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ISSN 2573-4393

OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine , Volume 8 , Issue 2 (2023)

Pages: 140

Published: November 2023

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

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Cover story: In fall 2005, Hurricane Katrina and Rita (HK/R) made landfall. This study focuses on factors that may affect post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) of volunteers following HK/R. The two-wave survey validated a short form for the perceived spiritual support (PSSS-S2) scale and revealed a positive role of social support on PTSD. View this paper.

Volume 8,Issue 2

Open Access Original Research

Evaluation of Adjunctive Homoeopathy Treatment in COVID-19 Hospitalised Patients at the Gujarat State’s Dedicated COVID-19 Hospitals and Covid-Care Clinics During the First Wave of COVID-19 Pandemic: A Multicentric, Single-Arm Retrospective Data Analysis Study

Received: 20 February 2023;  Published: 28 June 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2302025


This retrospective data analysis study aims to analyze the data collected during adjunctive homeopathy treatment of COVID-19 patients by the Homoeopathic medical officers (HMO) in Gujarat state-dedicated COVID-19 hospitals (DCH) during the first wave of the pandemic. The HMOs used the standard data collection forms/sheets to record each patient's demographic information, clinical symptoms, homoeopathic management, and outcome data. Data of all cases hospitalized with COVID-19 of any age, and bot [...]

Open Access Original Research

Successful Online Choir for People Living with Dementia: A Qualitative Case Study

Received: 26 February 2023;  Published: 13 June 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2302024


Group singing as a social musical activity can be used to improve the quality of life, well-being, and overall health of people with dementia and caregivers. Online choirs have gained awareness since the COVID-19 pandemic; however, singing in an online choir is an unsatisfying experience for most choir members in the general population. In order to report on the feasibility of creating an online choir for people with dementia, we studied a successful case of such a choir. This choir began and co [...]

Open Access Review

A Review of Clinical Influencing Factors in the Selection of Cardiac Medications in the Elderly

Received: 14 January 2023;  Published: 31 May 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2302023


Aging is a stage of the natural life cycle. It is a set of natural and coordinated growth changes all organs and body systems undergo to burnout. It is impossible to determine the exact time of old age for two reasons. First, the aging process is different for humans due to individual, hereditary factors. Second, aging has a set of physiological, psychological and, social factors. This review aimed to gather appropriate clinical information and facts for clinicians when practicing heart medicati [...]

Open Access Research Article

Implementation of a Whole-School Mindfulness Curriculum in an Urban Elementary School: Tier 1 through Tier 3

Received: 27 November 2022;  Published: 24 May 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2302022


Mindful education (ME) in schools can address student well-being and stressors, as well as improve the overall school environment. Implementing a whole-school mindfulness curriculum can be challenging, especially when serving students in both general education and emotional behavioral disorder (EBD) settings. We investigated the feasibility, implementation, and benefits of a whole-school mindfulness curriculum (MindUP) in an urban elementary school. This study is unique in that it investigated h [...]

Open Access Original Research

A Multi-Centric Single-Blind Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy of the Individualized Homeopathic Intervention in Breast Fibroadenoma

Received: 17 October 2022;  Published: 16 May 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2302021


The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of homeopathic medicines in the reduction or resolution of breast fibroadenoma (FA) through ultrasound (US) assessment in intervention and control groups. The secondary objective was to compare the efficacy of the homeopathic intervention in single and multiple fibroadenomas. A single-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled pilot study was conducted from January 2014 to June 2018 at 4 research centers with 6 months of fol [...]

Open Access Editorial

Chess and Acupuncture?

Received: 18 April 2023;  Published: 19 April 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2302020


This editorial briefly describes possible relationships and similarities between chess and acupuncture. Although the methods of chess and acupuncture could not be more different, possible joint effects on the brain can be hypothesized. However, the effectiveness of these joint effects has yet to be proven in scientific studies. Both chess and acupuncture can be used to improve physical and mental well-being. According to the author, the Yintang point could play a key role here.

Open Access Research Article

Teacher Outcomes with a School-Based Mindfulness Intervention during COVID-19

Received: 30 November 2022;  Published: 13 April 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2302019


Teacher burnout is one of the primary drivers of turnover. Skills such as improved classroom management have been shown to mitigate teacher burnout. COVID-19 created classroom disruption and an unprecedented youth mental health crisis. This study examined the effectiveness of a school-based mindfulness training at improving classroom management self-efficacy and reducing teacher burnout during COVID-19. Elementary school personnel were invited to participate in two versions of Kiddin [...]

Open Access Original Research

Greater Objective and Perceived Competence for Clinics is Associated with Reduced Stress but No Change in Impostorism in Medical Students a

Received: 27 February 2023;  Published: 10 April 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2302018


Impostorism is prevalent in medical students and negatively impacts wellness, contributing to stress and burnout. Perceived competence is noted as one attribute underlying impostorism. A curricular change that resulted in improved United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 scores and student self-perceptions of preparedness for clinical training was used as a natural experiment to assess the effects higher competence/preparedness, based on an objective indicator and self-percepti [...]

Open Access Research Article

Better to Not Be Alone: Relationships between Hurricane Related Trauma, Spiritual Support, and Social Support

Received: 03 November 2022;  Published: 06 April 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2302017


There has been a paucity in the literature on the protective effects of spiritual and social support as it pertains to trauma symptoms following a disaster. This secondary analysis investigated: a) the longitudinal analysis of the effect of perceived spiritual support (PSS; measured using PSSS-S2) on posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS); and b) the effect of social support and Wave-1 PTSS results on Wave-2 PTSS among Hurricane-Katrina (H-K) volunteers. We hypothesized th [...]