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Open Access Research Article

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Acupuncture, Plum Blossom, and Auriculotherapy in Treating Pain and Hot Flashes in Breast cancer Patients: An Observational Retrospective Study

Sonia Baccetti, Elisabetta Barbara Cortesi, Maria Valeria Monechi, Mariella Di Stefano, Barbara Cucca, Tommaso Conti, Antonella Traversi, Filippa Terranova, Sylvie Yvonne Barberousse, Roberto Montelatici, Federica Sabatini, Catia Vuono, Christian Bini, Elio Rossi, Francesca Martella
Received: September 27, 2018; Published: October 25, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1904061

Abstract: Background: Pain and vasomotor symptoms are common side effects in breast cancer patients. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) may be an option of care for these side effects in a multidisciplinary pathway. Aim: The purpose of this study was to evaluate if TCM is safe and effective in hot flashes and [...]

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Open Access Review

Herb-Drug Interactions in Oncology: A Clinical Up-Date

Francesco Sivelli, Elio Rossi, Sonia Baccetti, Mariella Di Stefano, Eugenia Gallo, Fabio Firenzuoli
Received: September 27, 2018; Published: October 18, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1904060

Abstract: In this article we shortly inform about the most important mechanisms lying at the basis of herb-drug interactions (HDI). We summarized the best known and relevant ones emerging from clinical evidence. The last part is dedicated to cancer patients

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Open Access Research Article

Does a Brief Mindfulness Training Enhance Heartfulness in Students? Results of a Pilot Study

Myriam Rudaz, Thomas Ledermann, Michael P. Twohig, Michael E. Levin
Received: May 24, 2019; Published: October 10, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1904059

Abstract: (1) Background: There is robust evidence that mindfulness trainings enhance mindfulness as operationalized in Western psychology, but evidence about heartfulness is sparse. This study seeks to test whether a brief mindfulness training enhances heart qualities, including self-compassion, gratitude, a [...]

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Open Access Review

The Role of Massage in Bereavement: A Scoping Review

Sarah Fogarty, Phillipa Hay
Received: August 06, 2019; Published: October 08, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1904058

Abstract: Background: Death is a universal human experience. The experience of grief is unique for each person experiencing it. There is emerging research on modalities that provide support for bereaved individuals including bereavement massage. There is limited information in the literature about the speci [...]

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Open Access Comment

Clinical, Theoretical and Conceptual Issues in Chronic Pain and Their Application in a Hypnosis Practice

Niamh Flynn
Received: July 01, 2019; Published: September 26, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1903057

Abstract: Hypnosis interventions consistently produce significant decreases in pain associated with a variety of chronic-pain problems (Elkins, Jensen & Patterson 2007) while neurophysiological studies have shown that specific hypnotic suggestions have clear effects on the brain and spinal cord functionin [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Treatment of Chronic Post Surgical Pain Using Micro-current Point Stimulation Applied to C-Section Scars

Kelly Armstrong, Raman Gokal, Todd Todorsky
Received: March 25, 2019; Published: September 25, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1903056

Abstract: Background: Direct Current (DC) microcurrent point stimulation (MPS) is increasingly recognized as a therapy for chronic pain and stress management. However, there remains limited evidence as to the therapeutic value in chronic of MPS chronic post surgical pain (CPSP) management related to C-Sectio [...]

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Open Access Perspective

Shedding Light on a New Psychology of Movement and Exercise

Thibault Deschamps
Received: July 24, 2019; Published: September 24, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1903055

Abstract: Let’s consider the issues of exercise and cognitive function from a different angle, by moving from sitting to standing for instance. Not only does seeing anything from different perspectives reflect our cognitive flexibility [1], it also has a direct impact on the executive performance. Interesting [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Feasibility of a Functional Medicine Approach to Slowing Clinical Cognitive Decline in Patients over Age 55: A Multiple Case Study Report

Randolph James, Amy Lawson Moore, Dick M Carpenter II, Terissa Michele Miller, Christina Ledbetter
Received: April 29, 2019; Published: September 06, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1903054

Abstract: (1) Background: The current study examined a multifaceted anti-neuroinflammatory intervention that included physical exercise, mental exercise, grain-free/sugar-free diet, anti-inflammatory nutritional supplements, sleep optimization, and stress management within the context of a functional medicine [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Assessing the Pressure and Thermal Discomfort Thresholds for Designing of Therapeutic Gloves: A Pilot Study

Siti Hana Nasir, Olga Troynikov, Dawn Wong Lit Wan, Zhen Zheng

Received: February 25, 2019; Published: September 02, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1903053

Abstract: Background: Pressure and thermal therapy glove are the two types of therapeutic gloves that are commonly used to relieve symptoms and improve hand function in patients with hand arthritis. However, no published clinical studies exist indicating the ideal pressure and thermal stimuli for the gloves. [...]

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Open Access Review

Does a Single Bout of Aerobic Exercise Improve Set Shifting in Healthy Young Adults? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Max Oberste, Sophia Sharma, Philipp Zimmer
Received: April 24, 2019; Published: August 28, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1903052

Abstract: This systematic review investigated whether acute aerobic exercise improves following set-shifting performance in healthy young individuals using meta-analytic techniques. Moreover, it was examined if the after-effect of acute aerobic exercise on set-shifting performance in healthy young adults is m [...]

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