The Role of Nutrition and the Gut-Brain Axis in Psychiatry: A Literature Review

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Individuals suffering from psychiatric disorders experience high levels of illness burden and a significantly reduced quality of life. Despite targeted psychopharmacological strategies and complementary psychotherapeutic procedures only moderate effects are obtained, and the risk of relapse is high in many patients. This narrative review highlights the important role of nutritionRead

Inclusion Check-in: Are Integrative Practices in New Federal Opioid Legislation, National Academy, and FDA Activity?

One can easily count the chickens of non-pharmacological approaches highlighted in multiple organizational guidelines and state strategies related to pain and opioids. But one definitely cannot count on them hatching inside each new, significant policy initiative. Regular medicine tends to regress toward a non-inclusive mean in pain treatment. And “mean”Read

Continuous Monitoring and Treatment Confirmation within Japanese Acupuncture

Japanese acupuncture is gaining international recognition. However, previous research has not adequately and comprehensively described the characteristics of Japanese acupuncture because the studies were not investigated within the Japanese clinical environment. This one-of-a-kind qualitative ethnographic study identifies unique and routine elements of Japanese acupuncture, describes these in detail and examines

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Open Access until Oct. 24th: Special Issue on Integrative Oncology from JACM

A recent special focus issue on integrative oncology deserves a solid read. In light of the recent controversial article in JAMA on complementary and alternative cancer therapies, this special issue by JACM, The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, a peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers, puts a lensRead