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Open Access Communication

Proposal for a Compassionate Emotional Accompaniment Technique (CEAT) Based on Mindfulness to Manage Disturbing Emotions

Received: 23 August 2018;  Published: 14 March 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1901017


One of the objectives of psychological intervention is to help individuals manage their emotions effectively by providing patients the necessary tools to accompany their own emotional states. Furthermore, at present there are not so many therapeutic resources aimed at facilitating emotions in patien [...]

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Open Access Editorial

Compassion in Clinical Care

Received: 01 March 2019;  Published: 04 March 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1901016


Compassion in Clinical Care

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Open Access Research Article

Psychophysiological Coherence in Community Dynamics – A Comparative Analysis between Meditation and Other Activities

Received: 26 November 2018;  Published: 04 March 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1901015


(1) Background: Psychophysiological coherence has been widely studied as a bodily state associated with general well-being and cognitive clarity. Heart Rate Variability (HRV) has been shown to be a good biomarker to assess psychophysiological coherence. This paper presents the first general set of r [...]

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Open Access Editorial

The Treatment of the Nervous System with Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Received: 25 February 2019;  Published: 27 February 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1901014


The nervous system is everywhere in the body, especially in the skin. Ancient Chinese acupuncture charts show us that the nerves are all connected and can work together to promote health. This connection occurs through the brain and brain stem. It is clear that acupuncture is analgesic by inhibit [...]

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Open Access Concept Paper

New Paradigm in International Ear Acupuncture

Received: 16 October 2018;  Published: 26 February 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1901013


(1) Background: In the international auriculotherapy practice there are relatively big differences in the exact localization of one and the same ear acupuncture point. On one hand, there are specialists who devote their efforts to find the active points. In that case it becomes intriguing that near [...]

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Open Access Case Report

Chronic Pain after Reported Whiplash Injury – A Patient Case Report

Received: 13 April 2018;  Published: 25 February 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1901012


Abstract Chronic pain is notoriously multifactorial, multifaceted and difficult to treat. There is no known therapy recommended for chronic pain. Existence, or non-existence, of whiplash injury after a road traffic accident (RTA) has been discussed in literature and the press. Dishonest claims of a [...]

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Open Access Review

A Brief Primer on Learning and Memory-Based Strategies to Enhance Memory Function

Received: 17 December 2018;  Published: 21 February 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1901011


Background: Learning and memory, unquestionably, is critical for many aspects of life, including acquisition and retention of educational material. The purpose of this brief narrative review is to provide a primer on empirical-based, learning and memory techniques. Methods: A narrative review approa [...]

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Open Access Technical Note

An Initial Investigation of Neural Changes in Overweight Adults with Food Cravings after Emotional Freedom Techniques

Received: 11 December 2018;  Published: 15 February 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1901010


Background: This pilot randomised clinical trial investigated the effect of an Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) intervention on brain activation in response to food craving stimuli using functional magnetic resonance imaging. EFT is a brief stress reduction technique which involves stating a cogni [...]

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Open Access Original Research

An Evaluation of a New Programme Training Mindfulness Teachers to Deliver Non-Eight Week Adapted Mindfulness-Based Interventions

Received: 13 October 2018;  Published: 02 February 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1901009


Background: Training is generally not available for those wishing to deliver non 8 week Mindfulness Based Interventions (MBIs) adapted for specific contexts and populations. A new model for training in MBIs is developed with the following principle components: teaching on theory, participation in a [...]

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Open Access Research Article

Integrated Oncology in an Integrated Medicine Hospital in Pitigliano (Grosseto, Italy)

Received: 29 September 2018;  Published: 01 February 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1901008


Background. Complementary medicines (CM: homeopathy and acupuncture/traditional Chinese medicine) have been introduced for cancer patients under treatment with chemotherapy and radiotherapy in the Pitigliano Hospital Centre of Integrated Medicine to minimize the side effects of these treatments, imp [...]

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