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Open Access Case Report

Acupuncture for Management of Symptom Clusters in a Patient with Metastatic Breast Cancer: A Case Report

Received: 07 October 2019;  Published: 02 March 2020;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2001011


Acupuncture has increasingly been used to address a variety of symptoms in patients with cancer. Here we present a case to illustrate the use of acupuncture in a 35-year-old female with metastatic breast cancer who presented to the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine (CEWM) with physical and psycholo [...]

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Open Access Review

The Importance of Rapport in Hypnotic Clinical Practice

Received: 18 January 2020;  Published: 27 February 2020;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2001010


This article is based on the assumption that the therapist's focused attention, open awareness and kind intention are the basic ingredients for creating a relationship of trust with the patient from the first session. He also stresses that when the attention of a genuine therapist, without prejudice [...]

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Open Access Editorial

COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease-19): Traditional Chinese Medicine including Acupuncture for Alleviation – A Report from Wuhan, Hubei Province in China

Received: 25 February 2020;  Published: 26 February 2020;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2001009


Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been used to prevent and alleviate epidemic diseases for hundreds of years. The combination of TCM and Western medicine can effectively reduce fever; alleviate cough, fatigue, diarrhoea and other symptoms of patients with mild COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease-19). [...]

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Open Access Research Article

Anxiety Improvement after Oncology Massage

Received: 31 October 2019;  Published: 21 February 2020;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2001008


Literature suggests Oncology Massage (OM) reduces anxiety. However, research is limited in large, diverse, nonexperimentally manipulated outpatient samples of cancer patients. The purpose of this study was to 1) describe OM visit patterns, 2) describe anxiety response to OM, and 3) determine if OM r [...]

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Open Access Review

Paradigms in Integrative Medicine and the Place of Clinical Hypnosis

Received: 20 January 2020;  Published: 19 February 2020;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2001007


The face of illness has changed with progress in public health, immunizations, and antibiotic medication. Today, medical clinics are more likely to see patients with chronic illnesses, stress-related conditions, and complex bio-psycho-social conditions. This is a global trend, affecting patients wor [...]

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Open Access Review

Informatics and Artificial Intelligence Approaches that Promote Use of Integrative Health Therapies in Nursing Practice: A Scoping Review

Received: 30 December 2019;  Published: 17 February 2020;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2001006


Integrative health (IH) therapies are increasingly used to manage health conditions, but barriers hindering nurses from offering IH therapies persist. Informatics and artificial intelligence (AI) approaches have potential to promote nurses’ professional use of IH therapies. The purposes [...]

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Open Access Review

Hypnosis for Clinical Pain Management: A Scoping Review of Systematic Reviews

Received: 30 December 2019;  Published: 05 February 2020;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2001005


There is a growing body of research evaluating the effects of hypnosis for the management of clinical pain. A summary of the recent systematic review would help understand the quality of evidence regarding the efficacy of hypnosis, and provide directions for future research. We conducted a scoping r [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Therapeutic Effects: The Integration of Creative Arts Therapy in Palliative Care

Received: 17 November 2019;  Published: 14 January 2020;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2001004


The University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) implemented a Creative Arts Therapy (CAT) program offering CAT to hospitalized patients as a component of comprehensive palliative care (PC) services. The objective of this pilot program evaluation study was to evaluate short-term effects of CAT on patient s [...]

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Open Access Editorial

Gender Differences in Manual, Electro, and Laser Acupuncture

Received: 08 January 2020;  Published: 14 January 2020;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2001003


Acupuncture, being a unique method, is a millennia-old tradition in the field of Chinese medicine. However, it is surprising that there are very few scientific publications on acupuncture and its gender-specific effects. This article summarizes the previous work from the perspective of both Western [...]

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Open Access Research Article

Working Memory in Collegiate Athletes and Non-Athletes: A Comparison of Team-Sports Athletes, Solo-Sports Athletes, Frequent Exercisers and Infrequent Exercisers

Received: 27 October 2019;  Published: 07 January 2020;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2001002


Past research suggests that exercise is associated with improved working memory (WM) abilities, and that athletes have better executive functioning and WM skills than non-athletes. However, no studies to date have separated the effects of exercise from the effects of athletic participation when exam [...]

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