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Science Supports Meditation: In Depth | NCCIH

Science Supports Meditation Meditation, mindfulness, etc. have generated much interest recently. For thousands of years humanity has recognized the importance of mind – body practices like meditation, yoga, Taichi, Qigong, and more. Increasingly, conventional science supports meditation as this recent article from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health highlights. What Is Meditation? Meditation is …

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Federal agencies partner for military and veteran pain management research

Nondrug Pain Management The U.S. military and VA often lead the way for complementary therapies. The referenced article looks at nondrug pain management research for chronic pain. U.S. agencies partner on research that focuses on nondrug approaches for pain management in military personnel and veterans; NCCIH is the lead for this multi-agency initiative.Studies report nearly …

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Holistic health care shift underway

Holistic Health Care Shift There is a holistic health care shift underway that is disrupting conventional medical care. In the early 1900’s the leading causes of death were infectious diseases. In this century, the leading causes of death are non-infectious chronic diseases. These illnesses, like heart disease, are often the result of our hectic lifestyles. …

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The effects of holistic health group interventions

Holistic Health Group Interventions New research shows that culturally sensitive sessions of holistic health group interventions help mild cognitive impairment. Persons with mild cognitive impairment (PwMCI) are at a higher risk of developing dementia than those without cognitive impairment. This research study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a holistic health group intervention, which is …

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Breaking the mold: A doctor’s illness journey changes her practice – Peninsula Press

Gut Instinct? Gut health has grown among consumers and physicians but, as this Peninsula Press article shows, not all providers are ready to question conventional Western medical authority. Dr. Cynthia Li turned to alternative solutions for her own mysterious medical condition — something that would soon change her approach to life and to medicine. Of …

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