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Archive for the 'Stress Management' Category

Horticulture for mentally challenged adults

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Researchers at Catholic University of Daegu, in Gyeongbuk, South Korea, examined how pressing flowers, planting, and making topiaries affected stress. (more…)

Spiritual retreat for depression in patients with heart disease

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Researchers in the US compared the effects of a nondenominational spiritual retreat on depression and well-being following acute coronary syndrome — chest pain and other symptoms when the heart doesn’t get enough blood. (more…)

Light therapy improves sleep in soldiers with post-traumatic stress syndrome

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Researchers at the University of South Carolina in Columbia report; “bright light therapy produced a significantly greater improvement than placebo in sleep disturbances specific to post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD).”

The study (see abstract 0706) will be presented during the 24th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC. (more…)

Measuring the physiologic response to massage

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Researchers at Umea University, Sweden get clinical. (more…)

Mindfulness to manage child abuse survivors

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

The results warrant further investigation, according to researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, in Baltimore. (more…)

Transendental Meditation in blood pressure control

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Researchers from Maharishi University of Management Research Institute, in Maharishi Vedic City, Iowa report. (more…)

Lower psychological distress by drinking green tea

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

green_teaResearchers from Tohoku University, in Sendai, Japan report the results of the Ohsaki Cohort 2006 Study. (more…)

Treating depression after coronary artery bypass

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

 Researchers from Washington University School of Medicine, in St. Louis, Missouri compared cognitive behavior therapy and supportive stress management. (more…)

Massage therapy for cancer palliative care

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

 Massage is a popular adjunct to cancer palliation.

And, Prof. Ernst says “the evidence is encouraging. (more…)

Complementary New Year Resolutions

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

 Dr. Harvey Simon, who is editor of the Harvard Men’s Health Watch, cuts through the clutter and provides 10 resolutions for 2009.

Surprise! They’re all complementary. (more…)

Reduce stress. Reduce pain?

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

 Might reducing negative emotions explain placebo-associated pain reduction?

And, should the stress response be included in every placebo-controlled study? (more…)

A stepwise approach to fibromyalgia therapy

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

Dr. Don Goldenberg from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts has a video and print slide program on Medscape that reviews evidence-based treatments for fibromyalgia.

The emphasis is on drugs, but more interesting is his support for a combined drug/CAM approach to treatment. (more…)

Stress-management for radical prostatectomy patients

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

Men receiving support before prostate surgery showed improved quality of life following surgery, according to a study presented during the American Society of Clinical Oncology 43rd Annual Meeting and reported on Medscape. (more…)