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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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Open Access Review

Informatics and Artificial Intelligence Approaches that Promote Use of Integrative Health Therapies in Nursing Practice: A Scoping Review

Sheng-Chieh Lu, Connie W. Delaney, Mary Fran Tracy, Chih-Lin Chi, Karen A. Monsen
Received: December 30, 2019; Published: February 17, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.2001006

Abstract: Integrative health (IH) therapies are increasingly used to manage health conditions, but barriers hindering nurses from offering IH therapies persist. Informatics and artificial intelligence (AI) approaches have potential to promote nurses’ professional use of IH therapies. The purposes [...]

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Open Access Review

Hypnosis for Clinical Pain Management: A Scoping Review of Systematic Reviews

Anupa Pathak, Saurab Sharma, Mark P. Jensen
Received: December 30, 2019; Published: February 5, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.2001005

Abstract: There is a growing body of research evaluating the effects of hypnosis for the management of clinical pain. A summary of the recent systematic review would help understand the quality of evidence regarding the efficacy of hypnosis, and provide directions for future research. We conducted a scoping r [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Therapeutic Effects: The Integration of Creative Arts Therapy in Palliative Care

Jeanie Youngwerth, Heather Coats, Amy Jones, Angela Wibben, Elizabeth Somes, Sue Felton, Ashley Anderson, Kathleen Flarity, Kellar Elliott, Jean Kutner
Received: November 17, 2019; Published: January 14, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.2001004

Abstract: The University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) implemented a Creative Arts Therapy (CAT) program offering CAT to hospitalized patients as a component of comprehensive palliative care (PC) services. The objective of this pilot program evaluation study was to evaluate short-term effects of CAT on patient s [...]

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Open Access Editorial

Gender Differences in Manual, Electro, and Laser Acupuncture

Yan Yang, Gerhard Litscher
Received: January 08, 2020; Published: January 14, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.2001003

Abstract: Acupuncture, being a unique method, is a millennia-old tradition in the field of Chinese medicine. However, it is surprising that there are very few scientific publications on acupuncture and its gender-specific effects. This article summarizes the previous work from the perspective of both Western [...]

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Open Access Research Article

Working Memory in Collegiate Athletes and Non-Athletes: A Comparison of Team-Sports Athletes, Solo-Sports Athletes, Frequent Exercisers and Infrequent Exercisers

Tara T. Lineweaver, Suneeta Kercood, Elyse B. Morgan, Shelby L. Rampone, Colleen C. Frank, Scott A. McLuckie, Mack F. Reed
Received: October 27, 2019; Published: January 07, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.2001002

Abstract: Past research suggests that exercise is associated with improved working memory (WM) abilities, and that athletes have better executive functioning and WM skills than non-athletes. However, no studies to date have separated the effects of exercise from the effects of athletic participation when exam [...]

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Open Access Review

Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation for Insomnia - A Review of Current Data and Future Implications

Thierry Provencher, Jonathan Charest, Célyne H. Bastien
Received: October 09, 2019; Published: January 02, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.2001001

Abstract: Neuroimaging evidences point to the role of hyperarousal in the pathophysiology of insomnia. While actual treatments fail to directly target brain hyperarousal, emergent complementary therapies known as neuromodulation techniques aim to improve sleep in people with insomnia by targeting irregulariti [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Imagined and Actual Movements with and without Suggestions for anesthesia in Subjects with Different Hypnotizability

Simona Ruggirello, Enrica L. Santarcangelo, Laura Sebastiani
Received: September 10, 2019; Published: December 18, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1904066

Abstract: Background: Hypnotizability is a psychophysiological trait associated with several differences including the level of functional equivalence (FE) between imagery and perception - that is similarity of the cortical activations and network configurations associated with each of them. FE is stronger i [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Online Delivery of Emotional Freedom Techniques in the Treatment of Food Cravings and Weight Management: A Randomised Controlled Trial

Peta Stapleton, Trude Roos, Glenn Mackintosh, Emma Sparenburg, Debbie Sabot, Brett Carter
Received: October 14, 2019; Published: December 17, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1904065

Abstract: Abstract: Background: The combination of dietary restraint and physical exercise as a recommended treatment for weight loss has had limited long-term success. One factor proposed as limiting weight management techniques efficacy is the failure to target psychological processes linked with overeatin [...]

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