Remembering bob jahn
Over the course of his life, Robert George Jahn earned widespread admiration and respect for his keen intellect and numerous scientific achievements. Our lives intersected in 1978 when he was 48 years old, which introduced a whole new dimension to his existence. Prior to that, he had followed a fairly traditional and highly successful academic path as a teacher and scholar. I will attempt to summarize that era briefly, if only to establish a context for my personal tribute to him. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - May 23, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Brenda Dunne Tags: OBITUARY Source Type: research

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How to Find Happiness As a Leader —Focus on Your Why
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness —these words from the introduction to the Declaration of Independence were intended as a foundation upon which our country and our society was created. For many, that has translated into a desire to have the freedom to pursue and live the life we want. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - April 30, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Adam Perlman Tags: Integrative Leadership Source Type: research

Possibilities for the Survival of the Human Race: A Global Near-Death Experience
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Source: Explore - April 30, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Larry Dossey Tags: Explorations Source Type: research

Congressional Caucus Calls for Patient-Centered Care, Wellness
The Integrative Health& Wellness Caucus held its first official meeting addressing patient-centered care and whole-person wellness initiatives. The caucus aims to support patient needs in healthcare, stating that patients are key stakeholders who need plentiful information in order to make thoroughly-informed medical decisions. The stated goals of the caucus align with many patient-centered care goals advocated for throughout the medical industry. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - April 30, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Susie Demarinis Tags: Matters of Note Source Type: research

Kuhn, consciousness, and paradigms
The Schwartzreport tracks emerging trends that will affect the world, particularly the United States. For EXPLORE it focuses on matters of health in the broadest sense of that term, including medical issues, changes in the biosphere, technology, and policy considerations, all of which will shape our culture and our lives. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - April 30, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Stephan A. Schwartz Tags: SchwartzReport Source Type: research

Addition of cannabidiol to current antiepileptic therapy reduces drop seizures in children and adults with treatment-resistant Lennox-Gastaut syndrome
Column Description: DynaMed Plus is an evidence-based clinical reference, which is updated daily through systematic surveillance and critical appraisal of the research literature. DynaMed editors and reviewers select content of interest for integrative medicine, summarize the current evidence, and describe challenges in evidence analysis and application. Evidence quality is rated level 1 (likely reliable) evidence for studies with clinical outcomes and minimal risk of bias, level 2 (mid-level) evidence for studies with clinical outcomes and significant methodological or statistical limitations, and level 3 (lacking direct)...
Source: Explore - April 30, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Daniel A. Ostrovsky, Alan Ehrlich Tags: IM UPDATES Source Type: research

How to find happiness as a leader - focus on your why
Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — these words from the introduction to the Declaration of Independence were intended as a foundation upon which our country and our society was created. For many, that has translated into a desire to have the freedom to pursue and live the life we want. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - April 30, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Adam Perlman Tags: INTEGRATIVE LEADERSHIP Source Type: research

Nature, Mind, and Medicine: A Model for Mind –Body Healing
The human mind-body possesses a remarkable innate ability to heal. Grounded in the evolutionarily conserved systems of the brain and body, nature appears to function as the fundamental source of wellness along the two vectors of attention and relaxation. Yet, our species is moving away from nature at a time when humanity is just beginning to rediscover its benefits. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - April 27, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Jason A. Kaufman Tags: Research Letter Source Type: research

Nature, mind, and medicine: a model for mind-body healing
The human mind-body possesses a remarkable innate ability to heal. Grounded in the evolutionarily conserved systems of the brain and body, nature appears to function as the fundamental source of wellness along the two vectors of attention and relaxation. Yet, our species is moving away from nature at a time when humanity is just beginning to rediscover its benefits. Exposure to natural environments may provide a “window” of healing that can be extended through a continuum of intervention through the use of guided meditation and ultimately hypnotic suggestion. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - April 27, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Jason A. Kaufman Tags: Research Letter Source Type: research

Intuitive assessment of mortality based on facial characteristics: Behavioral, electrocortical, and machine learning analyses
Studies of various characteristics of the human face indicate that it contains a wealth of information about health status. Most studies involve objective measurement of facial features as correlated with historical health information. But some individuals also claim to be adept at intuitively gauging mortality based solely upon a quick glance at a person's photograph. To test this claim, we invited 12 such individuals to see if they could tell if a person was alive or dead based solely on a brief examination of his or her photograph. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - April 25, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Arnaud Delorme, Alan Pierce, Leena Michel, Dean Radin Tags: Research Letter Source Type: research

Successful midterm management with an herbal decoction, modified-goshajinkigan (mgjg) for non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy: a case study
We present the case of an early stage diabetic retinopathy patient presented with retinal hemorrhages in the superior temporal area and disc hemorrhages of disc nasal area. The patient was diagnosed with mild NPDR on fundus examinations. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - April 24, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Jiman Kim, Eulsun Moon, Tae-Hun Kim Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Vecud éjà Vécu and Déjà Visité: Similarities and Differences Further Results From an Online Questionnaire
Over an 8-year period, an online questionnaire, devised as a pilot project, collected exploratory data in order to compare the particularities of d éjà vécu (i.e., event related) experiences with those of déjà visité (i.e., location related). In a previous article it was shown that there are sufficient differences in the results for these two experiences to warrant considering them as being separate entities. Here, additional analyses hav e established a number of relationships that differ across the two phenomena. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - April 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Arthur Funkhouser, Harry R.M. Purser Tags: Research Letter Source Type: research

Exploring an integrative patient-tailored complementary medicine approach for chemotherapy-induced taste disorders
Chemotherapy-induced taste disorder (CITD) is a common adverse effect among patients with cancer, with no effective known treatment. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - April 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Eran Ben-Arye, Ilana Doweck, Elad Schiff, Noah Samuels Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research

Vecud ÉjÀ vÉcu and dÉjÀ visitÉ: similarities and differences further results from an online questionnaire
Over an eight year period, an online questionnaire, devised as a pilot project, collected exploratory data in order to compare the particularities of d éjà vécu (i.e., event-related) experiences with those of déjà visité (i.e., location-related). In a previous paper it was shown that there are sufficient differences in the results for these two experiences to warrant considering them as being separate entities. Here, additional analyses have established a number of relationships that differ across the two phenomena. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - April 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Art Funkhouser, Harry R.M. Purser Tags: Research Letter Source Type: research

Potential efficacy of allergen removed rhus verniciflua stokes extract to maintain progression-free survival of patients with advanced hepatobiliary cancer
Hepatobiliary cancers are among the leading causes of cancer related deaths worldwide. Most of the early-stage, surgically resectable cases show recurrence, and when they do, the prognosis is dismal with limited available treatment options.Here, we report three patients with relapsed hepatobiliary cancers who presented relatively long progression-free survival with the administration of a natural product, allergen removed Rhus verniciflua Stokes (RVS) extract. After commencement of RVS extract, they were progression-free for over 56 months in one case of recurred cholangiocarcinoma, and for over 16 and 114 months respectiv...
Source: Explore - April 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Jean Chae, Sanghun Lee, Sookyung Lee Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Exploring an integrative patient-tailored complementary medicine approach for chemotherapy-induced taste disorders
Chemotherapy-induced taste disorder (CITD) is a common adverse effect among patients with cancer, with no effective known treatment. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - April 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Eran Ben-Arye, Ilana Doweck, Elad Schiff, Noah Samuels Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research

Vecud ÉjÀ vÉcu and dÉjÀ visitÉ: similarities and differences further results from an online questionnaire
Over an eight year period, an online questionnaire, devised as a pilot project, collected exploratory data in order to compare the particularities of d éjà vécu (i.e., event-related) experiences with those of déjà visité (i.e., location-related). In a previous paper it was shown that there are sufficient differences in the results for these two experiences to warrant considering them as being separate entities. Here, additional analyses have established a number of relationships that differ across the two phenomena. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - April 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Art Funkhouser, Harry R.M. Purser Tags: Research Letter Source Type: research

Potential efficacy of allergen removed rhus verniciflua stokes extract to maintain progression-free survival of patients with advanced hepatobiliary cancer
Hepatobiliary cancers are among the leading causes of cancer related deaths worldwide. Most of the early-stage, surgically resectable cases show recurrence, and when they do, the prognosis is dismal with limited available treatment options.Here, we report three patients with relapsed hepatobiliary cancers who presented relatively long progression-free survival with the administration of a natural product, allergen removed Rhus verniciflua Stokes (RVS) extract. After commencement of RVS extract, they were progression-free for over 56 months in one case of recurred cholangiocarcinoma, and for over 16 and 114 months respectiv...
Source: Explore - April 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Jean Chae, Sanghun Lee, Sookyung Lee Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Influence of time of yoga practice and gender differences on blood glucose levels in type 2 diabetes mellitus and normal healthy adults
Prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is increasing worldwide. Many studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of yoga in improving glycaemic control, whereas no studies are available showing the impact of time of practice on glucose levels. The current study explores the effect of time of yoga practice on glucose levels in community-dwelling adults with and without T2DM. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - April 20, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Venugopal Vijayakumar, A. Mooventhan, Nagarathna Raghuram Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research

Our Great Leap Forward and Us —Right Now
The flow ’rs that bloom in the spring, tra-la, have nothing to do with the case. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - March 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Peter D. Cooper Source Type: research

Our great leap forward and us – right now
“The flow’rs that bloom in the spring, tra-la, have nothing to do with the case. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - March 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Peter D. Cooper Source Type: research

Efficacy and Safety of Xiaoyao Formula as an Adjuvant Treatment for Post-stroke Depression: A Meta-analysis
To systematically evaluate the efficacy and safety of Xiaoyao formula (XYF) as an adjuvant treatment of post-stroke depression (PSD) by conducting a meta-analysis. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - March 7, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Xin Jin, Menglin Jiang, Dandan Gong, Yuehua Chen, Yu Fan Tags: Review article Source Type: research

Efficacy and safety of xiaoyao formula as an adjuvant treatment for post-stroke depression: a meta-analysis
To systematically evaluate the efficacy and safety of Xiaoyao formula (XYF) as an adjuvant treatment of post-stroke depression (PSD) by conducting a meta-analysis. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - March 7, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Xin Jin, Menglin Jiang, Dandan Gong, Yuehua Chen, Yu Fan Source Type: research

A Community-Based Physical Activity Program May Increase Sustained Physical Activity at 2 Years and Reduce the Risk of Adverse Cardiovascular Events in Older Adults
Level 2 [mid-level] evidence (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - March 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Daniel A. Ostrovsky Tags: EVIDENCE-BASED INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE UPDATES Source Type: research

The Deep State of Self-Transformation
Research on near-death experience (NDE) shows that being physically near death, as in cardiac arrest, or drowning, is not essential to having the ND experience. Fear, depression, the anticipation of death might trigger some features of it. In a memorable dream about death, for example, I once experienced the “being of light.” Being in such deep states can induce mental changes in perception and in philosophical attitude. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - March 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Michael Grosso Tags: Reflections Source Type: research

A community-based physical activity program may increase sustained physical activity at 2 years and reduce the risk of adverse cardiovascular events in older adults
Column Description: DynaMed Plus is an evidence-based clinical reference, which is updated daily through systematic surveillance and critical appraisal of the research literature. DynaMed editors and reviewers select content of interest for integrative medicine, summarize the current evidence, and describe challenges in evidence analysis and application. Evidence quality is rated level 1 (likely reliable) evidence for studies with clinical outcomes and minimal risk of bias, level 2 (mid-level) evidence for studies with clinical outcomes and significant methodological or statistical limitations, and level 3 (lacking direct)...
Source: Explore - March 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Daniel A. Ostrovsky Tags: IM UPDATES Source Type: research

The Deep State of Self-Transformation
Research on near-death experience (NDE) shows that being physically near death, as in cardiac arrest, or drowning, is not essential to having the ND experience. Fear, depression, the anticipation of death might trigger some features of it. In a memorable dream about death, for example, I once experienced the “being of light.” Being in such deep states can induce mental changes in perception and in philosophical attitude. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - March 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Michael Grosso Tags: REFLECTIONS Source Type: research

The Power of “Undividedness”
In a world striving to achieve, it is fascinating to observe how often we are not able to see the forest for the trees. There is a "golden key" present right before us in all we do that is readily overlooked. What is it about human nature that has us not see what is or isn't present? In this case, it is about the ego — that part of ourselves with great power to influence unknowingly that automatically kicks into gear to preserve and protect us, often blocking us from seeing that forest. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - March 5, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Michael C. Aquilino Tags: INTEGRATIVE LEADERSHIP Source Type: research

Minneapolis YMCA Creates George Wellbeing Center
The Greater Twin Cities YMCA ’s downtown Minneapolis location recently announced the creation of the George Wellbeing Center which will offer evidence-based, integrative health practices – the first of its kind at any Y in the country. The new center will be open to members and non-members and will offer services from healt h coaching, acupuncture, hydromassage, aromatherapy and meditation as well as well-being assessments focusing on holistic care options for children, teens and families. The Y ensures that services are available to people of all economic means and backgrounds. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - March 5, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Susie Demarinis Tags: Matters of Note Source Type: research

The Power of “Undividedness”
In a world striving to achieve, it is fascinating to observe how often we are not able to see the forest for the trees. There is a "golden key" present right before us in all we do that is readily overlooked. What is it about human nature that has us not see what is or isn't present? In this case, it is about the ego — that part of ourselves with great power to influence unknowingly that automatically kicks into gear to preserve and protect us, often blocking us from seeing that forest. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - March 5, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Michael C. Aquilino Tags: INTEGRATIVE LEADERSHIP Source Type: research

Minneapolis Ymca Creates George Wellbeing Center
The Greater Twin Cities YMCA's downtown Minneapolis location recently announced the creation of the George Wellbeing Center which will offer evidence-based, integrative health practices – the first of its kind at any Y in the country. The new center will be open to members and non-members and will offer services from health coaching, acupuncture, hydromassage, aromatherapy and meditation as well as well-being assessments focusing on holistic care options for children, teens and f amilies. The Y ensures that services are available to people of all economic means and backgrounds. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - March 5, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Susie Demarinis Tags: Matters of Note Source Type: research

Immigrant bashing and healthcare: Have we lost our mind?
“Medicine is a social science, and politics is nothing else but medicine on a large scale.” (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - March 3, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Larry Dossey Tags: Explorations Source Type: research

War, Climate Change, and Migration
Although the U.S. news today, as it so often is these days, is lost in a miasma of administration wife beaters, porn star pay-offs, mafia-like corruption, and other topics more appropriate to reality entertainment shows than news, there is beneath this toxic cloud what I believe has become the defining political issue of the day, even if it is not much discussed in its global context? I am speaking here of the vast movement of people that is occurring; a migration that is creating immense misery among the migrants and the rise of a virulent form of nativistic racism in segments of the population in the nations where these ...
Source: Explore - March 3, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Stephan A. Schwartz Tags: SchwartzReport Source Type: research

Immigrant bashing and healthcare: have we lost our mind?
“Medicine is a social science, and politics is nothing else but medicine on a large scale.” (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - March 3, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Larry Dossey Tags: Explorations Source Type: research

War, climate change and migration
The Schwartzreport tracks emerging trends that will affect the world, particularly the United States. For EXPLORE it focuses on matters of health in the broadest sense of that term, including medical issues, changes in the biosphere, technology, and policy considerations, all of which will shape our culture and our lives. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - March 3, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Stephan A. Schwartz Tags: SchwartzReport Source Type: research

Evidence-Based Nonpharmacologic Strategies for Comprehensive Pain Care
Consortium Pain Taskforce White Paper Summary Evidence-based Nonpharmacologic Strategies for Comprehensive Pain Care Supplementary information can be found in the online version at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.explore.2018.02.001.Medical pain management is in crisis; from the pervasiveness of pain to inadequate pain treatment, from the escalation of prescription opioids to an epidemic in addiction, diversion and overdose deaths. The rising costs of pain care and managing adverse effects of that care have prompted action from state and federal agencies including the DOD, VHA, NIH, FDA and CDC. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - March 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Heather Tick, Arya Nielsen, Kenneth R. Pelletier, Robert Bonakdar, Samantha Simmons, Ronald Glick, Emily Ratner, Russell L. Lemmon, Peter Wayne, Veronica Zador, The Pain Task Force of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health Tags: Original research Source Type: research

Editorial Board
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Table of contents
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Turo (qi dance) Program for Parkinson ’s Disease Patients: Randomized, Assessor Blind, Waiting-List Control, Partial Crossover Study
Qigong, Tai-chi and dancing have all been proven effective for Parkinson ’s disease (PD); however, no study has yet assessed the efficacy of Turo, a hybrid qigong dancing program developed to relieve symptoms in PD patients. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - March 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Hwa-Jin Lee, Song-Yi Kim, Younbyoung Chae, Mi-Young Kim, Changshik Yin, Woo-Sang Jung, Ki-Ho Cho, Seung-Nam Kim, Hi-Joon Park, Hyejung Lee Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Medication cost savings in inpatient oncology using an integrative medicine model
A growing body of research exists on the impact of integrative therapies such as massage, yoga, and meditation/relaxation on symptom management, costs, and patient satisfaction in both ambulatory and hospital-based settings.1 –6 A patient and relationship-centered approach that is fundamental to the practice of integrative medicine, engenders connection, trust, and communication. It may encourage a positive expectation of treatment outcome, akin to the placebo effect, and when appropriately harnessed can result in bett er treatment outcome. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - March 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Irene M. Estores, L. Arce, A. Hix, L. Mramba, Carrie D. Warring, R. Leverence Tags: Original research Source Type: research

Reincarnation Type Presentations of Children with High-Functioning Autism in Sri Lanka
Autism is characterised by impaired social communication and restricted repetitive behaviours. However, language and intelligence are spared in high-functioning individuals. The symptomatology is complex and culturally diverse. Buddhists and Hindus believe in rebirth and reincarnation type presentations in children are frequently seen among these populations. Here we describe three children from Sri Lanka claiming memories of their past lives and later diagnosed to have high-functioning autism. The first, a seven-year-old Buddhist believes he was killed by terrorists as a soldier in his previous life and attributed his bir...
Source: Explore - March 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Miyuru Chandradasa, Layani Champika Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Evidence-based nonpharmacologic strategies for comprehensive pain care the consortium pain task force white paper
Medical pain management is in crisis: from the pervasiveness of pain to inadequate pain treatment, from the escalation of prescription opioids to an epidemic in addiction, diversion and overdose deaths. The rising costs of pain care and managing adverse effects of that care has prompted action from state and federal agencies including the DOD, VHA, NIH, FDA and CDC.There is pressure for pain medicine to shift away from reliance on opioids, ineffective procedures and surgeries toward comprehensive pain management that includes evidence-based nonpharmacologic options. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - March 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Heather Tick, Arya Nielsen, Kenneth R. Pelletier, Robert Bonakdar, Samantha Simmons, Ronald Glick, Emily Ratner, Russell L. Lemmon, Peter Wayne, Veronica Zador, The Pain Task Force of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health Source Type: research