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Effects of Qigong Exercise on Parkinson’s Disease

Stress, Chronic Diseases, and Psychoneuroimmunology Stress, Depression, Inflammation, and Psychoneuroimmunology Many alternative and complementary therapeutic methods have been used by patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Researchers in Germany examined the immediate and continuous effects of Qigong on motor and nonmotor … Continue reading

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Meditation, Anxiety, and Stress Management

Stress, Chronic Diseases, and Psychoneuroimmunology Stress, Depression, Inflammation, and Psychoneuroimmunology Relaxation techniques including meditation are becoming popular approaches for anxiety problems. A meta-analysis of data from 10 years of trials compared various relaxation techniques including autogenic training, applied relaxation, and … 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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Psychological Stress and Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer and distress are often seen together. To promote the therapeutic effects and quality of life for the patients, the factors involved in the associations between psychological distress and ovarian cancer need to be found (Arden-Close et al., 2008). … Continue reading

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Chronobiology, Chronotherapy, and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Chronobiology studies biological cycles or rhythms. Circadian rhythms are critical for the maintenance of cellular and psychophysiological health. Many health problems are affected by the time of day. For example, the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) including joint pain and … Continue reading

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Comprehensive Mind-Body Interventions for Chronic Diseases

Chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and arthritis have caused not only higher costs of health care, but also elevated psychological stress among both the patients and the care givers. Mind-body interventions may be helpful to address such issues of … Continue reading

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Psychoneuroimmunology of Schizophrenia and Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

Studies in the psychoneuroimmunology of schizophrenia have revealed not only the neurological and cognitive alterations, but also the continuous systemic inflammation and neuroinflammation associated with microglia activation in the disease (Debnath and Venkatasubramanian, 2013). Activated peripheral and central inflammatory responses … 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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