Tag: Acupuncture and HRV

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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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Clinic Data in a Recent Migraine Patient: An.St edition 2

This data is looking very good for this patient.  She was having weekly headaches.  She went a few weeks without any and had trouble scheduling an appointment. So she had one over the last weekend, or 2 days ago and yesterday.  Today there is still some lingering headache.  But her data looks so good, I…

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TAVNS Clinical Data Not a Panacea: Li.Ma and St.Gi edition

In the spirit of “there’s no bad data only bad hypotheses” I share this data.  This is from a long time patient (>3 years) who comes monthly for cosmetic acupuncture. I’ve tried TAVNS on her a few times and the results show in increase in her sympathetic/parasympathetic balance to a dramatic degree.  Not once, not…

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Medical Research

Acupuncture and TAVNS HRV: St.Gi Edition

Following up on yesterday’s post this patients data shows a similar discrepancy in the data.  She, also, employed deep breathing in one of the sessions.  It drove down her LF/HF which can be interpreted as an increase in her stress levels, but in the same session her RMSSD went up which means the opposite.  This…

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Clinical Case, Migraine, HRV and hypersensitivity: An.St edition

Sigh.  The vagaries of HRV, the challenge and the opportunity… This is the story of a young woman (30 ish) with severe migraines, at least once per week.  Initial treatment might have caused a migraine so I dialed back the number of needles drastically to a key four. (3K, 7H, 4Sp, 6PC).  She still had…

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Medical Research

Influence of Acupuncture on Autonomic Balance in Adult Tinnitus Patients: An Exploratory Study.

In this study, they compared deep acupuncture and shallow acupuncture on tinnitus and HRV.  The LF/HF ratio actually increased with needling, which is unusual.  Gerhard Litscher was kind enough to send me the pdf of his paper. pdf hereTinnitur HRV Litscher Curr Med Sci. 2019 Dec;39(6):947-953. doi: 10.1007/s11596-019-2127-y. Epub 2019 Dec 16. Influence of Acupuncture…

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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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Implanted Electrodes on St 36 improve gastic mobility and HRV

Acupuncture improves gastric motility and HRV in an animal model of chemically induces gastroparesis This study looked at an animal model of functional dysmotility caused in utero and then after 2 months of life implant electrodes at St 36.  The electrodes not only cause improved motility, but lower norepinephrine and improved HRV also. We may…

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Clinical Data: TAVNS Transcutaneous Auricular Vagal Nerve Stimulation for Hypertension improves HRV

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″] [et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] TAVNS for Hypertension best at 100HZ This blog post discussed a new study by (friend of blog) Vitaly Napadow, that 100Hz stimulation to the cymba concha was better than other frequencies in lowering blood pressure.  They did not look at HRV.  Here is some data from a…

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Effect Of Moxibustion on HRV depends on Temperature

This article shows that after a threshold temperature on the forearm, there is more complexity in local blood flow, but also on HRV.  I’m not sure how to use this information exactly.  Moxibustion is not a modality that’s easy for me to use in the clinic.  But I like the fact that they looked at…

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