Tag: acupuncture and immune response

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Mast Cell-Mediated Mechanisms of Nociception

This is an exhaustive look at the different mechanisms involved in mast cell activation and how they might relate to different pain conditions.   Mast cells are released with acupuncture needling and can contribute to positive feedback loops to quash hyper sensitivity and auto immune conditions. This article has mast cells playing a role in pain…

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Medical Research

Review Article of High Quality Acupuncture Studies

They cite the neuro-endocrine-immune system as playing a frequent role in acupuncture results.  Coincidentally, that is the chapter I’m working on in a writing project I’m doing during sheltering. Chin J Integr Med. 2020 Apr;26(4):310-320. doi: 10.1007/s11655-019-3150-3. Epub 2019 Feb 1. Current Tracking on Effectiveness and Mechanisms of Acupuncture Therapy: A Literature Review of High-Quality…

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Electroacupuncture for Post Operative Cognitive Dysfunction

Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2020; 2020: 9641904. Published online 2020 Feb 13. doi: 10.1155/2020/9641904 PMCID: PMC7044481 PMID: 32148660 Application of Acupuncture to Attenuate Immune Responses and Oxidative Stress in Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction: What Do We Know So Far? Yuen-Shan Ho, 1 Fei-Yi Zhao, 2 Wing-Fai Yeung, 1 Gordon Tin-Chun Wong, 3 Hong-Qi Zhang, 4 and Raymond…

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Health & Fitness

Cestode Parasites and Immunology

This article is related to research and I might as well publish it here. It has to do with my interest in immunology and how acupuncture affects it.  Cestodes may give some insight. ttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23058631 Int J Parasitol. 2013 Mar;43(3-4):233-43. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2012.09.005. Epub  2012 Oct 8. Cestode regulation of inflammation and inflammatory diseases. Hernandez JL1, Leung…

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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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Acupuncture for Dermatology Conditions

Acupuncture looks promising in itch modulation, in treating atopic dermatitis and herpes zoster pain, and in promoting wound healing. Medical AcupunctureVol. 29, No. 5 Acupuncture and Cutaneous Medicine: Is It Effective? Mary van den Berg-Wolf , and Thomas Burgoon Published Online:1 Oct 2017https://doi.org/10.1089/acu.2017.1227 Abstract Background: In China, acupuncture has been used as a form of…

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Health & Fitness

Immunity and Schizophrenia

Another great piece by Moises Velasquez-Manoff.  We looked at his work here and here   a mong others. “Dr. Tsuyoshi Miyaoka, a psychiatrist treating him at the Shimane University School of Medicine in Japan, eventually diagnosed paranoid schizophrenia. He then prescribed a series of antipsychotic drugs. None helped. The man’s symptoms were, in medical parlance, “treatment…

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Stress Reduction Over Time: Lu.Wi. Edition

This is another set of  data from a healthy patient in his mid thirties who has issues with allergies, anxiety, insomnia.  This is his data for the first year of treatment.  Again we see an increase over time.  

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Case Studies

Improvement in HRV, Autonomic Balance Over Time? Vi.Le edition RMSSD

This data is from a patient we’ve looked at before. One overriding goal of this HRV project (looking at stress levels and autonomic balance in conjunction with acupuncture) is to explore and document stress levels over time with consistent treatment.  Of course correlation doesn’t mean causation, but it is something that is of tremendous interest…

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Auricular Neuromodulation: The Emerging Concept beyond the Stimulation of Vagus and Trigeminal Nerves

Another article exploring the uses of transcutaneous auricular vagal nerve stimulation and the physiology of its effects.  So many of the studies are small, so not definitive.  I am also wary since there is a “gold rush” to produce expensive products to exploit the benefits of vagal nerve enhancement. Among the cited conditions that might…

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