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ISSN 2573-4393

OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine , Volume 4 , Issue 2 (2019)

Pages: 229

Published: November 2019

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

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Cover story: This work was developed in the Center of Integrated Medicine of Pitigliano and Manciano Hospital, which is part of the public Health service of Tuscany. The work ascertained that the response to ictus rehabilitation conducted together with conventional rehabilitation and homeopathy and acupuncture, is significantly improved compared to conventional rehabilitation therapy alone. View this paper.

Volume 4,Issue 2

Open Access Case Report

Case Series of Multiple Health Benefits in Those Undertaking Extended Qigong Practice as a Complementary Self-care Practice in an Outpatient Pain Clinic

Received: 01 April 2019;  Published: 28 June 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1902040

Abstract

Background: Qigong, traditional Chinese mind-body practices, is currently receiving increasing attention with exploration of what it is and what it does. Common elements include postures and movement, attention to breathing, and mental instructions. There is a growing literature on the health benefi [...]

Open Access Original Research

Experimental Effects of Acute Exercise in Attenuating Concurrent Memory Interference

Received: 13 April 2019;  Published: 25 June 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1902039

Abstract

Acute exercise may enhance episodic memory recall, or the retrospective recall of an event or episode due to exercise-induced neuronal excitability and ensuing long-term potentiation. Of interest to this paper is the potential effects of acute exercise on memory interference, when the interfering st [...]

Open Access Research Article

Preliminary Long-Term Results of Homeopathic Treatment of Atopic Diseases in Adult Patients

Received: 01 November 2018;  Published: 20 June 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1902038

Abstract

Aim: To study the effect of homeopathic treatment on adult patients with atopic diseases visited at the Homeopathic Clinic of Lucca (Italy) and long-term evolution of the disease over approximately an 8-year period. Materials and Methods: Data derive from an observational longitudinal study carried [...]

Open Access Opinion

Doing Brief Work, Slowly: Compassion as Intervention in Behavioral Medicine

Received: 20 March 2019;  Published: 18 June 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1902037

Abstract

Integration of behavioral health consultants and specialists into medical settings has accelerated the development of evidenced-based practices for an array of problems and concerns common to behavioral medicine. Though these treatments have shown to be beneficial for those that engage in protocols, [...]

Open Access Perspective

Compassion in Preregistration Nurse Education: An Integrated Review

Received: 07 March 2019;  Published: 13 June 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1902036

Abstract

The evolving, dynamic and challenging healthcare landscape requires that the art and science of nursing equip preregistration nursing students (PNS) with the knowledge and skills to positively respond to these changes. Central to PNS’ ability to demonstrate competence in the fundamentals of nursing [...]

Open Access Case Report

Cancer and the Display of Lymph Nodes Using Potentized Remedies (Derivates of Iodine and Carbo Animalis)

Received: 10 May 2018;  Published: 10 June 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1902035

Abstract

(1) Background: The article provides insight into the mode of the immune system acting hierarchically when administering potentized remedies. Occasionally, this can be best seen in severe cases as available with cancer. (2) Methods: The careful anamnesis and subsequent prescription is based on Jan S [...]

Open Access Case Report

Auriculotherapy for Intractable Hiccups-A Case Report

Received: 22 March 2019;  Published: 04 June 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1902034

Abstract

A 16 year old girl was evaluated for intractable hiccups for 6 six months, with a prior negative clinical and laboratory evaluation, and without any improvement with a variety of folk and medicinal therapies. A single treatment session of auriculotherapy produced a full clinical remission.

Open Access Editorial

The Landscape of Current Meditation Research: An Overview to the Special Issue on 'Health Benefits of Meditation'

Received: 29 May 2019;  Published: 31 May 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1902033

Abstract

The Landscape of Current Meditation Research: An Overview to the Special Issue on “Health Benefits of Meditation”

Open Access Editorial

Highlights of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Nervous System Conditions: An Interview with Dr. James David Adams, Jr.

Received: 24 May 2019;  Published: 24 May 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1902032

Abstract

Highlights of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Nervous System Conditions: An Interview with Dr. James David Adams, Jr.

Open Access Review

Meditation, Sleep, and Performance

Received: 12 February 2019;  Published: 24 May 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1902031

Abstract

Meditation describes a large variety of traditions that are extremely variable, but all include the conscious focus or awareness of attention. By maintaining their attention, meditators experience both acute and long-term changes in physiology, anatomy, and cognitive performance. The literature sh [...]

Open Access Opinion

The Link(s) between Compassion and Healing

Received: 30 January 2019;  Published: 30 April 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1902030

Abstract

While it may seem intuitive to suggest that compassion aids in the healing process, there is actual evidence to support that compassion changes physiology, which in turns affects emotional and physical healing. The focus of this opinion paper is on the use of compassion between health care provider [...]

Open Access Research Article

Lifestyles and Complementary Medicine: A Survey in the Region of Tuscany

Received: 27 September 2018;  Published: 28 April 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1902029

Abstract

Background: According to the international literature, users of Complementary Medicine (CM), Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and Complementary and Integrative Medicine (CIM) are more active, less overweight and have healthier lifestyles. Aim: To evaluate the lifestyle of patients of CM [...]

Open Access Original Research

Observational Study on Auriculotherapy in the Treatment of Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: Preliminary Data

Received: 26 September 2018;  Published: 28 April 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1902028

Abstract

Introduction: Pain in musculoskeletal disorders is a common problem that involves high social and individual costs. Systematic reviews and randomized controlled trials show that a number of treatments usually applied in this field are not effective. On the other hand, there is clinical evidence of t [...]

Open Access Review

Integrative Cancer Therapy with Special Focus on Add-On Homeopathy: The Experience at Lienz Hospital

Received: 02 March 2018;  Published: 25 April 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1902027

Abstract

Homeopathy can be well integrated into a complementary oncology concept. However, the existing scientific evidence concerning homeopathy should be presented more transparently, and improved by performing randomized placebo-controlled studies with sufficient patient numbers. An ongoing multicenter st [...]

Open Access Review

The Role of Self-Compassion in Recovery from Substance Use Disorders

Received: 04 March 2019;  Published: 24 April 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1902026

Abstract

(1) Background: A large body of empirical evidence has supported the notion that individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs) have difficulty regulating their negative emotions and employing emotion-regulation strategies. The aim of this article is to (a) explore the role of self-compassion in pr [...]

Open Access Opinion

Compassion in Medicine – A Psychiatric Physician’s View

Received: 14 March 2019;  Published: 18 April 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1902025

Abstract

There are several definitions of sympathy, empathy, and compassion on the internet. I have chosen the above definitions to emphasize their salient differences, for the following reason: In medical school, in the early 1960s, we were taught not to sympathize with patients, but to empathize: By emp [...]

Open Access Research Article

Integrated Medicine Strongly Improves Post-Stroke Rehabilitative Performance in a Public Health Facility in Italy

Received: 30 September 2018;  Published: 17 April 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1902024

Abstract

Background - Since 2011, the Tuscany Regional Authority has been funding the use of Integrated Medicine (IM) in a clinical setting in Pitigliano Hospital, with the aim of testing the true efficacy of complementary and alternative medicine(CAM) in a hospital setting. The clinical setting also compris [...]

Open Access Case Report

Unexpected Long Survival of a Patient with Polycythemia Vera

Received: 16 January 2019;  Published: 16 April 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1902023

Abstract

This case reports of a 71-year-old patient with polycythemia vera (PCV). The homeopathic treatment began 15 years after the diagnosis at the age of 51. The frequency of phlebotomies could be lowered significantly after the start of the homeopathic treatment, the patient survived another 16 years wit [...]

Open Access Communication

The Process of Integration of Complementary Medicines in Public Healthcare Service of Tuscany (Italy)

Received: 22 February 2019;  Published: 10 April 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1902022

Abstract

Background. Complementary Medicine (CM) is being increasingly used by European citizens in order to increase their overall health state and wellbeing, as well as to treat various illnesses and diseases. Aim. Describe the pathway and results of the integration process of complementary medicines in t [...]

Open Access Original Research

Comparison of Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia between Zen-meditation and Control Groups

Received: 30 July 2018;  Published: 01 April 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1902021

Abstract

(1) Background: This research is aimed to develop new methods to investigate the cardiorespiratory interaction of Zen-meditation practitioners (Zen-meditation group) and healthy ordinary young people (control group) by quantitatively evaluating the respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA) behavior. (2) Me [...]

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