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The Benefits of Qigong for Middle-Aged Women

Stress, Chronic Diseases, and Psychoneuroimmunology Stress, Depression, Inflammation, and Psychoneuroimmunology Muscle/Tendon Change Classic (MTCC) Qigong is an exercise featured with slow movements involving many body parts but not very complicated to practice. It has been found beneficial for the middle-aged … Continue reading

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Qigong Practice May Change the EEG Patterns

Stress, Chronic Diseases, and Psychoneuroimmunology Stress, Depression, Inflammation, and Psychoneuroimmunology Researchers in China studied the EEG pattern of a Qigong practitioner with 50 years of experiences in Qigong practice (Qin et al., 2009). They found that after 50 years of … Continue reading

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Mindfulness Meditation Can Help Relieve Chronic Tinnitus

Chronic tinnitus is a common health problem. However, no effective drug treatment has been found yet. Researchers in UK evaluated the effects of mindfulness meditation in tinnitus (Sadlier et al., 2008). In the study, 25 chronic tinnitus sufferers were divided … Continue reading

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Meditation, Weight Control, and Body Satisfaction

Meditation may have positive effects on weight control and body satisfaction. A recent study in Australia examined the relationship between meditation and weight control among 8009 Australian women (Lauche et al., 2017). The study also assessed the levels of body … Continue reading

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Negative Impacts of Electronic Devices on Sleep

The decrease of sleep time and quality in recent decades has led to unhealthy lifestyle and negative impacts on health and performances. A recent survey of more than 1,500 adults in the U.S. showed that about ninety percent of them … Continue reading

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Aging, Social Support, and Leukocyte Telomere Length (LTL)

Aging and psychological conditions may influence the leukocyte telomere length (LTL) (Carroll et al., 2013; Müezzinler et al., 2013). A meta-study of cross-sectional studies and longitudinal studies indicated inverse associations between age and both absolute and relative LTL, with an … Continue reading

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The C-reactive Protein, Socioeconomic Status, Stress, and Inflammation

Psychological stress has been associated with elevated inflammation and the risks of many physical illnesses such as heart disease. However, individual coping strategies may affect stress responses and inflammatory processes, leading to different health results in different people.  For example, … Continue reading

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Meditation and the Yin-Yang Harmony

If you feel that it is hard to achieve your life goals, you may need to be more focused, being more self-disciplined, being more visionary, with a better self-esteem. Meditation is a method that may help you build these inside. … Continue reading

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Meditation for Stress Reduction and Healing Diseases

Although stress response is an adaptive reaction, long-term and chronic stress is harmful to health. Different people may have different symptoms and signs caused by stress. Adrenal glands are usually involved in stress responses and generate hormones including adrenaline and … Continue reading

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Meditation Techniques and the Power of Meditation

What is the power of meditation? Meditation can boost the power of your mind, the power of your fitness and health, and the power for stress reduction. Meditation is not just sitting there and doing nothing, it is not a … Continue reading

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Neuroinformatics Databases about the Brain-Related Diseases

Neuroinformatics Databases about the Brain-Related Diseases Disease Source Name Purposes/Features/Methods Contents Applications URL References Autism National Database for Autism Research (NDAR) A secure database for data sharing, data harmonization, and collaboration in autism spectrum disorder researchers Data from more than … Continue reading

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