Tag: acupuncture and anxiety

Conditions & Treatment

Calm Your Anxiety and Live Your Best Life with Acupuncture

Acupuncture works with your body so that you feel better and live longer naturally. When I first opened my practice in 1998, one of my first patients was a young mother with anxiety and panic attacks when driving, especially when crossing bridges. Her heart would beat rapidly, she’d get sick to her stomach, and have to…

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Case Studies

Use of TAVNS in conjunction with Acupuncture for Anxiety: Ma.Co edition

I’ve been working on trying to get a single HRV measure of efficacy for transcutaneous auricular vagal nerve stimulation.  Readers know that I look at many parameters since the “best use” procedures are far from established.  Some advocate time measures such as RMSSD, others LF/HF a frequency measure that I’ve found to be a great…

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Case Studies

Hypervigilance and Acupuncture/HRV

This data is from a new patient who has autonomic hypervigilance, which manifests as anxiety and exaggerated sympathetic activity.  Her stress levels do not appear to be excessively high and, so far, have responded positively to acupuncture.  We’ll keep an eye on her to see how she progresses.

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Health & Fitness

Killer Stress NHK Documentary Outlines the Perils of Too Much Stress on Your System

I caught this documentary on a recent flight. I can’t seem to find it except on Facebook.  It is aimed at the lay person with explanations for the brain areas involved in the stress response, as well as the autonomic nervous system and adrenal glands. As much as I read about stress and the ills…

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Medical Research

Stress Lower Over Time With Acupuncture St.Ro. Edition

This patient’s data is still looking good.  Her symptoms are much less except for some GI symptoms that remain.  

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Case Studies

TAVNS and Acupuncture in the Clinic: J.L. and C.H. edition

After I used TAVNS on these patients in the same day, I realized they had some things in common. Both very athletic and hard workers.  One patient comes in for hot flashes/Pms, the other anxiety.  Both of them had a pronounced drop in their LF/HF with the TAVNS.  Is it reproducible?  We will see.  I’m…

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Case Studies

Acupuncture for Anxiety, Clinical Case with HRV data Ta.Ta. edition 2

We have seen data from this patient before, but she continues to improve clinically and her data reflects that.   I am including four different data sets here.  Her HRV (heart rate variability) is good overall. She is young, healthy and active.  So when you have overall good variability, the nonlinear data can be especially revealing. …

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Case Studies

High Blood Pressure, Anxiety, Acupuncture and HRV: Te.Ca edition

  This has been a satisfying case.  Blood pressure and anxiety are well under control and her HRV data is interesting also. I’ve been treating her for a few months and we are exploring use of the customized ear stim device that I’ve been prototyping for home use to help decrease stress levels.  In this…

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