Congratulations to Omni Biotic on Winning NutraIngredient’s Probiotic of the Year, 2021

Today’s Practitioner congratulates Omni Biotic for receiving the Nutraingredients USA, Probiotic of the Year, 2021. AllergoSan USA’s Omni-Biotic Stress Release psychobiotic was recognized as Nutraingredients USA Probiotic of the Year. AllergoSan USA and Omni Biotic are hosts of the Microbiome Resource Center on this website (more here). “We congratulate OmniRead …

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Forest Bathing Olfactory Virtual Reality Supports Mood and Mental Health Disorders

The olfactory system is a powerful mechanism for addressing anxiety, pain and stress, a new study finds. With the use of Olfactory Virtual Reality (OVR) — a new form of VR that incorporates the sense of smell into its augmented reality — clinical psychiatrists have a clearer picture about howRead …

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The American College of Lifestyle Medicine’s (ACLM) Mental Health Program Earned Certified Lifestyle Medicine Program Designation

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The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) announced that mental well-being program The Lift Project has earned Certified Lifestyle Medicine Program designation. The designation recognizes, supports and encourages adoption of evidence-based health intervention programs that meet rigorous review requirements and standards for offering lifestyle modification for chronic disease treatment andRead …

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Neuroimaging Explains Workings of Placebo Effect and Pain

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A large proportion of the benefit that a person gets from taking a real drug or receiving a treatment to alleviate pain is due to an individual’s mindset, not to the drug itself. Understanding the neural mechanisms driving this placebo effect has been a longstanding question. A meta-analysis published inRead …

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Despite Lockdown Anxiety, Many Experience Positive Aspects of the Pandemic

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While mental health issues are of grave concern during the pandemic, a new study shows that during the peak first wave of the pandemic, the slow down of daily life during the lockdown also had significant, positive impacts for many people and their families. The research, published in the BritishRead …

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New Study Shows High Accuracy of Medical Intuition

A recent study chosen by the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine as an editor’s top read, shows that trained Medical Intuitives have a high success rate in locating and evaluating a participant’s primary and secondary physical issue, as well as describing the participants relevant life events and establishing aRead …

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Majority are More Mindful of Practicing Self-care in Post-Pandemic World

The vast majority of U.S. adults (80%) say they will be more mindful about practicing self-care regularly once the pandemic is over, according to a new survey conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of Samueli Integrative Health Programs. Nearly half of Americans (46%) also report that they are strugglingRead …

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Aromatherapy Pilot Study Shows Reduction in Stress Among Nurses

Even under normal circumstances, nursing can be a stressful profession. The COVID-19 pandemic only exacerbates it. New research led by Marian Reven, a Ph.D. student in the West Virginia University School of Nursing, suggests that aromatherapy may reduce nurses’ on-the-job feelings of stress, anxiety, exhaustion and being overwhelmed. Her pilotRead …

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New England J of Medicine Study Stresses Need for Integration of Mind Body Medicine

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In a perspective published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers from the Benson-Henry Institute (BHI) for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and from UC Davis Health call for broader use of mind-body practices. In a time when meditation, yoga and mindfulness increase in popularity forRead …

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The Important Role of Telemental Services for Medical Teams and Patients During COVID-19

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While the public health strategy of washing hands and practicing physical distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19 is effective and well underway, these measures do not address the psychological needs of the patients and health service providers. Worry about the virus spread and simply the act of social distancingRead …

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