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


Yoga Therapy For Medically Unexplained Physical Symptoms.

Adv Mind Body Med 2020 Winter;34(1):17-21

Medically unexplained physical symptoms (MUPS) is a common, yet neglected disease with a prevalence of around 25% in primary care setting. These patients present with multiple physical and psychological symptoms, without an underlying diagnosis, hampering their functional and mental wellbeing. The management of these undiagnosed symptoms through conventional treatment has not been encouraging. Read More

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Gospel Music: A Catalyst for Retention, Engagement, and Positive Health Outcomes for African Americans in a Cardiovascular Prevention and Treatment Program.

Adv Mind Body Med 2020 Winter;34(1):8-16

Context: Mortality associated with cardiovascular disease is significantly higher in African Americans compared with people of other ethnicities, with hypertension being the single most significant risk factor in this population. Underdiagnosis and undertreatment of hypertension is common. Although cardiovascular lifestyle education and self-management programs are available for the general public, many African Americans prefer to learn about health-promoting activities through interactive programs led by church ministries. Read More

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Reward System: A Guide For Wellness.

Adv Mind Body Med 2020 Winter;34(1):4-7

With this writing I want to focus on reward system being this the place of wellness signaling molecules, of health regulation, of needs and also of human rights ruling. As in some of my previous writing I will describe the neuro-anatomo-physiology of reward system, I will focus on which are the CNS main centers involved, on the pathways and their functions. I will insist on the fact that reward is the place where we distinct bad from good and is also the system of pathways that regulates our health. Read More

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Successful Discontinuation of Chronic Polypsychotropic Regimen and Resolution of Withdrawal Syndrome Through Nutrition and Lifestyle Interventions: A Case Report.

Adv Mind Body Med 2019 Summer;33(3):22-30

Background: A 38-year-old, female with a history of GAD, MDD, AN, and PTSD wanted to taper her multiple medications in preparation for pregnancy. Benzodiazepine medications, such as Klonopin and Restoril; antidepressants, such as Effexor; and anticonvulsant medications, such as Lamictal, can be habit-forming, and withdrawal symptoms can occur upon discontinuation of use. Polypharmacy can be implicated in poor clinical outcomes, and a strategic and supported medication taper may improve those outcomes. Read More

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October 2019
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The Association between Affect and Biomarkers of Stress and Inflammation in Healthy Seventh-Day Adventists.

Adv Mind Body Med 2019 Summer;33(3):12-20

Objective: To evaluate the association between positive and negative affective states with stress biomarkers, biomarkers of inflammation and blood pressure in a population of healthy Seventh-day Adventists.

Design: In a cross-sectional study, biomarkers were regressed on positive and negative affect and control variables among reportedly healthy 133 females and 100 males (35% Black and 65% White) who provided blood and urine samples following completion of a questionnaire and measurement of anthropometrics and vital signs.

Setting/location: Data were extracted from the Biological Manifestations of Religion Study, an NIA-funded study conducted in members of the entity who lived within driving distance of two clinic sites. Read More

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October 2019
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Psychosomatic and Physical Well-Being Factors After Mind-Body Interventions in a Hospital Setting.

Adv Mind Body Med 2019 Summer;33(3):4-11

Context: Mind-body interventions encompass a variety of treatments that directly affect health. Researchers have found that yoga can decrease symptoms of depression and anxiety as well as improve dietary patterns, enhance physical function and capacity, and enrich sleep. Research has shown that mindfulness can have psychological and physiological benefits and treat symptoms of anxiety and depression. Read More

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October 2019
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Healing of Graves' Disease Thorough Lifestyle Changes: A Case Report.

Adv Mind Body Med 2019 Spring;33(2):4-11

Background: Graves' disease is known as a chronic and incurable disease. The typical treatment is symptom-based and consists of medications, radioiodine, or surgery. These last two treatments are routinely offered to the 50% of patients that do not respond to drug therapy. Read More

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October 2019
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The Effect of a Tobacco Dependence Treatment Program With Stress Management Through Mindfulness Technique Training in US Veterans.

Adv Mind Body Med 2019 Spring;33(2):12-17

Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine whether the Life-Change Stop Smoking Program (tobacco dependence treatment program with Stress Management/Mindfulness Training) was more effective in achieving 6 mo of smoking abstinence among a high-risk group, such as US veterans at the Loma Linda Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center, compared with the VA's conventional stop smoking program. The effects of participants' initial stress level and depression risk on achieving abstinence were also assessed.

Methods: Through examination of medical records and confirmation of exhaled air carbon monoxide level, abstinence status from smoking was determined at the 6-mo follow-up of the Life-Change Stop Smoking program (study group) participants and the Break the Chains program (comparison group, age and gender matched) participants. Read More

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October 2019

Mindful Breathing Offers Relief for Myasthenia Gravis: A Case Report.

Authors:
Rebecca Kass

Adv Mind Body Med 2019 Winter;33(1):22-25

Myasthenia Gravis (MG) is a disease characterized by proximal muscle weakness due to autoimmunity against acetylcholine receptors at the neuromuscular junction (NMJ). This case studies one MG patient who participated in thirty-minute breathing sessions twice per week during her three week hospitalization. The patient's disease-related ptosis noticeably improved after each session. Read More

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September 2019
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Mindfulness-based Group Intervention for an Adolescent Girl at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes: A Case Report.

Adv Mind Body Med 2018 Fall;32(4):9-17

Context: Behavioral lifestyle interventions to lower body mass index (BMI; kg/m2) are the standard approach for preventing adolescent-onset type 2 diabetes (T2D). Unfortunately, existing programs have had limited long-term success of lessening insulin resistance, the key physiological risk indicator for T2D. Underlying psychosocial factors, particularly depressive symptoms, have been related to insulin resistance, independent of BMI or body fat. Read More

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September 2019
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How Does Yoga Work on Pain Dimensions? An Integrated Perspective in 2 Individuals With Fibromyalgia.

Adv Mind Body Med 2018 Fall;32(4):4-8

Context: The effectiveness of yoga has been studied in fibromyalgia (FM) using improvement in its 5 key dimensions-pain, quality of life, sleep, depression, and disability-as outcome measures. Studies have demonstrated an improvement in the psychosocial dimensions of pain after yoga practice, but these findings failed to reach statistical significance. Although studies have shown the efficacy of yoga in the modulation of pain, no study has yet investigated how it acts on each dimension of pain. Read More

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September 2019
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Effects of Integrated Yoga Intervention on Psychopathologies and Sleep Quality Among Professional Caregivers of Older Adults With Alzheimer's Disease: A Controlled Pilot Study.

Adv Mind Body Med 2018 Summer;32(3):18-22

Context: Providing care to patients suffering from chronic neurological problems is a stressful job. While providing care to the patients, professional caregivers experience various kinds of physical and mental challenges that affect their mental health and sleep. Yoga is a form of mind-body medicine shown to be an effective intervention in improving physical and mental health. Read More

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September 2019
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Long-term Tai Chi Training Is Associated With Better Dual-task Postural Control and Cognition in Aging Adults.

Adv Mind Body Med 2018 Summer;32(3):4-11

Objective: Many activities within our daily lives require us to stand upright while concurrently performing a cognitive task (ie, dual tasking). The "costs" of dual tasking can present as a detriment to either task, or even both. Evidence supports that tai chi (TC), a mind-body exercise, improves both postural control and cognition. Read More

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September 2019

Antioxidants and Autism: Teachers' Perceptions of Behavioral Changes.

Adv Mind Body Med 2018 Summer;32(3):12-17

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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September 2019
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Conceptualizations of Qigong in Chinese and English Research Literature: The Overlooked Cultural Knowledge of "State of Unity" and "Heart".

Authors:
Jing Li John Jouper

Adv Mind Body Med 2018 Spring;32(2):21-29

Qigong belongs to the tradition of self-healing and traditional Chinese ethnic sport. In a scientific context, how Qigong is conceptualized influences the quality and comparability of research. Unfortunately, the concept of Qigong is vague. Read More

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September 2019

Stress Coping Via Musical Neurofeedback.

Adv Mind Body Med 2018 Spring;32(2):17-20

Background: Music therapy (MT) and electroencephalogram (EEG)-based neurofeedback (NFB) are frequently used for treating central nervous system dysregulation. The advantages of using music as a signal for NFB have been recently shown. To combine these advantages with extreme personalization of NFB, the original musical NFB method has been developed. Read More

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September 2019

Qigong: An Effective Intervention on Positive Affect Traits for Forensic Mental Health Consumers.

Authors:
Chris Quinn

Adv Mind Body Med 2018 Spring;32(2):10-15

Background: People experiencing mental illness require services that provide them with a sense of personal safety, a place where they can experience a reduction to their distress and assistance in managing their feelings. Interventions need to explore therapies that enhance feelings of personal safety and comfort for consumers and within a forensic mental health service, therapies and support that can assist in combating the antecedents to violent offending. The practice of Qigong is reported to have numerous health benefits; however, little has been reported regarding the possible benefits of Qigong for people experiencing severe mental illness and, more specifically, for people experiencing severe mental illness who have serious offending histories such as forensic consumers. Read More

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September 2019

Effect of 1-month Cyclic Meditation on Perceived Stress, General Health Status, and Cardiovascular Parameters in School Teachers.

Adv Mind Body Med 2018 Spring;32(2):4-9

Background: Teaching, known as a novel profession, is very stressful occupation.

Background: Methods and Materials • The sample was composed of 62 male and female Nepalese high school teachers with an age range between 25 to 55 y (M ± SD, 37.42 ± 8. Read More

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September 2019
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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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August 2018
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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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August 2018
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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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March 2018
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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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March 2018
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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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March 2018
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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