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Acupuncture increases Heart Rate Variability

Heart Rate Variability Higher levels of Heart Rate Variability are associated with better health, most likely as it seems to reflect a healthy balance between the two sides of the autonomic nervous system.  The sympathetic nervous system readies us for fight or flight whereas the parasympathetic calms us down.  When we are stressed we can…

How acupuncture relieves stress.

New research suggests a mechanism for how acupuncture relieves stress. New research published in the Journal of Endocrinology has shown how acupuncture relieves stress.  Whilst it has long been believed that acupuncture relieves stress the mechanism of how it does this was unknown: “Many practitioners of acupuncture have observed that this ancient practice can reduce…