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ISSN 2573-4393

OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine , Volume 4 , Issue 1 (2019)

Pages: 309

Published: October 2019

(This book is a printed edition that was published in OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine)

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Cover story: Does Mindful Self-Compassion hold the key to helping students maximize their wellbeing and stay at university? In this study, a first of its kind in the world, Jokic, Albrecht and Smith discuss the importance of students learning the wisdom and art of mindfulness and the practice of self-compassion to enhance their wellbeing and resilience. View this paper.

Volume 4,Issue 1

Open Access Original Research

Acupuncture for Chemo-Related Nausea and Vomiting

Received: 29 September 2018;  Published: 28 March 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1901020

Abstract

(1) Background: In recent years, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) techniques have become very widespread; among these, acupuncture can play an important role in the treatment of adverse effects related to chemotherapy. This role has been recognized by the National Institutes of Health af [...]

Open Access Case Report

Increase in Electrodermal Activity on Acupuncture Points of Lymphatic, Lung, Nervous, Endocrine and Heart Meridians after Running Exercise, a Single Case Study

Received: 10 December 2018;  Published: 25 March 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1901019

Abstract

Background: Electrodermal measurement of acupuncture points has been correlated to physiologic and pathologic conditions with clinical and laboratory studies. Emerging evidence indicates that in addition to therapeutic effect, acupuncture points may also have diagnostic properties. However, physiolo [...]

Open Access Short Review

The Effects of Aquatic Exercise on Cognitive Function: Systematic Review

Received: 07 February 2019;  Published: 21 March 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1901018

Abstract

The objective of this brief systematic review was to examine the effects of aquatic exercise on cognitive function. Studies were identified using electronic databases, including PubMed, PsychInfo, Sports Discus and Google Scholar. In total, 13 articles met the inclusionary criteria. Among the 13 stu [...]

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

Abstract

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 [...]

Open Access Editorial

Compassion in Clinical Care

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

Abstract

Compassion in Clinical Care

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

Abstract

(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 [...]

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

Abstract

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 [...]

Open Access Concept Paper

New Paradigm in International Ear Acupuncture

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

Abstract

(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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

Abstract

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 [...]

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

Abstract

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 [...]

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

Abstract

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 [...]

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

Abstract

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 [...]

Open Access Review

Is Self-Compassion Important for Health Care Practitioners?

Received: 25 November 2018;  Published: 31 January 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1901007

Abstract

The cornerstone of health care practice is the provision of competent, compassionate care. Compassion is usually thought of when applied toward others; however, self-compassion promotes well-being, mental health, reduces fatigue and “burn-out” in health care practitioners. While most health care p [...]

Open Access Original Research

Acupuncture in Palliative Care

Received: 14 October 2018;  Published: 30 January 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1901006

Abstract

Background: Acupuncture is an innovative and scientific supported option to treat oncological patients and seems to be an effective palliative care option. In the region of Tuscany, at the Palliative Care Department of “Misericordia” Grosseto Hospital a real integration of acupuncture in Palliative [...]

Open Access Review

Ashitaba (Angelica keiskei) Exerts Possible Beneficial Effects on Metabolic Syndrome

Received: 18 July 2018;  Published: 23 January 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1901005

Abstract

Metabolic syndrome is a serious health condition comprising a combination of glucose metabolism disorder, high blood pressure and obesity. The main underlying risk factors for metabolic syndrome are abdominal obesity and insulin resistance. Various studies have shown that herbal medicines can be eff [...]

Open Access Original Research

Mindful Self-Compassion and Adult Learner Retention in Post-Compulsory Education

Received: 15 July 2018;  Published: 23 January 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1901004

Abstract

(1) Background: Adult learners often engage in formal education because they want to create changes in their lives and are determined to succeed in their chosen field. However, they also come with emotional “baggage” of early educational experiences, frequently have to deal with a multitude of c [...]

Open Access Review

Cultivating Well-Being through the Three Pillars of Mind Training: Understanding How Training the Mind Improves Physiological and Psychological Well-Being

Received: 03 October 2018;  Published: 16 January 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1901003

Abstract

Research on the physiological and emotional health benefits of meditative practices has grown exponentially over the last two decades, influencing both scientific literature and popular media. Research has highlighted three distinct components or pillars at the core of meditative practices and mind [...]

Open Access Review

Health Benefits of (Mindful) Self-Compassion Meditation and the Potential Complementarity to Mindfulness-Based Interventions: A Review of Randomized-Controlled Trials

Received: 04 July 2018;  Published: 06 January 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1901002

Abstract

Background. This article systematically reviews methodologically rigorous randomized-controlled trials examining the health benefits of mindfulness and self-compassion interventions in medical and/ or mental health populations. Method. Searches were conducted on PubMed, PsycINFO and Web of Science i [...]

Open Access Review

State of the Research: Physical and Mental Health Benefits of Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Children and Adolescents

Received: 20 August 2018;  Published: 04 January 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1901001

Abstract

Background: Research support for a variety of health benefits of mindfulness-based interventions for adults is robust. These include management of stress, anxiety, and depression; as a supportive treatment for eating disorders, PTSD, and psychosis; improved sleep; chronic pain management; support fo [...]

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