Tag: acupuncture and inflammation

Health & Fitness

Now We Know that Inflammation Plays a Major Role in the Misery of Depression

We discussed this in the last newsletter.  Inflammation and adverse effects on mood. Major depressive disorder and inflammation https://rdcu.be/bQ5WL REVIEWOpen AccessRole of inflammation in depression relapseChun-Hong Liu1, Guang-Zhong Zhang2,BinLi3,MengLi4,MarieWoelfer4,5,MartinWalter4,6,7andLihongWang8*AbstractMajor depressive disorder (MDD) is a leading cause of disability worldwide. After the first episode, patients withremitted MDD have a 60% chance of experiencing a second episode….

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Medical Research

Islet-cell autoantigen 69 mediates the antihyperalgesic effects of electroacupuncture on inflammatory pain by regulating spinal glutamate receptor subunit 2 phosphorylation through protein interacting with C-kinase 1 in mice.

Inflammation research is everywhere.  Since inflammation is now linked to even cancer and heart disease, inflammatory pain studies are ever more salient. Pain. 2019 Mar;160(3):712-723. Islet-cell autoantigen 69 mediates the antihyperalgesic effects of electroacupuncture on inflammatory pain by regulating spinal glutamate receptor subunit 2 phosphorylation through protein interacting with C-kinase 1 in mice. Han K1,…

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Electroacupuncture lowers inflammatory markers and increases HRV: animal study

HRV does seem to correlate with inflammation.  Since inflammation is implicated in so many health conditions, using HRV as a noninvasive biomarker may be useful! Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2019 May 22:e13615. doi: 10.1111/nmo.13615. [Epub ahead of print] Autonomically mediated anti-inflammatory effects of electrical stimulation at acupoints in a rodent model of colonic inflammation. Jin H1,2,3,4, Guo…

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Altered sympathovagal balance and pain hypersensitivity in TNBS-induced colitis.

This study reinforces the brain/gut relationship that is key to understanding and treating GI problems.  Here, they look at HRV in conjunction with experimentally induced Irritable Bowel Syndrome in animals. Arch Med Sci. 2017 Feb 1;13(1):246-255. doi: 10.5114/aoms.2015.55147. Epub 2016 Dec 19. Altered sympathovagal balance and pain hypersensitivity in TNBS-induced colitis. Ciesielczyk K1, Furgała A1,…

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Benefits of Acupuncture for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

This abstract discusses some of the positive effects of acupuncture which help to mitigate the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease.  Of course, of most interest to me is the effect on vagal activity.  Unfortunately, there is no full text online. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2018 Dec 11. doi: 10.1093/ibd/izy371. [Epub ahead of print] Acupuncture in Inflammatory…

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Health & Fitness

End of Alzheimer’s: Bredesen and Rhonda Patrick Part 3

Third part of this podcast on Alzheimer’s and possible solutions.   His book can be found here. The podcast goes on to discuss more advantages of a ketogenic diet.  It is “glucose sparing” which means that some important enzymatic reactions requiring glucose can take place. An important aspect of amyloid plaques is that they are considered…

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Health & Fitness

Ending Alzheimer’s: Dr. Bredesen and Rhonda Patrick Podcast

I’ve listened to this podcast once and am making my way through it again.  I take a lot of what’s presented with a grain of salt.  Dr. Bredesen has a book to sell, an algorithm to pump, and speaking engagements to nurture. On the other hand, I realize that Alzheimer’s is a focus of intense…

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Case Studies

Stress Reduction Over Time: Hypertension Te.Ca. edition

Here is another data set looking at long term stress reduction/improvement in HRV over time. from a patient who has been treated for 2 years for hypertension and anxiety.  Her blood pressure is controlled without medication and the anxiety very rarely occurs.  I would love to be able to show this consistently.  But, of course,…

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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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Vagally mediated heart rate variability in headache patients–a systematic review and meta-analysis.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed Cephalalgia. 2016 Mar;36(3):265-78. doi: 10.1177/0333102415583989. Epub 2015 May 11. Vagally mediated heart rate variability in headache patients–a systematic review and meta-analysis. Koenig J1, Williams DP1, Kemp AH2, Thayer JF3. Author information 1 Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University, USA. 2 University Hospital and Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo, Brazil School of…

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