Tag: Acupuncture and Stress

Health & Fitness

Deep Resilience: Chapter Stress Matters

Updated Stress Response Chapter here Stress Response Chapter for sharing rough draft 11.21.2020 I’ve “completed” another chapter in my long form writing project called “Stress Matters.”  As blog readers know, I’ve been researching stress and monitoring autonomic nervous system activity in the clinic for many years.  This chapter is still in a rough form, but…

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Conditions & Treatment

Acupuncture for Stress, Anxiety and Depression

Why should you care about stress? Stress can lead to poor health, more pain, worse allergies and other immune problems, and mood problems. It can even shorten your life. You’ve probably heard that you need to manage your stress but can’t imagine where you’ll find the time it takes to meditate, do biofeedback, take vacation…

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Case Studies

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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Medical Research

GV20 Acupuncture Point Can Be Used for Infertility and Conception

This study postulates the G 20, an acupuncture point on the top of the head, activates the HPA,  hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, and causes improved mood and well being leading to increased fertility.  I will try to get the full transcript.  I’ve been aware of the effect of Sishencong’s (Four Intelligences) on autonomic activity, but not G20….

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Health & Fitness

Killer Stress NHK Documentary Outlines the Perils of Too Much Stress on Your System

I caught this documentary on a recent flight. I can’t seem to find it except on Facebook.  It is aimed at the lay person with explanations for the brain areas involved in the stress response, as well as the autonomic nervous system and adrenal glands. As much as I read about stress and the ills…

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Medical Research

Stress Lower Over Time With Acupuncture St.Ro. Edition

This patient’s data is still looking good.  Her symptoms are much less except for some GI symptoms that remain.  

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Medical Research

Mechanism of Electroacupuncture on Postoperative Ileus Induced by Surgical Stress in Rats

I’m trying, most likely in vain, to prepare a journal article on my HRV findings due May 14th.  This paper has some fascinating data and is pertinent to my project.  The full article is here.mechanism of acupuncture on postoperative ileus Med Acupunct. 2019 Apr 1;31(2):109-115. doi: 10.1089/acu.2018.1322. Epub 2019 Apr 15. Mechanism of Electroacupuncture on…

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Case Studies

Stress Reduction: St.Jo. Edition Tales from the Clinic

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″] [et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] This is data from a new patient who presents with a few conditions, bladder irritability and anxiety among others.     This is the data from her first four visits. As you can see it shows (with the exception of the second visit) a decrease during treatment…

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Medical Research

Acupuncture as Prevention: Gaining Traction PTSD and Earthquake Survivors

I’ve hypothesized for a long time that one of acupuncture’s real advantages is that it can actually prevent conditions before they arise by making the body more resilient.  This study and the accompanying commentary, discuss just that. Their study looks at whether a 5 week course of acupuncture can actually prevent PTSD from setting in….

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Case Studies

HRV in the Clinic: R.Tr edition

This is data from a new patient’s first visit.  She has a hypersensitive vagal response, so can feel ill/nauseated and dizzy under certain conditions.  This case may prove to be out an outlier of what I usually see in the clinic. I usually try to increase vagal activity/decrease sympathetic activity. In this case I may…

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