ISSN 1538-1080

Category: Research

Energy Healing Therapies for Symptom Control of Cancer Patients of Cancer Patients

Abstract Energy medicine techniques, including Healing Touch, Reiki, Quantum Touch, Donna Eden Method were added to the routine medical treatment regime of cancer patients at the MD Anderson Cancer and their effects were evaluated on the most common symptoms suffered by the patients, including anxiety, pain, fatigue, nausea and insomnia. Improvements ranging from 3.4-5.8 points

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Health Locus of Control, Self-Awareness, and Integrative Eating Styles in University Students

Abstract The psychological and physical well-being of students is a cause for concern. For the majority of the student population this means substantial changes in healthy behaviours including eating habits. The current research was aimed at investigating integrative eating in 170 Australian university students. Self-awareness and health locus of control were measured in order to

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How Aspects of Self-Compassion Contribute to Wellbeing and the Effect of Age

Abstract This study investigating the differential contribution of self-compassion subcomponents to wellbeing, and examined the effect of age. A total of 275 participants (219 females) completed demographic measures, the Self-Compassion Scale, the Mental Health Index, and a Social Desirability Scale. Hierarchical Multiple Regression indicated that the self-kindness and mindfulness subcomponents predicted wellbeing, whereas the self-judgement,

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Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) as a Constructivist Psychotherapeutic Approach: Epistemological Reflections from a Qualitative Experiential Study

By Mahima Kalla, PhD Abstract This article presents the first theoretical and methodological analysis of the practice of a contemporary psychotherapeutic technique called Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), to be discussed in academic literature. This analysis has emerged from an epistemological reflection on a qualitative research study that explored users experiences of EFT for deepening physical

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Mindfulness: The Power of a Parent’s Intentional Influence on a Prenate

There is a long history of provision of pre- and perinatal (PPN) education to expecting mothers, and less so to fathers. Due to inconsistencies in both research methodologies and subsequent study findings, understanding what constitutes best practice in PPN education programs remains unclear. This research study was the second of four in a PhD program

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Quantum-Touch® Significantly Reduces Acute and Chronic Pain in Adults

Abstract The objective of this clinical trial was to evaluate the efficacy of Quantum-Touch in alleviating acute and chronic pain in 41 subjects who suffered from a spectrum of pains, including arthritis, injury, back pain, stress, work related muscle overuse, headache, cancer treatment, gallbladder (following surgical removal), fibromyalgia and Parkinsons Disease. In this pilot study,

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Size Does Matter: Perceptual Distortion of Body Size in Females and the Relationship Between BMI, Depression and Body Dissatisfaction

Body dissatisfaction research has primarily focused on either young children or adolescent populations and individuals with a clinical eating disorders. The relationship between body dissatisfaction and lifestyle behaviors has been demonstrated, however this link has only been explored in adolescents. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between BMI, depression, anxiety, stress

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Central Nervous System Apnea Can Be Caused by Traumatizing Events, and It Can Be Resolved

This article highlights a phenomenological discovery: It is probable that thousands of people who have been prescribed continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines for apnea do not actually need them if their post-traumatic stress memories are addressed. The author helps clients reframe decisions they made about themselves and their perceived safety in the world during

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An Integral Treatment Paradigm (ITP) in the Treatment of Cancer: A Randomized Controlled Trial Plus Qualitative Analysis, Using Mind-Body Medicine and Energy Medicine to Bolster the Emotional, Func…

Focus: This study investigated the use of an Integral Treatment Paradigm (ITP), per Ken Wilbers integral theory as its treatment principle for treating the symptoms and discomfort associated with cancer. Major Findings: Results showed that the intervention group achieved significant improvement in QOL scores as compared with the control group. The mean difference was 15.19,

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Healing in Rwanda: The Words of the Therapists

In 2009, four therapists from the United Sates presented the basic algorithm training in Thought Field Therapy (TFT) to 36 respected community members at the Izere Center (Center for Hope) in the Northern District of Rwanda. A year later, 35 of the trained therapists reported in an interview that they had treated an average of

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