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The Spa Encyclopedia: A Guide to Treatments & Their Benefits for Health & Healing
Proven traditional spa treatments that have been administered for centuries throughout the world. Kur/Spa facilities have been using these treatments for prevention, rehabilitation and curing illnesses.
Dr. Reinhard Bergel & Hannelore Leavy
Qualitative Assessment of the Impact of Implementing Reiki Training in a Supported Residence for People Older Than 50 Years with HIV/AIDS
Reiki training can be successfully implemented in a supported housing facility with people with HIV/AIDS and comorbid disorders. Some people in the study population reported areas of improvement and life-changing experiences.
Lewis Mehl-Madrona, MD, PhD, MPhil, Nita M Renfrew, and Barbara Mainguy, MA
Neurofeedback-Enhanced Gamma Brainwaves from the Prefrontal Cortical Region of Meditators and Non-Meditators and Associated Subjective Experiences - THE JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE AND COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE Volume 17, Number 2, 2011, pp. 109–115
The inner experience associated with increased clarified gamma amplitude from the prefrontal cortex apparently involves positive emotions of happiness and love, along with reduced stress.
Dr. Beverly Rubik
CANCER PATIENTS, OTHERS COMBAT NAUSEA with Acupressure Bands
The use of acupressure reduced the incidence of nausea or vomiting from 53% to 23% compared with placebo during the operation and from 66% to 36% compared with placebo after the operation.
Massage May Ease Chronic Bak Pain
In an Oregon Health and Science University randomized trial (401 people), reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine, people who got weekly massages for 10 weeks used less pain medicine and spent less time in bed than those without special care.
Oregon Health and Science University study, led by Dr. Richard A. Deyo
Hand pain is reduced by massage therapy
Massage therapy reduces pain, increases grip strength and reduces anxiety, depressed moods and sleep disturbances with those suffering from hand pain. Hand pain result of various conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel, overuse syndromes and injuries.
Dr. Tiffany Field, Miguel Diego, Jeannette Delgado, Daniel Garcia, C.G. Funk
Massage--including the kind you get at the spa--may improve lower back pain
The study proved that both relaxation and structural massage greatly improved back pain.
Daniel C. Cherkin, PhD; Karen J. Sherman, PhD, MPH; Janet Kahn, PhD; Robert Wellman, MS; Andrea J. Cook, PhD; Eric Johnson, MS; Janet Erro, RN, MN; Kristin Delaney, MPH; and Richard A. Deyo, MD, MPH
New University study finds that pomegranate juice consumption reduces workplace stress
In conclusion, the study shows that consumption of pomegranate pure juice for 2 weeks has significantly reduced blood pressure and the feeling of stress and nervousness in a large group of office workers from different disciplines. This was substantiated by the reduction in the stress hormone levels. There was also an improvement of arterial health and the above results may suggest that pomegranate juice intake can alleviate work-related stress levels in addition to the cardiac protective effect of pomegranate.
Dr. Emad Al-Dujaili, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
"T'ai chi helps prevent falls and improve mental health in the elderly" - British Medical Journal, May 2011
An overview by the Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine and the Univ. of Exeter (UK) showed that t'ai chi, which combines deep breathing with slow and gentle movements, may exert exercise-based general benefits for fall prevention and improvement of balance in older people as well as some meditative effects for improving psychological health. "We recommend t'ai chi for older people for its various physical and psychological benefits."
Researchers from the University of Exeter (UK) and the Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine (South Korea)
Study finds acupuncture can help patients with 'unexplained symptoms'
The study involved 80 adults who had consulted their GP at least eight times in the past year with problems such as headaches, muscle pain, extreme tiredness, joint and back pain. Half were sent for acupuncture, up to 12 sessions in six months, while the remainder were given no extra treatment. Those having acupuncture had a ‘significant and sustained’ benefit in their symptoms
Professor Andrew Gould, Researcher, Charlotte Paterson, Institute of Health Services Research, Peninsula Medical School, University of Exeter, UK