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Yoga May Help Boost Mental Health

4/16/2013 12:27 pm
Posted by Dr. Ann Conn

The review of over 100 studied by Dr. Murali Doraiswamy of Duke University revealed that yoga is effective in coping with anxiety, depression and stress.  Of the studies reviewed for his article in, Frontiers in Affective Disorders and Psychosomatic Research, 16 …


Acupuncture for Chronic Pain

1/15/2013 12:19 pm
Posted by Dr. Ann Conn

As treatment options for chronic pain evolve, scientific analysis of alternative and complementary techniques will inform our selection of these modalities.  A recent article in Archives of Internal Medicine reviewed Acupuncture for Chronic Pain.  Studies that evaluated acupuncture for treating …


Mindfulness Mediation

1/8/2013 12:00 pm
Posted by Dr. Ann Conn

Mindfulness mediation is a potentially rich area for pain treatment.  During the last several years, scientific study of meditation has advanced.  Dr. Richard Davidson at University of Wisconsin Madison is a leader in the field.  I’m looking forward to his …


Stress Management Using Virtual Environments

12/4/2012 2:53 am
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Mental preparation for entering a stressful environment is undergoing a revolution. One of the leaders of this revolution is Dr. Albert Rizzo a psychologist at USC Keck School of Medicine. The collaboration between the military, Hollywood and USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies, has yielded a new category of medical virtual reality.


Tai Chi and Chronic Pain

11/8/2012 7:50 pm
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Complementary and Alternative Medicine are now being invested from a scientific viewpoint.  Hopefully, this analysis will expand and enrich treatment possibilities. Tai Chi is a potential treatment option for chronic pain. Tai Chi can be valuable in chronic pain management …