Corrigendum to “Music tuned to 440 hz versus 432 hz and the health effects: a double-blind cross-over pilot study” [Explore Journal Vol. 15 (2019) 283–290/ No. 4]
Publication date: January–February 2020Source: EXPLORE, Volume 16, Issue 1Author(s): Diletta Calamassi, Gian Paolo Pomponi (Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing)
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Editorial Board
Publication date: January–February 2020Source: EXPLORE, Volume 16, Issue 1Author(s): (Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing)
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Publication date: January–February 2020Source: EXPLORE, Volume 16, Issue 1Author(s): (Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing)
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Table of contents
Publication date: January–February 2020Source: EXPLORE, Volume 16, Issue 1Author(s): (Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing)
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Is Parents’ Education Level Associated with Adolescent Self-Compassion?
Publication date: Available online 26 February 2020Source: EXPLOREAuthor(s): Karen Bluth, Jinyoung Park, Christine Lathren (Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing)
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - February 28, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The Effect of Different Genres of Music and Silence on Relaxation and Anxiety: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Publication date: Available online 26 February 2020Source: EXPLOREAuthor(s): Alireza Malakoutikhah, Mahlagha Dehghan, Asma Ghonchehpoorc, Peiman Parandeh Afshar, Amin Honarmand (Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing)
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - February 28, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of winter sea bathing on psychoneuroendocrinoimmunological parameters
Publication date: Available online 26 February 2020Source: EXPLOREAuthor(s): Ilaria Demori, Tommaso Piccinno, Daniele Saverino, Erika Luzzo, Stefano Ottoboni, Davide Serpico, Marco Chiera, Roberto Giuria (Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing)
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - February 28, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Role of yoga in the prevention and management of various cardiovascular diseases and their risk factors: A comprehensive scientific evidence-based review
Publication date: Available online 26 February 2020Source: EXPLOREAuthor(s): A. Mooventhan, L. Nivethitha (Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing)
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - February 28, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The Effects of The Addition of Motor Imagery to Home Exercises on Pain, Disability and Psychosocial Parameters in Patients Undergoing Lumbar Spinal Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial
This study was designed by researchers at X University.Participants: Thirty-seven patients undergoing LSS were randomized to motor imagery group (n=19) and control group (n=18).Main Outcome Measures: Pain was measured by Visual Analogue Scale, disability related to low back pain by Oswestry Disability Index, pain-related fear by Tampa Scale of Kinesiophobia, depression by Beck Depression Inventory, quality of life by World Health Organization Quality of Life Scale-Short Form (WHOQOL-BREF). All assessments were repeated in the preoperative period, three weeks after and six weeks after the surgery.Interventions: Motor imager...
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - February 22, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture in Kisoro, Rural Uganda; Unique Successes and Challenges.
Publication date: Available online 1 February 2020Source: EXPLOREAuthor(s): Ntakirutimana Samson, Patricia A. Bloom, Louisa Howard, Mikhail Kogan (Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing)
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - February 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The Body – A guide for occupants. Bill Bryson, Doubleday 2019, ISBN-13: 978-0385539302, ISBN-10: 0385539304
Publication date: Available online 31 January 2020Source: EXPLOREAuthor(s): Victor S. Sierpina (Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing)
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - January 31, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The Effect of Preoperative Reiki Application on Patient Anxiety Levels
This study used a quasi-experimental model with a pretest-posttest control group. Methods: Subjects (n = 210) were recruited from a hospital in Turkey, from June 2013 to July 2014. Subjects were then assigned to experimental (n = 105) and control (n = 105) groups.Results: The level of anxiety of experimental group patients did not change according to their state anxiety scores (p> 0.10); however, the anxiety level of control group patients increased (p
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - January 30, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Sustainability as a challenge to therapeutics – the Hahnemannian and Gandhian approach
Publication date: Available online 25 January 2020Source: EXPLOREAuthor(s): Josef M. SchmidtAbstractSustainability, i.e. the goal of maintaining a human-ecosystem equilibrium, is a comprehensive topic and suggestive ideal prompted by many current threats from and to humanity, such as climate change, environmental pollution, fatal drug reactions in modern medicine, and the like. Today, sustainable concepts are desperately needed, also in terms of medical treatment. Homeopathy offers an approach of rational and yet innocuous therapeutics, methodically not being reliant on prior animal testing and mass production of drugs, av...
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - January 26, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Light therapy for preventing seasonal affective disorder: summary of a Cochrane review
Publication date: Available online 23 January 2020Source: EXPLOREAuthor(s): Isabell Cserno May (Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing)
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - January 24, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Kligler in lead role as VA's Whole Health System expands to 37 new locations
Publication date: Available online 23 January 2020Source: EXPLOREAuthor(s): Susie Demarinis (Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing)
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - January 24, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

What Would The World Be Like if the Matrix of Consciousness were recognized
Publication date: Available online 23 January 2020Source: EXPLOREAuthor(s): Stephan A. Schwartz (Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing)
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - January 24, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Loneliness and Health
Publication date: Available online 23 January 2020Source: EXPLOREAuthor(s): Larry Dossey (Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing)
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - January 23, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor
Publication date: Available online 11 January 2020Source: EXPLOREAuthor(s): Marcelo Saad (Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing)
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - January 12, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The wound healing effect of aqueous extract from Piper amalago L. in diabetic patient
Publication date: Available online 13 December 2019Source: EXPLOREAuthor(s): Vera Lucia Pereira dos Santos, João Luiz Coelho Ribas, Cristina Peitz de Lima, Ranieri Campos, Amanda Carvalho Garcia, Jane Manfron Budel, Iara José Messias-ReasonAbstractDiabetes patients present a complex healing process due to several factors directly linked to their pathology. The use of medicinal plants that aid in tissue repair can bring great benefits to such individuals. This case report describes how the topical application of the aqueous extract produced from the leaves of Piper amalago L. was used to aid the healing of a l...
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - January 7, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Bias in the Evaluation of Psychology Studies: A Comparison of Parapsychology Versus Neuroscience
Publication date: Available online 28 December 2019Source: EXPLOREAuthor(s): Bethany ButzerAbstractResearch suggests that scientists display confirmation biases with regard to the evaluation of research studies, in that they evaluate results as being stronger when a study confirms their prior expectations. These biases may influence the peer review process, particularly for studies that present controversial findings. The purpose of the current study was to compare the evaluation of a parapsychology study versus a neuroscience study. One hundred participants with a background in psychology were randomly assigned to read an...
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - December 29, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Association between chocolate consumption frequency and heart rate variability indices
ConclusionBased on our results, we conclude that relative frequency of chocolate eating may not affect autonomic regulation of the heart in young females. Also, it may have no correlation with any of the cardiovascular, time-domain or frequency-domain parameters of heart rate variability. (Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing)
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - December 28, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Climate Change, Air Pollution & Health
Publication date: Available online 25 December 2019Source: EXPLOREAuthor(s): Walter Wynkoop (Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing)
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - December 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The effect of SJS Non-resistance Technique-Facial palsy on a patient with post-acute phase Bell's palsy unresponsive to conventional treatment: a case report
Publication date: Available online 19 December 2019Source: EXPLOREAuthor(s): Jong Ho Choi, Young Suk Yoon, Keun Jae Lee, Kyoung Sun Park, Joon-Shik Shin, In-Hyuk Ha (Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing)
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - December 19, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

CASE REPORT: THE WOUND HEALING EFFECT OF AQUEOUS EXTRACT FROM Piper amalago L. IN DIABETIC PATIENT
Publication date: Available online 13 December 2019Source: EXPLOREAuthor(s): Vera Lucia Pereira dos Santos, João Luiz Coelho Ribas, Cristina Peitz de Lima, Ranieri Campos, Amanda Carvalho Garcia, Jane Manfron Budel, Iara José Messias-ReasonABSTRACTDiabetes patients present a complex healing process due to several factors directly linked to their pathology. The use of medicinal plants that aid in tissue repair can bring great benefits to such individuals. This case report describes how the topical application of the aqueous extract produced from the leaves of Piper amalago L. was used to aid the healing of a l...
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - December 13, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The insulin caravans: What price life?
Publication date: Available online 5 November 2019Source: EXPLOREAuthor(s): Larry Dossey (Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing)
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - November 26, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The Transformation – Nonlocal Consciousness Becomes a Fundamental in Our Reality
Publication date: Available online 21 November 2019Source: EXPLOREAuthor(s): Stephan A. Schwartz (Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing)
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - November 21, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Roundtable: Perspectives on the current state of pain management in the United States
Publication date: November–December 2019Source: EXPLORE, Volume 15, Issue 6Author(s): Benjamin Kligler, Heather Tick, Arya Nielsen, Koshin Paley Ellison, Elizabeth (Betsy) Seng, Dionetta Hudzinski (Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing)
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - November 20, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: November–December 2019Source: EXPLORE, Volume 15, Issue 6Author(s): (Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing)
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - November 20, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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Publication date: November–December 2019Source: EXPLORE, Volume 15, Issue 6Author(s): (Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing)
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Table of contents
Publication date: November–December 2019Source: EXPLORE, Volume 15, Issue 6Author(s): (Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing)
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - November 20, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

A Medical Center Learning Garden: Partnership for a Healthier Community
Publication date: Available online 19 November 2019Source: EXPLOREAuthor(s): Paula O'Neill, Nina K. Regevik, Erin S. Ihde (Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing)
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - November 20, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of yoga and naturopathy-based lifestyle modification on left ventricular ejection fraction in a patient with severe triple vessel disease: A case report
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2019Source: EXPLOREAuthor(s): N. Mangaiarkarasi, C. Senthilkumar, N. Manavalan, A. MooventhanAbstractA 75-year-old, married man was diagnosed with coronary artery disease (CAD) [severe triple vessel disease (TVD)] in the 2nd week, June-2018. The physician advised him to undergo conventional medication and coronary artery bypass graft. Since the patient refused to undergo surgery he was admitted in our hospital and underwent yoga and naturopathy-based lifestyle modification (YNLM) along with conventional medicines for 16 weeks [12 weeks of intensive care at inpatient department...
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - November 17, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

A computer-automated, multi-center, multi-blinded, randomized control trial evaluating hypothesized spirit presence and communication
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2019Source: EXPLOREAuthor(s): Gary E. SchwartzAbstractThe gold standard in biomedical research is the multi-center, multi-blinded, randomized control trial (RCT). In pharmacological research the RCT is termed a Phase III clinical trial. This paper presents the core goals and RCT methods developed to investigate automated spirit presence and communication. The goals are: (1) to use currently available, reliable, and affordable technology (total hardware cost per system less than $2,000; these systems will be provided free to collaborating laboratories), (2) to automate data col...
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - November 17, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Psychoneuroendocrinoimmunology-based meditation (pneimed) training reduces salivary cortisol under basal and stressful conditions in healthy university students: results of a randomized controlled study
Publication date: Available online 14 November 2019Source: EXPLOREAuthor(s): Bottaccioli Anna Giulia, Bottaccioli Francesco, Carosella Antonia, Cofini Vincenza, Muzi Paola, Bologna MauroABSTRACTBACKGROUNDMeditation represents an effective and safe practice to lower distress and promote well-being. PsychoNeuroEndocrinoImmunology-based Meditation (PNEIMED) is a validated method that can reduce stress-related symptoms and salivary cortisol secretion. To date, few randomised controlled trials (RCTs) have assessed cortisol levels through salivary samples, collected both in the morning phase and during acute mental stress elicit...
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - November 15, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine Strategies Should Include Earthing (Grounding): Review of Research Evidence and Clinical Observations
Publication date: Available online 14 November 2019Source: EXPLOREAuthor(s): Wendy Menigoz, Tracy T. Latz, Robin A. Ely, Cimone Kamei, Gregory Melvin, Drew SinatraAbstractEarthing (also known as grounding) refers to the discovery that bodily contact with the Earth's natural electric charge stabilizes the physiology at the deepest levels, reduces inflammation, pain, and stress, improves blood flow, energy, and sleep, and generates greater well-being. Such effects are profound, systemic, and foundational, and often develop rapidly. Earthing is as simple as routinely walking barefoot outdoors and/or using inexpensive groundin...
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - November 14, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of massage on vital signs, pain and comfort levels in liver transplant patients
This study aimed to determine the effects of back massage on postoperative vital signs, pain, and comfort levels in liver transplant patients.MethodsA quasi-experimental model with a pretest, a posttest, and a control group was used. The population of the study comprised adult patients who had liver transplantation for the first time. The study sample comprised 84 adult patients who had liver transplantation: 42 experimental (study group) and 42 control group, selected by power analysis and the random sampling method from the population. The data were collected between May and September 2016 using the short-form McGill Pai...
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - November 14, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Doctors’ Experience of Becoming Patients and its Influence on their Medical Practice: A Literature Review
ConclusionFurther research that re-contextualises the meaning of illness for doctors is necessary. (Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing)
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - November 12, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Western Esoteric Healing I: Conceptual Background and Therapeutic Knowledge
This article, the first of a two-part series, explores the subject of Western esoteric healing. First, conceptual background is offered on Western esotericism and traditions of esoteric healing. Second, the concept of therapeutic knowledge, which emerged from the philosophy of medicine and medical anthropology, is introduced and described in detail, including its application to the study of esoteric healing. Third, a taxonomy is proposed for sources of such knowledge in respective esoteric healing systems, traditions, or organizations. These sources are channeling, initiation, and empirical observation or validation. In th...
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - November 12, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Modern holocaust
Publication date: Available online 9 November 2019Source: EXPLOREAuthor(s): John C. RheadAbstractThe denial of the Holocaust before and during WWII by German citizens is compared to present-day denial of climate change. Psychological dynamics supporting such denial are examined, along with ways in which such denial might be overcome. (Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing)
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - November 11, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Western Esoteric Healing II: A Taxonomy of Sources of Therapeutic Knowledge
This article, the second in a two-part series, continues an exploration of Western esoteric healing, with special reference to its sources of therapeutic knowledge. First, the taxonomy introduced in the first paper is applied to a selection of representative esoteric healing systems, traditions, or organizations. These include respective groups whose therapeutic knowledge originates in and is transmitted via channeling, initiation, or empirical observation or validation, as well as groups whose knowledge comes through a combination of sources. Discussion is provided of Western esoteric traditions with substantial therapeut...
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - November 11, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

EXPLORATIONSThe insulin caravans: What price life?
Publication date: Available online 5 November 2019Source: EXPLOREAuthor(s): Larry Dossey (Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing)
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - November 7, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Cancer overtakes cardiovascular disease as leading cause of death in wealthy nations
Publication date: Available online 5 November 2019Source: EXPLOREAuthor(s): Susie Demarinis (Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing)
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - November 7, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Vitamin D supplementation for women during pregnancy: summary of a Cochrane review
Publication date: Available online 2 November 2019Source: EXPLOREAuthor(s): Nancy J. Owens (Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing)
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - November 4, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Traditional Thai herbal medicine as an alternative treatment for refractory chronic eczema
ConclusionsThe findings indicate that combined traditional Thai herbal formulations can be used to successfully treat chronic eczema and could be considered as an alternative treatment for refractory chronic eczema. (Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing)
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - October 13, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Exploratory analysis of cold, heat, deficiency, or excess pattern distribution in women with dysmenorrhea
Publication date: Available online 3 October 2019Source: EXPLOREAuthor(s): Junyoung Jo, Hyelim Lee, Sun Haeng Lee, Younghwa Baek, Youngseop Lee, Hyunho KimAbstractObjectiveTo understand the impact and implications of cold, heat, deficiency, or excess pattern identification in relation to dysmenorrhea, comparing the prevalence of these patterns between women with and without dysmenorrhea is needed.MethodsWe gathered data from the Korea Constitutional Multicenter Bank. A total of 508 patients were recruited and provided with cold, heat, deficiency, or excess pattern and dysmenorrhea questionnaires. On the basis of their resp...
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - October 5, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The relationship between mindfulness, self-compassion and body appreciation
ConclusionsThe present study has established the strength of the predictive relationship between positive dimensions of self-compassion (self-kindness, common humanity) and body appreciation. The implications for clinical health practice are that fostering positive self-compassion in clients is essential to developing a positive body image. (Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing)
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - October 3, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The Benefits of Mindfulness-Based Interventions on Burnout Among Health Professionals: A Systematic Review
ConclusionThis review shows the overall insufficient level of evidence offered by the literature assessing the effects of MIs on burnout in health professional populations. However, some studies have reported promising results and future research should address methodological issues and define more precise contexts of interventions and target populations that could benefit from MIs. (Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing)
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - October 3, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of acupressure at Sanyinjiao on albuminuria in patients with early diabetic nephropathy: A single-blind, randomized, controlled preliminary study
Publication date: Available online 21 September 2019Source: EXPLOREAuthor(s): Shih-Ming Chuang, Chun-Chuan Lee, Wan-Yu Lo, Ching-Liang HsiehAbstractBackgroundElevated urinary albumin excretion is a clinical manifestation of early-stage diabetic nephropathy (DN).PurposeTo investigate effect of acupressure at Sanyinjiao on albuminuria in patients with early DN.MethodsTotal included 53 patients with DN and albuminuria; 21 were assigned to the sham group without acupressure, and 32 were assigned to the experimental group with acupressure at Sanyinjiao (SP6) for 8weeks. The experimental group was divided into experiment A (acupressure
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - September 22, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of thoracic kinesio taping on pulmonary functions, respiratory muscle strength and functional capacity in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a randomized controlled trial
ConclusionsThoracic KT may be beneficial for improving pulmonary function and functional capacity in patients with COPD. (Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing)
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - September 20, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Pain: a panorama
Publication date: Available online 19 September 2019Source: EXPLOREAuthor(s): Larry Dossey (Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing)
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - September 20, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research