Tag Archives: arthritis

What is Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy is a preventive and therapeutic technique in Chinese medicine. It may also be beneficial for health promotion purposes. It is used to adjust the flow of qi and blood in local areas using a jar to attach to … Continue reading

Posted in Acupuncture, Mind-Body | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Stress, Chronic Diseases, and Psychoneuroimmunology

Stress, Chronic Diseases, and Psychoneuroimmunology Although many chronic diseases such as cancer are apparently physical, they can lead to psychological distress. Chronic psychosocial stress may in turn affect the physical health negatively. Studies in psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) have shown that the … Continue reading

Posted in Psychiatric Genetics, Psychology, Psychoneuroimmunology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Potential Benefits of Mind-Body Methods for Arthritis

Arthritis is a detrimental disease that may cause both of the physical and psychological incapability of patients. Up to now no effective ‘disease-modifying’ cures have been found in conventional medicine. Alternative and complementary approaches such as mind-body medicine have been … Continue reading

Posted in Mind-Body | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

PPARs, Psychoneuroimmunology, and Potential Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders

Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptors (PPARs) are a group of transcription factors that play important roles in glucose homeostasis, fatty acid and lipoprotein metabolism, and immune responses (Rolland et al., 2013). They are involved in the regulation of cellular proliferation and differentiation, … Continue reading

Posted in Psychoneuroimmunology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment