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Open Access Case Report

Living with Spondylolisthesis with (Relative) Equanimity

Patricia Lynn Dobkin
Received: April 23, 2018; Published: July 3, 2018 ; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1803013

Abstract: Objectives: Living with any chronic pain condition is a challenge that can be met when one reduces reactivity to the sensory aspects of it. The aim of this case study is to show how a clinical psychologist with expertise in chronic illness applied Buddhist principles to her own experience. Methods: [...]

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Open Access Communication

Auricular Interventions in Neurology: the Vascular Autonomic Signal Challenge

Im Quah-Smith
Received: May 9, 2018; Published: June 26, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1802012

Abstract: The Auricular approach to diagnostics and therapeutics has gained momentum over the last 15 years. Battlefield Acupuncture has taken on a life of its own and has been adopted into NATO and even been introduced into neonatal intensive care. It is time to take on the challenge of Auricular Medicine - [...]

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Open Access Review

The Efficacy of Mindfulness-Based Interventions on Depressive Symptoms and Quality of Life: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials

Jonathan Manh Dang, Luma Bashmi, Stephen Meeneghan, Janet White, Rebecca Hedrick, Jelena Djurovic, Brigitte Vanle, Dennis Nguyen, Jonathan Almendarez, Paula Ravets, Yasmine Gohar, Sophia Hanna, Itai Danovitch, Waguih William IsHak
Received: March 28, 2018; Published: June 25, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1802011

Abstract: Abstract Background: An increasing number of patients and practitioners are using mindfulness meditation programs despite uncertainty about the evidence supporting these programs’ health benefits. Aim: To review the current evidence on the effectiveness of mindfulness-based interventions (MBI) on [...]

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Open Access Original Research

A Multi-modal Intervention after Stroke: The Caregiver Experience

Katie M. Hinsey, Karen E. Atler, Christine A. Fruhauf, Ruby A. Boster, Marieke Van Puymbroeck, Arlene A. Schmid
Received: March 7, 2018; Published: June 8, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1802010

Abstract: (1) Background: The Merged Yoga and Occupational Therapy intervention (MY-OT) focused on post-stroke fall prevention for the individual with stroke and included their caregivers in the 8-week intervention. (2) Methods: The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to quantitatively assess changes in [...]

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Open Access Review

Healthcare Clowning: Use of Specific Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Hospitalized Children

Alberto Dionigi
Received: February 16, 2018; Published: June 1, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1802009

Abstract: Clowning has a varied tradition and a long history. Recently, clowns have entered the medical setting and this has become an appreciated approach aimed at decreasing the negative emotions that can be experienced during hospitalization and medical procedures, as well as inducing positive feelings in [...]

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Open Access Case Report

Dietary Supplements in Dyslipidemia

Emily Gutierrez, Yousef Elyaman
Received: March 4, 2018; Published: May 24, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1802008

Abstract: Lifestyle and dietary interventions can have a significant impact on patients with dyslipidemia and should be encouraged with the use of dietary supplements. With new research, there is evidence that using dietary supplements, specifically nutraceuticals can be helpful for cholesterol management. Fo [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Leveraging Mindfulness to Build Resilience and Professional Quality of Life in Human Service Professionals

Andrew Hanna, Aileen M. Pidgeon
Received: April 4, 2018; Published: May 16, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1802007

Abstract: Objective: Mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) have shown promise in cultivating resilience and are widely accepted as efficacious in the treatment of a range of psychological disorders. This paper explores the feasibility of a Mindful-Awareness and Resilience Skills Training (MARST) program to e [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Mindfulness Meditation in College Students to Advance Health Equity

Stephanie Bryan, Maryellen Hamilton, Elizabeth Finn
Received: February 21, 2018; Published: May 16, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1802006

Abstract: Purpose High levels of mindfulness correspond with some positive health behaviors such as exercise participation, fruit and vegetable intake, and effective stress management. This study provided mindfulness meditation during an academic semester to a group of predominantly minority college student [...]

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Open Access Review

How Can Acupuncture Be Used in Treating Dementia?

Fung Kei Cheng
Received: March 2, 2018; Published: April 23, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1802005

Abstract: (1) Background: Dementia erodes the quality of life of patients and their caregivers, and the growing dementia population threatens public finance in the health and social services. In addition to formal medical treatments, complementary and alternative medicine is applicable to dementia, in which a [...]

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Open Access Editorial

Application of Additive Homeopathy in Cancer Patients

Michael Frass
Received: April 7, 2018; Published: April 20, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1802004

Abstract: Oncologic patients are often suffering from side effects of conventional therapy such as chemotherapy, radiation and/or surgery. In order to support those patients, additive complementary medicine, such as homeopathy might be helpful. Several case reports as well as studies report beneficial effects [...]

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