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How tiny bioelectronic implants may someday replace pharmaceutical drugs

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by Mij, Feb 24, 2021.

  1. Mij

    Mij Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    https://bigthink.com/Northwell-Health/vagus-nerve-stimulation?rebelltitem=1#rebelltitem1
     
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    Wanna b Borg ;)
     
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    Kitty Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Can't wait for the conspiracy theories!
     
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    I would lik to try a vagus nerve stimulator. Nothing implanted, one of those ear clip ones, if they are any good.
     
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    Our friend Michael VanElzakker was/is interested in using non-invasive electroceutical medical devices to enhance the anti-inflammatory vagus nerve reflex.
     
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    As an aside, but uncomfortably related matter: My wife just got a new pacemaker defibrillator. It comes with a wifi monitoring device that somewhat resembles Amazon's Alexa. She was told to leave it on 24/7 so they could always have her monitored. She protested on invasion of privacy grounds.

    I suggested she do as the hospital requested for the first month to ensure everything was in working order, then return to monthly telemetry monitoring sessions. :)
     
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    I tried it with my TENs machine and one of those special ear clips.

    I find sensory stimuli much more tiring than physical activity, so it ran my energy down quite quickly. It was a bit annoying, as well. And if you accidentally turn the knob the wrong way so the intensity goes up too high, it's pretty bitey!

    I assumed I was doing it wrong, or the timing was wrong, or something, so I looked at several articles and tried at different times over a week or so. They all said broadly the same thing, though, and I wasn't doing it wrong.

    So yes – tiring, annoying, and a bit bitey. Couldn't honestly find any positives, so I stopped after that.

    That was the best bit, actually.

    :no_mouth:
     
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    So...what you're saying, is that after you did it, you felt better?

    :laugh::whistle:
     
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