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Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis

Previous studies surveying attitudes and education regarding the clinical use of hypnosis have been conducted with patient populations only. The current study was undertaken to assess the attitudes, experiences, training levels, and interest in future education regarding the use of hypnosis by staff physicians, medical resident physicians, family practice outpatients, and psychiatry outpatients. All subjects were drawn from a 400-physician group practice in Central Texas affiliated with a large university health science center.

Author(s): 
Elkins, G. R.
Wall, V. J.
Publication Title: 
The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis

Prognosis in surgical treatment of diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region under local anesthesia is quite commonly restricted by compliance by the patient. An alternative approach, medical hypnosis, has not been used in oral and maxillofacial surgery to any significant degree. As such, hypnosis treatment also depends to a great extent on the cooperation of the patient, and it would seem advisable to collect information concerning the individual motivation for accepting such a treatment option.

Author(s): 
Hermes, Dirk
Hakim, Samer G.
Sieg, Peter
Publication Title: 
The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis

Hypnotist perceptions of participant cues and behaviors were investigated in an in-depth phenomenological study focusing on the influence of participant hypnotizability and hypnotist style. Two hypnotists and 124 participants (63 hypnotizable and 61 nonhypnotizable) took part. Two modifications of the Experiential Analysis Technique (EAT) were employed. One version involved a new modification where both hypnotist and participant took part together in the EAT session. The second version involved the EAT with the hypnotist alone as per an existing modification of the technique.

Author(s): 
Whitehead, Susanne
Noller, Patricia
Sheehan, Peter W.
Publication Title: 
Complementary Therapies in Nursing & Midwifery

A diagnosis of polyarthritis and later Chron's disease was initially treated by traditional treatments and medicines, which was later supported by aromatherapy and acupuncture, but the turning point to a full recovery followed from a visit to a naturopath and the commencement of an individual/personal diet regime. Over the months of the acute phase of the illness, a valuable insight was gained to the challenges of a physical disability and the difficulties of immobility, and the loss of independence.

Author(s): 
Ballard, A. E.
Publication Title: 
Northwest Medicine
Author(s): 
Janzer, N. M.
Publication Title: 
Hematology/Oncology Clinics of North America

Integrative medicine has been defined in several ways. For some it is a discipline that combines such approaches to the resolution of disease as acupuncture and homeopathy, meditation and imagery with more familiar and accepted health practices, such as surgery, pediatrics, and oncology. For others it is about cultivating awareness and sensitivity beyond symptoms to the mental, emotional, and spiritual needs of the patient.

Author(s): 
Remen, Rachel Naomi
Publication Title: 
Journal of Addictive Diseases

Spirituality is a neglected area of study and research in the treatment of addictions. The role of spirituality in the treatment of the dually diagnosed has received particularly scant attention. One hundred and one patients on an in-patient dual-diagnosis unit, as well as the 31 members of the nursing staff who treat them were surveyed. Patients and staff were questioned about their spiritual beliefs and what was the role of spirituality in the patients' recovery from addiction.

Author(s): 
McDowell, D.
Galanter, M.
Goldfarb, L.
Lifshutz, H.
Publication Title: 
BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: Yoga seems to be an effective means to cope with a variety of internal medicine conditions. While characteristics of yoga users have been investigated in the general population, little is known about predictors of yoga use and barriers to yoga use in internal medicine patients. The aim of this cross-sectional analysis was to identify sociodemographic, clinical, and psychological predictors of yoga use among internal medicine patients.

Author(s): 
Cramer, Holger
Lauche, Romy
Langhorst, Jost
Paul, Anna
Michalsen, Andreas
Dobos, Gustav
Publication Title: 
BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: Yoga seems to be an effective means to cope with a variety of internal medicine conditions. While characteristics of yoga users have been investigated in the general population, little is known about predictors of yoga use and barriers to yoga use in internal medicine patients. The aim of this cross-sectional analysis was to identify sociodemographic, clinical, and psychological predictors of yoga use among internal medicine patients.

Author(s): 
Cramer, Holger
Lauche, Romy
Langhorst, Jost
Paul, Anna
Michalsen, Andreas
Dobos, Gustav
Publication Title: 
Archives of Internal Medicine

BACKGROUND: Recognizing that many Americans draw on religious or spiritual beliefs when confronted by serious illness, some medical educators have recommended that physicians routinely ask about spirituality or religion when conducting a medical history. The most appropriate wording for such an inquiry remains unknown.

Author(s): 
Ehman, J. W.
Ott, B. B.
Short, T. H.
Ciampa, R. C.
Hansen-Flaschen, J.

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