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Exploring The Efficacy Of Herbal & Medicinal Plants Native To China And Thailand As A Complementary & Alternative Treatment In Mitigating Mild-To-Moderate Covid-19 Symptoms, Jiramanee Apiwansri May 2022

Exploring The Efficacy Of Herbal & Medicinal Plants Native To China And Thailand As A Complementary & Alternative Treatment In Mitigating Mild-To-Moderate Covid-19 Symptoms, Jiramanee Apiwansri

Nursing | Senior Theses

Background

In December 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) was informed of an outbreak of an unknown cause of pneumonia-like symptoms in residents concentrated in Wuhan, China; this marked the start of China’s epidemic, which transformed into a pandemic affecting all continents of the world. The cause of the pneumonia-like symptoms was found to be due to the growth and development of the virus severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) which spreads through an infected person’s respiratory droplets through activities such as talking, coughing, and sneezing. With COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers available worldwide, even the economically and technologically ...


Maternal Wellness: Self, Matrescence, Obstetric Violence, And Self-Care, Vanessa V. Vales-Lewis Feb 2022

Maternal Wellness: Self, Matrescence, Obstetric Violence, And Self-Care, Vanessa V. Vales-Lewis

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

In this dissertation, I engage in a self-study through an examination of my experience of matrescence (i.e., the transition to motherhood). I discuss my praxis in the development of a self-study on maternal wellness as it applies to my well-being as both a researcher and the researched. In Chapter 1, I preface this study by highlighting critical scholars and the bricoleurs who have been foundational in my undertaking of this work on a narrative study on maternal wellness. Using bricolage as part of a research methodological framework that involved key scholarly methodologies of authentic inquiry, emergence and contingence, and ...


Analysis Of Zero Balancing Case Studies Through An Occupational Therapy Lens, Deanna Waggy Otr, Msa, Czb, Csla Jan 2022

Analysis Of Zero Balancing Case Studies Through An Occupational Therapy Lens, Deanna Waggy Otr, Msa, Czb, Csla

The International Journal of Zero Balancing and Transformative Touch

Does Zero Balancing positively impact occupational performance? This is a question many Occupational Therapists (OTs) ask when discerning if Zero Balancing (ZB) is an evidence-based treatment modality. Case studies from the book Experiencing the Power of Zero Balancing: Case Studies of Journeys to Health and Wholeness (Quarry & King, 2016) were reviewed and compared to the Occupational Therapy domain of practice to show clear evidence that each case study had a positive impact on occupational performance. A comparison chart shows a direct link between the occupational categories and documented evidence of improved occupational performance through practitioner observation and client feedback following ...


The Benefits Of Astaxanthin To Improve Pain Relief In Patients With Painful Diabetic Neuropathy: An Open-Label, Randomized Controlled Trial, Rizaldy Taslim Pinzon, Mary Rose Angelina Budi Harsana Dec 2021

The Benefits Of Astaxanthin To Improve Pain Relief In Patients With Painful Diabetic Neuropathy: An Open-Label, Randomized Controlled Trial, Rizaldy Taslim Pinzon, Mary Rose Angelina Budi Harsana

Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research

Treatment of diabetic neuropathy is still carried out by providing symptomatic therapy, which only improves ± 50% of the total symptoms felt by patients, but does not tackle the underlying causes of the disease. Astaxanthin is a potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-diabetic carotenoid that could be an additional treatment option. We aimed to measure the effectiveness of administering astaxanthin as an additional therapy to improve the impact of pain and discomfort experienced daily by diabetes mellitus patients with painful diabetic neuropathy. We conducted a randomized experimental study with an open label design of 36 patients who had been diagnosed with painful ...


Individualized Homoeopathic Treatment Of Phobic Anxiety Disorders – A Case Series, Deepthi Gilla, Akhila A. L., Sreelakshmy S. R, N D. Mohan Dec 2021

Individualized Homoeopathic Treatment Of Phobic Anxiety Disorders – A Case Series, Deepthi Gilla, Akhila A. L., Sreelakshmy S. R, N D. Mohan

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

Introduction: Phobic anxiety disorders (PAD) are common distressing and disabling disorders that reduce the quality of life of an individual. Clinical trials of phobic disorders in conventional treatment are not yet substantiated with too many positive results. Homoeopathy is a well established therapeutic system with potential relevance to psychiatry but has a limited database and its effectiveness in certain disorders such as Phobic disorders is yet to be explored. Cases of phobias, which have been cured in routine homoeopathic practice remain anecdotal. This case series generates preliminary evidence for the usefulness of homoeopathy in phobic disorders. Well planned research studies ...


Role Of Adjuvant Homoeopathic Medicines In The Management Of Intellectual Disability – A Purposive, Non-Randomised, Self-Controlled, Pre- And Post-Intervention Pilot Study, Dhara S. Arora Dec 2021

Role Of Adjuvant Homoeopathic Medicines In The Management Of Intellectual Disability – A Purposive, Non-Randomised, Self-Controlled, Pre- And Post-Intervention Pilot Study, Dhara S. Arora

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

Background: Intellectual disability (ID) is characterised by below-average intelligence and a lack of skills necessary for day-to-day living. A study was conducted by our institute at a school for students of special needs. Objectives: The objectives of the study were to demonstrate the role of homoeopathic management in ID. Methods: A purposive, non-randomised, self-controlled, pre- and post-intervention study of 25 participants was done. The initial 6 months were the control period, thereafter, the same participants were treated for 18 months, with homoeopathy. Treatment outcomes were assessed using domains of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-V-V. Scores of each domain were observed at ...


Research Highlights (October-December 2021), Kusum Lata Dec 2021

Research Highlights (October-December 2021), Kusum Lata

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

Research highlights (October - December 2021)


Elderly Patient With Post-Herpetic Neuralgia Treated With Homoeopathic Medicine: A Case Report, Suraia Parveen, Subhrasankha Das Dec 2021

Elderly Patient With Post-Herpetic Neuralgia Treated With Homoeopathic Medicine: A Case Report, Suraia Parveen, Subhrasankha Das

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

Introduction: Post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) is the most troublesome complication of herpes zoster (HZ). It often occurs in elderly and immunocompromised persons. PHN is a chronic neuropathic pain that can persist months to years after HZ rashes have healed. The persisting pain causes physical and psychological distress and negatively impacts the quality of life. The conventional method of treatment (CMT) is often only partially effective. In patients with inadequate response, or intolerance to current conventional treatments for pain relief, homoeopathy may be considered. Case Summary: A 64-year-old woman presented with severe neuralgic pain on the right upper chest wall and upper ...


Fungicidal Effects Of Homoeopathic Medicines Versus Allopathic Ketoconazole In Candida Albicans, Brandy Garrett Kluthe, Chiara X. Mercado Dec 2021

Fungicidal Effects Of Homoeopathic Medicines Versus Allopathic Ketoconazole In Candida Albicans, Brandy Garrett Kluthe, Chiara X. Mercado

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

Background: Candida albicans, accounts for more than 75% of all Candidal infections. Apart from its growing prevalence, it is also one of the most resistant strains against antifungal medication. Homoeopathy is an alternative to allopathic medication and has shown inhibiting fungal growth. Objective: This study was to determine effectiveness of homoeopathic tinctures and medications versus allopathic Ketoconazole in growth inhibition and fungicidal properties against in vitro cultures of C. albicans. Materials and Methods: Efficacy of five antifungal agents were tested for inhibiting fungal growth and their fungicidal properties on cultured C. albicans the agents tested were Eucalyptus globulus and Ocimum ...


Another Pandemic Year: What It Means For Homoeopathy, Anil Khurana Dec 2021

Another Pandemic Year: What It Means For Homoeopathy, Anil Khurana

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

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Venous Ulcer And Stasis Dermatitis Treated With Classical Homoeopathy: A Case Series, Seema Mahesh, Mahesh Mallappa, Viraj Shah, George Vithoulkas Dec 2021

Venous Ulcer And Stasis Dermatitis Treated With Classical Homoeopathy: A Case Series, Seema Mahesh, Mahesh Mallappa, Viraj Shah, George Vithoulkas

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

Introduction: Chronic venous disease is responsible for a great deal of the global disease burden due to its prevalence and socio-economic impact. Non-invasive methods of dealing with the resulting ulcers, that negatively impact mobility, are desirable. Cases Summary: We present five cases of stasis dermatitis and venous ulcers of varying severity, treated with individualised classical homoeopathy showing progress as recorded with the comprehensive classification system for chronic venous disorders (clinical aetiology anatomical pathophysiology) score and venous clinical severity score. There is a need to further investigate scientifically, the role of classical homoeopathy in peripheral vascular diseases.


Management Of Urolithiasis With Individualised Homoeopathy – A Case Report, Pawan Sharma, Tanya Aggarwal, Subhamoy Sarkar Dec 2021

Management Of Urolithiasis With Individualised Homoeopathy – A Case Report, Pawan Sharma, Tanya Aggarwal, Subhamoy Sarkar

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

Introduction: The population of the North-eastern region of India is prone to develop renal stones, and the prevalence and recurrence rate of renal stone disease is thus higher. A stone more than 0.5 cm diameter can cause painful ureteric obstruction. Stones of size more than 0.7 cm almost always require surgical intervention, as believed in conventional medicine. Repeated surgical interventions may remove obstruction but may not be a solution for altering the tendency for renal stone formation. Homoeopathy, an alternative system of medicine can offer holistic approach in treating such cases non-invasively. Case Summary: A 32 years old ...


Acknowledgement To Ijrh Reviewers, Ijrh Editorial Board - Dec 2021

Acknowledgement To Ijrh Reviewers, Ijrh Editorial Board -

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

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A Call To Create: Poetry As Healing And One Nurse’S Self-Discovery, Kim Cornett Henry, Kim Cornett Henry Dec 2021

A Call To Create: Poetry As Healing And One Nurse’S Self-Discovery, Kim Cornett Henry, Kim Cornett Henry

English Theses

Florence Nightingale’s vision for nursing has changed greatly in the past one hundred and fifty years, with nursing’s identity replaced with an emphasis on science over caring. The fast-paced, technologically sophisticated environments, designed to meet the declining health of an American public, have resulted in nurses who are being pulled away from nurse-to-patient caring acts and the reasons they felt called to become nurses. These changes have had detrimental psychological and emotional effects on nurses and are especially evident in Intensive Care nurses. Expressive writing as poetry, autoethnography, and participation in vibrant writing communities offer nurses experiences for ...


The Effects Of Doula Care On Birth Outcomes And Patient Satisfaction In The United States, Lynae Carlson Dec 2021

The Effects Of Doula Care On Birth Outcomes And Patient Satisfaction In The United States, Lynae Carlson

The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing Undergraduate Honors Theses

The visitor policies related to the COVID-19 pandemic limited doula care and called into question the importance of doulas in the birth process. While the Cochrane Systematic Review presents compelling evidence of the benefits of continuous birth support on outcomes ranging from shorter labors to higher 5-minute Apgar scores, there are gaps in literature that exclusively focus on continuous support from doulas. The literature review aims to determine both qualitative and quantitative outcomes of doula care on the mother and baby during the labor and post-partum periods, focusing on specific aggregates, such as adolescents, women with low incomes, and women ...


Nursing Perceptions For Utilizing Essential Oil Application In Labor And The Effect Of Targeted Education, Joni R. Beckham Dec 2021

Nursing Perceptions For Utilizing Essential Oil Application In Labor And The Effect Of Targeted Education, Joni R. Beckham

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This Doctor of Nursing Practice project was implemented to determine how a nurse’s perception of aromatherapy influences their decision to provide aromatherapy for patients during labor and the effect of targeted education on a nurse’s perception. The purpose of this project was to determine how nurses view the use of aromatherapy resources at their disposal and the likelihood that they would offer the intervention to their patients. This project provided education to increase nurses’ confidence in providing optimal care to patients using a traditional and holistic avenue of aromatherapy while determining if education can positively influence nurses to ...


Music Therapy For Pain And Anxiety Management In Postoperative Orthopedic Patients, Rhapsody C. Onderko Nov 2021

Music Therapy For Pain And Anxiety Management In Postoperative Orthopedic Patients, Rhapsody C. Onderko

MSN Capstone Projects

It is estimated that 50-75% of postoperative patients feel they are not receiving adequate pain relief (Schneider, 2018). Both patients and nurses feel overwhelmed when pain is not well managed. Music therapy is safe, inexpensive, and has the potential to be easily incorporated into the nursing plan of care (Hole, Hirsch, Ball, & Meads, 2015). There are statistically significant findings that music decreases pain throughout the literature (Ames et al., 2017; Aris et al., 2019; Dai et al., 2020; Gallagher et al., 2018; Hole et al., 2015; Hsu et al., 2019; Laframboise-Otto et al., 2021; Leonard, 2019; Lin et al., 2020; Mondanaro et al., 2017; Poulsen & Coto, 2017; Schneider, 2018). Presently, there is an increasing volume of literature indicating music therapy ...


Case Study--Jimmy (Zero Balancing And Cst), Judith Sullivan Nov 2021

Case Study--Jimmy (Zero Balancing And Cst), Judith Sullivan

The International Journal of Zero Balancing and Transformative Touch

Jimmy started receiving Zero Balancing and CranioSacral Therapy when he was 11 months old for significant torticollis and scoliosis. In 7 sessions between the beginning of November and the beginning of February. His x-rays show changes within normal ranges.


Utilizing Low-Intensity Blood Flow Restriction Training To Improve Aerobic Capacity In Physically Active And Injured Individuals: A Critically Appraised Topic, Melissa O. Miller, Kacee L. Hill, Jaclyn Arduini, Aric J. Warren Nov 2021

Utilizing Low-Intensity Blood Flow Restriction Training To Improve Aerobic Capacity In Physically Active And Injured Individuals: A Critically Appraised Topic, Melissa O. Miller, Kacee L. Hill, Jaclyn Arduini, Aric J. Warren

Journal of Sports Medicine and Allied Health Sciences: Official Journal of the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association

Purpose: To determine if, in physically active individuals, low-intensity Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training is more effective than training without BFR at improving measures of aerobic capacity.

Methods: A database search was conducted for articles that matched inclusion criteria (minimum level 2 evidence, physically active participants, comparison of low-intensity BFR to no BFR training, comparison of pre-post testing with aerobic fitness or performance, training protocols >2 weeks, studies published after 2010) by two authors and assessed by one using the PEDro scale (a minimum of 5/10 was required) to ensure level 2 quality studies that were then analyzed.

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The Use Of Zero Balancing In Vestibular Rehabilitation, Mary L. Behrens Nov 2021

The Use Of Zero Balancing In Vestibular Rehabilitation, Mary L. Behrens

The International Journal of Zero Balancing and Transformative Touch

This case study highlights a patient referred for vestibular rehabilitation with vestibular migraine, who was unable to take migraine medication. He was treated with Zero Balancing, a manual therapy technique that balances body structure with energy. After seven treatments his migraines were relieved and he no longer needed therapy.


Insights Into Using Plants In Management Of Viral Diseases., Vyacheslav Dushenkov, Anna Dushenkov Nov 2021

Insights Into Using Plants In Management Of Viral Diseases., Vyacheslav Dushenkov, Anna Dushenkov

Publications and Research

Botanical therapeutics possess a unique potential in the treatment of viral diseases. The pharmacological base and clinical use of botanical therapeutics have been extensively reviewed. The mode of action(s) may be built either on the direct interference with the virus's ability to enter human cells, virus replication, or exerting immune-modulatory and anti-inflammatory effects. The adjuvant treatment with botanical therapeutics has the potential to result in advances in symptom resolution, decrease in disease burden and shortening its duration.


Can The Multi-Theory Model (Mtm) Of Health Behavior Change Explain The Intent For People To Practice Meditation?, Manoj Sharma, Matthew Asare, Ram Lakhan, Amar Kanekar, Vinayak K. Nahar, Sheniz Moonie Phd Nov 2021

Can The Multi-Theory Model (Mtm) Of Health Behavior Change Explain The Intent For People To Practice Meditation?, Manoj Sharma, Matthew Asare, Ram Lakhan, Amar Kanekar, Vinayak K. Nahar, Sheniz Moonie Phd

Environmental & Occupational Health Faculty Publications

Meditation is gaining popularity as adjuvant therapy for many chronic ailments, mental well-being, and spiritual growth. Behavioral theories have been underutilized in understanding meditation behavior. This study aimed to test if a fourth-generation multitheory model (MTM) could explain the intent for starting and maintaining meditation behavior in a sample of US adults. A face and content valid 48-item instrument based on MTM was administered in a cross-sectional design through an online survey (n =330). Internal consistency (Cronbach’s alpha > 0.70) and construct validation using structural equation modeling of the subscales were all acceptable. Hierarchical multiple regression revealed that, after ...


Prevention Of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections Through Cauti Protocol Implementation, Kaitlyn Prow, Sydney Petonic Nov 2021

Prevention Of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections Through Cauti Protocol Implementation, Kaitlyn Prow, Sydney Petonic

Scholars Week

Catheter-associated urinary tract infections are a common issue in healthcare settings and account for longer patient hospital stays and increased hospital bills. Three studies found during our research described pre-intervention data followed by post-intervention data after a form of a CAUTI prevention plan had been implemented. These studies found that CAUTI rates reduced dramatically after the protocol had been in place. Using this information, we decided to examine Murray-Calloway County Hospital’s current CAUTI protocol and improve upon it with a protocol of our own. We were able to develop two forms based on our research: a CAUTI protocol form ...


Editorial Introduction (Ije 3.1), Editorial Board Nov 2021

Editorial Introduction (Ije 3.1), Editorial Board

The International Journal of Ecopsychology (IJE)

No abstract provided.


Anthropocentrism: More Than Just A Misunderstood Problem, Helen Kopnina, Haydn Washington, Bron Taylor, John Piccolo Nov 2021

Anthropocentrism: More Than Just A Misunderstood Problem, Helen Kopnina, Haydn Washington, Bron Taylor, John Piccolo

The International Journal of Ecopsychology (IJE)

Anthropocentrism, in its original connotation in environmental ethics, is the belief that value is human-centered and that all other beings are means to human ends. Environmentally-concerned authors have argued that anthropocentrism is ethically wrong and at the root of ecological crises. Some environmental ethicists argue, however, that critics of anthropocentrism are misguided or even misanthropic. They contend: first that criticism of anthropocentrism can be counterproductive and misleading by failing to distinguish between legitimate and illegitimate human interests. Second, that humans differ greatly in their environmental impacts, and consequently, addressing human inequalities should be a precondition for environmental protection. Third, since ...


American Letters: Mencken, Editorial Board Nov 2021

American Letters: Mencken, Editorial Board

The International Journal of Ecopsychology (IJE)

No abstract provided.


Pseudo-Patriotism, Polemics, And Propaganda: European ‘Indianness’ And Contemporary German Populism, Dagmar Wernitznig Nov 2021

Pseudo-Patriotism, Polemics, And Propaganda: European ‘Indianness’ And Contemporary German Populism, Dagmar Wernitznig

The International Journal of Ecopsychology (IJE)

This article highlights and explores new nuances of colonialisms that can be witnessed in German populist politics in conjunction with public discourses about migration and refugeedom. In their xenophobic aversion towards aliens, ultra-nationalist organizations and parties in Germany pervert the colonial trauma of Native American peoples by projecting it onto their own existence. By drawing analogies between their own lives and the plight of Native American expulsion or forceful assimilation since the arrival of the first European settlers, right-wing individuals and groups perceive themselves as a vanishing tribe that is threatened with extinction, caused by Arabic and African newcomers on ...


Book Review (Ije 3.1), Editorial Board Nov 2021

Book Review (Ije 3.1), Editorial Board

The International Journal of Ecopsychology (IJE)

No abstract provided.


Anthropocentric Tautologies: The Ape Who Mistook His Jabbering For A Self, George Conesa Nov 2021

Anthropocentric Tautologies: The Ape Who Mistook His Jabbering For A Self, George Conesa

The International Journal of Ecopsychology (IJE)

No abstract provided.


Table Of Contents Ije Volume 3 (1), Editorial Board Nov 2021

Table Of Contents Ije Volume 3 (1), Editorial Board

The International Journal of Ecopsychology (IJE)

No abstract provided.