Tag: acupuncture research

Health & Fitness

Electroacupuncture Enhances Number of Mature Oocytes and Fertility Rates for In Vitro Fertilization

Studies showing improved blood flow to the uterus with acupuncture are well known.  This study shows improvement in number of mature ooctyes with electroacupuncture versus sham acupuncture. Med Acupunct. 2019 Oct 1; 31(5): 289–297. Published online 2019 Oct 17. doi: 10.1089/acu.2019.1368 PMCID: PMC6795274 PMID: 31624528 Electroacupuncture Enhances Number of Mature Oocytes and Fertility Rates for In Vitro Fertilization Ayu Cintani Kusuma,1 Nadia…

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Medical Research

Electroacupuncture improves gut barrier dysfunction in prolonged hemorrhagic shock rats through vagus anti-inflammatory mechanism

The most important novel findings from this study are that when delayed resuscitation is inevitable during emergency situations such as hemorrhagic shock occurring in war without sufficient fluids, electroacupuncture at ST36 can be performed and it can successfully attenuate systemic inflammation, decrease gut injury and permeability and improve blood pressure and outcomes, which is consistent…

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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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Case Studies

Clinical Data: TAVNS Transcutaneous Auricular Vagal Nerve Stimulation for Hypertension improves HRV

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″] [et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] TAVNS for Hypertension best at 100HZ This blog post discussed a new study by (friend of blog) Vitaly Napadow, that 100Hz stimulation to the cymba concha was better than other frequencies in lowering blood pressure.  They did not look at HRV.  Here is some data from a…

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Medical Research

Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulation of PC5 and PC6 Acupoints Modulates Autonomic Balance in Heart Transplant Patients: A Pilot Study.

This represents another study using transcutaneous electrical stimulation instead of needle stimulation.  I had a hard time interpreting their results presented, but they claim that there was an improvement in their HRV with better sympathovagal balance during the stimulation and moderately after.   The thing is that transplanted hearts are without innervation, so it’s hard to…

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Ethics in Medicine

Evidence-based blood pressure reducing actions of electroacupuncture: mechanisms and clinical application.

This is a summary of the research done by the Longhurst group at UCIrvine.  Their studies show that for patients with mild to moderate hypertension, weekly treatment with low frequency low intensity acupuncture will decrease systolic, and to lesser extent, diastolic blood pressure by at least 6mm Hg.  Monthly treatment is needed to keep the…

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Health & Fitness

Energy Pathways: Science behind Meridian and Acupuncture theory

I kind of thought I knew everything there was to know about the latest research on acupuncture.  But this article has findings and interpretations I’d never heard of.  Not sure if I buy all of it, but super thought provoking nonetheless. “We know acupuncture increases the body’s release of natural pain killers – endorphins and…

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Case Studies

Abstract for NANS meeting. TAVNS and Autonomic Balance in the Acupuncture Clinic: Clinical Case Study

This is my abstract for the upcoming NANS conference in NYC.  It was accepted!  So to NYC for me in August. Introduction: Improving autonomic balance (increasing parasympathetic activity and decreasing sympathetic activity)leads to better immunity, pain tolerance, mood, longevity and inflammation. Both Transcutaneous Auricular Vagal Nerve Stimulation (TAVNS)[i] and acupuncture[ii] [iii] [iv]have been shown to…

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Case Studies

Acupuncture, Stress Levels and Chronic Intractable Migraine: Af.Es. editioin

This data is from a relatively new patient who has severe, chronic migraine.  He is on multiple medications.  He takes daily medications, anti-anxiety medications, and tryptans for attacks.  The first priority is to try to stabilize his system with acupuncture and avoiding tryptans whenever possible.  He is unable to work, so the disability he is…

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Case Studies

TaVNS and HRV: Case Study Pa.Co. edition

As another chapter in the story of TAVNS (Transcutaneous Auricular Vagal Nerve Stimulation) in the clinic, this patient seems to have the opposite effect from the previous patient.  Obviously, there is a lot of “noise” in the system, but he seems to have lower stress levels during treatment when TaVNS is added.  I have yet…

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