This data represents some of the data collected over months to years. This long term stress response data is quite hard to get! Correlation does not equal causation, meaning that the acupuncture may just be incidental to the stress reduction, but it is still provocative. To show reduced stress over time would be a game changer since less stress leads to more resiliency, better health, sleep and mood. Ideally we would want to get these results in a few visits, that's what the project is all about, faster more effective treatment, but even over months this result is incredibly positive.
60+ year old (Do.Al) with disabling neuropathy in the feet and depression due to it. Neuropathy under control and she's working more than full time. Lots of "noise" in the data, but clear upward trend, which with this type of data means less stress, more resilience.
60+ year old (Ne.Be) with 3/week migraines, no migraine free for 3 months. He improved within 3 months, but continued coming and it paid off since now they are rare to nonexistent.
This is Complexity HRV data that decreases when stress decreases. The black line is a moving average, which shows the complexity in general over time, a 30% decrease.
40+ year old (Hi.Me.)with Multiple Sclerosis who comes in for acupuncture for stress reduction to optimize her MS course.
40+ year old (Ma.Ke.) with allergic esophagitis and severe anxiety. Anxiety, though still present at times, is no longer disabling and symptoms from esophagitis improved also.
70+ year old with intention tremor, decreased within 3 months, now rare and very mild.