Category: Brain

Running Shoes May Cause Pain & Injury

New research shows some running shoes may cause damage to knees, hips and ankles—and create greater stresses on joints than even running barefoot or walking in high-heeled shoes. Sixty-eight healthy young adult runners (37 women, 31 men), who run in typical, currently available running shoes, were selected from the general population. None had any history […]

Tuesday September 5th, 2023 in Brain, Migraine, Qi Gong | No Comments »

Effects Of Healing Touch Therapy

Often, a gentle hand on your shoulder when you’re upset is all it takes to ease your mind and calm your nerves. Now, UC researchers are looking at a similar occurrence by pairing a complementary therapy known as Healing Touch with mild sedation to see if the technique truly calms patients undergoing minor procedures. Healing […]

Tuesday September 5th, 2023 in Arthritis, Brain, Healing | No Comments »

Massage Reduces Distress Among Oncology Patients

A study was conducted to assess the impact of a Swedish massage intervention on oncology patients’ perceived level of distress. Each patient’s distress level was measured using 4 distinct dimensions: pain, physical discomfort, emotional discomfort, and fatigue. A total of 251 oncology patients volunteered to participate in this nonrandomized single-group pre- and post design study […]

Tuesday September 5th, 2023 in Book review, Brain, Heart | No Comments »

Acupuncture Reduces Pain And Dysfunction In Head And Neck Cancer Patients After Neck Dissection

New data from a randomized, controlled trial found that acupuncture provided significant reductions in pain, dysfunction, and dry mouth in head and neck cancer patients after neck dissection. The study was led by David Pfister, MD, Chief of the Head and Neck Medical Oncology Service, and Barrie Cassileth, PhD, Chief of the Integrative Medicine Service, […]

Tuesday September 5th, 2023 in Brain, Sports, Therapeutic Touch | No Comments »

Massage in patients undergoing intensive chemotherapy reduces serum cortisol and prolactin.

Psychooncology. 2008 Feb 26 Objective: The objective is to identify whether single 20 min massage sessions were safe and effective in reducing stress levels of isolated haematological oncology patients.Design: Based on a randomised controlled trial, 39 patients were randomised to aromatherapy, massage or rest (control) arm.Measures: The measures were serum cortisol and prolactin levels, […]

Tuesday September 5th, 2023 in Ankle, Brain, Cortisol | No Comments »