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OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine , Volume 6 , Issue 4 (2021)

Pages: 342

Published: October 2021

(This book is a printed edition that was published in OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine)

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Cover story:While Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) has a considerable body of research indicating its effectiveness for a range of difficulties, there is relatively little emphasis given to people’s subjective experiences of engaging with it. This study provides an exploration of people’s experiences of engaging with online self-compassion training drawn from Compassionate Mind Training, based on the CFT model. View this paper.

Volume 6,Issue 4

Open Access Research Article

Developing Self-Compassion Online: Assessing the Efficacy and Feasibility of a Brief Online Intervention

Received: 21 September 2021;  Published: 21 December 2021;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2104056

Abstract

The aim of the study was to assess the efficacy and feasibility of a newly designed online self-compassion training programme for the general public. Two hundred and forty-nine participants were randomly assigned to have either immediate or delayed access to a four-week online self-compassion traini [...]

Open Access Case Report

Photobiomodulation for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: A Case Report and Literature Summary

Received: 29 September 2021;  Published: 17 December 2021;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2104055

Abstract

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a highly debilitating chronic pain condition characterized by continuous regional pain disproportionate to duration and intensity of the initial damaging stimulus. In CRPS, abnormal perception, transmission, an [...]

Open Access Research Article

A Qualitative Study Comparing the Experiences of the Meditation-Based Lifestyle Modification Program with Multi-professional Psychiatric Treatment for Female Outpatients with Mild to Moderate Depression

Received: 31 July 2021;  Published: 14 December 2021;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2104054

Abstract

Meditation-Based Lifestyle Modification (MBLM) is a complex eight-week mind-body intervention based on the traditional eight-fold path of classical yoga. MBLM was developed for mental health care, and it combines ethical living, physical yoga, and meditation. In this qualitative study, t [...]

Open Access Research Article

COVID on the Brain: Anxiety Sensitivity and Mindful Awareness Mediate the Relationship between COVID-19 Obsession and Anxiety

Received: 03 October 2021;  Published: 01 December 2021;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2104053

Abstract

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has produced a global mental health crisis and many individuals have obsessive thoughts and worry about COVID-19 which may, both directly and indirectly, relate to more general anxiety. This study explo [...]

Open Access Review

Dance/Movement Therapy and Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders: A Reflection of Clinical Practices and History

Received: 25 August 2021;  Published: 26 November 2021;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2104052

Abstract

Dance/movement therapy (DMT) is a strengths-based approach to psychotherapy that uses dance and movement as the primary form of communication, while emphasizing the movement relationship in addition to verbal dialogue. Positive and negative symptomatology of a diagnosis on the schizophrenia spectrum [...]

Open Access Original Research

Prenatal Yoga and Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Randomized-Control Trial

Received: 23 June 2021;  Published: 25 November 2021;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2104051

Abstract

Studies have demonstrated that new and expectant mothers experience increased levels of stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Though prenatal yoga is an effective mode of improving mental health during pregnancy, no research has evaluated its effect on mental health during tim [...]

Open Access Original Research

‘A Way of Being in the World’: An Exploration of the Experience of Developing Self-Compassion through Online Training

Received: 21 September 2021;  Published: 23 November 2021;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2104050

Abstract

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) has increasingly been shown to have a positive impact for people experiencing a range of difficulties, and online self-help formats could provide a way of increasing its accessibility and scalability. This study explored adult participants’ subjective experiences of [...]

Open Access Original Research

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction as a Whole-System Approach to Health Care Delivery: Brief Report from a Pilot Training Program Developed for Clinicians

Received: 26 July 2021;  Published: 23 November 2021;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2104049

Abstract

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an evidence-based health education program for medical patients with a variety of chronic conditions. MBSR also benefits health care providers themselves, decreasing work-related stress and preventing burnout. The objectives of this study were [...]

Open Access Perspective

Diabetes and Obesity

Received: 18 August 2021;  Published: 22 November 2021;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2104048

Abstract

Obesity and Diabetes are leading causes of cardiovascular disease and mortality. They are closely linked because of insulin resistance. Hypertension and dyslipidaemia together with poor exercise drive atherosclerosis. Early treatment of blood sugar, dyslipidaemia and hypertension reverse [...]

Open Access Short Report

Yoga: A Holistic Approach to Addiction Treatment and Recovery

Received: 17 July 2021;  Published: 16 November 2021;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2104047

Abstract

Yoga is increasingly becoming a strategy for wellness in the United States. A 2016 survey found that nearly 37 million Americans practice yoga and an additional 12 million say they intend to try it in the coming year. Yoga is also being studied as an intervention for a number of physical [...]

Open Access Research Article

Hatha Yoga Improves Psychophysiological Responses of College Students in Both Indoor and Outdoor Environments

Received: 15 July 2021;  Published: 12 November 2021;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2104046

Abstract

College students experience increased stress levels that could predispose them to develop mental and physical health conditions throughout adulthood. Yoga is an ancient mind-body practice including breath techniques, body exercises, and meditation that may be a useful strategy for enhanc [...]

Open Access Review

Homeopathy in Epidemics: From Cholera to 1918 Spanish Flu (Part 2)

Received: 26 April 2021;  Published: 07 November 2021;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2104045

Abstract

The 19th century saw an explosion of serious epidemic diseases, such as smallpox and scarlet fever, which led to the development of an alternative system of medicine called homeopathy. Under this system, S. Hahnemann developed a rigorous methodology based on repeated observations on the [...]

Open Access Review

Homeopathy in Epidemics: Birth and Evolution of Hahnemann’s Thought (Part 1)

Received: 26 April 2021;  Published: 07 November 2021;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2104044

Abstract

The 19th century saw an explosion of serious epidemic diseases, such as smallpox and scarlet fever, which led to the development of a new medical system called homeopathy. Under this system, S. Hahnemann developed a rigorous methodology based on repeated observations on the field, leadin [...]

Open Access Original Research

Improving Diabetes Outcomes with a Multimodal Intervention for Less Advantaged Adults with Type 2 Diabetes

Received: 18 May 2021;  Published: 05 November 2021;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2104043

Abstract

If proper self-management behaviors are not maintained, diabetes may lead to reduced quality of life (QoL), decreased engagement in everyday activities, disabling health complications, and even death. Less advantaged adults with limited income, lower education, and fewer resources find d [...]

Open Access Research Article

Metabolic Syndrome and Erectile Dysfunction

Received: 01 August 2021;  Published: 02 November 2021;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2104042

Abstract

Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is considered a risk factor for erectile dysfunction (ED), and ED is almost three times more prevalent in men with MetS. Vascular pathologies are a significant factor for the development of ED, and many experts suggest endothelial dysfunction (EnD) as a likely e [...]

Open Access Review

Exercise and Nutritional Strategies to Promote Weight Loss: A Narrative Review1

Received: 01 April 2021;  Published: 03 November 2021;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2104041

Abstract

Obesity has historically been thought to simply be related to an imbalance between energy intake and expenditure. Weight loss recommendations have traditionally focused on reducing energy intake, maintaining either a high-carbohydrate low-fat diet or vice versa, and increasing physical a [...]

Open Access Short Communication

Topical Probiotics for Women’s Urogenital Health: Selection of an Oil-based Carrier

Received: 16 June 2021;  Published: 01 November 2021;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2104040

Abstract

Vaginal care products are widely used by women to relieve discomfort such as pain, itching and malodour, all of which are commonly caused by conditions resulting from microbiota dysbiosis. Previous studies showed that probiotic strains Lacticaseibacillus (formerly Lactobacillus) rhamnosus GR-1 (LGR- [...]

Open Access Research Article

Self-Care Options for Resilient Educators (SCORE) Teaches Aspiring Teachers How to Manage Stress in Light of COVID-Related Disruptions

Received: 07 July 2021;  Published: 28 October 2021;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2104039

Abstract

Self-Care Options for Resilient Educators (SCORE) is an 8-week, asynchronous virtual training program that teaches stress management skills relevant to educators’ job-related responsibilities and interpersonal interactions. From January-April 2020, 27 pre-service [...]

Open Access Case Report

Emotional Freedom Techniques for Stroke Rehabilitation: A Single Case Study

Received: 17 June 2021;  Published: 26 October 2021;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2104038

Abstract

A 37-year-old female with a history of complex trauma, anxiety and depression was treated with Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) supplemented with guided imagery within the first 24 hours of having a stroke that affected the right side. CT scans indicated a haemorrhage and brain clot. S [...]

Open Access Editorial

Laser Watch—New Generation 2021: Modern Integrative Photomedicine Equipment for Photobiomodulation

Received: 18 October 2021;  Published: 22 October 2021;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2104037

Abstract

In the recent past, laser therapy has made immense progress as it is known to change microcirculation, modulate vegetative parameters, and stimulate mitochondrial activity in the human body. This editorial briefly describes a new laser watch prototype (generation 2021), which can be used [...]

Open Access Original Research

Transcatheter Intracerebral Laser Photobiomodulation Therapy for Treatment of the Consequences of Ischemic Stroke with Distal Atherosclerotic Lesion

Received: 24 July 2021;  Published: 21 October 2021;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2104036

Abstract

The present research is dedicated to the application of intracerebral laser PBMT for the treatment of the consequences of ischemic stroke. The effectiveness of intracerebral laser PBMT is compared to that of the conventional therapy methods. Recent studies have d [...]

Open Access Correction

Correction: Armstrong C. Unity, Continuity, Structure, and Function. The Ongoing Search for a Deeper Understanding of the Many Roles Attributed to Fascia in the Living Human Body - An Osteopathic Perspective. OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine 2021; 6: 16

Received: 14 October 2021;  Published: 15 October 2021;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2104035

Abstract

CorrectionCorrection: Armstrong C. Unity, Continuity, Structure, and Function. The Ongoing Search for a Deeper Understanding of the Many Roles Attributed to Fascia in the Living Human Body - An Osteopathic Perspective. &l [...]

Open Access Original Research

Internet Mindfulness Meditation Intervention (IMMI) Program with iMINDr Application Support for Older Adults with Depression Symptoms: A Feasibility Study

Received: 16 April 2021;  Published: 14 October 2021;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2104034

Abstract

The growing population of older adults with depression is a significant public health concern, and effective treatments are necessary. Mindfulness meditation intervention offers effective treatment for depression, but little research has been conducted on the older population. This study [...]

Open Access Review

Mindfulness in Tai Chi Chuan as Practised amongst Higher Education Students with Implications for Health and Learning: A Narrative Review

Received: 17 May 2021;  Published: 09 October 2021;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2104033

Abstract

This review examines the quality of the research exploring mindfulness within tai chi chuan and the way this integrative practice benefits health and learning for higher education students. A narrative review based on a systematic search was conducted. Ten English and three Chinese datab [...]

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