Tag Archives: Endocrine

Health Benefits of Qigong for Chronic Diseases

Stress, Chronic Diseases, and Psychoneuroimmunology Stress, Depression, Inflammation, and Psychoneuroimmunology Researchers studied the clinical benefits and the possible psychophysiological mechanisms of Qigong through meta-analysis of the available randomized controlled trials (RCTs) (Ng and Tsang, 2009). They found that Qigong practices … Continue reading

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Psychoneuroimmunology and Addictive Disorders: Potential New Therapies

Addictive disorders are often chronic relapsing problems with high health, social, and economic costs. Problems such as alcohol use disorders affect about 76.4 million people globally, and drug use disorders affect about 15.3 million people (Loftis and Huckans, 2013). As … Continue reading

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Behavioral Problems in Cancer Patients and Survivors: Factors in Psychoneuroimmunology

Behavioral symptoms are commonly seen in cancer patients and survivors. For example, in breast cancer patients, such symptoms include depression, cognitive impairment, sleep disorders, and fatigue (Bower, 2008). These symptoms have adverse effects on the treatment results of cancers. They … Continue reading

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The Endocrine System: Hormone Categories

The Endocrine System: Hormone Categories   Hormones Category Functions Examples Steroids From cholesterol Growth, sexual, reproductive functions; tissue healing Muscle-building drugs Peptides Hormones Generation of other hormones Oxytocin Amino acids Organic compounds   Adrenaline   Endocrine Glands and Hormones   … Continue reading

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