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08 Sep

A licensed massage therapist wants to know if it makes sense to play some simple, guided imagery, such as our General Wellness imagery, while she works on her clients…
08 Sep

Hungarian researchers find that autogenic training reduces the frequency of tension, migraine and mixed headaches, as well as the consumption of drugs for these conditions.

In controlled, clinical trials at Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary, researchers examined the effects of Schultz-type autogenic training (a simple form of self-hypnosis) on headache-related drug consumption and headache frequency in patients with either migraine, tension-type, or mixed (migraine plus tension-type) headache over an 8-month period. There are only a few studies that compare the efficacy and durability of the same treatment in different types of primary headache, and the effects of treatment on headache-related drug consumption rarely have been assessed even in these studies.

08 Sep

You’re invited to my next Imagery & Trauma workshop at the Del Lago Resort on Lake Conroe, (Houston) on October 11-12. Details and registration are at The ConferenceWorks website
02 Sep

Teresa wants to know if she can ever really heal the wounds of never having been loved by her mother, which is the greatest source of pain she contends with…
02 Sep

Researchers at the U. of Maryland School of Medicine find that nearly half of intravenous drug users in needle exchange or methadone programs make use of complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies.

The Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore launched a cross-sectional survey of intravenous drug users to determine the extent they made use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies.

02 Sep

It’s heartening to look back and see that the year 2002 saw many surveys in CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) usage for specific populations – kids, rural residents, people with diabetes, health plan members….
25 Aug

Well, we had a very exciting workshop in Asheville, and now we’re getting pumped for the Clearwater, FL weekend coming up on Sept 6-7. (Click here for the complete brochure…
18 Aug

A registered nurse in recovery for chemical dependency finds imagery helpful, not just in staying sober, but for maintaining her spiritual connection…
18 Aug

Researchers from the Sensory Motor Performance Program at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago examined the effectiveness of a program of imagining movement, or motor imagery training, in the rehabilitation of hemiparesis, using a before-after trial with clinical and behavioral analyses of single cases.

Two survivors of embolic middle cerebral artery stroke that resulted in chronic hemiparesis received training consisting of 12 one-hour sessions, 3 times a week, for 4 consecutive weeks, of imagining wrist movements (extension, pronation-supination) and mental simulations of reaching and object manipulation, making use of a mirror box apparatus.

18 Aug

In honor of our brand, new site, we have lots of new specials - discounts on our Stress Pack and hand-picked, brand new titles geared to help with going back to school….
15 Aug

A one year follow-up study on the effects of accupuncture in the treatment of stroke patients in the subacute stage: a randomized, controlled study.

Similarly, in a Norwegian study, Kjendahl, Sallstrom, Osten and Stanghelle studied the effects of acupuncture on both short term and long term improvement among 45 stroke patients. Acupuncture, administered for 6 weeks, 3-4 times a week for 30 minutes, was found to significantly improve functioning in the treatment group, as opposed to the control group, during the 6 weeks of treatment and during the entire following year.

Citation: Kjendahl A, Sallstrom S, Osten PE, Stanghelle JK, Borchgcevink CF. A one year follow-up study on the effects of accupuncture in the treatment of stroke patients in the subacute stage: a randomized, controlled study. Clinical Rehabilitation. 1997 Aug ; 11(3): 192-200).

15 Aug

Hesketh and Zhu looked at the effects of acupuncture on stroke patients in rehabilitation in China, and found that improvement was significantly greater among the acupuncture group than in the controls.

Citation: Hesketh T, Zhu WX. Health in China. Traditional Chinese medicine: one country, two systems. Behavioral Medicine Journal. 1997 Jul; 315 (7100): 115-117.