Week Ending October 24, 2022

Neurobiological Mechanisms of Mind-Body Medicine
“Rooted in ancient meditative traditions, mind-body practices can offer simple and scalable tools of self-regulation that incorporate controlled paced breathing, which is therapeutic in alleviating symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, and chronic pain disorders.”

Exploring Integrative Medicine and Nutrition for PTSD
“Among adults living in the United States, 38% to 40% use complementary and alternative medicine therapies, yet only 42% have told their primary physician that they do so.”

A daily dose of almonds can boost gut health
“Out gut microbiome consists of thousands of microorganisms that play an essential role in digesting nutrients and can have both positive and negative effects on our health.”

Complementary, Alternative, & Integrative Approaches in Mental Health Care
“This Special Report contains concise reviews of selected CAM modalities and what these modalities can offer patients with a variety of mental health issues.”

Caring for the Entire Man, Not Just the Symptom
“After three years demonstrating the benefit of collaborative men’s healthcare across three locations, the Tallwood Men’s Health medical director looked to the future in a perspective published in a professional newsletter.”

Yoga and Other Mind-Body Work Good for Diabetes Control
“Mind and body practices, especially yoga, improve glycemic control in type 2 diabetes to a similar extent as medications such as metformin, new research shows.”

Pain in Cancer Requires Holistic Approach, Multidisciplinary Care Team
“An integrative review of literature found that cancer is associated with complex pain symptoms that should be managed by an interdisciplinary team. These findings were published in Palliative Care & Social Practice.”

Cancer and Diet: How Treatments Affect Your Eating Habits and What to Do About It
“Cancer affects many people in the United States and across the world, with almost 2 million new cases expected to be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2022, per the American Cancer Society.”

The 4-7-8 Breathing Method Can Help You (Finally) Fall Asleep—Here’s How to Do It
“Whenever you’re having trouble falling asleep, there’s a simple breathing technique you can use to help calm a racing mind and restless body in just a few minutes.”

Exercise During Chemo Helps Your Heart, Lungs Recover
“When you are getting chemotherapy, exercise may be the last thing on your mind. Now, new research suggests it should be the first.”

Helping Patients Navigate Complementary Treatments
“When faced with a cancer diagnosis, patients may consider acupuncture, meditation, music therapy, and other supplemental care alternatives. However, they should make sure to go to professionals who understand oncology, nursing experts say.”