Tag: auricular acupuncture

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Anatomical-Physiological Basis for Transcutaneous Auricular Neurostimulation

The more we know about auricular stimulation, by acupuncture or transcutaneous auricular vagal nerve stimulation (TAVNS) the more effective we can make it. Med Acupunct. 2018 Jun 1; 30(3): 141–150. Published online 2018 Jun 1. doi: 10.1089/acu.2017.1254 PMCID: PMC6011382 PMID: 29937968 Anatomo-Physiologic Basis for Auricular Stimulation Beniamina Mercante, PhD,* Francesca Ginatempo, MSc,* Andrea Manca, PhD,* Francesco…

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Effect of auricular electroacupuncture on brain default model network of patients with primary insomnia

I’m glad that we’re acquiring a database of fMRI effects of acupuncture.  I need to become an expert on brain regions before I can make any sort of comment on these types of studies though.  But submitted here for the record! Zhen Ci Yan Jiu. 2019 Dec 25;44(12):884-7. doi: 10.13702/j.1000-0607.190562. [Instant adjustive effect of auricular…

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Ear Acupuncture for Weight Loss

A patient of mine alerted me to this Korean study.  They compared sham ear acupuncture (needles placed then immediately withdrawn) to 5 ear acupuncture points (Korean formula) and 1 ear acupuncture point (Hunger point.)  Both the 5 point and the one point treatment reduced BMI by about 6%.  My patient and I are now sporting hunger…

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Auricular Stimulation for Pelvic Pain Control

Friend of blog, Vitaly Napadow, has an interesting study looking at ear stimulation for pelvic pain.  His group used transcutaneous-vagus nerve stimulation (t-VNS) synchronized with the exhalation phase of respiration to study the response to chronic pelvic pain.  They compared this synchronized auricular stim to non-vagal auricular stim.  This is a patient population characterized by…

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