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ISSN 2573-4393

OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine , Volume 7 , Issue 2 (2022)

Pages: 180

Published: August 2022

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

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Cover story:Mindfulness meditation research typically reports statistical significance without addressing the clinical significance of change. Approximately 45-69% of patients reporting clinically elevated worry, anxiety, stress, and/or depression before an 8-week mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program exhibited reliable clinical improvement and/or recovery when clinical significance criteria were applied to individual patient data.View this paper.

Volume 7,Issue 2

Open Access Original Research

YNCRG Alleviated Hepatic Steatosis in Metabolic Syndrome Model Rats by Improving Lipid Metabolism and Chronic Inflammatory Reaction

Received: 25 October 2021;  Published: 30 June 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2202023


YNCRG is a combination of five traditional Chinese ingredients with medicinal properties. We studied its effects and mechanism of action on a rat model of non-alcoholic fatty liver with metabolic syndrome. Eight-week-old male SHRcp rat(s) and Wister Kyoto (WKY) rats were adaptively fed for one week, after which they were randomly divided into three groups, including the control group (n = 9), the YNCRG group (n = 8), and the WKY group (n = 8). The WKY group could freely consume water, the contro [...]

Open Access Original Research

Clinical Significance of Stress, Depression, Anxiety, and Worry Symptom Improvement Following Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction

Received: 12 April 2022;  Published: 07 June 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2202022


Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) teaches mindfulness meditation to reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and related forms of distress among a variety of patients. Much research has documented statistically significant reductions across a variety of self-report measures following MBSR, but researchers rarely assessed and reported the clinical significance of MBSR symptom reduction in accordance with specific criteria famously established by Jacobson and Truax [1]. Patients reporting sympt [...]

Open Access Original Research

Integrating Mindfulness Practice in Cognitive Behavioral Hypnotic Psychotherapy

Received: 28 January 2022;  Published: 06 May 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2202021


After the emergence of Mindfulness in the Western world, many studies proved its mental and physical benefits. However, implementing Mindfulness in psychotherapy has several challenges: therapists are not formal Mindfulness instructors; the Mindfulness course is a continuous eight-week course, which many patients do not attend during therapy, while others attend and drop out. Thus, Hypnosis was applied to shorten and strengthen the desired changes. The article describes the logic behind this int [...]

Open Access Research Article

The Use of Yoga in Clinical Practice: A Descriptive Study

Received: 06 February 2022;  Published: 22 April 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2202020


The purpose of this descriptive survey was to explore how, and for what purpose, health care practitioners use yoga in clinical practice. A survey was administered to professionals who identified as healthcare practitioners who used yoga in their practice. There were 205 completed responses from a combination of healthcare practitioners including occupational therapists, physical therapists, yoga therapists, recreational therapists, speech-language pathologists, and mental health counselors. Pra [...]

Open Access Commentary

Mindfulness and the Wisdom of Advocates - Journeys in the Landscape of Health Care

Received: 10 January 2022;  Published: 19 April 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2202019


Service-user volunteers in a National Health Service (NHS) Mental Health Trust in the UK have made an unusual contribution to mindfulness teaching, training, research and governance as ‘advocates’ of mindfulness-based therapy interventions. We explore the nature of what has been named internally as the ‘wisdom’ of the ‘advocate’ group in this NHS Trust, and its impact on mental health provision. A clinician (clinical psychologist) and an advocate (anthropologist) conduct an investigative convers [...]

Open Access Interview

An Interview with Dr. James David Adams

Received: 02 April 2022;  Published: 18 April 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2202018


Interview with Dr. James David Adams. The skin is where pain is sensed and where chronic pain is created. The safest and most effective treatment for pain is topical plant medicines. Chronic pain can be cured with topical plant medicines. Transient receptor potential cation channels in the skin sense pain. Chronic pain involves a pain chemokine cycle. Monoterpenoids and diterpenoids from plants can stop this pain chemokine cycle and cur [...]

Open Access Original Research

Compassion Focused Psychosexual Therapy for Women Who Experience Pain during Sex

Received: 16 October 2021;  Published: 14 April 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2202017


Genito-Pelvic Pain Penetration Disorder (GPPPD) affects between eight and twenty percent of women. There is recent evidence that compassion focused therapy (CFT) can help those with general health conditions and persistent pain. This study aims to investigate application of CFT techniques to an existing psychosexual therapy group of women with GPPPD and establish an effect size that could be used in a fully powered trial in future. The study took place within a routine clinical setti [...]

Open Access Research Article

Does Intensive Mindfulness Training Strengthen Sustained Attention? Examining Individual Differences in Mind Wandering during the Sustained Attention to Response Task

Received: 24 August 2021;  Published: 06 April 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2202016


Mindfulness training (MT) has been shown to benefit sustained attention and mind wandering. Yet, few studies have examined whether benefits differ as a function of individual differences in mind wandering. The sustained attention to response task (SART) measured task accuracy (A′), response time variability (response time intraindividual coefficient of variation, ICV), and self-reported mind wandering in participants before (T1) and after (T2) a 1-month MT retreat (

Open Access Concept Paper

The Energy of Energy Psychology

Received: 27 January 2022;  Published: 01 April 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2202015


The vague or controversial use of the term energy in the clinical subdiscipline known as “energy psychology” has been an obstacle to the field’s acceptance. This paper discusses five forms of energy and explores the role of each in energy psychology treatments. While patterns in (a) electrical signaling, (b) brain waves, and (c) electromagnetic fields are presumably shifted in any form of effective psychotherapy, a strength of energy psychology interventions is s [...]

Open Access Review

Mind-Body Interactions Across the Menstrual Cycle Phases: A Systematic Review

Received: 07 November 2021;  Published: 01 April 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2202014


The length of the menstrual cycle (MC) varies among women, with an average regularity between 21 and 40 days. Six temporal frames can be observed within the monthly cycle, based on the fluctuations of the hormone levels. These fluctuations are accompanied by alterations in the central nervous system (CNS) and autonomic nervous system (ANS) and can be quantified using psychophysiological techniques. In this systematic review, we discussed the studies condu [...]