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ISSN 2573-4393

OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine , Volume 7 , Issue 4 (2022)

Pages: 203

Published: February 2023

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

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Cover story:The workable ranges model is a dynamic visual representation for experiences of stress and emotion regulation that can complement mindful self-regulation. Participants used it as a reference map to position and track their changing states. Recognising ‘where they were’ supported their abilities to stay present and steer towards balance.View this paper.

Volume 7,Issue 4

Open Access Original Research

Predictive Factors of Response to Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (Mbct) for Patients with Depressive Symptoms: The Machine Learning’s Point of View

Received: 23 August 2022;  Published: 28 December 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2204058


While there is abundant literature on the benefits of Mindfulness-Based Interventions (MBI), data about factors associated with their Efficiency are scarce. Our study attempts to determine the moderators of efficacy and adherence in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) with a machine learning analysis. Seventy-six psychiatric outpatients at “university hospital mental health service” had a prescription for MBCT from their referring psychiatrist. They suffer from various psychiatric illness [...]

Open Access Short Review

Review of Curcumin and Its Different Formulations: Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Pharmacokinetic-Pharmacodynamic Interactions

Received: 22 May 2022;  Published: 27 December 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2204057


Curcumin, the yellow principle of the Indian Turmeric, ‘Haldi’ has recently attracted renewed interest in the field of experimental medicine with pleiotropic activity. This review has emphasized three pharmaceutical studies of interest: the pharmacokinetics, pharmacology, and pharmacodynamics of curcumin. In this review, we attempted to review the general pharmacokinetics profile, pharmacokinetic interactions, and pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic interactions of curcumin and its formulations. Dif [...]

Open Access Editorial

Artificial Intelligence Applications in Digital Anthropometry 1

Received: 21 December 2022;  Published: 26 December 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2204056


Anthropometric measurements are frequently used to assess changes in body composition in different populations. Despite being a cheap, in-field, and relatively valid technique, the COVID-19 pandemic has impulse research on digital anthropometry across the globe. Machine learning, as the convergence of artificial intelligence and data mining, has the potential to improve data collection and analysis in the applications of kinanthropometry. Far from replacing conventional methods, digital anthropo [...]

Open Access Original Research

Mapping, Meeting and Modulating Stress and Emotion: Combining Mindfulness and the Workable Ranges Model

Received: 05 August 2022;  Published: 22 December 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2204055


This article examines the practice of combining explorations of regulated and dysregulated states through the Workable Ranges Model (WRM) with the skills and qualities taught in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). MBSR was designed to help participants to self-regulate stress. Didactic teaching about stress reactivity is part of the curriculum and may contribute to positive outcomes. A practice-based embodied methodology utilised mindful inquiry in research methods. Seven graduates of MBS [...]

Open Access Short Review

Pathophysiological Linkage between Aging and Cognitive Decline: Implications for Dementia Treatment

Received: 26 June 2022;  Published: 19 December 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2204054


The cardiovascular risk factors for dementia trigger widespread inflammation and oxidative stress. These two interacting processes lead to neurodegeneration, gradual cognitive/memory decline, and eventually (late-onset) dementia. In addition, there is supporting evidence pointing to elevated pulse pressure as a clear risk factor for cognitive decline. Accordingly, an effective therapeutic strategy to delay dementia could be based upon nanotargeting bioactive molecules, using lipid na [...]

Open Access Research Article

Asian-Origin Complementary and Alternative Medicine Perceptions Among Undergraduate Medical Students: A Cross Sectional Study

Received: 19 September 2022;  Published: 12 December 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2204053


Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is an important feature of patient medical history. This study sought to investigate the perceptions of medical students at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harlem, New York (TouroCOM-NY) regarding Asian-origin CAM practices. An anonymous survey was distributed to first and second year TouroCOM-NY medical students, asking about their familiarity with, and general attitude towards, five categories of Asian-origin CAM (acupuncture, reiki, tai ch [...]

Open Access Review

Systematic Review of High-Dimensional Omics in Mind-Body Medicine

Received: 27 March 2022;  Published: 05 December 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2204052


The multi-dimensional measurement of complex biological systems and sub-systems is made possible by high-dimensional omics technologies. This frontier of research is promising for elucidating disease processes, physiological parameters, and therapeutic action mechanisms. Omics have potential merit for the integrative medicine field that is relatively early in terms of mechanistic research towards understanding the underlining therapeutic processes of mind-body interventions that show to affect m [...]

Open Access Original Research

Comparing People’s Experience of Therapy for Complex Trauma Across Three Modalities: Face-to-Face, Mixed, and Online

Received: 29 July 2022;  Published: 18 November 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2204051


To compare client response to a 3-stage phased intervention for complex trauma, comparing (1) those who received face-to-face intervention with (2) those who received a hybrid of face-to-face moving mid-therapy to online intervention with (3) those who received online only. Comparing quantitative and qualitative outcome data from 3 consecutive groups (N=22) who participated in a 3-stage phased intervention for complex trauma (1) face-to-face intervention (n=7); (2) a mix of face-to-face and onli [...]

Open Access Research Article

Evaluation of a Virtual Compassionate Living Group for Patients with Chronic Pain

Received: 26 May 2022;  Published: 14 November 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2204050


Chronic pain affects around 28 million people in the UK. Those living with chronic pain can frequently experience internalised self-stigma and negative self-evaluations as a result of the pain itself and due to difficult life experiences. Previous research has found Compassion Focused Therapy to be effective for people living with long term health conditions like chronic pain. The current study sought to evaluate a routine Virtual Compassionate Living Group for patients with chronic pain on the [...]

Open Access Research Article

“One of the Most Precious Experiences I Have Had as a Teacher!” Embodied Mindfulness and Compassion Nurture Addiction-Preventive and Pro-Democratic Life Skills and Relationships Between Teachers and Students - A Phenomenological Exploration

Received: 05 September 2022;  Published: 14 November 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2204049


In this study, we present the results of a 48-hour mindfulness-based and compassion-based training for teachers (N = 59). This study included 3,250 students in two years. We strengthened the resources of teachers and students for health, especially for preventing addiction. The didactic approach was based on the concepts of embodiment and resonance. We first trained teachers and then encouraged them to teach students in the classroom. Qualitative data were collected on the presence o [...]

Open Access Project Report

A Service Based Evaluation of Compassion Focused Group Therapy Within a Community Mental Health Team Setting

Received: 29 July 2022;  Published: 03 November 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2204048


The current paper explores the impact of Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) when delivered in a group setting to people with a range of diagnoses presenting to a Community Mental Health Team. In total five groups of 14 to 18 sessions were run with an average of five participants completing each group. A range of self-report measures examining global psychological distress, self-criticism, depression, anxiety and stress, emotion regulation, social comparison, shame and compassionate attributes and [...]

Open Access Original Research

Young Adult’s Mental Health Literacy in Relation to Depression and Their Attitudes Towards Complementary Medicine Practice

Received: 11 July 2022;  Published: 09 October 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2204047


Depression and mental health-related issues are increasingly prevalent in young adolescents and adults and so is the use of Complementary Therapies (CTs) to treat depression. Systematic reviews have found that, of all CTs, acupuncture, exercise, and the herbal remedy St John’s Wort have the greatest amount of evidence for efficacy in treating depression. We aimed to assess Mental Health Literacy (MHL) levels in the treatment of depression and Complementary Therapy’s (CT) usage in adolescents and [...]