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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Effects of Medical Qigong on Quality of Life in Cancer Patients

Stress, Chronic Diseases, and Psychoneuroimmunology Stress, Depression, Inflammation, and Psychoneuroimmunology How to Practice Qigong: The Basics and Principles In cancer patients, quality of life (QOL) of is often reduced because of the side effects of anticancer treatments. Medical Qigong is … Continue reading

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Anxiety, Depression, and Inflammation: Physical and Cognitive Aspects

Stress, Chronic Diseases, and Psychoneuroimmunology Stress, Depression, Inflammation, and Psychoneuroimmunology More and more evidences have related anxiety and depression to elevated systemic inflammation (Duivis et al., 2013). As complex disorders, anxiety and depression have heterogeneity in symptoms with both physical … Continue reading

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Anxiety, Inflammation, and Patient Groups

Stress, Chronic Diseases, and Psychoneuroimmunology Stress, Depression, Inflammation, and Psychoneuroimmunology Similar to depression, anxiety disorders have also been related to metabolic and cardiovascular disorders. Does inflammation provide the connection between anxiety and these physical disorders? What are the possible relationships … Continue reading

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Anxiety, Depression, Diabetes, and High-Fat Diets

Depression and type 2 diabetes (T2D) are often seen together (Dutheil et al., 2016). What are the mechanisms in psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) associated with these diseases? What are the roles of high-fat diets in anxiety and depression? How can the high-fat … Continue reading

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Fear, Anxiety, PTSD, GAD, and Inflammation

Stress, Chronic Diseases, and Psychoneuroimmunology Stress, Depression, Inflammation, and Psychoneuroimmunology Fear- and anxiety-associated problems have been related to inflammation. As evidences, pro-inflammatory biomarkers have been found to be associated with affective behaviors (Michopoulos et al., 2017). For example, in mental … Continue reading

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Anxiety, Sleep, Fatigue, Inflammation, and Advanced Cancer

Stress, Chronic Diseases, and Psychoneuroimmunology Stress, Depression, Inflammation, and Psychoneuroimmunology Patients with terminal cancer are often troubled with fatigue (Rodrigues et al., 2016). Studies on the mechanisms would be helpful for improving the quality of life of the patients. A … Continue reading

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Anxiety, Inflammation, and Obesity

Stress, Chronic Diseases, and Psychoneuroimmunology Stress, Depression, Inflammation, and Psychoneuroimmunology Anxiety and depression have been related to the higher levels of inflammation among those with obesity. This group of people may also have the higher risks of cardiovascular disease (CVD) … Continue reading

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Anxiety and Inflammation in Breast Cancer Survivors

Breast cancer survivors often have continuous psychological disorders such as anxiety and depression. Such mood problems may be caused by stress, and affect the quality of life (Pyter et al., 2017). Neuroinflammation may have a critical role in the mood … Continue reading

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Depression in Older People

Chronic depression and dementia are often seen together in older people. Why do these happen? What are the mechanisms? Studies have found that chronic stress may lead to the alterations in the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, as well as serotonergic and … Continue reading

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Obesity, Emotional Conditions, Eating Behaviors, and Inflammation

Stress, Chronic Diseases, and Psychoneuroimmunology Stress, Depression, Inflammation, and Psychoneuroimmunology Obesity has been associated with chronic low-degree inflammation that can result in stress and behavioral problems. A study investigated the correlations among adiposity, low-grade inflammation, eating behaviors, and emotional conditions … Continue reading

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Anxiety Disorders and Psychoneuroimmunology

Stress, Chronic Diseases, and Psychoneuroimmunology Stress, Depression, Inflammation, and Psychoneuroimmunology The discoveries in psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) need to be translated into clinical care and better quality of life for patients. Such translational efforts are especially meaningful for the treatment of neuropsychiatric … Continue reading

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Stress, Childhood Trauma, and Diseases

Psychological stress is an essential factor in health and illnesses. Stress has been closely related to the onset and progression of various psychiatric and physical disorders such as anxiety, depression, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, heart diseases, pain, and cancers (Slavich, 2016). … Continue reading

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Anxiety, Depression, and Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis (SAR)

Increasing evidences have indicated the strong connections between seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR) and psychological conditions, especially anxiety and depression. A recent study done in Germany explored the roles of anxiety and depression in the patients with SAR (Trikojat et al. … Continue reading

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Potential Biomarkers for Anxiety

•    Potential Biomarker: Serum levels of lipid hydroperoxide (LOOH) •    Type:    Serum •    Relevance: The serum levels of lipid hydroperoxide have been considered as a potential biomarker for anxiety disorders among children (Ceylan et al., 2014). •    Potential Biomarker: Nighttime … Continue reading

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Inflammation and Diseases

Inflammation is an immune response of the body to protect from irritants, stimuli, or external materials that may be detrimental. Inflammatory signs: Redness Swelling Heat Pain Immune surveillance: The immune system can monitor, find, and remove the useless or damaging … Continue reading

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How to Use Herbs in Different Forms

Herbal compress: Applying a cloth that has been soaked in herbal solutions directly on the affected body area. Herbal decoctions: Using the bark, root, seed, or berry of a plant to make a tea through simmering for about 20-30 minutes.  … Continue reading

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Effects of Mind-Body Interventions on the Proinflammatory Transcription Factor NF-κB

Mind-body interventions such as Tai Chi, Qigong, yoga, and meditation have been found to improve the quality of life. Recent studies have shown that these methods may affect the biological activities especially inflammation. A meta-study of 26 trials about mind-body … Continue reading

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Psychoneuroimmunology Database

The Database of Psychoneuroimmunology (DPNI) The Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) Portal and Knowledge Base Potential Biomarkers for Anxiety The Database of Biomarkers: Depression Mind-Body Medicine About Meditation: The Portal and Knowledge Base The Nervous System Neuroinformatics The Database of Cytokines Chronobiology The … Continue reading

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The Database of Biomarkers: Depression: Adiponectin

The potential biomarkers of depression: Adiponectin Associated diseases: Chronic hepatitis C Population group: Patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections Background: Major depression (MD) is often observed among patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections. These patients treated with interferon … Continue reading

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