Tag: acupuncture and longevity

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Effects of Moxibustion on the Levels of Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1: A Pilot Study

I like this study especially because moxibustion can be applied by patients at home and via Insulin-Like Protein Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1) can improve insulin uptake and help longevity.  Win win.  Easy and safe. Effects of Moxibustion on the Levels of Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1: A Pilot Study Jaung-Geng Lin 1, Shinn-Zong Lin 2, Lih-Hwa Lin 3 4, Chun-Chang Wu 5, Wan-Ting Tsai 5, Horng-Jyh Harn 6, Li-Hui…

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Electro-acupuncture-induced neuroprotection is associated with activation of the IGF-1/PI3K/Akt pathway following adjacent dorsal root ganglionectomies in rats

This paper shows that acupuncture triggers IGF-1, a gene linked with longevity.  Here it is involved in neuroplasticity following dorsal root ganglionectomies.  Difficult to know if we can extrapolate to longevity genes in humans. Int J Mol Med. 2019 Feb; 43(2): 807–820. Published online 2018 Dec 18. doi: 10.3892/ijmm.2018.4035 PMCID: PMC6317683 PMID: 30569108 Electro-acupuncture-induced neuroprotection is…

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New Insights for Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Aging and Aging-Related Diseases: Herbal Medicine as Potential Therapeutic Approach

Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2019; 2019: 4598167. Published online 2019 Dec 12. doi: 10.1155/2019/4598167 PMCID: PMC6930799 PMID: 31915506 New Insights for Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Aging and Aging-Related Diseases: Herbal Medicine as Potential Therapeutic Approach Yanfei Liu, 1 , 2 Weiliang Weng, 2 Rui Gao, 2 and Yue Liu 3 Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Go to: Abstract…

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Warm Needle Acupuncture Shows Anti-Aging Effects in Animals

This study looks at moxibustion, warm needle moxibustion in elderly rats to see effect on their gonads.  It appears that there is an anti-aging effect in the testes which originates in the pituitary.  Since the HPA (hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal)  axis is key in stress response, this, of course interests me. Also because of acupuncture’s claims in leading…

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