Tag: depression

Conditions & Treatment

Is it Possible that Acupuncture Can Help Depression?

How is it possible that Acupuncture can help Depression? Don’t I need medication? Acupuncture can calm you down, decrease your stress, and actually help your brain chemistry. Studies have shown electroacupuncture can decrease changes in the brain associated with depression. Acupuncture was shown to lessen symptoms of anxiety and depression in the elderly and the young.  And in menopausal women acupuncture lessened…

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Treating Depression with Transcutaneous Auricular Vagus Nerve Stimulation: State of the Art and Future Perspectives

I can’t say enough about this journal article.  It clearly lays out the physiology and brain anatomy involved in TAVNS with a focus on depression.  But it also discusses the impact of inflammation, microbiota, and even auricular acupuncture.  It is not written for the lay audience, but an incredible resource for anyone interested in where…

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Health & Fitness

Effects of Hyperthermia on depression, sleep and heart rate variability in patients with depressive disorder

This study looks at hot baths given twice a week in depressed patients to see if they had improvement in their symtoms  and HRV. In this pilot controlled study, patients with moderate depression improved by 3 points on the HAMD scale, or about the same amount as taking an anti-depressant. There was no perceptible difference…

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