Qigong is a part of traditional Chinese medicine. According to the antique treaties, the foundations of traditional Chinese medicine are based in maintaining the harmony between Qi (energy), Jing (essence) and Shen (spirit). Alterations in this harmony can develop and determine the appearance of disease. Therapeutic effects of Qigong are helpful in the prevention and treatment of several diseases. It's main role in restoring body functions is due to the communication between internal organs, tissues and cells. The main goal of this work is to show the efficacy of Qigong in the treatment of a dermatological disease characterized by the appearance of circular or oval patches of missing hair, known as alopecia universalis. For western medicine the exact cause of this illness is not totally revealed, however, it's attributed to psycological, genetics and metabolic alterations. From the traditional Chinese medicine perspective, hair alterations are framed in the area of the water energy, represented by the kidney organ. The results of Qigong treatment suggested that the cranial hair follicles had been activated since the first treatment. As treatment progressed, the cranial hair follicles continued to grow, what's more, the brightness and pigmentation of the hair also increased. Therefore, in the clinical conditions evaluated, Qigong could be an effective alternative treatment in consideration of the visible evidence about rapid and long lasting results. Besides, we did not observe any side effects of Qigong in this case.
Mental disorders are considerate "the evil of the century" by renowned researchers, because a large part of the population in many countries is a diagnosticated, and currently affect youth and children. Among the numerous therapeutic interventions, the music therapy is a non-invasive approach. However, there are very few people who are professionally engaged in research and studies on the subject. Therefore, this article is a literature to talk about the benefits of music therapy sessions for people with stress, depression and anxiety disorders.
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This article provides explanations to how distance external Qi therapy works by quoting various rigorously designed controlled experiments conducted at various parts of the world. It also introduces a new method of therapy, information therapy that relies on the entanglement of information carried by low hissing sound playback with mp3 player to entangle with the information of subjects exhibited by the facial photo with the whole system placed in a sealed carton. Preliminary results have shown huge potential for information therapy to be applied on neurological cases, particularly on autism and dementia.
Taijiquan is a martial art of the highest order is culturally etched in the Chinese heritage and entrenched in wushu pulp fiction and kungfu movies. Therein lies the enigma. The gentle slow-motion practice cannot be more remote from the speed and power of combat. And adding to the mystique is the proposition that Taijiquan's kungfu prowess is not drawn from the physical strength of the musculature but from some "inner strength" or Neijin. This sacred belief was desecrated when a fighter thrashed a self-proclaimed Taijiquan grandmaster ignominiously in 10 seconds in an open match. Taijiquan was then derided as a bogus combat art. The incident shakes the foundation of Taijiquan and puts into questions many of its touted claims, which challenges the scientific quest of the art. The paper confronts the issue directly by studying the manifestation of Neijin in the framework of science to provide a scientific basis for the art. It transcribes the yin-yang metaphysics that regulates Taijiquan training in terms of the alignment of muscle actions to balance and to unify momentum, which develops the core strength of Neijin and the underlying life-force Qi energy. From this flows the kungfu marvels, which lie in the liveliness and agility of Neijin's response and in the force ensuing that is of the right vector values, all essential in the fluidity of combat application. The martial aspect of Taijiquan provides a concrete representation of Neijin, which gives an experiential insight into the multifaceted concept of Qi, and in turn a pathway to the exploration of Qi in physiology and thus in Qi energy medicine.
From the perspective of the application of medical value orientation music therapy, this paper summarized the ancient Chinese sound therapy, such as shaman music therapy and five-tone therapy. It also compared five-tone therapy with Tibetan Singing bowl music therapy. The ancient music therapy is a kind of medical means which is oriented to the treatment effect. At first, it was mainly based on the music medical behavior of Taoist, and then gradually evolved into the modern treatment application of folk pentatonic therapy. On the basis of inheritance and development of ancient traditional music treatment, contemporary medicine proposed a new individualized music treatment. Therefore, the theory of five-tone therapy has updated the research on traditional Chinese music treatment theory and system, and will provide reference for the establishment of accurate music treatment system in the future.
After Xiaodong Xu, a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter, summarily crushed
Wei Lei, a self-proclaimed Taijiquan grandmaster, in 10 seconds, he mocked
Taijiquan, as well as other traditional kungfu arts as mostly fake and ineff
ective in combat. The humiliation of the defeat and the put-down of the
traditional arts touched a raw nerve. The wushu community was thrown into a convulsion
and the Chinese social media went viral. The cultural comfort of the sacred
belief of kungfu's superiority was shaken at the very core. The furor raged on
for days and so consumed the cyberspace that the Chinese authorities shut down
the debate and deactivated Xu's Weibo account.
In the article, the author reports on a case study of chronic pain problems caused by her own foot deformity. The author began using Taiji, Chen style Chan Si Gong (Reeling Silk), and Zhan Zhuang (standing meditation) to relieve chronic pain since 1986. After more than two years of Qigong training, the structure of the author's foot changed from the previous deformity to normal foot shape. These changes enabled the author to walk normally and to be free from persistent chronic pain. The article discussed the methods of using Qi currents and other issues that need to be paid attention to when practicing Tai chi, such as how to adjust one's mental focus and maintain a state of relaxation to "mindful". Tai chi involves a number of internal "micro-adjusting" about how these techniques relax and strengthen muscles to reduce chronic pain. The report and discussion on the treatment principle of Qigong can provide new strategies for the treatment of chronic pain.
According to the earliest
historical book in China (Shangshu), during the reign of Emperor Yao more than
4,000 years ago, people in central plains suffered from diseases
such as joint pain due to the bad weather. So, they created some unique movements
to regulate and improve the bodily functions, such as stretching the body to dissipate heat,
curling up the body to keep out the cold. A large number of records in ancient
Chinese books showed that Qigong practice was quite popular in ancient times. In
particular, the book "Huangdi Neijing" describes in detail the
requirements of practicing Qigong and the effect that can make people live longer,
which is also known as "Daoyin". In modern
age, various types of Qigong are still very popular around the world, such as Taiji
Quan (Tai Chi), Baduan Jin, Wuqin Xi, and Six-character Formula in China, Yoga
in India, Heka in Egypt and so on.
Research shows that the mortality rate among people with schizophrenia is up to four times higher than that in the general population. The subsequent high comorbidities and societal cost of schizophrenia necessitate finding better, more effective treatments and strategies for prevention. One of the current obstacles are the complicated gene etiologies that are involved in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. So far, an increasing number of clinical and experimental studies show links between schizophrenia treatment and genetic conditions. Here, we analyze the literature on schizophrenia genetics, with a particular focus on the brain, the mind and environmental insults. An overlap of schizophrenia with other psychotic disorders has also been taken into account with an attempt to find a parallel relationship between genetics and treatment. Finally, we summarize all the present-day treatment options for schizophrenia like clozapine and electroconvulsive therapy and also take into consideration the relatively unexplored role of traditional Chinese medicine.
This article presents the model of improvisational music therapy and its use with people with autism. Firstly, the author provides a brief definition of some theoretical ideas and the clinical characteristics of improvisational music therapy, a relatively new treatment which is becoming more wide-spread on a global level. Particular reference is made to the possibilities which music offers in the creation of relational experiences, and the role of time, rhythm and repetition as regulatory elements both in music and in intersubjective relationships. Following this, the efficacy of improvisational music therapy with people with autism is discussed, with regard to research in the field of neuroscience (specifically, the Mirror Neuron System) and the impact of a multimodal stimulus such as music making. The final section outlines the results of the international research project RCT TIME-A, in which improvisational music therapy was used with children with autism. The literature analysis shows that music therapy has significant effects and contributes to improvements in several aspects of the autistic disorder, such as autistic mannerisms, social awareness and social affect. We can consider these results as the beginning of a pathway towards validating improvisation music therapy as a treatment for children with autism.
This article highlights the fact that anorexia and bulimia nervosa aren't simply psychiatric disturbances, but recent identification of genetic linkages show that they are also physical disease, with higher incidences seen in children who have a parent with an eating disorder. Even having a relative with an eating disorder has become a predisposing factor. However, more research still needs to be carried out on this to establish clear patterns of inheritance. This paper also touches on the greater impact that eating disorders have on society as a whole. Past studies undertaken primarily in female patients have reflected a gradual increase in mortality rates which have been significant enough to be of epidemiological and statistical importance. We then focused on some new treatment approaches and observe an universal pattern of improvement among patients who were also treated with music therapy as compared to standard traditional treatment measures. Finally, we summarized the importance of awareness and education among young adults in preventing mental health disorders and eliminating the stigma around seeking therapy.
As many scientists believe, human aging is a very important part of the program of life-human activity rather than a disease. The human brain may be the controller, performer and participant of the natural program of life-human activity, from birth to death. The program of life-activities of the brain and the human body is very similar to a conventional computer program and it may also be malfunctioning. The work of the natural program of life-activity resembles the work of AI. Each program of life-activity of an individual is repeatedly subjected to natural correction of program tasks in the life of a biophysical being. However, in recent years, scientists from different countries began to seek to reprogram the brain and find the real cause of death. Some biologists and evolutionists believe that this process is nonrandom and that it is controlled by a kind of “death program.” So they call a special set of genes, forcing the body to become decrepit and die, giving way to a new generation of their own kind. The aim of our work is to design new technologies and methods to adjust the life-activity programs from biophysical views, increasing the useful life of bodies by delaying destructive processes and the aging process. Our life-activity program is carried out through the device and IT programs in a mobile application, using contact/contactless frequency code effects on the brain, which is decoded and accepted by the human brain for execution (reprogramming), as a natural addition and an integral part of the brain work. Code programs are compiled according to the working algorithms of the Cosmo-terrestrial structure of life-activity of biophysical objects on the planet Earth. Our technology is one of the varieties of brain-computer technology.
Exercise and Nutrition are complementary parts of a preventive and curative process to improve the quality of life, longevity and compress the life phase subject to disability. Physical activity and nutrition play an essential role both for the prevention of chronic non-communicable diseases and for their treatment. Nutraceuticals and exercise constitute the new frontier for healthy aging. We therefore motivate people by teaching them a new "life style", a delicate balance of adequate physical exercise and correct food hygiene, ensuring an unusual and surprising well-being and well-being, to which it will not be easier to give up.
There are numerous published theories that cover the different biological processes relating to ageing. No one seems to have integrated such complex and seemingly unrelated information into a holistic framework that explains in simple terms the key aspects of ageing and provides a set of daily practices for staying young and healthy. An attempt is made here to select a 6-dimensional framework symbolized by heart, mind, passion, focus, body and health, and correlate it to the mental, emotional, physical and health aspects of ageing. Based on grounded theory, this paper empirically correlates 30 practical methods that can be used to develop all six dimensions, with 18 key factors that were found to influence ageing: Neurogenesis; Epigenetic reprogramming; Removing dying cells; Mitochondria resuscitation; Calorie restriction; Plant-based diet; Regular physical activity; Chi Kung (Qigong); Overcoming anxiety, depression and stress; Positive mind-set; Some worrying; Vitamins and minerals; L-Theanine; Omega-3 and healthy fats; Coenzyme Q-10; Pyrroloquinoline quinone; Nitric oxide; Choline. In this study, 26 references were used to establish that all 18 of these seemingly unrelated key anti-ageing factors can be developed using 30 daily practices derived from the 6-dimensional framework. These simple daily practices can help people of all ages to stay young and healthy, and help older people who are living alone to self-improve their quality of life without needing anyone to look after them. Since many anti-ageing drugs seem to be ineffective, this study provides a holistic new research direction for using modern science and ancient human energy practices combined with wholesome nutrition to slow ageing and age-related illnesses.
Sexual dysfunction is a disruption of normal sexual intercourse and may be a consequence of various organic and psychological disorders. It is the most frequent at patients with cardiovascular and neurological diseases sedentary lifestyle arterial hypertension diabetes obesity and metabolic syndrome and may disrupt their emotional life. But sexual dysfunction may occur simply because of the physical aging of the body. Physiologic changes that occur with aging will affect sexual function and could be exacerbated by the above-mentioned diseases. Except for the sexual counseling and standard medications (phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) - inhibitors local estrogen therapy) some of the herbal medicines (aphrodisiacs) may be helpful in the treatment of these patients making them emotionally younger and happier. In this review we bring a list of the pharmacologically tested aphrodisiac plants. But we have a lack of information about their mechanisms of action drug interaction and safety profile. Until the relevant information is collected uses of these products may be risky to the human being and should be prescribed only in consultation with a specialist. Sexual dysfunction is a disruption of normal sexual intercourse and may be a consequence of various organic and psychological disorders. It is the most frequent at patients with cardiovascular and neurological diseases sedentary lifestyle arterial hypertension diabetes obesity and metabolic syndrome and may disrupt their emotional life. But sexual dysfunction may occur simply because of the physical aging of the body. Physiologic changes that occur with aging will affect sexual function and could be exacerbated by the above-mentioned diseases. Except for the sexual counseling and standard medications (phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) - inhibitors local estrogen therapy) some of the herbal medicines (aphrodisiacs) may be helpful in the treatment of these patients making them emotionally younger and happier. In this review we bring a list of the pharmacologically tested aphrodisiac plants. But we have a lack of information about their mechanisms of action drug interaction and safety profile. Until the relevant information is collected uses of these products may be risky to the human being and should be prescribed only in consultation with a specialist.
The mainstay of type 2 diabetes treatment used to be blood glucose control in order to prevent or delay the development of various diabetic complications. On September 1, 2018, one of our patients was diagnosed with several serious illnesses: type 2 diabetes, 3 degrees of obesity, arterial hypertension, peripheral vascular atherosclerosis of the lower extremities with swelling of the shins and feet, fatty hepatosis and metabolic syndrome since June 2019. The patient was restricted in movement due to excessive body weight, shortness of breath and joint pain. Conventional medical methods did not work well for him, so the prognosis is very poor. In this case, we used a new frequency-code therapy which could transmit the signal into the patient's brain by the method of frequency code influence to cure diabetes and associated diseases, restore the patient's body and improve his living quality. According to our forecasts in September 2018 the treatment of acquired diseases and the restoration of the patient's body to a viable level, with the help of our technology, may take more a year. Carrying out step-by-step noninvasive treatment by the method of frequency-code influence on the patient's brain we received positive results at each stage of treatment which together gave a complex positive result in ridding the patient of acquired diseases and restoring his body to the level of active life-activity without restrictions. Now the patient does not follow a diet and enjoys physical activity. No side effects were observed. The human body is unique, even in adulthood, the protective functions of the body are able to defeat the most complex diseases without damage to the body. To do this need to activate the "sleeping protective mechanism" of the body or translate the "healthy memory of the brain" in the period of active resistance to premature age-related diseases.
This report explored psychodynamic developments that adolescents undergo in their process of self-realization and self-identification, including separation-individuation and ego development. The paper maked a case for art therapy as a resource and non-confrontational outlet to guide adolescents through their development and search for their self-identity. The role of the art therapist is presented as an alternative source of support and containment which may be lacking through the adolescents’ peers and parents. The paper ultimately argued that art therapy had many therapeutic qualities that could help the adolescent in their search and consolidation of the self.
Breast cancer is a common malignant tumor in women. Because of the clearing of axillary lymph nodes and the radiotherapy of lymph node region, lymphatic dysfunction occurs and lymphatic fluid retards in the interstitial space. These will lead to a series of pathological changes, such as tissue edema, chronic inflammation, tissue fibrosis and fatty fibrosis. Lymphedema is a chronic disease with the feature of slow progression and is currently incurable. The timely treatment and proper care can alleviate the symptoms and improve the quality of life. The internal and external treatment of Chinese medicine intervention is beneficial for upper limb lymphedema, and the purpose of this research is to share our clinical experiences.
This review aims to summarize how Tau pathology, in particular, brings about Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Various studies from the past decade have been analyzed with the purpose of providing a compact description on how Tau protein influences AD. The pathologies associated with the accumulation of Amyloid and Tau have always been at the forefront of all research on Alzheimer’s disease, which have usually centered around a deeper understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms, or on developing therapeutics targeting these proteins. Recent data has also continuously been challenging the ubiquitous acceptance of amyloid being the driving force for Alzheimer’s disease as anti-amyloid therapies continue to fail. Tau protein shows an independent ability to accumulate within nerve cells, and its propagation shows a continuous seeding and spreading pattern. The purpose of this review is thus to enforce the importance of Tau pathology and tailor future developments in AD treatment accordingly. By the end of this review, we thus infer how regional accumulations of Tau affect AD, how and why the amyloid cascade hypothesis needs to change, and we end by looking at findings from the recent “Beyond Amyloid” symposium where factors like a loss in DNA integrity, cell cycle disorders and microtubular dysregulation have been proposed as potential mediators of AD.
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