Questions related to Mind-Body Medicine
I am working on a project involving three groups- two active intervention and waiting list control group. I have some missing data. So do I go for ITT or PP model of analysis as it is a mind-body medicine technique that is given as intervention? KIndly help.
Students enrolled in nursing programs, especially programs offered for nurse practitioners and advanced nursing specialists, could adopt this philosophy by incorporating elements of both Eastern healing and Western medicine. This would expand their understanding of the fascinating world of Eastern medicine. Through this learning experience, they will discover the value of well-rounded treatment approaches that address the mental and spiritual elements that often give way to physical suffering. Nurses in Australia should embrace the philosophy and practices of TCM and include acupuncture as an additional skill. This would allow them to build upon their already impressive capacity in the nursing industry.
What is your view on this?
This is just a philosophical question. I am curious what you guys think. Body-weight is tightly controlled downwards (to prevent weight loss) but more open to weight gain in case of starvation or famine. So why have satiety and satiation at all, from an evolutionary perspective, when food was not always omnipresent and scarce.
We have some important organs inside our body, which is placed at right side and left side. While the organs placed reversed it made the systems not run well, abnormal.
I am curious about people's using right hand for eating, everyday we use right hands. Is there any influences to our systems? Such as to the gastrointestinal system, cardiovascular, respiration, endocrine system, etc.
What happened with those who left handed in eating ? Any different with those who right-handed? And what about the handicapped?
Anyone can answer my curiosity?
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When measuring changes in human resilience we have found the Connor Davidson scale not as sensitive as to be expected. Any suggestions please on other options?
Spirituality is subject matter of the religions. However, may scientific findings be helpful for us, if the science excludes from the scientific debate the “spirit” as an effective part of the human beings? With regard to it, Western medical doctors only occasionally tried to study how the spirit affects both the mind and body; Western scientists were not able to explain in a scientific way the “cause-effect” relationship among these three dimensions, because Western medicine lacks instruments to recognize and measure the “spirit”. So this matter belongs to Middle Ages! However, according to traditional Chinese Medicine the mind, body and spirit of a person are inseparable and, according this viewpoint, for example, a “spiritual” impairment can affect both mind and body of a person. May be, in the next future, Western science will be also able to demonstrate both laws and mechanisms governing spirit. Dreams have been responsible for some major creative and scientific discoveries in the course of human history. I would like to quote this sentence: “It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and reality of tomorrow” (Robert Goddard, in E.M. Emme Introduction to the History of Rocket Technology,1963).
What is your opinion about this speculation?
Any suggestions/experiments regards designing a Yoga intervention for pain relief (even for short duration) where Morphine is not available?
beads have been used in numerous ways ie rosary for contemplative prayer, worry beads to alleviate stress and so on, however, I am interested in bead biographies especially in the context of psychological trauma. The beads are chosen at random in a safe environment and under supervision of a facilitator. The client chooses the beads they feel capitulate their lives. As victims they are in a position of power to choose what they share or don't. The importance of social interaction cannot be underestimated. Any further information re this would be much appreciated. Thanks
Can all human body-mind from evolutionary perspective contain the latent receptor-ligand i.e., Produce neurotransmitters in the synapse so that mechanism can be applied in treating dopamine/serotonin deficiency through mindfulness meditation or corrective genomic allele sequence intervention that are minimal? If so, how would you go about making a breakthrough in this field?
Taichi short forms developed after 1956 are shorter and faster than the old forms, and they become nothing more than low-impact aerobic dances. They do not have any healing effect as the taichi old forms (30 minutes a day), unless you do 30 sets of short-forms in one day (see link below for explanations). But, who would have time and strength to do 30 sets of fast taichi or aerobics?
I am thinking mind-body skills groups, meditation, guided imagery, teaching breathing exercises, movement therapies, mindfulness, mindful eating, art therapy, journaling, and so on. How would you put together a virtual therapy group using these techniques?
There are several research on Transcendental Meditation (TM), for example, has found reduced blood pressure and insulin resistance, slowing of biological aging, and even a reduction in the rates of heart attack, stroke and death. The American Heart Association, which last year released a statement saying that decades of research indicates TM lowers blood pressure and may be considered by clinicians as a treatment for high BP.
The subject male, who is 80+ years of age, has had swallowing disorder plus weak muscles since his stroke(s) which happened 4 years ago. Now, both his skin colour and cognition have improved a lot from a year ago. The main difference from previous years is that he goes to bathroom (10 feet away) about 30 times a day for cleaning and clearing up his throat. He also seems to be ready to talk very soon. I won't be surprised that he can eat again in a few years time. I could explain this phenomena with my Pao's Law of Exercise which is deduced from my taichi healing theory in 2013 (see attached). This is all about the raising of heart rate moderately 30 times a day and each time after the heart rate is increased, he would sit back to his chair and rest. At that instant, the higher heart rate would push blood to all capillaries until heart rate drops too low after a minute or two. If we assume that he would get a 1-minute time interval of good microcirculations for each bathroom visit, he could accumulate 30 minutes in one day. This is exactly the same as doing a 30-minute set of EXTRA slow taichi (for brain and most tissues, but not so true for muscles), or 30 sets of regular speed taichi (for all tissues).
Some healthy looking people would prefer to spend 3 to 4 hours a day to play 18 holes of golf. This is good but not good enough. If they have chronic diseases, I would suggest that they should play 30 holes, according to my theory.
Few data in the literature shows that during yoga or sitting Chinese meditation melatonin seric levels are increased. Does anyone know any work that shows that pineal gland activity is also increased during these situations? Does anyone believe that it´s a link between the mind and so during these practices the pineal glang can be evolved?
I have often seen the claim that cortisol mediates stress. But mine and other's clinical (and scientific) experience shows, that this hormone on the contrary, suppresses harmful stress changes in the body. The body in unusual (stressful) conditions has the ability to "fine tune" due to cortisol. That means, that cortisol repays (much reduce) all reactions in the body, except those, which are directly aimed at solving the problem.
Depletion of cortisol indicates, that the stress is too strong, and that the body can not keep control of the stress responses. With a lack of cortisol a generalization (considerable redundancy) of certain reactions in the body happens (e.g. inflammatory reactions), which is causing additional stress. However, even in serious scientific journals it is written, that cortisol is a "stress hormone". This statement is misleading. Cortisol - a hormone that "modulates of stress" as a minimum. Maybe someone shares the same view?
It is shown that some techniques (yoga, meditation, tai-chi, relaxation, conscious breathing, etc.) improve immune system, cardiovascular performance, pain management, quality of life, and other aspects of well-being. It is reasonable that these changes would have positive outcome on cancer supression. Does anyone have experience, considerations or explanations on the mechanisms and efficiency of such interactions?
What we experience in our life is affected by our thoughts and emotions we consciously think about. And such thoughts may include certain unavoidable natural fears.
Does all negative experiences of life are outcome of our own thoughts ?
Are there any efficient techniques for reprogramming such habitual negative thoughts ?