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Open Access Communication

Photobiomodulation Therapy (PBMT) as a Complementary Medicine for Women to Adjust Their Autonomic Nervous Systems and Induce Specific Brain Waves - A Case Report

Jih-Huah Wu
Received: March 04, 2019; Published: July 15, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1903046

Abstract: Sleep is very important to maintain the health of physiology and psychology, especially for women. Many studies proved the symptoms of sleep disturbance can cause inflammation, coagulation, insulin resistance and psychosocial distress in women than in men. A lot of medications were used to treat sle [...]

Open Access Review

Breath Practices for Survivor and Caregiver Stress, Depression, and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: Connection, Co-regulation, Compassion

Patricia L. Gerbarg, Richard P. Brown, Chris C. Streeter, Martin Katzman, Monica Vermani   
Received: April 10, 2019; Published: July 12, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1903045

Abstract: Does compassion itself benefit the healing process or does the activation of neurophysiological processes, from which the experience of compassion arises, trigger a cascade of physical and psychological changes that support health and well-being? Exploration of the neurological substrates of compass [...]

Open Access Commentary

Compassion in Medical Practice

Christopher Lam
Received: April 25, 2019; Published: July 08, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1903044

Abstract: Compassion and kindness can be cultivated and enhanced. Over the years in medical practice I have witnessed many healthcare workers, after having worked with kind and caring practitioners, become progressively more humane. Those of us who are teachers need to be mindful of that. In educating new [...]

Open Access Review

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Usage in Breast Cancer

Birthe Osorio, Karsten Münstedt
Received: February 27, 2019; Published: July 05, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1903043

Abstract: (1) Background: Especially women with breast cancer look for offers from complementary and alternative medicine for various reasons. Unfortunately, the value of most offer has to be considered unclear. (2) Methods: This review was to identify reasonable strategies for patients with breast cancer bas [...]

Open Access Original Research

Effect of Acute Moderate-Intensity Exercise on Autobiographical Episodic Memory and Semantic Memory

Sierra Day, Paul D. Loprinzi
Received: April 27, 2019; Published: July 04, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1903042

Abstract: The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of acute moderate-intensity exercise on autobiographical episodic memory and semantic memory. A two-arm, parallel-group randomized controlled intervention was employed. The experimental group engaged in an acute bout of treadmill exercise for 1 [...]

Open Access Original Research

Assessing the Impact of a Game-Centered Mobile App on Community-Dwelling Older Adults’ Health Activation

K. Jason Crandall , Matthew Shake, Uta Ziegler
Received: April 11, 2019; Published: July 04, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1903041

Abstract: Background: Older adults’ experience normative age-graded declines in physical and cognitive performance and many must manage one or more chronic conditions. Exercise programs can help to improve both their physical health and their knowledge, skill, and confidence in managing aspects of their own h [...]

Open Access Case Report

Case Series of Multiple Health Benefits in Those Undertaking Extended Qigong Practice as a Complementary Self-care Practice in an Outpatient Pain Clinic

Lauren Curry, Meghan Pike, Mary Lynch, Dana Marcon, Jana Sawynok
Received: April 01, 2019; Published: June 28, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1902040

Abstract: Background: Qigong, traditional Chinese mind-body practices, is currently receiving increasing attention with exploration of what it is and what it does. Common elements include postures and movement, attention to breathing, and mental instructions. There is a growing literature on the health benefi [...]

Open Access Original Research

Experimental Effects of Acute Exercise in Attenuating Concurrent Memory Interference

Hannah Lewandowski, Lindsay Crawford, Paul D. Loprinzi
Received: April 13, 2019; Published: June 25, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1902039

Abstract: Acute exercise may enhance episodic memory recall, or the retrospective recall of an event or episode due to exercise-induced neuronal excitability and ensuing long-term potentiation. Of interest to this paper is the potential effects of acute exercise on memory interference, when the interfering st [...]

Open Access Research Article

Preliminary Long-Term Results of Homeopathic Treatment of Atopic Diseases in Adult Patients

Elio Rossi, Marco Picchi, Marialessandra Panozzo, Linda Nurra
Received: November 01, 2018; Published: June 20, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1902038

Abstract: Aim: To study the effect of homeopathic treatment on adult patients with atopic diseases visited at the Homeopathic Clinic of Lucca (Italy) and long-term evolution of the disease over approximately an 8-year period. Materials and Methods: Data derive from an observational longitudinal study carried [...]

Open Access Opinion

Doing Brief Work, Slowly: Compassion as Intervention in Behavioral Medicine

Ron Dolgin, Matthew J. Davis
Received: March 20, 2019; Published: June 18, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1902037

Abstract: Integration of behavioral health consultants and specialists into medical settings has accelerated the development of evidenced-based practices for an array of problems and concerns common to behavioral medicine. Though these treatments have shown to be beneficial for those that engage in protocols, [...]

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