360 results match your criteria Advances in mind-body medicine[Journal]


Antioxidants and Autism: Teachers' Perceptions of Behavioral Changes.

Adv Mind Body Med 2018 Jun 5. Epub 2018 Jun 5.

BACKGROUND- Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) demonstrate a physiological imbalance between free radicals, resultant from oxidative stress, and antioxidants. Oxidative stress is linked to the pathogenesis of this neurocognitive disorder. The aim of this pilot feasibility study was to examine the effect of consumption of high concentration antioxidant cacao on behavior of children with ASD. Read More

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June 2018
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Yoga Intervention for an Adolescent With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: A Case Study.

Adv Mind Body Med 2018 Winter;32(1):13-20

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a chronic rheumatic disease associated with pain, stiffness, and psychosocial difficulties. The purpose of this case study was to investigate the impact of a yoga intervention on pain and morning stiffness in an adolescent female with JIA. A secondary aim was to assess the impact of this intervention on self-efficacy, mindfulness, health-related quality of life, and disease activity. Read More

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August 2018
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Brief Report: Knowledge of, Interest in, and Willingness to Try Behavioral Interventions in Individuals With Parkinson's Disease.

Adv Mind Body Med 2018 Winter;32(1):8-12

Purpose/Objective • Behavioral interventions hold enormous promise for managing a variety of motor and nonmotor symptoms in Parkinson's disease (PD). Despite this, prior studies have suggested that the utilization of these interventions is relatively low. The current study seeks to understand factors that could relate to the utilization of PD behavioral strategies. Read More

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The History of Mind (Psyche)-Body (Soma) Medicine: Practical Examples.

Adv Mind Body Med 2018 Winter;32(1):4-7

This article discusses the relationship between health and disease, considering the mind/body dichotomy that has occurred in the history of medicine, both in Western and Eastern cultures. The author begins by referring to the magical concept of disease, passing through the classical Greek period, and the medieval and Renaissance vision, to the evolution of modern concepts proposed by psychoanalysis. The author references some practical examples about the importance of the mind-body relationship, such as the psychological steps experienced by the oncological patient, as well as the psychiatric disorder. Read More

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Overview of Systematic Reviews of Mindfulness Meditation-based Interventions for People With Long-term Conditions.

Adv Mind Body Med 2017 Fall;31(4):26-36

Context • Increasing numbers of people worldwide live with a long-term health condition (LTC). Finding new ways to support people diagnosed with LTCs is important, both to improve their health-related quality of life and to manage the demands on health services that their conditions present. This effort includes a recognition of the importance of interventions to promote self-care. Read More

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July 2018
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The Effects of Stress and Meditation on the Immune System, Human Microbiota, and Epigenetics.

Adv Mind Body Med 2017 Fall;31(4):10-25

Context • Globally, more than 25% of individuals are affected by anxiety and depression disorders. Meditation is gaining popularity in clinical settings and its treatment efficacy is being studied for a wide array of psychological and physiological ailments. An exploration of stress physiology is an essential precursor to delineation of the mechanisms underlying the beneficial effects of meditation practices. Read More

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July 2018
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Hypnosis and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment for Visual Disorders During Pregnancy: A Case Report.

Adv Mind Body Med 2017 Summer;31(3):23-27

Context • Pregnancy causes physiological alterations to the visual system, particularly in relation to retinal vascularization, with a consequent increase of intraocular pressure, and to the lacrimal fluid, with a consequent ocular dryness, which both can lead to a reduction in visual acuity. Numerous case reports refer to the employment of hypnotic treatment in cases of myopia, but the literature does not report any case of decreased visual acuity postpartum that was treated with hypnosis. Objective • For women with visual disorders that had appeared during pregnancy or were preexisting, the study intended to evaluate the benefits of treatment of the diaphragm by hypnotherapy and osteopathy to modify intracorporeal pressure and restore the women's visual function. Read More

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May 2018
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Prayer Healing: A Case Study Research Protocol.

Adv Mind Body Med 2017 Summer;31(3):17-22

Context • Prayer healing is a common practice in many religious communities around the world. Even in the highly secularized Dutch society, cases of prayer healing are occasionally reported in the media, often generating public attention. There is an ongoing debate regarding whether such miraculous cures do actually occur and how to interpret them. Read More

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May 2018
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The Psychoneuroimmunological Role of Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Major Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder.

Adv Mind Body Med 2017 Summer;31(3):8-16

Context • Psychoneuroimmunology is the interdisciplinary study that links behavioral health with the neuroendocrinal system and investigates that link's bidirectional impact on the human immune system. Mechanistic studies have shown how omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), like those found in fish oil, can modulate key pathways involved in inflammation, sympathetic activity, oxidative stress, transcription factors, and inflammatory cytokine production. Objective • The research team intended to investigate the effects that PUFAs have on the brain and the immune system, including the effects of proinflammatory cytokines and oxidative stress, and their therapeutic benefits in major depressive disorder (MDD) and bipolar disorder, either as an alternative monotherapy or a complementary adjunct treatment. Read More

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May 2018
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Psychiatric Presentations During All 4 Phases of the Lunar Cycle.

Adv Mind Body Med 2017 Summer;31(3):4-7

Context • Anecdotal evidence concerning a relationship between human illnesses and a full moon is frequently claimed by as many as 81% of mental health workers. Previous scientific investigations have studied only the full-moon phase and its possible effect on psychiatric presentations. However, information is limited about all 4 phases of the lunar cycle and their effects on different types of psychiatric disorders. Read More

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May 2018
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Ronald Epstein, MD: Bringing Mindfulness Into the Examination Room.

Authors:
Ronald Epstein

Adv Mind Body Med 2017 Spring;31(2):21-28

Advances in Mind-Body Medicine (Advances): You have come out with a book recently, titled Attending: Medicine, Mindfulness, and Humanity. What was the motive for writing this book? Dr Epstein: I knew that it was time to expand beyond writing for medical audiences and peer-reviewed journals when 2 realizations struck me. One is that important change in medicine often comes from the outside in as opposed to from the inside out. Read More

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Swedish Massage: A Systematic Review of its Physical and Psychological Benefits.

Adv Mind Body Med 2017 Spring;31(2):16-20

Context • Swedish massage is the systematic application of manual pressure and the movement of soft tissue, with rhythmical pressure and stroking to obtain or maintain health. Studies have revealed its many benefits. Objective • The aim of the current study was to determine the results of past studies that evaluated the benefits of Swedish massage for various populations and to highlight its relevance as an alternative medical practice in health promotion and disease prevention. Read More

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The Impact of Self-directed Voice of Love Messages on Anger: A Pilot Study.

Adv Mind Body Med 2017 Spring;31(2):12-15

Context • Buddhist texts direct practitioners to generate a feeling of love to stop the affliction of anger. Modern self-help practices and clinical psychology have demonstrated that generating emotions of love can reduce anger. More studies are needed, however, to identify the active components of interventions and their applicability in clinical populations. Read More

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Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome: A Case Report With a Psychosomatic Perspective.

Adv Mind Body Med 2017 Winter;31(1):14-17

Context • The Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome (MRS) is a rare condition characterized by a triad of symptoms: (1) recurrent and/or persistent orofacial swelling, (2) recurrent facial paralysis, and (3) a fissured tongue. Although various contributing factors have been suggested, the etiology and mechanisms of the syndrome have not been fully elucidated. Objective • The aim of the current study was to examine for the first time some psychosomatic aspects of the syndrome and to evaluate the benefits of a brief psychotherapeutic process in which the research team worked to reintegrate the complex bio-psycho-social functioning of the patient. Read More

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February 2017
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Alternative Therapies for Excoriation (Skin Picking) Disorder: A Brief Update.

Adv Mind Body Med 2017 Winter;31(1):10-13

Context • Excoriation (skin picking) disorder is characterized by the need or urge to pick, scratch, pinch, touch, rub, scrub, squeeze, bite, or dig the skin, and it can be a perplexing condition for the inexperienced physician. Treatments include pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, and alternative therapies. Alternative therapies for excoriation disorder and other body-focused repetitive behaviors include yoga, aerobic exercise, acupuncture, biofeedback, hypnosis, and inositol and N-acetylcysteine, among others. Read More

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February 2017
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Effects of Mind Sound Resonance Technique (Yogic Relaxation) on Psychological States, Sleep Quality, and Cognitive Functions in Female Teachers: A Randomized, Controlled Trial.

Adv Mind Body Med 2017 Winter;31(1):4-9

Context • Several studies have revealed a high rate of physical and psychological problems from stress among schoolteachers. Yoga is one of the mind-body interventions known to alleviate stress and effects. The mind sound resonance technique (MSRT), a yoga-based, mindfulness relaxation is recognized as having a positive influence on physical and psychological health. Read More

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February 2017
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Active Music Therapy and Physical Improvements From Rehabilitation for Neurological Conditions.

Adv Mind Body Med 2016 Fall;30(4):14-22

Context • A variety of rehabilitation-based interventions are currently available for individuals with physical impairments resulting from neurological conditions, including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech language pathology. Many individuals find participation in those therapies to be challenging. Alternative therapies have emerged as beneficial adjunctive treatments for individuals undergoing neurological rehabilitation, including music therapy (MT). Read More

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February 2017
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Therapeutic Touch in the Management of Responsive Behavior in Patients With Dementia.

Adv Mind Body Med 2016 Fall;30(4):8-13

Patients with dementia experience various behavioral symptoms in the course of their illnesses, which greatly affect their quality of life. Current treatment modalities are not always effective, and, thus, nonpharmacological approaches are the preferred first-line therapy for managing such symptoms. They generally address the basic needs of the person with dementia and provide humane care, often producing noticeable improvements in symptoms. Read More

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February 2017
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Increasing Awareness and Acceptance Through Mindfulness and Somatic Education Movements.

Adv Mind Body Med 2016 Fall;30(4):4-7

Context • The main feature of mindfulness-based interventions (MBI) is the encouragement of present moment awareness and of self-regulation, which are associated with health benefits. Meditating with the body in movement has been referred to as one of the most accessible ways of reaching such awareness. An MBI program, Mindfulness and Movements of Integration (MMI), has the same structure as mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) but puts more emphasis on the body and uses somatic education (SE) movements instead of yoga postures. Read More

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February 2017
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Effectiveness of Spiritist Passe (Spiritual Healing) on the Psychophysiological Parameters in Hospitalized Patients.

Adv Mind Body Med 2016 Summer;30(3):4-10

Context • The coexistence of affective disorders, especially anxiety and depression, with medical illness is a topic of considerable clinical and research interest. Complementary biofield modalities are therapies that involve touch or placement of the hands in or through biofields. Spiritual healing, or Spiritist passe (SP), is a kind of laying on of hands (LOH), and therefore is a biofield therapy. Read More

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February 2017
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James S. Gordon, MD: A Transformative Approach to Depression.

Authors:
James S Gordon

Adv Mind Body Med 2016 ;30(3):26-32

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February 2017
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Attitudes Toward Combining Psychological, Mind-Body Therapies and Nutritional Approaches for the Enhancement of Mood.

Adv Mind Body Med 2016 ;30(3):19-25

Context • Interest has been rising in the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for the promotion of health and treatment of disease. To date, the majority of CAM research has focused on exploring the demographic characteristics, attitudes, and motivations of CAM users and on the efficacy of different therapies and products. Less is known with respect to the psychological characteristics of people who use CAM. Read More

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February 2017

Using Animal-assisted Therapy to Enrich Psychotherapy.

Adv Mind Body Med 2016 ;30(3):11-1

Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) has been shown to be effective in the treatment of many psychological disorders, including autism spectrum disorders, depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). AAT can be used as an adjunct to other forms of psychotherapy. With AAT, the animal becomes a part of the treatment plan. Read More

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February 2017
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Effects of Isha Hatha Yoga on Core Stability and Standing Balance.

Adv Mind Body Med 2016 ;30(3):4-10

Context • The coexistence of affective disorders, especially anxiety and depression, with medical illness is a topic of considerable clinical and research interest. Complementary biofield modalities are therapies that involve touch or placement of the hands in or through biofields. Spiritual healing, or Spiritist passe (SP), is a kind of laying on of hands (LOH), and therefore is a biofield therapy. Read More

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February 2017
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Case Report: Outcomes of Feldenkrais Movements on Self-reported Cognitive Decline in Older Adults.

Authors:
Gerhild Ullmann

Adv Mind Body Med 2016 ;30(2):19-23

Unlabelled: Context • A lack of cognitive health can limit a person's well-being and may compromise independent living. The potential for cognitive decline is a major concern for aging individuals. Regular physical activity has been shown to improve cognitive processes. Read More

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February 2017

Salutogenesis and the Monks of Athos, Greece: A Spiritual Health Promotion?

Adv Mind Body Med 2016 ;30(2):11-8

Context • A cohort of studies on secular populations has indicated the role that religiosity plays in psychological well-being. An increase in the participation in religious activity has been shown to have a positive correlation with beneficial mental health outcomes. Internationally, few studies exist regarding the sense of coherence (SOC) of monks. Read More

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February 2017
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Effects of Isha Hatha Yoga on Core Stability and Standing Balance.

Adv Mind Body Med 2016 ;30(2):4-10

Context • Isha Hatha yoga is a form of yoga practice that practitioners claim can improve health. Gaining a scientific understanding of its effects on health is a crucial step in claiming health benefits. Objective • The study intended to investigate the effects of Isha Hatha yoga on core stability and standing balance in healthy volunteers. Read More

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February 2017
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Should Psychiatrists Resurrect the Body?

Authors:
Tony B Benning

Adv Mind Body Med 2016 ;30(1):32-8

The current article interrogates the mind-body dualism that characterizes modern psychiatry and contends that the dualism is manifested by the relative neglect by psychiatrists of the body, or soma. The article argues that the state of affairs has several consequences, including psychiatrists' underappreciation of the somatic manifestations of mental disorders and of the therapeutic potential of somatic or body-based therapies. Empirical data attest to the association of a range of mental illnesses with somatic pathologies, as does the fact that a range of somatic therapies, including yoga and t'ai chi, are increasingly being shown to be efficacious in the treatment of a range of mental illnesses. Read More

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October 2016

Evolution of the Perception of the Relationship Between Doctor and Breast Cancer Patient.

Adv Mind Body Med 2016 ;30(1):28-31

The current article discusses the author's study of the evolution of the subjective perception of the relationship between physicians and breast cancer patients during recent decades. The article is based on 18 testimonials, mainly autobiographies dating from 1975-2008, which provide relevant information about the psychological experience of breast cancer care. The pathographies show that many patients nowadays still have an intensely negative perception of their therapeutic interactions with health care professionals, which may have a detrimental effect on their affective states, immunity, and outcomes. Read More

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October 2016

Can Joan of Arc Serve as an Enduring Model of Empowerment for Women With a Cancer Diagnosis?

Adv Mind Body Med 2016 ;30(1):23-7

Context: Many research studies have shown that arts-based medicine is a viable and effective medical strategy to help people with cancer improve the quality of their lives. The use of arts-based strategies that employ a figure from history as a source of support to help improve the quality of life has not been documented.

Objective: The current limited study allowed the author the ability to use the materials in her book, If Joan of Arc Had Cancer: Finding Courage, Faith, and Healing From History's Most Inspirational Woman Warrior, to provide support to women who were cancer survivors and to see if the use of Joan of Arc as a healing guide would be relevant. Read More

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October 2016

Commentary on "Effect of Laughter Yoga on Psychological Well-being and Physiological Measures".

Authors:
Daryl S Paulson

Adv Mind Body Med 2016 ;30(1):21-2

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August 2016
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Effect of Laughter Yoga on Psychological Well-being and Physiological Measures.

Adv Mind Body Med 2016 ;30(1):12-20

Context: In 2014, laughter yoga (LY) achieved the intermediate level, tier 2, under the Title III-D Evidence-based Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Program through the Administration on Aging (AOA). Further research is needed to qualify LY under the criteria for the highest tier, tier 3, to assure continued funding for LY classes at senior centers.

Objectives: The study intended to demonstrate further the benefits of LY and to qualify LY as tier 3 under Title III-D. Read More

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October 2016
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Effects of a Supplement Containing Apoaequorin on Verbal Learning in Older Adults in the Community.

Adv Mind Body Med 2016 ;30(1):4-11

Context: The changes in verbal learning and working memory that often occur with aging may result in reduced social and intellectual interactions. These changes significantly affect an individual's quality of life. As humans age, the body's ability to regulate and maintain calcium levels is diminished. Read More

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October 2016
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SPECT Perfusion Imaging Demonstrates Improvement of Traumatic Brain Injury With Transcranial Near-infrared Laser Phototherapy.

Adv Mind Body Med 2015 ;29(4):27-33

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a growing health concern affecting civilians and military personnel. Near-infrared (NIR) light has shown benefits in animal models and human trials for stroke and in animal models for TBI. Diodes emitting low-level NIR often have lacked therapeutic efficacy, perhaps failing to deliver sufficient radiant energy to the necessary depth. Read More

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May 2016
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School-based Yoga Programs in the United States: A Survey.

Adv Mind Body Med 2015 ;29(4):18-26

Context: Substantial interest has begun to emerge around the implementation of yoga interventions in schools. Researchers have found that yoga practices may enhance skills such as self-regulation and prosocial behavior, and lead to improvements in students' performance. These researchers, therefore, have proposed that contemplative practices have the potential to play a crucial role in enhancing the quality of US public education. Read More

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May 2016
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How Does the Body Affect the Mind? Role of Cardiorespiratory Coherence in the Spectrum of Emotions.

Adv Mind Body Med 2015 ;29(4):4-16

The brain is considered to be the primary generator and regulator of emotions; however, afferent signals originating throughout the body are detected by the autonomic nervous system (ANS) and brainstem, and, in turn, can modulate emotional processes. During stress and negative emotional states, levels of cardiorespiratory coherence (CRC) decrease, and a shift occurs toward sympathetic dominance. In contrast, CRC levels increase during more positive emotional states, and a shift occurs toward parasympathetic dominance. Read More

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May 2016
3 Citations

Increasing the Social Communication of a Boy With Autism Using Animal-assisted Play Therapy: A Case Report.

Authors:
Suk Chun Fung

Adv Mind Body Med 2015 ;29(3):27-31

Context: Although research has shown that animal-assisted play therapy (AAPT) is associated with increased positive social behaviors in children with autism, the related literature on AAPT and autism is very limited.

Objectives: The study tested the effectiveness of AAPT in increasing the social communication of a boy with autism. The treatment's effects on specific types of social communication were also investigated. Read More

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December 2015
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The influence of personal patterns of behavior on the physiological effects of woodland walking.

Adv Mind Body Med 2015 ;29(3):14-8

Context: The effects of forest walking are once again being recognized; however, few studies have investigated individual variations in the effects of forest walking.

Objective: The objective of the current study was to investigate the influence of individual patterns of behavior on the physiological effects of walking through woodland.

Design: The study employed a crossover, open-label, single-group, self-controlled design. Read More

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December 2015
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Improving access to yoga: barriers to and motivators for practice among health professions students.

Adv Mind Body Med 2015 ;29(3):6-13

Background: Yoga is gaining momentum as a popular and evidence-based, integrative health care and self-care practice. The characteristics of yoga practitioners are not proportional to the demographics of the general population, especially with respect to gender and ethnicity. Several access barriers have been implicated (eg, time, cost, and access to teachers). Read More

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December 2015
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Autism: environmental triggers.

Adv Mind Body Med 2015 ;29(3):4-5

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December 2015
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Acupuncture for the temporary treatment of essential tremor: a case report.

Adv Mind Body Med 2015 ;29(2):26-30

This case report describes the successful, temporary treatment of essential tremor in a 74-y-old Caucasian woman, using weekly acupuncture sessions for a 10-wk period. The outcome measures included the patient's (1) subjective evaluation of her percentage of improvement before and after weekly treatments, (2) subjective evaluation of her ability to write personal checks and to hold a cup with 1 hand to drink, and (3) improved ability to write handwriting samples in the university health center. The patient continued to maintain these benefits through monthly acupuncture sessions at 12 mo after the initial acupuncture treatment. Read More

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October 2015
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Autism spectrum disorder and pet therapy.

Adv Mind Body Med 2015 ;29(2):22-5

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) encompasses a wide range of social and mental afflictions that are difficult to treat. Due to a lack of established treatments for ASD, alternative therapies have been the primary form of intervention. One of these alternatives is pet therapy, a field that has experienced growing interest and has recently accumulated studies that investigate its efficacy. Read More

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October 2015
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Sutherland's legacy in the new millennium: the osteopathic cranial model and modern osteopathy.

Adv Mind Body Med 2015 ;29(2):15-21

The concept of cranial osteopathy was introduced by W. G. Sutherland, DO, and became the foundation for setting the rules for use of skull palpation and many other techniques in the many types of dysfunctional patterns that craniosacral therapy treats. Read More

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October 2015
13 Reads
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Teacher-led relaxation response curriculum in an urban high school: impact on student behavioral health and classroom environment.

Adv Mind Body Med 2015 ;29(2):6-14

Context: Recent data suggest that severe stress during the adolescent period is becoming a problem of epidemic proportions. Elicitation of the relaxation response (RR) has been shown to be effective in treating anxiety, reducing stress, and increasing positive health behaviors.

Objective: The research team's objective was to assess the impact of an RR-based curriculum, led by teachers, on the psychological status and health management behaviors of high-school students and to determine whether a train-the-trainer model would be feasible in a high-school setting. Read More

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October 2015
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Our old and new scourges.

Adv Mind Body Med 2015 ;29(2):4-5

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October 2015
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