Tag: Autonomic Nervous System

Medical Research

Stress and Tinnitus; Transcutaneous Auricular Vagal Nerve Stimulation Attenuates Tinnitus-Triggered Stress Reaction

Study from Helsinki on 171 patients.  (Impressive! Especially given Finland’s small size.) It has a measure I’ve never seen before. ie. “HRV age”.  Apparently the TAVNS decreased the patients’ HRV age by 9 years. Full article here. Front Psychol . 2020 Sep 17;11:570196. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.570196. eCollection 2020. Stress and Tinnitus; Transcutaneous Auricular Vagal Nerve Stimulation…

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Health & Fitness

Effect of Yoga Therapy on Disease Activity, Inflammatory Markers, and Heart Rate Variability in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

This article looks at two aspects of treatment and health that I’m deeply interested in.  One is the autonomic nervous system and HRV specifically.  The other is the immune system and inflammatory markers.  Acupuncture, also, affects inflammatory markers and HRV, as attentive readers of this blog know! Yoga for inflammation and HRV 6.15.2020 The Journal…

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The effects of transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation on conditioned fear extinction in humans

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1074742716300612 Neurobiology of Learning and Memory Volume 132, July 2016, Pages 49-56 The effects of transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation on conditioned fear extinction in humans Author links open overlay panelAndreas M.Burgera BartVerkuilaIlseVan DiestbWillemVan der DoesaJulian F.ThayercJos F.Brosschota a Institute of Psychology, Leiden University, Wassenaarseweg 52, 2333 AK Leiden, The Netherlands b Faculty of Psychology, Katholieke…

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Heart rate variability mediates the link between rumination and depressive symptoms: A longitudinal study

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S016787601730421X International Journal of Psychophysiology Volume 131, September 2018, Pages 131-138 Heart rate variability mediates the link between rumination and depressive symptoms: A longitudinal study Author links open overlay panelLucaCarnevaliabJulian F.ThayercJos F.BrosschotdCristinaOttavianiae https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2017.11.002Get rights and content Highlights • The interplay between rumination, heart rate variability, and depressive symptoms is examined in healthy individuals. • Resting…

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Toward the Existence of a Sympathetic Neuroplasticity Adaptive Mechanism Influencing the Immune Response. A Hypothetical View—Part I and II

  I monitor autonomic activity in the clinic during acupuncture treatment.  I use heart rate variability (HRV) and concentrate mostly on vagal activity or parasympathetic activity.  But I’ve been impressed with the strength of the correlation of sympathetic activity with treatment, usually decreasing, with acupuncture and TAVNS also.  I wasn’t aware that there was a…

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Sympathetic Nervous System and Inflammation. Wilfred Janig

More back up material for writing project. Sympathetic Nervous System and inflammation Wilfred Janig a b s t r a c t Keywords: Sympathetic nervous system Inflammation Immune system Protection of body tissues Nociception and pain The peripheral sympathetic nervous systemis organized into function-specific pathways that transmit the activity from the central nervous system to…

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Neurocardiology: a neurobiologist’s perspective

More back up data for my writing project.   J Physiol. 2016 Jul 15; 594(14): 3955–3962. Published online 2016 Jul 14. doi: 10.1113/JP271895 PMCID: PMC4945716 PMID: 27417671 Neurocardiology: a neurobiologist’s perspective Wilfrid Jänig 1 Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Abbreviations AVN atrioventricular node CM cardiomotor GIT gastrointestinal tract ICNS intrinsic cardiac nervous…

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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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Vagal Afferent Modulation of Nociception

Vagal Afferent Modulation of Nociception A Randich 1, G F Gebhart Affiliations expand PMID: 1327371 DOI: 10.1016/0165-0173(92)90009-b Abstract Chemical, electrical or physiological activation of cardiopulmonary vagal (cervical, thoracic or cardiac), diaphragmatic vagal (DVAG) or subdiaphragmatic vagal (SDVAG) afferents can result in either facilitation or inhibition of nociception in some species. In the rat, these effects depend upon vagal afferent input…

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Inflammation: From Depression to Dementia Inflammation is the New Frontier

Another “welcome to my world” article about how inflammation is related to mental conditions from depression to dementia.  “The barrier between mind and body, for so long a dogmatic conviction, appears to be crumbling.” Of course, that is the relationship between mind and body has been a pillar of Chinese Medicine for Millennia.  My own…

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