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Open Access Case Report

Tongue Acupuncture as an Alternative Method for Treating Rosacea–A Case Report

Received: 29 December 2019;  Published: 15 April 2020;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2002021


Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory disease of the skin characterized by facial papules, pustules, erythema, and telangiectasia. Emotional factors such as stress and anxiety may induce and aggravate the symptoms of rosacea. It is hypothesized that tongue acupuncture, a technique that has been used suc [...]

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Open Access Editorial

Effects of Exercise on Cognition across the Lifespan

Received: 12 April 2020;  Published: 15 April 2020;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2002020

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Open Access Original Research

States of Consciousness, the qEEG, and Noetic Snapshots of the Brain/Mind Interface: A Case Study of Hypnosis and Sidhi Meditation

Received: 20 January 2020;  Published: 13 April 2020;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2002019


Noetic analysis is a methodology to quantify the mind during hypnosis, meditation, or other stimulus conditions/states of consciousness in a reliable and valid manner. The methodology uses retrospective phenomenological assessment (RPA) to comprehensively assess subjective experience. By having the [...]

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Open Access Correction

Correction: Cabo F, et al. Similarities and Differences in East Asian Massage and Bodywork Therapies: A Critical Review. OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine 2020; 5: 17

Received: 01 April 2020;  Published: 02 April 2020;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2002018

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Open Access Research Article

Electrodermal Correlates of Hypnosis: Current Developments

Received: 07 February 2020;  Published: 01 April 2020;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2002017


Hypnosis has proven to be an effective treatment in disorders that affect the autonomic nervous system (ANS). However, the studies investigating the nature of its effect on the ANS have reported contradictory results. Measurement of electrodermal activity (EDA) is an objective way to ass [...]

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Open Access Editorial

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

Received: 17 March 2020;  Published: 23 March 2020;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2001016


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

Received: 12 February 2020;  Published: 20 March 2020;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2001015


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

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


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

Received: 01 September 2019;  Published: 05 March 2020;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2001013


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

Received: 04 November 2019;  Published: 03 March 2020;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2001012


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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