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"My Body Does Not Fit in Your Medical Textbooks": A Physically Turbulent Life With an Unexpected Recovery From Advanced Parkinson Disease After Prayer.

Dirk J Kruijthoff, Elena Bendien, Corlien Doodkorte, Cornelis van der Kooi, Gerrit Glas, Tineke A Abma,

<h4>Aim</h4>The purpose of this article is to enhance our understanding of prayer healing by studying a case which was described as a 'remarkable healing' by a medical assessment team at the Amsterdam University Medical Centre (UMC) in the Netherlands.<h4>Method</h4>This retrospective, case-based study of prayer healing investigated numerous reported healings using ... Read more >>

Adv Mind Body Med (Advances in mind-body medicine)
[2021, 35(2):4-13]

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Betrayal Trauma: Impact on Health Professionals.

Brenda Bursch, Sara Hurvitz, Manisha Parikh,

"Second victims" are clinicians who are traumatized after an unanticipated adverse patient event, medical error, or patient-related injury. Less recognized is the profound sense of betrayal and trauma that can occur in the context of patient deception. The implicit patient-healthcare provider contract assumes that patients are truthful with providers so ... Read more >>

Adv Mind Body Med (Advances in mind-body medicine)
[2021, 35(1):34-37]

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The Role of Spiritual Care and Healing in Health Management.

Matt Snapp, Lisa Hare,

There is substantial evidence that spiritual well-being is an important determinant of overall health, longevity and quality of life, especially in patients with severe illness. While most physicians would agree that spiritual well-being is an important factor in their patients' health, the spiritual needs and well-being of patients are largely ... Read more >>

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[2021, 35(1):4-8]

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The Role of Diazepam in Epigenetics: From the Molecular Level to Clinical Implications.

Sachchidanand Pathak, Gaurav Gupta, Ritu M Gilhotra,

There is growing evidence linking epigenetic mutations to neurologic disorders such as epilepsy. The effect of the medications primarily used to treat neurologic disorders has recently been studied, including research on epilepsy and the epigenetic process. The impact of the widely used medication diazepam on epigenomics, microRNA levels, the ensuing ... Read more >>

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[2021, 35(1):25-33]

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Holistic Medicine Must Mean Whole: How to Deal with Spirituality.

Jean-Philippe Lanoix, Loren Toussaint,

Holistic medicine is the art and science of healing that addresses the whole person-body, mind and spirit. It is a broad discipline comprising a wide range of practices aimed at the overall health of the patient. More often than not, holistic medicine takes spirituality into account and incorporates practices like ... Read more >>

Adv Mind Body Med (Advances in mind-body medicine)
[2021, 35(1):9-15]

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Efficacy of Meditation-Based Interventions on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Among Veterans: A Narrative Review.

Taj Haider, Chia-Liang Dai, Manoj Sharma,

<h4>Background</h4>Decades of research have documented post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in war veterans. Current treatment options for PTSD are unappealing as they either require re-exposure to the traumatic event or medications that are greatly impacted by comorbidities. Meditation-based interventions are a promising alternative. However, there is a dearth of research ... Read more >>

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[2021, 35(1):16-24]

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Use of the Move to Emptiness Technique, A Mind-Body Exercise for Treating Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Case Report.

Albert Yeung, Yi Chen, Fan Feng, Wen Zhou, Tracie Goodness, Fang Wang, Tianjun Liu,

<h4>Context</h4>The paper reports a case of trauma treated by the Move to Emptiness Technique (MET), which is a therapy to alleviate patient's physical or psychological symptom related to trauma by combining Qigong with imagery, metaphor and suggestions.<h4>Objective</h4>To introduce MET and report treating a patient with trauma using MET.<h4>Intervention</h4>The patient was ... Read more >>

Adv Mind Body Med (Advances in mind-body medicine)
[2021, 35(4):9-11]

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Is Consciousness an Organizing Force in the Universe? A Hypothesis on the Nature of Consciousness and The Relevance of Consciousness in Medicine.

Carolyn Williams-Orlando,

Is consciousness an organizing force in the universe? 4 fundamental forces have been described as governing our universe: gravitational, electromagnetic, and the strong and weak nuclear forces, while a fifth force has been speculated to exist. Supporting evidence for the hypothesis that consciousness is an organizing force is found in ... Read more >>

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[2021, 35(4):4-8]

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Effectiveness of Liquid Fasting with Yoga and Naturopathy Treatments in Reducing Metabolic and Cardiovascular Risks in Obesity.

Swarna Ganesh Iyyer, A Mooventhan, Babina Nandakumar,

<h4>Context</h4>Obesity is associated with chronic diseases, including metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). Fasting is commonly employed by obese people to reduce their weight. Likewise, yoga and naturopathy (YN) that include liquid fasting (LF) have been shown to be beneficial in reducing weight for people with metabolic disorders. However, the ... Read more >>

Adv Mind Body Med (Advances in mind-body medicine)
[2021, 35(4):24-28]

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Effectiveness and Risk Factors in Mindfulness Meditation.

Petra Soláriková, Igor Bartolen,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Our research dealt with the evaluation of the effectiveness and risk factors present in interventions based on mindfulness meditation. The aim of this study was to explore the relationships between participant factors-the presence of physical illness, mental illness and trauma, aversive childhood experiences; program factors-the intensity and frequency of meditation; ... Read more >>

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[2021, 35(4):12-23]

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How Defined Is Gender Identity in People with Body Integrity Dysphoria?

Charleen Scupin, Thomas Schnell, Erich Kasten,

<h4>Objective</h4>Body integrity dysphoria (BID) is an intense need/desire to live in a disabled body, particularly due to a limb amputation or paraplegia. The investigators observed that significantly more people affected by BID wish to change their gender compared with the average population. The aim of this study was to find ... Read more >>

Adv Mind Body Med (Advances in mind-body medicine)
[2021, 35(3):17-32]

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Role of Various Gene Expressions in Etiopathogenesis of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.

Mohammad Arshad Javed Shaikh, Roshan S, Himmat Singh, Sarita Rawat, Sachchidanand Pathak, Anurag Mishra, Gaurav Gupta,

<h4>Context</h4>Diabetes is a metabolic disease, with high mortality, and is characterized by increased glucose levels in the blood occurring due to poor pancreatic insulin secretion or development of insulin resistance in the body. Type 2 DM (T2DM) represents 90% of diabetic cases, and its pathogenesis involves a genetic correlation with ... Read more >>

Adv Mind Body Med (Advances in mind-body medicine)
[2021, 35(3):31-39]

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Assessment of Qigong Effects on Anxiety of High-school Students: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Jorge Magalhães Rodrigues, Luís Carlos Matos, Nuno Francisco, António Dias, João Azevedo, Jorge Machado,

<h4>Context</h4>Students are vulnerable to developing anxiety, a psychiatric disorder closely related to emotional stress, when systematically stressed by classes, homework, and evaluations. Qigong integrates physical, respiratory, and mental exercises, inducing vegetative biofeedback with significant effects on physiological regulation.<h4>Objective</h4>The current study aimed to assess the potential effects of specific Qigong exercises ... Read more >>

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[2021, 35(3):10-19]

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Development, Validation, and Feasibility Testing of a Yoga Module for Opioid Use Disorder.

Hemant Bhargav, Pilli Devi Vidyasagar, Sumana Venugopal, Rashmi Arsappa, Venkata Lakshmi Narasimha, Prateek Varshney, Priyamvada Sharma, Vedamurthachar A, Ganesan Venkatasubramanian, Shivarama Varambally, Bangalore N Gangadhar, Pratima Murthy,

<h4>Context</h4>Opioid use disorder (OUD) involves excessive use of opioids-such as heroin, morphine, fentanyl, codeine, oxycodone, and hydrocodone-leading to major health, social, and economic consequences. Yoga lifestyle interventions have been found to be useful as adjunct therapies in management of substance use disorders and chronic pain conditions.<h4>Objective</h4>The research team intended to ... Read more >>

Adv Mind Body Med (Advances in mind-body medicine)
[2021, 35(3):20-30]

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Cultural Stress: The Ubiquitous Stressor Hiding in Plain Sight.

Howard Murad,

While most healthcare providers are generally aware of the role stress plays in disease development, few are attuned to a phenomenon I call "Cultural Stress," which compounds all of life's other stressors. Cultural Stress is the constant, pervasive, ever-increasing stress of modern living. It includes overexposure to technology at the ... Read more >>

Adv Mind Body Med (Advances in mind-body medicine)
[2021, 35(2):14-16]

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Six Empirically-Supported Premises About Energy Psychology: Mounting Evidence for a Controversial Therapy.

David Feinstein,

A database of peer-reviewed journal articles exploring the emerging sub-specialty known as "energy psychology" was assessed. This paper focuses on the 245 clinical trials, meta-analyses, systematic evaluations, and theory pieces examining energy psychology protocols that include tapping on acupuncture points (acupoints), the most frequently used and investigated intervention in energy ... Read more >>

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[2021, 35(2):17-32]

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Gospel Music: A Catalyst for Retention, Engagement, and Positive Health Outcomes for African Americans in a Cardiovascular Prevention and Treatment Program.

Barry Bittman, Indu Poornima, Michael A Smith, R Eric Heidel,

Context:Mortality associated with cardiovascular disease is significantly higher in African Americans compared with people of other ethnicities, with hypertension being the single most significant risk factor in this population. Underdiagnosis and undertreatment of hypertension is common. Although cardiovascular lifestyle education and self-management programs are available for the general public, many ... Read more >>

Adv Mind Body Med (Advances in mind-body medicine)
[2020, 34(1):8-16]

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Yoga Therapy For Medically Unexplained Physical Symptoms.

Amit Kashyap, Sakshi Chopra, Piyush Ranjan, Siddharth Sarkar, Anna Poorna, Upendra Baitha,

Medically unexplained physical symptoms (MUPS) is a common, yet neglected disease with a prevalence of around 25% in primary care setting. These patients present with multiple physical and psychological symptoms, without an underlying diagnosis, hampering their functional and mental wellbeing. The management of these undiagnosed symptoms through conventional treatment has ... Read more >>

Adv Mind Body Med (Advances in mind-body medicine)
[2020, 34(1):17-21]

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Reward System: A Guide For Wellness.

Dora Dragoni Divrak,

With this writing I want to focus on reward system being this the place of wellness signaling molecules, of health regulation, of needs and also of human rights ruling. As in some of my previous writing I will describe the neuro-anatomo-physiology of reward system, I will focus on which are ... Read more >>

Adv Mind Body Med (Advances in mind-body medicine)
[2020, 34(1):4-7]

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School-Based Meditation and Interoceptive Awareness Program for Preventing Somatic Symptoms: The Role of Emotional Awareness.

Martina Rossi, Stefano Rossi, Laura Diari, Antonella Ciaramella,

Although meditation has been used to alleviate somatic symptoms in adults, there is little literature on this issue in children. School-based meditation programs are mainly used to increase attention control and self-awareness in children. Here, however, we evaluate the effects of a three-month school-based psychoeducational meditation and interoceptive awareness program ... Read more >>

Adv Mind Body Med (Advances in mind-body medicine)
[2020, 34(4):17-23]

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Clinical Remission of Treatment-Resistant Depression, Polysubstance Abuse, and Antidepressant Discontinuation Syndrome Through Engagement of Lifestyle Interventions.

Kelly Brogan, Alyssa Jarvi, Shelby Anderson, Sarah Kalen Flynn,

<h4>Background</h4>This case illustrates the relationship between gut, hormonal, and brain function in that dietary changes, mindfulness interventions, and detoxification led to resolution of disabling psychiatric symptoms and protracted psychotropic medication withdrawal symptoms.<h4>Summary</h4>A 50-year-old partnered, unemployed, Caucasian female with a history of major depressive disorder, multiple suicide attempts, extensive trauma and ... Read more >>

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[2020, 34(4):24-32]

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Lived Experiences of Stroke Survivors Undergoing Ayurvedic Rehabilitation Therapy in India.

Priya Baby, Rakesh V R, Hemant Kumar Gupta, Raghavendra Naik,

<h4>Background</h4>The traditional medical system of Ayurveda is widely practiced in India. Using the treatment principles of Panchakarma, Ayurveda offers rehabilitation therapy for patients with stroke. Although Ayurvedic rehabilitation is popular and has proven benefits, the experiences of stroke survivors undergoing Ayurvedic rehabilitation have not yet been documented in the literature.<h4>Purpose</h4>To ... Read more >>

Adv Mind Body Med (Advances in mind-body medicine)
[2020, 34(4):10-16]

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The Role of Yoga in the Management of Bladder Pain Syndrome: A Single-Arm Pilot Study.

Salil Khandwala, Jason Cruff,

<h4>Background</h4>Bladder pain syndrome (BPS) is a devastating urologic condition characterized by irritative bladder symptoms, pelvic pain, and dyspareunia. First-line treatment includes dietary, self-care and behavioral modifications. The ancient practice of yoga is well suited to treat BPS, but evidence is lacking on its use.<h4>Aims</h4>To investigate the feasibility and efficacy of ... Read more >>

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[2020, 34(4):4-9]

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Healing of Dissociative Identity Disorder, Borderline Personality Traits, and Bipolar Disorder Through Lifestyle Interventions: A Case Report.

Kelly Brogan, Alyssa Jarvi, Hannah Klopf, Tiffany Turner,

<h4>Background</h4>This case report illustrates that the use of a series of lifestyle interventions delivered via the "Vital Mind Reset" online program led to the resolution of disabling psychiatric symptoms.<h4>Summary</h4>A 40-year-old, married, Caucasian female, with onset of suicidal ideation as a teenager, was treated with antidepressants and was later formally diagnosed ... Read more >>

Adv Mind Body Med (Advances in mind-body medicine)
[2020, 34(3):4-10]

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Development of a Healthcare Approach Focusing on Subtle Energies: The Case of Eden Energy Medicine.

Donna Eden, David Feinstein,

Eden Energy Medicine (EEM) is a hands-on healthcare approach providing assessments and interventions that focus on the body's electromagnetic and more subtle energy systems. More than 1600 certified practitioners have completed an intensive 2-year training program in the method, and these practitioners have brought the approach to hundreds of thousands ... Read more >>

Adv Mind Body Med (Advances in mind-body medicine)
[2020, 34(3):25-36]

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