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Examining State Of Flow And Its Future In Dance/Movement Therapy: A Literature Review, Rachael A. Cohen 2023 Lesley University

Examining State Of Flow And Its Future In Dance/Movement Therapy: A Literature Review, Rachael A. Cohen

Expressive Therapies Capstone Theses

This paper analyzes State of Flow, the definition codified by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and analyzes how Flow as a concept has developed in current psychological and artistic research, alternative therapies, and mainstream medias. This paper also views existing Dance/Movement Therapy frameworks such as Body-Mind Centering and Kestenberg Movement Profile to see how Csikszentmihalyi’s definition could integrate into current Dance/Movement Therapy practice, as well as looks at Laban Movement Analysis and its future in Dance/Movement Therapy. This thesis also examines how gender and neurodivergence may impact how one can experience State of Flow.


Art And Rehabilitation: An Analysis Of Art In The Treatment Of Individuals Recovering From Substance Use Disorders, Cheyenne Weis 2023 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Art And Rehabilitation: An Analysis Of Art In The Treatment Of Individuals Recovering From Substance Use Disorders, Cheyenne Weis

Theses/Capstones/Creative Projects

Substance use has been a huge problem in the United States for a long time. Typically, techniques such as behavioral therapies or 12-Step Programs are used regarding treatment for those trying to recover from substance use disorders. While these treatment options are useful for many people, it is also important to look at nonnormative options for treatment to help the greatest number of people. One of these treatment options is the use of art, either as art therapy or as therapeutic art-making. Previous research on art therapy and people with substance use disorders demonstrates that there are many benefits of …


Urban Land-Based Healing: A Northern Intervention Strategy, Nicole Redvers, Melanie Nadeau, Donald Prince 2023 University of North Dakota

Urban Land-Based Healing: A Northern Intervention Strategy, Nicole Redvers, Melanie Nadeau, Donald Prince

Indigenous Health Faculty Publications

Urban Indigenous populations face significant health and social disparities across Canada. With high rates of homelessness and substance abuse, there are often few options for urban Indigenous Peoples to access land-based healing programs despite the increasingly known and appreciated benefits. In May 2018, the first urban land-based healing camp opened in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada, one of the first to our knowledge in Canada or the United States. This camp may serve as a potential model for an Indigenous-led and Indigenous-based healing camp in an urban setting. We seek to present preliminary outcome data from the healing camp in a …


Mommy, Me, And We: Why Black Mothers Have Turned To Doulas, Janessa Harris 2023 University of Georgia

Mommy, Me, And We: Why Black Mothers Have Turned To Doulas, Janessa Harris

Crossings: Swarthmore Undergraduate Feminist Research Journal

Maternal mortality mates have disproportionately affected black mothers for far too long due to the lack of value that black bodies hold in medical spaces. Because of this concerns voiced by black people are often disregarded and ignored until the very last minute. But what if this was changed? This paper will focus on how black mothers have worked against Western medical systems that silence our voices, but instead turn to doulas who work to make these mothers feel seen, heard, and cared for. Through this, we make birthing a careful and collective effort to turn Mommy&Me to Mommy&We.


Determining Effects Of Holistic And Pharmaceutical Treatment Routes Taken By Physicians For Patients With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Erendira Martinez 2023 Dominican University of California

Determining Effects Of Holistic And Pharmaceutical Treatment Routes Taken By Physicians For Patients With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Erendira Martinez

Nursing | Senior Theses

Background

Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a hormonal disorder that affects women all over the world. Though a newly recognized diagnosis, that has not been researched extensively, it is clear that this reproductive and metabolic hinderance debilitates many aspects of women’s lives, negatively impacting their quality of life.

Objectives:

  • Discover the effects of physician determined treatment routes on patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome.
  • Explore insufficiency of research conducted regarding different routes of treatments for patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome.

Methods

A literature review was performed of primary research studies, utilizing databases provided by Dominican University of California. Six articles were reviewed …


Movement As Medicine: Dance/Movement Therapy For Individuals With Autism, Parkinson’S Disease, And Cancer, Alessia Zanobini 2023 Claremont McKenna College

Movement As Medicine: Dance/Movement Therapy For Individuals With Autism, Parkinson’S Disease, And Cancer, Alessia Zanobini

CMC Senior Theses

Dance/movement therapy (D/MT) is the psychotherapeutic use of expressive, creative movement to support holistic well-being. D/MT views the human being as a single body-mind unit and movement as a manifestation of life experiences. While typically practiced as a mental health intervention, D/MT can be adapted for a variety of populations. This thesis evaluates scientific data for the non-traditional use of D/MT for three conditions: autism, Parkinson’s disease, and cancer. For individuals on the autism spectrum, D/MT can strengthen attunement skills, provide creative communication outlets, and relieve harmful physical manifestations of autism. For individuals with Parkinson’s disease, D/MT can simultaneously ease …


The Role Of Herbal Medicines In Central American Indigenous Communities; Improving Accessibility To Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Treatment, Sarai Ortega 2023 Claremont Colleges

The Role Of Herbal Medicines In Central American Indigenous Communities; Improving Accessibility To Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Treatment, Sarai Ortega

CMC Senior Theses

Indigenous communities in Central America have used various plant medications to treat illnesses and diseases for centuries. Clinicians must consider improving traditional healthcare methods that are intrinsic to indigenous communities in order to increase access to effective treatments, particularly for diseases that these communities are more at risk for. This work aims to propose a method to identify whether traditional preparations of five plants (Anacardium occidentale L., Hamelia patens Jacq., Momordica charantia L, Neurolaena lobota L. R. Br. Ex Cass., and Tecoma stans L. juss. ex Kunth) can reduce blood glucose levels in rats with type two diabetes. Additionally, …


Two Dimensions Of A Bodhisattva, Douglas Duckworth 2023 Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Two Dimensions Of A Bodhisattva, Douglas Duckworth

International Journal of Transpersonal Studies Advance Publication Archive

This paper presents two dimensions of a bodhisattva, the ideal of Maha- ya- na Buddhism. One dimension involves contemplative practices that disclose a pure nature that is always already present; this reality is unveiled after the obscurations that cloud it are removed. I refer to this as a “top-down” approach because it is based on qualities of awakening that are already there, yet lie beyond an ordinary being’s comprehension. The second dimension, which I refer to as a “bottom-up” approach, involves directed training and discipline. Unlike the top-down approach, this is not about “going with the flow” or simply letting …


Mindfulness Traps And The Entanglement Of Self: An Inquiry Into The Regime Of Mind, Richard Dixey, Ronald E. Purser 2023 Dharma College, Berkeley, CA, USA

Mindfulness Traps And The Entanglement Of Self: An Inquiry Into The Regime Of Mind, Richard Dixey, Ronald E. Purser

International Journal of Transpersonal Studies Advance Publication Archive

Mindfulness meditation can provide salutary therapeutic benefits, as well as lead advanced practitioners to states of calm and equanimity. In this paper, we argue that such forms of meditation may subtly entrap practitioners in circular, self-reflexive feedback loops. Because these meditation traps fail to clearly discern the operations of mind, they offer a temporary oasis of peace within an unaltered dualistic realm of mind that leaves the root delusion of self-identity intact. Drawing upon Tarthang Tulku’s seminal book Revelations of Mind, we present what he refers to as the “regime of mind,” the processes of cognition, identification and re-cognition in …


Authentic Mindfulness Within Mindfulness-Based Interventions: A Qualitative Study Of Participants' Experiences, Supakyada Sapthiang, Edo Shonin, Paul Barrows, William Van Gordon 2023 Awake to Wisdom Centre for Meditation and Mindfulness Research, Nottingham, UK

Authentic Mindfulness Within Mindfulness-Based Interventions: A Qualitative Study Of Participants' Experiences, Supakyada Sapthiang, Edo Shonin, Paul Barrows, William Van Gordon

International Journal of Transpersonal Studies Advance Publication Archive

There are concerns that participants of some modern mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) are receiving a superficial form of mindfulness training. However, empirical investigation of this issue according to participants’ first-hand experiences has been limited. Thus, this qualitative study aimed to capture the first-hand perspectives relating to authentic mindfulness of participants who had recently attended an MBI in the UK. Ten adults completed a recorded, online semistructured interview. Based on a thematic analysis, the following four master themes were identified: (a) authentic mindfulness as a construct, (b) positive aspects of the training, (c) something missing, and (d) recommendations for authenticity. Although all …


The Potencial Of Ginger (Zingiber Officinale R.) As A Standardized Herbal Product In North Sumatera, Rahmad Syukur Siregar, Rika Ampuh Hadiguna, Insannul Kamil, Novizar Nazir, Nofialdi Nofialdi 2022 Universitas Andalas, Padang, West Sumatera, Indonesia and Faculty of Agricultural, Universitas Muhammadiyah Sumatera Utara, Medan, North Sumatera, Indonesia

The Potencial Of Ginger (Zingiber Officinale R.) As A Standardized Herbal Product In North Sumatera, Rahmad Syukur Siregar, Rika Ampuh Hadiguna, Insannul Kamil, Novizar Nazir, Nofialdi Nofialdi

Journal of Environmental Science and Sustainable Development

Indonesia has more than 9,609 plant species which have medicinal properties that is spread across various regions in Indonesia. Ginger is a group of medicinal plants that are therapeutic. Ginger has been cultivated on a large scale with the highest harvested area, total production and demand in Indonesia, including the Province of North Sumatra. The use of ginger as a medicinal plant has been carried out on the scale of the Traditional Medicine Industry (IOT), of which there are 135 IOTs in Indonesia and one of them is in North Sumatra, namely in the city of Medan. This article uses …


Research Highlights, Noopur Kumari, Babita Rani Kondle 2022 Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, New Delhi, India

Research Highlights, Noopur Kumari, Babita Rani Kondle

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

Summary of the studies has been highlighted from Sep till Nov 2022.


Reply To Hahnemann's Position On Vaccination: A Call To Rethink., Rudi Verspoor 2022 Hahnemann Center for Heilkunst, Ottawa, Canada

Reply To Hahnemann's Position On Vaccination: A Call To Rethink., Rudi Verspoor

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

There is a debate on the merits of modern vaccination in relation to Hahnemann’s position regarding this practice in his time. The authors of a recent Letter to the Editor argue that Hahnemann was in favour of vaccination and that we need to assess vaccination objectively. I agree with both of these positions, but disagree as to the details regarding what is meant by these two conclusions. I argue that Hahnemann made clear that vaccination did not provide immunity, and never can. I further argue that there are better alternatives to vaccination in terms of boosting the immune system, and …


A Scientific Convention On The World Homoeopathy Day: ‘Homoeopathy: People’S Choice For Wellness’ – A Conference Report, Babita Rani Kondle, Divya Taneja, Subhash Kaushik 2022 Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, New Delhi, India

A Scientific Convention On The World Homoeopathy Day: ‘Homoeopathy: People’S Choice For Wellness’ – A Conference Report, Babita Rani Kondle, Divya Taneja, Subhash Kaushik

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

Three apex bodies, namely the Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, the National Commission for Homoeopathy and the National Institute of Homoeopathy, jointly organised a scientific convention on the occasion of the World Homoeopathy Day to commemorate the 267th birth anniversary of the founder of Homoeopathy, Dr Christian Fredrich Samuel Hahnemann which was held on 9 and 10 April 2022 at New Delhi on the theme ‘Homoeopathy: People’s Choice for Wellness’. Over the 2 days, scientific sessions and interactive meets were held. This convention was an opportunity to review the developments in the field of Homoeopathy and formulate future strategies …


Covid-19 Vaccination: Hesitancy, Side Effects And Homoeopathy, Subhash Kaushik 2022 Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, New Delhi, India

Covid-19 Vaccination: Hesitancy, Side Effects And Homoeopathy, Subhash Kaushik

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

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Lycopodium Clavatum As An Inhibitor Of Monosodium Urate Crystallisation In Gout: An In Vitro Study, Sithara Perveen P, KR Mansoor Ali, Sheeba Veluthoor, Jijith U.S, Nithya T, Afiya alloor, Shijil V K 2022 Department of Case Taking and Repertorisation, Government Homoeopathic Medical College, Kozhikode (Kerala University of Health Sciences, Thrissur), Kerala, India

Lycopodium Clavatum As An Inhibitor Of Monosodium Urate Crystallisation In Gout: An In Vitro Study, Sithara Perveen P, Kr Mansoor Ali, Sheeba Veluthoor, Jijith U.S, Nithya T, Afiya Alloor, Shijil V K

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

Background: Hyperuricaemia plays a significant role in the development and pathogenesis of several metabolic and systemic disorders including metabolic syndrome, hypertension, stroke and atherosclerosis. Lycopodium clavatum is the most widely used drug in homoeopathy for treating hyperuricaemia and gout. However, its mechanism of action in reducing serum uric acid remains uncertain. Objective: The objective of the study was to study the potential role of homoeopathic preparation of Lycopodium clavatum in different potencies on monosodium urate crystallisation in vitro. Methods: Spectrophotometric crystallisation assay was carried out on a stock solution of 5 ml of uric acid after its …


Scope Of Homoeopathy In The Treatment Of Depression: A Narrative Synthesis, Karunakara Moorthi, Radhika P, Manu Chandran, K.C. Muraleedharan 2022 National Homoeopathy Research Institute in Mental Health, Kerala, India

Scope Of Homoeopathy In The Treatment Of Depression: A Narrative Synthesis, Karunakara Moorthi, Radhika P, Manu Chandran, K.C. Muraleedharan

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

Background: Depression is a disorder of major public health importance, in terms of its prevalence and suffering, dysfunction, morbidity and economic burden. Depression is one of the most common conditions for which people seek homoeopathic treatment. Objective: This study is aimed to understand the scope of homoeopathy in depression based on the results of previous studies. Methods: A study was done to evince the scope of homoeopathic medicines in the treatment of depression. Searches were done in both general and specialised databases. The data were collected from peer-reviewed journals published between January 2001 and January 2021. Efforts …


Covid-19 Vaccines And Homoeopathy – An Integrative Review, Deepthi Gilla, S R Sreelakshmy, BSJ Raja Kumar 2022 National Homoeopathy Research Institute in Mental Health, Kerala, India

Covid-19 Vaccines And Homoeopathy – An Integrative Review, Deepthi Gilla, S R Sreelakshmy, Bsj Raja Kumar

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has brought millions of people at risk. Clinical trials of several known antiviral drugs and vaccines have been done. Homoeopathy is known to be effective in the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases as well as in overcoming some adverse effects of vaccination. Objectives: The objectives of this review were to identify the adverse effects of COVID-19 vaccination from the published literature and doing homoeopathic repertorisation to find out indicated remedies for alleviating the ill effects of COVID-19 vaccines. Methods: Published literature was searched for ‘Covid-19’, ‘Vaccination’ and ‘Adverse events’ in PubMed between …


Homoeopathy In Plantar Psoriasis: An Evidence-Based Case Report, GR Kiranmayee Rompicherla, Hima Bindu Ponnam 2022 Regional Research Institute (H), Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Homoeopathy In Plantar Psoriasis: An Evidence-Based Case Report, Gr Kiranmayee Rompicherla, Hima Bindu Ponnam

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

Introduction: Plantar psoriasis is a variant of psoriasis and accounts for 3–4% of total cases of psoriasis. Psoriasis, an autoimmune and chronic inflammatory disease of the skin, can leave the patient in agony with its distressing infection episodes. The homoeopathic system of medicine offers a wide range of medicines that can have a beneficial role in managing cases of psoriasis as depicted in the previous studies. Case summary: A distinct case of plantar psoriasis treated with homoeopathic remedies of ultra-high dilution has been presented here. The evidence-based illustrations were done before and after the treatment and the periodical objective …


Homoeopathic Treatment Of A Diabetic Covid-19 Patient With The Complication Of Bronchitis And Pleural Effusion - A Case Report, Alok Ghosh, Sadia Kamal 2022 The Calcutta Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Machuabazar, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Homoeopathic Treatment Of A Diabetic Covid-19 Patient With The Complication Of Bronchitis And Pleural Effusion - A Case Report, Alok Ghosh, Sadia Kamal

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

Introduction: COVID-19 is a novel SARS-CoV-2 disease that has caused a worldwide pandemic. It is highly contagious and produces severe acute respiratory syndrome. Many homoeopathic medicines have been suggested for treatment of COVID cases and reports have also been published. Case Summary: The present case report is of a 61-year-old COVID-positive, male, presenting with complications such as bronchitis and pleural effusion. He was treated for COVID-19 with a suitable homoeopathic medicine, based on the totality of symptoms, while the patient continued his regular regime of conventional medicine for diabetes mellitus and hypertension. The indicated remedy led to immediate relief …


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