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Open Access Editorial

Religious, and Ethno-Cultural Competence in Palliative and End-of-Life Care

Cynthia M. A. Geppert, Ronald W. Pies
Received: March 18, 2020; Published: March 23, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.2001016

Abstract: Cultural and religious competence is an essential component of palliative and end-of-life care. Because religious, ethnic and racial groups often differ in their values and preferences, including their attitudes toward palliative and end-of-life care, clinicians must maintain an [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Heart Rate Variability during Acupuncture Treatment of Lumbosacral Pain

Yan Yang, Gerhard Litscher, Zemin Sheng, Lu Wang
Received: February 12, 2020; Published: March 20, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.2001015

Abstract: Pain could be directly related to autonomous imbalance. To date, only one scientific work examining heart rate variability (HRV) and heart rate (HR) as the important parameters of autonomous nervous system (ANS) in the context of clinical routine acupuncture treatments for lumbosacral pa [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Sociodemographic Variables and History of Trauma and Disease Influence Consciousness after Hypnotic Induction

Antonella Ciaramella, MD
Received: January 01, 2020; Published: March 17, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.2001014

Abstract: Over the last 30 years, several neuroimaging and neurophysiological experiments have lent support to the neuropsychology of consciousness, and several definitions have followed to describe it. The phenomenological perspective of consciousness facilitates the description of the individual’s awareness [...]

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Open Access Review

Similarities and Differences in East Asian Massage and Bodywork Therapies: A Critical Review

Fernando Cabo, Isaac Aguaristi
Received: September 01, 2019; Published: March 05, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.2001013

Abstract: Several manual bodywork therapies that originated in Asia are related to the theory and practice of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). One of the aims of these therapies is to stimulate specific points on the body called acupoints which are the same points in which needles are inser [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Stakeholder Perceptions of Dignity Therapy for Children and Young People with Life-Limiting and Life-Threatening Conditions in the UK

Lucy Watts, Joanna Smith, Wilfred McSherry, Michael Tatterton, Alison Rodriguez
Received: November 04, 2019; Published: March 03, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.2001012

Abstract: In palliative and end of life care settings supporting people to make sense of their lives is as important as managing disease symptoms. Dignity Therapy is a validated psychotherapeutic intervention designed to bring about a sense of meaning and purpose for individuals at the end of life. Dignity Th [...]

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Open Access Case Report

Acupuncture for Management of Symptom Clusters in a Patient with Metastatic Breast Cancer: A Case Report

Tina Huang, Tony Hung, S. Irene Kim, Ka Kit Hui
Received: October 07, 2019; Published: March 02, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.2001011

Abstract: Acupuncture has increasingly been used to address a variety of symptoms in patients with cancer. Here we present a case to illustrate the use of acupuncture in a 35-year-old female with metastatic breast cancer who presented to the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine (CEWM) with physical and psycholo [...]

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Open Access Review

The Importance of Rapport in Hypnotic Clinical Practice

Consuelo C. Casula
Received: January 18, 2020; Published: February 27, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.2001010

Abstract: This article is based on the assumption that the therapist's focused attention, open awareness and kind intention are the basic ingredients for creating a relationship of trust with the patient from the first session. He also stresses that when the attention of a genuine therapist, without prejudice [...]

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Open Access Editorial

COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease-19): Traditional Chinese Medicine including Acupuncture for Alleviation – A Report from Wuhan, Hubei Province in China

Fengxia Liang, Gerhard Litscher
Received: February 25, 2020; Published: February 26, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.2001009

Abstract: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been used to prevent and alleviate epidemic diseases for hundreds of years. The combination of TCM and Western medicine can effectively reduce fever; alleviate cough, fatigue, diarrhoea and other symptoms of patients with mild COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease-19). [...]

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Open Access Research Article

Anxiety Improvement after Oncology Massage

Danielle Gentile, Danielle Boselli, Matthew Flores, Susan Yaguda, Rebecca Greiner, Paulomi Campbell, Chasse Bailey-Dorton
Received: October 31, 2019; Published: February 21, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.2001008

Abstract: Literature suggests Oncology Massage (OM) reduces anxiety. However, research is limited in large, diverse, nonexperimentally manipulated outpatient samples of cancer patients. The purpose of this study was to 1) describe OM visit patterns, 2) describe anxiety response to OM, and 3) determine if OM r [...]

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Open Access Review

Paradigms in Integrative Medicine and the Place of Clinical Hypnosis

Donald Moss
Received: January 20, 2020; Published: February 19, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.2001007

Abstract: The face of illness has changed with progress in public health, immunizations, and antibiotic medication. Today, medical clinics are more likely to see patients with chronic illnesses, stress-related conditions, and complex bio-psycho-social conditions. This is a global trend, affecting patients wor [...]

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