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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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Open Access Case Report

Tongue Acupuncture as an Alternative Method for Treating Rosacea–A Case Report

Paulo Henrique Fernandes de Oliveira, Reginaldo de Carvalho Silva Filho
Received: December 29, 2019; Published: April 15, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.2002021

Abstract: Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory disease of the skin characterized by facial papules, pustules, erythema, and telangiectasia. Emotional factors such as stress and anxiety may induce and aggravate the symptoms of rosacea. It is hypothesized that tongue acupuncture, a technique that has been used suc [...]

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Open Access Editorial

Effects of Exercise on Cognition across the Lifespan

Lisa Vogelgesang, Damien Moore, Paul D. Loprinzi
Received: April 12, 2020; Published: April 15, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.2002020

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Open Access Original Research

States of Consciousness, the qEEG, and Noetic Snapshots of the Brain/Mind Interface: A Case Study of Hypnosis and Sidhi Meditation

Ronald J. Pekala, Kevin Creegan
Received: January 20, 2020; Published: April 13, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.2002019

Abstract: Noetic analysis is a methodology to quantify the mind during hypnosis, meditation, or other stimulus conditions/states of consciousness in a reliable and valid manner. The methodology uses retrospective phenomenological assessment (RPA) to comprehensively assess subjective experience. By having the [...]

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Open Access Correction

Correction: Cabo F, et al. Similarities and Differences in East Asian Massage and Bodywork Therapies: A Critical Review. OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine 2020; 5: 17

Fernando Cabo, Isaac Aguaristi
Received: March 30, 2020; Published: April 02, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.2002018

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Open Access Research Article

Electrodermal Correlates of Hypnosis: Current Developments

Krisztian Kasos, Luca Csirmaz, Fanni Vikor, Szabolcs Zimonyi, Katalin Varga, Anna Szekely
Received: February 07, 2020; Published: April 01, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.2002017

Abstract: Hypnosis has proven to be an effective treatment in disorders that affect the autonomic nervous system (ANS). However, the studies investigating the nature of its effect on the ANS have reported contradictory results. Measurement of electrodermal activity (EDA) is an objective way to ass [...]

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Open Access Editorial

Religious, and Ethno-Cultural Competence in Palliative and End-of-Life Care

Cynthia M. A. Geppert, Ronald W. Pies
Received: March 18, 2020; Published: March 23, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.2001016

Abstract: Cultural and religious competence is an essential component of palliative and end-of-life care. Because religious, ethnic and racial groups often differ in their values and preferences, including their attitudes toward palliative and end-of-life care, clinicians must maintain an [...]

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