day”  is a patient I’ve been treating for years to keep his allergies away.  It has worked well and he continues to come in monthly for a “booster.”  I use a protocol that I found which shows that this protocol (electroacupuncture at LI 11 and LI4 100Hz) improved salivary Iga and…

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Medical Research

Effect of 100 Hz electroacupuncture on salivary immunoglobulin A and the autonomic nervous system

Effect of 100 Hz electroacupuncture on salivary immunoglobulin A and the autonomic nervous system Waki Hideaki,1 Hisajima Tatsuya,2,3 Miyazaki Shogo,2,3 Yoshida Naruto,2,3 Tamai Hideaki,2,3 Minakawa Yoichi,2,3 Okuma Yoshihiro,2,3 Uebaba Kazuo,2,3 and Takahashi Hidenori2,3 Abstract Background A previous study has reported that low-frequency (LF) electroacupuncture (EA) influences salivary secretory immunoglobulin A (sIgA) and the autonomic nervous system…

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Case Studies

Sympathetic Tone and Electrical Stim at LI11

In this post, I cited the article that looked at electro at LI11. In this study it decreases sympathetic activity. I am usually looking at parasympathetic activity, but decreasing sympathetic (fright/flight) is of huge interest also. This point is also interesting because it’s an alternative point for treating high blood pressure in Longhurst’s protocol. What…

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Health & Fitness

Tattoos, Hormesis, Acupuncture and Health

  I’m sure this is what we see with Acupuncture too.  It’s the repeated slight stress to the system that leads to better immunity, lower cortisol and better health. The article that follows is from the popular press.  The abstract is below that. No need for permanent tattoos, get acupuncture!! An Astonishing Health Benefit of…

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