Tag: auricular stimulation

Auricular vagus nerve stimulation enhances central serotonergic function and inhibits diabetic neuropathy development in Zucker fatty rats.

This study uses 30 minute daily sessions, not at all difficult to achieve.  Granted this study is in animals, but this study also used 30 minute daily session in humans.  Maybe time to try this myself! Mol Pain. 2018 Jan-Dec;14:1744806918787368. doi: 10.1177/1744806918787368. Epub 2018 Jun 19. Auricular vagus nerve stimulation enhances central serotonergic function and…

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Medical Research

TVNS and Depression

  This study looks at tVNS and depression. I’ve been studying Transcutaneous vagal nerve stimulation in the clinic.  It involves a small ear electrode in addition to traditional acupuncture treatment.  In my latest paper submission-journal-of-medical-acupuncture-one-manuscript-for-blog, I show some of the data from these patients. Some feel that it enhances the acupuncture treatment and have opted…

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Using Ear Stim for Cervical Dystonia: HRV

  This is a fascinating article by the developer of the PSTIM device, an auricular vagal stim device.  They used auricular stim on a patient with cervical dystonia at night.  Her HRV, pain, and muscle tone all improved.  Granted it took many months.  I’ve been looking auricular stimulation in the clinic in conjunction with HRV,…

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