Category Archives: Mind-Body

Mind-body medicine

Psychoneuroimmunology and Anxiety: A Collection of Current Studies

Psychoneuroimmunology, Anxiety, Stress, and Inflammation Duivis HE, Vogelzangs N, Kupper N, de Jonge P, Penninx BW. Differential association of somatic and cognitive symptoms of depression and anxiety with inflammation: findings from the Netherlands Study of Depression and Anxiety (NESDA). Psychoneuroendocrinology. … Continue reading

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Mindfulness, Behaviors, and Weight Loss

Can mindfulness trainings have effects on behaviors and weight control among those with overweight and obesity? A meta-analysis examined such possible effects from 12 randomized controlled trials (Ruffault et al., 2016). The studies were about the influences of mindfulness trainings … Continue reading

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Mindfulness and Obesity-Related Eating

Obesity is closely related to eating behaviors including binge eating, emotional eating and external eating (O’Reilly et al., 2014). Mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) have been found to be helpful for easing the obesity problem by improving eating behaviors. A meta-analysis examined … Continue reading

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Mindfulness and Stress-Eating

Overweight and obesity problems have been associated with emotional eating behaviors, especially stress-related eating (Corsica et al., 2014). Although such problems are critical for weight management, it is not easy to provide effective interventions for improving eating behaviors. Potential interventions … Continue reading

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Mindful Decision-Making Training and Obesity

Excessive caloric intake such as the overeating of “junk” foods including salty snacks may contribute to the problem of obesity. Such eating decisions may be related to neurobiological preferences. The training of mindful decision-making processes may provide a helpful intervention … Continue reading

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Mindfulness, Emotional Eating, and Overweight

Mindfulness training may influence the eating habits and weight management. A recent study investigated the effects of a mindfulness and compassion-based method among 53 overweight or obese women (Palmeira et al., 2017). The study examined the possible influences of the … Continue reading

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Weight Loss Programs and Mindfulness Meditation for Obesity

Obesity is becoming a health crisis affecting more and more people. Clinical standard behavioral weight loss programs (SBWP) have been proposed to ease the problem (Spadaro et al., 2017). Such programs are often combined with trainings on mindfulness meditation (MM) … Continue reading

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Rhizoma Anemarrhenae for Infectious Diseases, Fever, and Diabetes

[Name] Rhizoma Anemarrhenae [Chinese Name] Zhi Mu [Parts Used and Preparation] Rhizome [Flavors in Chinese Medicine] Bitter, sweet; cold [Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels] Lung, Stomach and Kidney [Actions in Chinese Medicine] The herb can clear the pathogenic Heat and Fire factors, … Continue reading

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Gypsum for Infectious Diseases, Fever, and Skin Disorders

[Name] Gypsum Fibrosum, CaSO4, Gypsum [Chinese Name] Shi Gao [Parts Used and Preparation] Gypsum (a mineral) [Flavors in Chinese Medicine] Pungent, sweet; very cold [Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels] Lung and Stomach [Actions in Chinese Medicine] The material may clear the pathogenic … Continue reading

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Fructus Arctii for Sore Throat and Skin Rashes

[Name] Fructus Arctii, Arctium lappa [Chinese Name] Niu Bang Zi [Parts Used and Preparation] Fruits [Flavors in Chinese Medicine] Pungent, bitter; cold [Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels] Lung and Stomach [Actions in Chinese Medicine] The herb may detoxify and relieve rashes and … Continue reading

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Bupleurum Root for Flu, Depression, and Fatigue

[Name] Bupleurum Root, Radix Bupleuri [Chinese Name] Chai Hu [Parts Used and Preparation] Roots [Flavors in Chinese Medicine] Bitter, pungent; slightly cold [Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels] Liver, Gallbladder, and Pericardium [Actions in Chinese Medicine] The herb can expel exogenous pathogenic factors, … Continue reading

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Pueraria Roots for Fever, Headaches, Diarrhea, and Diabetes

[Name] Pueraria Root, Radix Puerariae [Chinese Name] Ge Gen [Parts Used and Preparation] Roots [Flavors in Chinese Medicine] Sweet, pungent; cool [Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels] Spleen and Stomach [Actions in Chinese Medicine] The herb can dispel the pathogenic factors from the … Continue reading

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Chrysanthemum for flu, Headaches, and Blurred Vision

[Name] Chrysanthemum Flower, Flos Chrysanthemi [Chinese Name] Ju Hua [Parts Used and Preparation] Flowers [Flavors in Chinese Medicine] Sweet, bitter; slightly cold [Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels] Liver and Lung [Actions in Chinese Medicine] The herb can expel the pathogenic wind factor, … Continue reading

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Mulberry Leaves for Flu, Cough, and Eye Inflammation

[Name] Mulberry Leaves, Folium Mori [Chinese Name] Sang Ye [Parts Used and Preparation] Leaves [Flavors in Chinese Medicine] Sweet, bitter; cold [Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels] Lung and Liver [Actions in Chinese Medicine] The herb can expel pathogenic wind and heat factors, … Continue reading

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Peppermint for Flu, Common Cold, and Headaches

[Name] Peppermint, Herba Menthae [Chinese Name] Bo He [Parts Used and Preparation] The whole herb [Flavors in Chinese Medicine] Pungent; cool [Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels] Lung and Liver [Actions in Chinese Medicine] The herb can dispel the pathogenic wind-heat factors. It … Continue reading

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The Herb Perillae for Infectious Diseases, Flu

[Name] Perillae, Perilla frutescens [Chinese Name] Zi Su [Parts Used and Preparation] Stalks; leaves; seeds [Flavors in Chinese Medicine] Pungent; warm [Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels] Lung and Spleen [Actions in Chinese Medicine] The herb may disperse the exterior pathogenic wind and … Continue reading

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Herba Asari for Sinusitis, Pain, and Infectious Diseases

[Name] Herba Asari, Asarum heterotropoides [Chinese Name] Xi Xin [Parts Used and Preparation] Roots [Flavors in Chinese Medicine] Pungent; warm [Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels] Lung and Kidney [Actions in Chinese Medicine] The herb can expel exogenous pathogenic wind factors and dispel … Continue reading

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Dahurian Angelica Root for Common Cold, Skin Inflammation, and Pain

[Name] Dahurian Angelica Root, Radix Angelicae Dahuricae [Chinese Name] Bai Zhi [Parts Used and Preparation] Roots [Flavors in Chinese Medicine] Pungent; warm [Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels] Lung and Stomach [Actions in Chinese Medicine] The herb may relieve the exterior symptoms and … Continue reading

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Notopterygium Root for Infectious Diseases and Joint Pain

[Name] Notopterygium Root, Rhizoma seu Radix Notopterygii, Rhizoma et Radix Notopterygii, Notopterygium incisum [Chinese Name] Qiang Huo [Parts Used and Preparation] Roots and rhizomes [Flavors in Chinese Medicine] Pungent, bitter; warm [Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels] Urinary Bladder and Kidney [Actions in … Continue reading

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Psychoneuroimmunology and Nutrition Books

Stress, Chronic Diseases, and Psychoneuroimmunology Stress, Depression, Inflammation, and Psychoneuroimmunology Healing Stress and Chronic Diseases: Mind-Body Methods and Mechanisms (Psychoneuroimmunology) Vitamins and Weight Loss: How Vitamins Affect Fat Burning Exercises, Bariatric Surgery, and Obesity Related Diseases Natural Antioxidants and Weight … Continue reading

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Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture Books

Introductions How to Use Herbs in Chinese Medicine: The Basics and Practical Guides How to Use Cupping Therapy and Moxibustion for Natural Healing Herbal Recipes for Obesity and Weight Loss Chinese Diet Recipes for Healthy Weight Loss Classical and Patent … Continue reading

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Ledebouriella Root for Infectious Diseases and Pain

[Name] Ledebouriella Root, Radix Ledebouriellae, Radix Saposhnikoviae [Chinese Name] Fang Feng [Parts Used and Preparation] Root [Flavors in Chinese Medicine] Pungent, sweet; slightly warm [Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels] Urinary Bladder, Liver and Spleen [Actions in Chinese Medicine] The herb may expel … Continue reading

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Schizonepeta for Infectious Diseases and Skin Disorders

[Name] Schizonepeta, Herba Schizonepetae [Chinese Name] Jing Jie [Parts Used and Preparation] Whole herb [Flavors in Chinese Medicine] Pungent; warm [Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels] Lung and Liver [Actions in Chinese Medicine] This herb may dispel the pathogenic wind factors and relieve … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Twig for Infectious Diseases, Rheumatism, and Pain

[Name] Cinnamon Twig, Cinnamon, Ramulus Cinnamomi, Cinnamomum cassia [Chinese Name] Gui Zhi [Parts Used and Preparation] Twig [Flavors in Chinese Medicine] Pungent, sweet; warm [Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels] Heart, Lung, and Urinary Bladder [Actions in Chinese Medicine] The herb may induce … Continue reading

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Ephedra for Infectious Diseases, Asthma, and Edema

[Name] Ephedra, Herba Ephedrae, Ephedra sinica Stapf [Chinese Name] Ma Huang [Parts Used and Preparation] Stem. [Flavors in Chinese Medicine] Pungent, bitter, warm [Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels] Lung and Bladder [Actions in Chinese Medicine] The herb may remove the pathogenic factors … Continue reading

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