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Open Access Review

Thinking outside the Box: Could there be a Plant-Based Treatment for Coronavirus Infections? A Review of the Literature

Sharon Clevenger
Received: April 20, 2020; Published: May 18, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.2002031

Abstract: The novel coronavirus COVID-19 is a viral pathogen that first emerged in Wuhan, China in 2002 and has spread to 202 countries (as of March 28, 2020) [1]. Despite the fact that the 2005 SARS-CoV pandemic infected over 8,500 people, and caused over 800 deaths with billions of dollars in economic loss [...]

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Open Access Technical Note

Efficacy of LED Infrared Warming in the Periphery of the Human Body – First Investigations in a Subject using Thermography

Gerhard Litscher
Received: April 15, 2020; Published: May 11, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.2002030

Abstract: In this technical report, we present for the first time a newly developed multimodal light-emitting diode (LED) pad for photobiomodulation (PBM). In order to demonstrate the range of possibilities for its application, we carried out a comparison of measurements with and without infrared (IR) LEDs in [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Hypnotic Responsiveness and Dissociation: A Multi-Variable Analysis

Joseph P. Green , Steven Jay Lynn, Olivia J. Green, Victoria R. Bradford, Rouhangiz Rasekhy
Received: February 18, 2020; Published: May 11, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.2002029

Abstract: Since Charcot [1], researchers and theorists have associated hypnotic responsiveness with dissociation. However, contemporary researchers have typically not documented impressive or statistically significant correlations between the most commonly used measure of dissociation, the Dissociative Experi [...]

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Open Access Review

Recent Insight on How the Neuroscientific Approach Helps Clinicians

Audrey Vanhaudenhuyse, Anne-Sophie Nyssen, Marie-Elisabeth Faymonville
Received: February 14, 2020; Published: May 09, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.2002028

Abstract: Hypnosis is a modified state of consciousness widely used to decrease pain perception in research protocols and clinical practice. In recent decades, hypnosis has been increasingly proposed to patients to re-engage their resources and capacities to modulate pain and emotional distress and to improve [...]

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Open Access Correction

Correction: Watts L, et al. Stakeholder Perceptions of Dignity Therapy for Children and Young People with Life-Limiting and Life-Threatening Conditions in the UK. OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine 2020; 5: 19

Lucy Watts, Joanna Smith, Wilfred McSherry, Michael Tatterton, Alison Rodriguez
Received: May 07, 2020; Published: May 08, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.2002027

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Open Access Editorial

Can Laser Medicine and Laser Acupuncture be used for COVID-19? Selected Areas of the Current Scientific Literature

Gerhard Litscher
Received: May 03 , 2020; Published: May 07, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.2002026

Abstract: The present moment lacks any reliable vaccine or treatment for the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the resultant disease COVID-19 (Corona Virus Disease-2019). Laser medicine like photobiomodulation (PBM) or photodynamic therapy (PDT), and laser acupuncture may possess some potential to interact and relieve the [...]

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Open Access Project Report

Feeling Safe during Intensive Care: Protocol of a Pilot Study on Therapeutic Suggestions of Safety under Hypnosis in Patients with Non-Invasive Ventilation

Barbara Schmidt, Teresa Deffner, Jenny Rosendahl
Received: December 11, 2019; Published: April 28, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.2002025

Abstract: Patients in the intensive care unit are confronted with an extreme situation that may cause stress and anxiety. The negative experiences may cause patients to suffer for the long-term after leaving the intensive care unit. One such stressor in the intensive care unit is non-invasive ventilation. Pos [...]

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Open Access Review

Effectiveness of Aromatherapy in Alleviating Palliative Symptoms and Its Possible Side Effects: A Literature Review

Heidrun Männle, Birthe Osorio, Karsten Münstedt
Received: March 09, 2020; Published: April 28, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.2002024

Abstract: Palliative care is a steadily growing component of medicine that focuses on treating individuals with life-limiting diseases such as cancer. It aims at improving the quality of life and alleviating cancer-related symptoms, including anxiety, pain, dyspnea, cough, nausea/vomiting, and constipation, w [...]

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Open Access Review

Neural Mechanisms of Hypnotic Analgesia

Giuseppe De Benedittis
Received: February 18, 2020; Published: April 24, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.2002023

Abstract: There is increasing evidence demonstrating that hypnosis could be effective in the down-modulation of pain sensation in both acute and chronic pain states. In the neurophysiological context, recent evidence has deciphered, to a certain extent, the mystery of pain relief upon hypnosis. It is probable [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Effects of a Mindfulness-Based Intervention on Circulating Cytokine Levels in Individuals with Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Pilot Study

Valérie Morin-Alain, Eddy Larouche, Anne-Marie Chouinard,Marie-Claude Audet, Sonia Goulet, Louis-Simon Rousseau, Carol Hudon
Received: November 23, 2019; Published: April 17, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.2002022

Abstract: Peripheral inflammation plays an important role in the pathophysiology of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and dysregulations in circulating levels of different inflammatory mediators are detectable as early as the mild cognitive impairment (MCI) stage towards AD. Depressive symptoms, another risk factor of [...]

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