Week Ending June 21, 2021

Oncologists Underestimate Patients’ Use of Complementary Tx
“A large percentage of cancer patients use some form of complementary and alternative medicine, typically with the goal of relieving pain and controlling the adverse effects of disease or treatment.”

Could zinc help control blood pressure?
“Doctors use a variety of strategies to help people manage hypertension. When exercise and dietary measures, such as increasing potassium intake and reducing salt intake, are not enough to keep blood pressure within acceptable limits, many drugs are available.”

Traditional Medicinal Plants Conferring Protection Against Ovalbumin-Induced Asthma in Experimental Animals: A Review
“Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the respiratory tract in which the numerous immune cells, including eosinophils, neutrophils, macrophages, T-lymphocytes, mast cells and epithelial lining play key roles. The numerous anti-asthmatic drugs are available in modern medicine to treat asthma, but they have several disadvantages, including side effects and the cost variations, which compromise treatment compliance.”

Exercise Should Be Prescribed for Depression, a New Report by The John W Brick Mental Health Foundation Recommends
“The US is facing a mental health crisis like never before. Since 1999, suicide rates have increased 35 percent; approximately 8 million deaths each year are attributable to mental disorders; and at any given time, 18% of adults in the U.S. are living with mental illness. Mental health issues skyrocketed among the general public during the pandemic.”

Olfactory virtual realities for mental health practices and integrative care
“Findings from a study on the feasibility of addressing anxiety, pain and stress with Olfactory Virtual Reality (OVR)—a new form of VR that incorporates the sense of smell into its augmented reality—paint a clearer picture for clinical psychiatrists about how it could be used to safely and effectively help mental health and mood disorders.”

How Spiritual Energy Healing Works — And How To Do It Yourself
“Unlike conventional medicine, spiritual energy healing is holistic. It works on the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels to address all aspects of a particular issue or imbalance.”

Eat These Foods to Reduce Stress and Anxiety
“If you’re trying to lower your stress levels, you probably already know to start with the basics: self-care, sleep management, and exercise. But did you know there are some foods that lower stress levels, too?”

Secret Side Effects of Meditating Just 12 Minutes Per Day, Says Study
“Roughly a decade ago, the fashionable wellness trend of bite-size, religion-free meditation began to surge in popularity. With the explosion of the Headspace app, healthy exercisers and working professionals from Silicon Valley to London were all of a sudden putting in their earbuds, firing up their smartphone, and disappearing into their thoughts for 10, 15, or 20 minutes at a time—on lunch breaks, on subway cars, in check-out lines, or at home before eating breakfast.”