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Open Access Original Research

Feasibility of a Meditation Video Game to Reduce Anxiety in College Students

Received: 27 July 2018;  Published: 07 October 2018;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1804024

Abstract

(1) Background: Meditation is a common intervention for college students suffering from issues with anxiety. Due to this popularity, several meditation-based video games have been released which can be used to supplement or motivate meditation practice. However, these tools are not often given scrut [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Specific Somatic Symptoms Alleviated by Mindfulness Meditation Training

Received: 20 April 2018;  Published: 29 September 2018;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1804023

Abstract

Background: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an evidence-based intervention developed to teach mindfulness meditation to a wide range of patients. Although the efficacy of MBSR has been established for a variety of medical and psychiatric conditions, measured outcomes typically are limit [...]

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Open Access Review

Fructose Increases Uric Acid Contributing to Metabolic Syndrome - Herbal, Nutritional and Dietary Strategies to Reduce Uric Acid

Received: 09 July 2018;  Published: 28 September 2018;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1803022

Abstract

The metabolism of fructose by the liver produces uric acid and elevated serum uric acid levels is an independent risk factor for hypertension, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular disease. Fructose occurs in fruits and fruit juices, honey and in the sweeteners sucrose (common white sugar) and High [...]

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Open Access Review

Potentially Beneficial Effects of St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) in Patients with Metabolic Syndrome

Received: 27 June 2018;  Published: 27 September 2018;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1803021

Abstract

St. John’s wort (SJW), or Hypericum perforatum, is a perennial herb that is used for the treatment of depression in several countries. However, its effects in other common conditions, such as the metabolic syndrome, have not been elucidated. Some studies have investigated the effects of SJW extract [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Thai Ethnomedicinal Plants Used for Diabetes Treatment

Received: 25 April 2018;  Published: 24 September 2018;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1803020

Abstract

(1) Background: Diabetes is a metabolic disorder and a serious global health problem. Over 400 million people suffer from diabetes and it is estimated that the number will dramatically increase in the future. The cost of diabetes treatment for a single patient is very high. However, traditional know [...]

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Open Access Opinion

Pain in Oncology, Reality and Paradox of Homeopathic Care

Received: 31 May 2018;  Published: 15 September 2018;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1803019

Abstract

Background: After fatigue, pain is one of the major complaints from cancer patients. Regular use of Class 1 analgesics may cause side effects and is not always sufficient to relieve pain. Homeopathy is the complementary and integrative medicine most frequently used in France in supportive care in on [...]

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Open Access Review

A Review of the Efficacy of Yoga and Meditation-Based Interventions for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Received: 27 June 2018;  Published: 05 September 2018;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1803018

Abstract

Abstract: (1) Background: This paper presents a review of the evidence regarding the efficacy and impact of yoga and meditation-based interventions among patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). Patients who suffer from RA express a variety of symptoms that negatively impact their physical functio [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Homeopathy and Complementary Integrative Medicine, Dietary and Lifestyle Advices to Reduce Adverse-Effects of Anti-Cancer Therapy: A Cohort Study with Breast Cancer Patients

Received: 28 March 2018;  Published: 03 September 2018;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1803017

Abstract

Background. To face adverse-effects of anti-cancer treatment, the Homeopathic Clinic of Lucca, in collaboration with the Oncology Department, has set up an Integrative Oncology Outpatient Unit in the Public Hospital Campo di Marte, Aim. To present the results of complementary medicine (CM) treatme [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Homeopathy and Cancer – Some Conceptual Issues

Received: 06 June 2018;  Published: 23 August 2018;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1803016

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This paper explores some of the conceptual issues that bedevil any attempt to compare home-opathy with the mainstream medical system, both in terms of their underpinning philosophies and in their treatment methods, and especially when applied to the problem of cancer. A review is undertaken of the k [...]

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Open Access Original Research

The Four-Facet Model of Eudaimonic Resilience and Its Relationships with Mindfulness, Perceived Stress and Resilience

Received: 10 July 2018;  Published: 21 August 2018;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1803015

Abstract

Elevated levels of psychological distress in university students is a growing area of concern as it is associated with a variety of consequences including mental illness symptoms, absenteeism, and poor academic performance. A growing body of research has indicated that resilience in university stude [...]

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