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ISSN 2573-4393

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

Pages: 162

Published: January 2020

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

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Cover story: Current weight management techniques fail to target psychological processes linked with overeating. In a world first, Emotional Freedom Techniques (a stress reduction technique using acupoints) was delivered online for overweight adults. After 8-weeks participants’ weight, psychopathology symptomology, and eating behaviours had significantly reduced and were maintained 1-year later. View this paper.

Volume 4,Issue 4

Open Access Original Research

Imagined and Actual Movements with and without Suggestions for anesthesia in Subjects with Different Hypnotizability

Received: 10 September 2019;  Published: 18 December 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1904066

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Background: Hypnotizability is a psychophysiological trait associated with several differences including the level of functional equivalence (FE) between imagery and perception - that is similarity of the cortical activations and network configurations associated with each of them. FE is stronger i [...]

Open Access Original Research

Online Delivery of Emotional Freedom Techniques in the Treatment of Food Cravings and Weight Management: A Randomised Controlled Trial

Received: 14 October 2019;  Published: 17 December 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1904065

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Abstract: Background: The combination of dietary restraint and physical exercise as a recommended treatment for weight loss has had limited long-term success. One factor proposed as limiting weight management techniques efficacy is the failure to target psychological processes linked with overeatin [...]

Open Access Original Research

Social Engagement and Task Complexity: Physical Activity Characteristics and Executive Function Among Older Adults

Received: 15 May 2019;  Published: 27 November 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1904064

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Physical activity participation has been found to have a positive impact on cognitive function across a lifespan. For older adults, qualitative variables with the physical activity context may influence cognition than quantitative variables (e.g., intensity, duration). The purpose of this study was [...]

Open Access Editorial

Highlights of Application of Homeopathy in Oncology Patients: An Interview with Prof. Michael Frass

Received: 13 November 2019;  Published: 14 November 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1904063

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Highlights of Application of Homeopathy in Oncology Patients: An Interview with Prof. Michael Frass

Open Access Review

Exploring the Rationale for the Use of the Ketogenic Diet in the Treatment of Mental Health Disorders

Received: 05 June 2019;  Published: 05 November 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1904062

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(1) Background: The ketogenic diet (KD) was developed in the 1920s as a treatment for pediatric epilepsy and is emerging as a possible treatment option for certain mental health disorders. There is a link between certain mental health disorders and epilepsy, suggesting some commonality among underl [...]

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

Received: 27 September 2018;  Published: 25 October 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1904061

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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 [...]

Open Access Review

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

Received: 27 September 2018;  Published: 18 October 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1904060

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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

Open Access Research Article

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

Received: 24 May 2019;  Published: 10 October 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1904059

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(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 [...]

Open Access Review

The Role of Massage in Bereavement: A Scoping Review

Received: 06 August 2019;  Published: 08 October 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1904058

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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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