Healing of Dissociative Identity Disorder, Borderline Personality Traits, and Bipolar Disorder Through Lifestyle Interventions: A Case Report.
Authors: Brogan K, Jarvi A, Klopf H, Turner T Abstract Background: 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. Summary: A 40-year-old, married, Caucasian female, with onset of suicidal ideation as a teenager, was treated with antidepressants and was later formally diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder (DID), borderline personality traits, and bipolar disorder (BD). In the ensuing years, the patient was treated with 35 psychiatric medications. Additio...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - September 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Yoga-Based Relaxation Technique Facilitates Sustained Attention in Patients with Low Back Pain: A Pilot Study.
Conclusion: The findings indicate that yoga practice reduces pain and simultaneously improves information processing speed with impulse control during the performance of a sustained attention task. PMID: 32931457 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine)
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - September 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Spiritual Health Among Pakistani Religious and Non-Religious Professional: A Comparative Cross-Sectional Study Highlighting the Role of Regional Beliefs and Practices.
We examined spiritual health among religious and non-religious professionals. A comparative cross sectional study was done with a sample size of 210. Differences of spiritual health and spiritual experiences, perceived spiritual traits and psychological parameters were observed. Results: Religious professionals were found to be more spiritually healthy than non-religious professionals (P
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - September 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Development of a Healthcare Approach Focusing on Subtle Energies: The Case of Eden Energy Medicine.
Authors: Eden D, Feinstein D Abstract 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 of people in individual sessions and self-care classes. In this article, the method's founders briefly trace its development and present illustrative case histories. They then address a number of questions that are pertinent for ...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - September 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

The Effectiveness of Massage for Children With Cerebral Palsy: A Systematic Review.
Authors: Güçhan Topcu Z, Tomaç H Abstract Context: Massage is a widely used alternative therapy among health professionals and parents for children with cerebral palsy (CP). Objective: The review intended to determine the effects of massage on the rehabilitation of children with CP. Design: The research team conducted a literature review that examined the use of massage for children with various types of CP, such as ataxia, using relevant keywords. It included articles published up to December 2019. The research team searched the electronic databases PubMed, MEDLINE, Embase, Scopus, and t...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - August 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Working (it) Out: An Heuristic Enquiry Into Psychotherapy and Physical Exercise.
Authors: Harrison D, Tudor K Abstract Psychotherapy is predominantly a sedentary practice that, with rare exceptions, does not involve much physical activity on the part of either the client or the therapist. In response to this situation, the article examines three concerns: the impact of sedentarism on psychotherapists; the disconnection between the evidence of the benefit of physical exercise on psychological wellbeing and the predominant focus in psychotherapy on the sedentary mind; and the implications of the disconnection between psychotherapists' own minds and bodies. of the method employed was an heuristic ...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - August 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Schizophrenia Symptom Alleviation Through Implementation of a Lifestyle Intervention Program.
Authors: Brogan K, Jarvi A, Klopf H, Turner T Abstract Background: This case report illustrates the use of a lifestyle intervention program entitled "Vital Mind Reset" which led to the alleviation of disabling schizophrenic symptomology. Summary: A 22-year-old male with onset of Tourette's Syndrome and depression with suicidal ideation as a teenager began declining in mental vitality, resulting in the eventual diagnosis of treatment-resistant schizophrenia at the age of 17. At this time, he was admitted to an adolescent mental health ward due to delusional thinking and auditory hallucinations. Despite...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - August 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Psychotropic Drug Withdrawal and Holistic Tapering Strategies: A Case Series.
Authors: Brogan K, Siefert A, Whitson E, Kirsh L, Sweetan V Abstract This case series aims to further the understanding of psychotropic drug withdrawal symptoms, as well as how individuals may be supported using holistic approaches for long term mood support. A secondary objective is to contribute to the evidence base for differentiating psychotropic drug withdrawal from the resurgence of psychiatric symptoms. Patients are described in two groups based on the timeline of psychotropic tapering. Group A illustrates cases of tapering safely from psychotropic medications under the supervision of the author of this case...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - August 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

The Renewing Life Program and Women With Breast Cancer: A Report.
Conclusions: The use of a mixed methods approach (qualitative and quantitative data) to evaluating the outcomes perceived by a group of women with breast cancer after participating in a Renewing Life Retreat offers insights into the unique experience of these women. PMID: 32738038 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine)
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - August 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Reward System: A Guide For Wellness.
In conclusion I give the perspective that reward system is important since it is strictly related with the right lifestyle practice and the pursuing of the human rights for everyone on this World. PMID: 32277748 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine)
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - April 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Gospel Music: A Catalyst for Retention, Engagement, and Positive Health Outcomes for African Americans in a Cardiovascular Prevention and Treatment Program.
Conclusions: The addition of a gospel music program as a catalyst for increase engagement in a sustainable, healthy lifestyle program warrants further consideration and additional study in African American churches. PMID: 32277749 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine)
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - April 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Yoga Therapy For Medically Unexplained Physical Symptoms.
Authors: Kashyap A, Chopra S, Ranjan P, Sarkar S, Poorna A, Baitha U Abstract 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 not been encouraging. Patients shuttle between different specialities, seeking a diagnosis for their symptoms, making them dissatisfied and increasing healthcare burden....
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - April 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Psychosomatic and Physical Well-Being Factors After Mind-Body Interventions in a Hospital Setting.
This study intended to compare the benefits of 2 mind-body interventions-yoga and mindfulness-in a hospital setting. Design: The research team performed a retrospective analysis of outcome data obtained from a hospital's programs. Setting: The study took place at a mind-body center at a hospital in Athens, GA (USA). Participants: Participants were 46 individuals enrolled either in a yoga (n = 24) or a mindfulness (n = 22) intervention program at the hospital. Intervention: Participants self-selected a mind-body-intervention program offered at the hospital: yoga or mindfulness. They received guided training ...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - October 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

The Association between Affect and Biomarkers of Stress and Inflammation in Healthy Seventh-Day Adventists.
Conclusions: While negative affect was associated with a biomarker of sympathetic stimulation, positive affect was not protective against such stimulation. PMID: 31605601 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine)
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - October 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Successful Discontinuation of Chronic Polypsychotropic Regimen and Resolution of Withdrawal Syndrome Through Nutrition and Lifestyle Interventions: A Case Report.
Conclusions: This case demonstrates the effectiveness of lifestyle interventions and psychospiritual support to enable dramatic clinical change without withdrawal syndrome after cessation of medication. More important, the initial failed tapering underpins the notion that a diligent meditation practice may be necessary to heal root-cause drivers of psychiatric symptoms and withdrawal syndrome. The results may serve to inform practitioners assisting patients who wish to discontinue benzodiazepine and other psychotropic medications or patients who would like to try a nonpharmaceutical approach as a first-line therapy. PM...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - October 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

The Effect of a Tobacco Dependence Treatment Program With Stress Management Through Mindfulness Technique Training in US Veterans.
Authors: Mineyama Y, Hyder Ferry L, Arechiga A, Berk L Abstract Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine whether the Life-Change Stop Smoking Program (tobacco dependence treatment program with Stress Management/Mindfulness Training) was more effective in achieving 6 mo of smoking abstinence among a high-risk group, such as US veterans at the Loma Linda Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center, compared with the VA's conventional stop smoking program. The effects of participants' initial stress level and depression risk on achieving abstinence were also assessed. Methods: Through examination of medical re...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - September 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Healing of Graves' Disease Thorough Lifestyle Changes: A Case Report.
Conclusion: This case report demonstrates that Graves' disease can effectively be put into lasting remission without conventional medical interventions. It also emphasizes the importance of a healthy lifestyle as a first line intervention for all patients but especially in the particular case of patients suffering from Graves' disease. PMID: 31476135 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine)
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - September 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Effect of 1-month Cyclic Meditation on Perceived Stress, General Health Status, and Cardiovascular Parameters in School Teachers.
Authors: Dahal PP, Pradhan B Abstract Background: Teaching, known as a novel profession, is very stressful occupation. Background: Methods and Materials • The sample was composed of 62 male and female Nepalese high school teachers with an age range between 25 to 55 y (M ± SD, 37.42 ± 8.59) . Only interested teachers were included, and those with physical disabilities and long-term meditation practitioners were excluded. Twenty daily sessions, lasting 30 min each, of cyclic meditation (CM) intervention were held for 1 mo. Assessment such as stress, using measures such as the perceived stress s...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - August 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Qigong: An Effective Intervention on Positive Affect Traits for Forensic Mental Health Consumers.
Conclusions: Consumers in a forensic hospital responded positively to participating in Qigong groups. Strategies such as Qigong are interventions that mental health clinicians can use to promote positive feelings of personal relaxation, peacefulness, and safety. Qigong can promote positive affective traits for consumers in forensic hospitals. These positive affective traits can act as protective factors to inpatient aggression and violence. Forensic consumers report that Qigong is easy to learn and helpful for them in managing their frustrations. The findings from this study may add to the paucity of data discussing the us...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - August 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Stress Coping Via Musical Neurofeedback.
Conclusion: After further elaboration, a proposed and tested approach may be used in a wide range of rehabilitation procedures and for stress coping. PMID: 31370040 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine)
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - August 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Conceptualizations of Qigong in Chinese and English Research Literature: The Overlooked Cultural Knowledge of "State of Unity" and "Heart".
Conceptualizations of Qigong in Chinese and English Research Literature: The Overlooked Cultural Knowledge of "State of Unity" and "Heart". Adv Mind Body Med. 2018 Spring;32(2):21-29 Authors: Li J, Jouper J Abstract Qigong belongs to the tradition of self-healing and traditional Chinese ethnic sport. In a scientific context, how Qigong is conceptualized influences the quality and comparability of research. Unfortunately, the concept of Qigong is vague. The aim of this paper is to explore the conception of Qigong by comparing the similarities and differences in the notions of Qigong ...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - August 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Long-term Tai Chi Training Is Associated With Better Dual-task Postural Control and Cognition in Aging Adults.
Conclusions: These observations suggest cognitive-motor benefits from TC and the need for future controlled trials. PMID: 31370032 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine)
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - August 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Effects of Integrated Yoga Intervention on Psychopathologies and Sleep Quality Among Professional Caregivers of Older Adults With Alzheimer's Disease: A Controlled Pilot Study.
Conclusions: The present study showed the potential use of IY intervention in reducing stress, anxiety, and depression. The study also suggests that IY improves sleep quality among professional caregivers. However, further studies using a randomized controlled trial method with a larger sample size and for a longer duration should be conducted to confirm the present findings. PMID: 31370033 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine)
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - August 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

How Does Yoga Work on Pain Dimensions? An Integrated Perspective in 2 Individuals With Fibromyalgia.
Conclusions: Monitoring the affective dimension of pain should be included in an integrated approach to pain, and Hatha yoga may be beneficial in the pain management of FM participants. PMID: 31370034 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine)
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - August 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Mindfulness-based Group Intervention for an Adolescent Girl at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes: A Case Report.
Conclusions: The current case results suggest that teaching mindfulness skills to adolescent girls at risk for T2D with depressive symptoms may offer distinctive advantages for treating depression and T2D risk. Clinical implications for increasing the success of implementing mindfulness-based programs in this population include a focus on promotion of social connectedness within the group, implementation of strategies to increase adherence to home practice activities, and the use of facilitation techniques to promote concrete understanding of abstract mindfulness concepts. Future, adequately powered clinical trial data are...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - August 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Treatment Emergent Violence To Self And Others; A Literature Review of Neuropsychiatric Adverse Reactions For Antidepressant And Neuroleptic Psychiatric Drugs And General Medications.
Conclusion: This paper is the first review that implicates certain drugs as a cause of violence due to pharmacogentic polymorphisms and neurotransmitter disruption. PMID: 31370036 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine)
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - August 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Mindful Breathing Offers Relief for Myasthenia Gravis: A Case Report.
This report offers the possibility of a simple, non-pharmacological treatment of MG-related ptosis and potentially MG symptoms as a whole, with potential application toward other autoimmune disorders. PMID: 31370037 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine)
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - August 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Antioxidants and Autism: Teachers' Perceptions of Behavioral Changes.
CONCLUSION- Results from this study support the potential therapeutic benefit of antioxidants in improving social communication, unusual behaviors, and self-regulation behaviors of children with ASD. Further robust randomized controlled trials are now necessary to elaborate the validity of these findings. PMID: 29870399 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine)
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - June 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

The History of Mind (Psyche)-Body (Soma) Medicine: Practical Examples.
This article discusses the relationship between health and disease, considering the mind/body dichotomy that has occurred in the history of medicine, both in Western and Eastern cultures. The author begins by referring to the magical concept of disease, passing through the classical Greek period, and the medieval and Renaissance vision, to the evolution of modern concepts proposed by psychoanalysis. The author references some practical examples about the importance of the mind-body relationship, such as the psychological steps experienced by the oncological patient, as well as the psychiatric disorder. PMID: 29406301 [...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - February 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Brief Report: Knowledge of, Interest in, and Willingness to Try Behavioral Interventions in Individuals With Parkinson's Disease.
Conclusions/Implications • The participants of the current sample were interested and willing to participate in behavioral interventions but had limited knowledge of the potential for these techniques to manage their symptoms. The reported high level of willingness to participate in behavioral interventions suggests that it is feasible to provide behavioral interventions in this population. PMID: 29406302 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine)
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - February 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Yoga Intervention for an Adolescent With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: A Case Study.
Authors: Feinstein AB, Cohen LL, Masuda A, Griffin AT, Gamwell KL, Stiles MT, Angeles-Han ST, Prahalad S Abstract Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a chronic rheumatic disease associated with pain, stiffness, and psychosocial difficulties. The purpose of this case study was to investigate the impact of a yoga intervention on pain and morning stiffness in an adolescent female with JIA. A secondary aim was to assess the impact of this intervention on self-efficacy, mindfulness, health-related quality of life, and disease activity. A 17-y-old female with JIA participated in 3 yoga groups and home yoga practice wi...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - February 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Remote Healing of Bipolar Disorder, Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Fibromyalgia, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome Through Lifestyle Change.
Authors: Brogan K Abstract This case report illustrates the relationship between gut, hormonal, and brain function in that dietary change, mindfulness interventions, and detoxification led to resolution of disabling psychiatric symptoms. In this case, a single Caucasian female resolved her symptoms of bipolar disorder (BD) including psychotic features and suicidality, posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms from childhood torture, disordered eating, fibromyalgia, and irritable bowel syndrome through lifestyle interventions. This patient survived a severe trauma history only to develop alcohol dependence, disordered ...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - January 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

The Effects of Stress and Meditation on the Immune System, Human Microbiota, and Epigenetics.
Conclusions • The current research team recommends the integration of meditation into conventional health care and wellness models. Concurrently, studies to explore the effects of meditation on human microbiota are warranted. PMID: 29306937 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine)
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - January 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Overview of Systematic Reviews of Mindfulness Meditation-based Interventions for People With Long-term Conditions.
Conclusions • MMIs are potentially beneficial to people with depression and a range of long-term physical conditions, particularly in improving psychological well-being. PMID: 29306938 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine)
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - January 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

The Psychoneuroimmunological Role of Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Major Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder.
Conclusions • The research team concluded that omega-3 fatty acids have therapeutic benefits in the treatment of both MDD and bipolar disorder and are effective as a monotherapy and, particularly, as an adjunct therapy. The efficacy of omega-3 supplementation is clearly useful in promoting better health overall and supplementation should be encouraged in the primary care setting. A meta-analysis exploring an adjunct treatment of supplemental eicosapentaenoic acid or docosahexaenoic acid is likely to yield the greatest benefits to psychiatric conditions and provide an answer to proper dosing regimens. The team also cre...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - October 9, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Prayer Healing: A Case Study Research Protocol.
Conclusion • A case-based, research study protocol that compares medical and experiential findings and that interprets and structures those findings with reference to Ian Barbour's conceptual model is an innovative way of gaining deeper insight into the nature of remarkable and/or unexplained cures. PMID: 28987036 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine)
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - October 9, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Hypnosis and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment for Visual Disorders During Pregnancy: A Case Report.
Conclusions • Hypnosis and osteopathy produced a significant improvement in visual acuity and the result was maintained in the medium term. Further studies are needed to verify the efficacy of the 2 treatments. PMID: 28987037 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine)
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - October 9, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Psychiatric Presentations During All 4 Phases of the Lunar Cycle.
Conclusions • Although many traditional and nontraditional providers believe in effects caused by the full moon based on casual observation or anecdotal evidence, this perception was not supported in the current study. Furthermore, no evidence demonstrated increased psychiatric presentations during the other 3 phases of the lunar cycle. The study found that the lunar cycle did not have an effect on the incidence of psychiatric presentations or on the DSM-5 categories. If lunar effects exist, they are probably small or infrequent, making them difficult to validate statistically. The current study's results, in concert ...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - August 27, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Resolution of Refractory Bipolar Disorder With Psychotic Features and Suicidality Through Lifestyle Interventions: A Case Report.
Conclusion • This case exemplifies dramatic clinical remission after cessation of medication treatment and engagement of lifestyle interventions, which include dietary change, meditation, and detoxification. When medication demonstrates limited results, tapering combined with dietary interventions as the first-line therapy should be considered. PMID: 28659508 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine)
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - July 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

The Impact of Self-directed Voice of Love Messages on Anger: A Pilot Study.
Authors: Tzvieli A, Zaig T, Ayal I, Thieberger G, Rothschild S, Barak Y Abstract Context • Buddhist texts direct practitioners to generate a feeling of love to stop the affliction of anger. Modern self-help practices and clinical psychology have demonstrated that generating emotions of love can reduce anger. More studies are needed, however, to identify the active components of interventions and their applicability in clinical populations. Objective • The study investigated the hypothesis that enhancing self-love through frequent listening to recorded self-loving messages can reduce anger. Design • T...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - July 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Swedish Massage: A Systematic Review of its Physical and Psychological Benefits.
Conclusions • Swedish massage has shown beneficial effects for multiple populations and can be used as a therapy. Its use in disease prevention is highly recommended. PMID: 28659510 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine)
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - July 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Ronald Epstein, MD: Bringing Mindfulness Into the Examination Room.
Authors: Epstein R Abstract Advances in Mind-Body Medicine (Advances): You have come out with a book recently, titled Attending: Medicine, Mindfulness, and Humanity. What was the motive for writing this book? Dr Epstein: I knew that it was time to expand beyond writing for medical audiences and peer-reviewed journals when 2 realizations struck me. One is that important change in medicine often comes from the outside in as opposed to from the inside out. The degree to which the public is educated and energized about an issue can produce a change in medicine. The second is that the issue of being present, attentive, ...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - July 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Effects of Mind Sound Resonance Technique (Yogic Relaxation) on Psychological States, Sleep Quality, and Cognitive Functions in Female Teachers: A Randomized, Controlled Trial.
Authors: Rao M, Metri KG, Raghuram N, Hongasandra NR Abstract Context • Several studies have revealed a high rate of physical and psychological problems from stress among schoolteachers. Yoga is one of the mind-body interventions known to alleviate stress and effects. The mind sound resonance technique (MSRT), a yoga-based, mindfulness relaxation is recognized as having a positive influence on physical and psychological health. Objectives • The study intended to examine the effects of an MSRT intervention for 1 mo on perceived stress, quality of sleep, cognitive function, state and trait anxiety, psycholo...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - February 11, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Alternative Therapies for Excoriation (Skin Picking) Disorder: A Brief Update.
Conclusions • The review indicates that yoga, aerobic exercise, acupuncture, biofeedback, hypnosis, and inositol and N-acetylcysteine all show promise in the treatment of excoriation disorder and other body-focused repetitive behaviors, such as trichotillomania. In the current research team's experience, mainly yoga and aerobic exercise have been shown useful in combination with psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy. Obtaining solid evidence about the long-term beneficial effects of these alternative therapies for the treatment of excoriation disorder requires more investigation. PMID: 28183072 [PubMed - in process] (...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - February 11, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome: A Case Report With a Psychosomatic Perspective.
Conclusions • The current case study offers the first report that describes how significant affective phenomena can act as triggers in the MRS. It also opens the possibility of providing psychiatric and psychological therapeutic interventions to help prevent relapses and exacerbations of that syndrome. PMID: 28183073 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine)
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - February 11, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Increasing Awareness and Acceptance Through Mindfulness and Somatic Education Movements.
Conclusions • The results point to the MMI program as a potentially acceptable and useful MBI by increasing awareness and acceptance through mindfulness and SE movements. PMID: 27925606 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine)
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - December 9, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Therapeutic Touch in the Management of Responsive Behavior in Patients With Dementia.
Authors: Kumarappah A, Senderovich H Abstract Patients with dementia experience various behavioral symptoms in the course of their illnesses, which greatly affect their quality of life. Current treatment modalities are not always effective, and, thus, nonpharmacological approaches are the preferred first-line therapy for managing such symptoms. They generally address the basic needs of the person with dementia and provide humane care, often producing noticeable improvements in symptoms. Thus, such therapies should precede pharmacological interventions. The following literature review of 5 publications from 2010 to ...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - December 9, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Active Music Therapy and Physical Improvements From Rehabilitation for Neurological Conditions.
Conclusions • The findings of the review suggested that active MT can improve motor skills and should be considered as a potential adjunctive treatment. PMID: 27925608 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine)
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - December 9, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Spiritist Passe (Spiritual Healing) on the Psychophysiological Parameters in Hospitalized Patients.
This study was a randomized, controlled trial. Setting • The study took place at the medical clinic of the clinical hospital of the Federal University of Triângulo Mineiro (HC/UFTM) in Uberaba, Brazil. Participants • The participants were patients aged ≥18 y who had been hospitalized in the clinic between August 2014 and June 2015. Intervention • Participants in the no-SP and SP groups were instructed to direct their thoughts to Jesus with wishes to heal during the intervention. In the SP group, the patients underwent application of the SP, and in the no-SP group, workers, students, or volunteers at...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - November 23, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research

Effects of Isha Hatha Yoga on Core Stability and Standing Balance.
This study was a randomized, controlled trial. Setting • The study took place at the medical clinic of the clinical hospital of the Federal University of Triângulo Mineiro (HC/UFTM) in Uberaba, Brazil. Participants • The participants were patients aged ≥18 y who had been hospitalized in the clinic between August 2014 and June 2015. Intervention • Participants in the no-SP and SP groups were instructed to direct their thoughts to Jesus with wishes to heal during the intervention. In the SP group, the patients underwent application of the SP, and in the no-SP group, workers, students, or volunteers at...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - August 20, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research