Tag: acupuncture and inflammation

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A guide to Chemokines and Their Receptors

I’m posting this here to have as a reference for the immune system-acupuncture link. A guide to chemokines and their receptors Catherine E Hughes 1, Robert J B Nibbs 1 Affiliations expand Free PMC article Abstract The chemokines (or chemotactic cytokines) are a large family of small, secreted proteins that signal through cell surface G protein-coupled heptahelical chemokine receptors….

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Electroacupuncture: A Feasible Sirt1 Promoter Which Modulates Metainflammation in Diet-Induced Obesity Rats

I’ve never heard the term “metainflammation” before, but I understand the concept.  It refers to the global low-grade inflammation that can lead to so many issues, from heart disease, to cancer to cognitive decline.  Sirt1 is a target of anti-aging research so I like to flag articles concerning Sirt1. Article here Evid Based Complement Alternat…

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Inflammation: From Depression to Dementia Inflammation is the New Frontier

Another “welcome to my world” article about how inflammation is related to mental conditions from depression to dementia.  “The barrier between mind and body, for so long a dogmatic conviction, appears to be crumbling.” Of course, that is the relationship between mind and body has been a pillar of Chinese Medicine for Millennia.  My own…

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Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Acupuncture Stimulation via the Vagus Nerve

Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Acupuncture Stimulation via the Vagus Nerve Hee-Don Lim,1 Min-Hee Kim,1 Chan-Yong Lee,2 and Uk Namgung1,* Michal Hetman, Editor Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Associated Data Data Availability Statement Go to: Abstract Although acupuncture therapy is widely used in…

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Low-frequency electroacupuncture suppresses carrageenan-induced paw inflammation in mice via sympathetic post-ganglionic neurons, while high-frequency EA suppression is mediated by the sympathoadrenal medullary axis.

This study is pretty old now!  I came across it while researching for a writing project.  It’s astonishing how much we actually do know about how acupuncture works for pain  and inflammation reduction. Brain Res Bull. 2008 Mar 28;75(5):698-705. doi: 10.1016/j.brainresbull.2007.11.015. Epub 2007 Dec 26. Low-frequency electroacupuncture suppresses carrageenan-induced paw inflammation in mice via sympathetic post-ganglionic neurons,…

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Transcutaneous Electrical Acupoint Stimulation for Improving Postoperative Recovery, Reducing Stress and Inflammatory Responses in Elderly Patient Undergoing Knee Surgery.

Nice study showing that not only did the group receiving acupuncture do better on a quality of life scale post surgery, but that their stress markers and inflammatory markers were lower.  It was a simple protocol, also.  30 min St36, Spl6, LI 11 give 30 min before epidural and then post op. Am J Chin…

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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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Neural networks and the anti-inflammatory effect of transcutaneous auricular vagus nerve stimulation in depression

Full article link here PDF hereTAVNS and antiinflammatory effect on depression 202012974_2020_Article_1732 Abstract Transcutaneous auricular vagus nerve stimulation (taVNS) is a relatively non-invasive alternative treatment for patients suffering from major depressive disorder (MDD). It has been postulated that acupuncture may achieve its treatment effects on MDD through suppression of vagal nerve inflammatory responses. Our previous…

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Why does inflammation seem to underlie all sickness? culprit in diseases ranging from arthritis to depression

I’m linking to this article on inflammation which I’ve covered many times in the blog, in hopes that a different writer might make it easier to understand for my readers why I’m so preoccupied with this topic! According to the authors of a 2015 British Journal of Nutrition (BJN) study, inflammation is the immune system’s…

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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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