Mind-Body Medicine and the Immune Functions

    November 25, 2014
    Mind-Body

    Techniques in mind-body medicine such as meditation have many psychological and physiological benefits. They are especially helpful for health maintenance and promotion. However, it is still not very clear how these mind-body methods may affect the immune system. A recent meta-analysis assessed published results from available controlled trials to examine the impacts of mind-body techniques on the immune functions (Morgan et al., 2014). Some of these effects were the influences …Read the Rest

    Mind-Body Medicine for Cognitive Impairment in Multiple Sclerosis

    November 22, 2014
    Mind-Body

    Patients of multiple sclerosis (MS) often suffer from cognitive impairment, which is incapacitating and affects the quality of life. Personalized …Read the Rest

    Inner Relationship Focusing and Self-Awareness

    November 20, 2014
    Mind-Body

    As one of the mind-body techniques, inner relationship focusing is not only for emotional healing, it may also enhance self-awareness. …Read the Rest

    The Effects of Mind-Body Medicine on Mindfulness and Quality of Life

    November 17, 2014
    Mind-Body

    Psychological stress has been associated with many chronic diseases. Such connections have suggested that holistic approaches that involve both of …Read the Rest

    Mind-Body Medicine for Cognitive Decline

    November 13, 2014
    Mind-Body

    Peri- and post-menopausal women often have both mental and physical health problems, including sleep complaints, hot flashes, and depression. These …Read the Rest

    Mind-Body Methods for Improving Anxiety and Depression

    November 11, 2014
    Mind-Body

    About 350 million people suffer from depression and various mental problems globally (Jacquart et al., 2014). This number is still …Read the Rest

    The Potential Benefits of Tai Chi on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

    November 9, 2014
    Mind-Body

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a globally common chronic disease that is incapacitating the patients gradually. Patients with COPD …Read the Rest

    Mind-Body Methods May Improve Sleep Quality in Cancer Patients

    November 7, 2014
    Mind-Body

    Cancer patients often have sleep problems that influence their quality of life and disease recovery. Mind-body interventions (MBIs) are known …Read the Rest

    Mind-Body Medicine and Heart Diseases

    November 5, 2014
    Mind-Body

    Even though medical treatments have successfully reduced the rate of cardiovascular deaths in recent years, it is still necessary to …Read the Rest

    Stress Screening and Mind-Body Medicine for Chronic Diseases

    October 31, 2014
    Mind-Body

    Although many chronic and severe diseases such as cancer are apparently physical, they can also lead to psychological distress and …Read the Rest

    Psychoneuroimmunology, Anxiety, and Inflammation

    October 12, 2014
    Psychoneuroimmunology

    The emerging discipline of psychoneuroimmunology focuses on the interactions and cross talk among the immune system, the central nervous system …Read the Rest

    Variations in Frontal Dysfunctions in BPD and ADHD

    September 26, 2014
    Psychoneuroimmunology

    Impulsive behaviors are the important features of disorders including borderline personality disorder (BPD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Impulsivity has a …Read the Rest

    Stress, Depression, and Serum Enzyme Activities

    September 24, 2014
    Psychoneuroimmunology

    Depression has been associated with the activities of many enzymes, including the serum creatine kinase (CK) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) …Read the Rest

    Anxiety and Polymorphisms in the Serotonin Transporter

    September 19, 2014
    Psychoneuroimmunology

    Anxiety has been associated with transporter-assisted uptake of serotonin.  Many antidepressant and antianxiety drugs are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). …Read the Rest

    Genetic Factors, Quantitative Trait Loci, and Human Personality

    September 4, 2014
    Psychoneuroimmunology

    Both genetic and environmental factors can influence human personality. Genetic factors may affect about half of trait disparity. Their effects …Read the Rest

    Aging, Social Support, and Leukocyte Telomere Length (LTL)

    August 5, 2014
    Psychoneuroimmunology

    Aging and psychological conditions may influence the leukocyte telomere length (LTL) (Carroll et al., 2013; Müezzinler et al., 2013). A …Read the Rest

    Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia Syndrome, and Sleep Quality

    August 1, 2014
    Psychoneuroimmunology

    Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) often have poor sleep quality (Ulus et al., 2012; Nicassio et …Read the Rest

    Depression, Anxiety, and Abnormal Diurnal Cortisol Patterns

    July 26, 2014
    Psychoneuroimmunology

    The functional alterations of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis have been related to not only major depression disorder (MDD) and anxiety …Read the Rest

    Stress, Depression, and Inflammation

    July 9, 2014
    Psychoneuroimmunology

    Inflammation is a risk factor for many aging problems such as metabolic syndrome, Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and frailty …Read the Rest

    Depression, Antidepressant Treatment, and Herpes Zoster Vaccine

    July 1, 2014
    Psychoneuroimmunology

    Depression and other psychological problems may influence the effects of vaccines, as studies in psychoneuroimmunology have shown. For example, the …Read the Rest

    Psychoneuroimmunology, Stress Responses, and Chronic Inflammation

    June 18, 2014
    Psychoneuroimmunology

    The interactions between the nervous and immune systems have been associated with psychosocial stress, peripheral inflammation, and chronic diseases (Liezmann …Read the Rest

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