Tai Chi and Qigong for Metabolic Syndrome

    August 18, 2017
    Meditation

    Researchers in Australia evaluated the effects of Tai Chi and Qigong exercise on metabolic syndrome and glycemic levels among patients with higher blood glucose (Xin et al., 2008). Eleven people aged 42-65 years with higher blood glucose participated the examination. During the study, participants had the Tai Chi and Qigong training for about one hour, three times each week for twelve weeks (Xin et al., 2008). The researchers found high …Read the Rest

    Tai Chi Qigong Practice and the Immune Responses in Older Adults

    August 17, 2017
    Meditation

    Tai Chi Qigong practice has been found to be beneficial to health and may promote the immune functions. Researchers at …Read the Rest

    Health Benefits of Qigong for Chronic Diseases

    August 16, 2017
    Meditation

    Researchers studied the clinical benefits and the possible psychophysiological mechanisms of Qigong through meta-analysis of the available randomized controlled trials …Read the Rest

    Qigong Practice May Change the EEG Patterns

    August 15, 2017
    Meditation

    Researchers in China studied the EEG pattern of a Qigong practitioner with 50 years of experiences in Qigong practice (Qin …Read the Rest

    Long-Term Meditation and the Brain

    August 11, 2017
    Meditation

    Transcendental meditation may promote the blood flow to the brain. The effects of meditation are quite different from those after …Read the Rest

    Meditation and Psychoneuroimmunology

    August 10, 2017
    Meditation

    Meditation practices may have impacts on physiological pathways related to stress and various diseases. Meditation practices have been found to …Read the Rest

    Meditation, Anxiety, and Stress Management

    August 9, 2017
    Meditation

    Relaxation techniques including meditation are becoming popular approaches for anxiety problems. A meta-analysis of data from 10 years of trials …Read the Rest

    Meditation and Professional Stress

    August 7, 2017
    Meditation

    Yoga and meditation have many benefits. These practices can alleviate stress and anxiety, reduce mood disturbance, ease musculoskeletal problems, and …Read the Rest

    Anxiety, Depression, and Inflammation: Physical and Cognitive Aspects

    August 3, 2017
    Mind-Body

    More and more evidences have related anxiety and depression to elevated systemic inflammation (Duivis et al., 2013). As complex disorders, …Read the Rest

    Anxiety, Inflammation, and Patient Groups

    August 2, 2017
    Mind-Body

    Similar to depression, anxiety disorders have also been related to metabolic and cardiovascular disorders. Does inflammation provide the connection between …Read the Rest

    Depression, Anxiety, Asthma, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

    August 1, 2017
    Mind-Body

    Patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) often have psychiatric problems including cognitive dysfunction, anxiety, and depression (Bratek …Read the Rest

    Anxiety, Depression, Diabetes, and High-Fat Diets

    July 28, 2017
    Mind-Body

    Depression and type 2 diabetes (T2D) are often seen together (Dutheil et al., 2016). What are the mechanisms in psychoneuroimmunology …Read the Rest

    Fear, Anxiety, PTSD, GAD, and Inflammation

    July 27, 2017
    Mind-Body

    Fear- and anxiety-associated problems have been related to inflammation. As evidences, pro-inflammatory biomarkers have been found to be associated with …Read the Rest

    Anxiety, Sleep, Fatigue, Inflammation, and Advanced Cancer

    July 26, 2017
    Mind-Body

    Patients with terminal cancer are often troubled with fatigue (Rodrigues et al., 2016). Studies on the mechanisms would be helpful …Read the Rest

    Anxiety, Inflammation, and Obesity

    July 25, 2017
    Mind-Body

    Anxiety and depression have been related to the higher levels of inflammation among those with obesity. This group of people …Read the Rest

    Anxiety and Inflammation in Breast Cancer Survivors

    July 24, 2017
    Mind-Body

    Breast cancer survivors often have continuous psychological disorders such as anxiety and depression. Such mood problems may be caused by …Read the Rest

    Emotional Factors and Fatigue in Adolescents

    July 21, 2017
    Mind-Body

    Fatigue in adolescents may be related to psychological, somatic, and lifestyle factors. In a longitudinal study of 653 adolescent girls, …Read the Rest

    Massage Therapy for Pediatric Cancer

    July 18, 2017
    Mind-Body

    Massage therapy has been suggested as a helpful complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) intervention for children with cancer. For example, …Read the Rest

    Psychological Stress and Ovarian Cancer

    July 17, 2017
    Mind-Body

    Ovarian cancer and distress are often seen together. To promote the therapeutic effects and quality of life for the patients, …Read the Rest

    Cytokines, Depression, and Psychoneuroimmunology

    July 16, 2017
    Immune

    Cytokines such as interferon (IFN)-alpha may cause dopamine depletion and affect the pathways of monoamine metabolism. Their alterations may result …Read the Rest

    Cytokine Therapies and Psychiatric Disorders

    July 14, 2017
    Mind-Body

    Cytokine therapies including interferon-alpha (IF-alpha) and interleukin-2 (IL-2) have been used for cancers and chronic diseases including melanoma, hepatitis C, …Read the Rest

    Depression in Older People

    July 12, 2017
    Mind-Body

    Chronic depression and dementia are often seen together in older people. Why do these happen? What are the mechanisms? Studies …Read the Rest

    Psychoneuroimmunology and Ocular Diseases

    July 11, 2017
    Mind-Body

    Studies in psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) have revealed the connections between psychosocial stress and depression with immune dysfunctions and various physical problems …Read the Rest

    Depression and Skin Disorders

    July 8, 2017
    Mind-Body

    Depressive disorders are often seen together with skin disorders. The rate of the comorbidity of depression and dermatologic diseases is …Read the Rest

    Stress, Immunity, and Breast Cancer Patients

    July 7, 2017
    Mind-Body

    Breast cancer patients after surgery often have higher levels of distress and need psychosocial adaptation to the new conditions. The …Read the Rest

    Obesity, Emotional Conditions, Eating Behaviors, and Inflammation

    July 6, 2017
    Mind-Body

    Obesity has been associated with chronic low-degree inflammation that can result in stress and behavioral problems. A study investigated the …Read the Rest

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