By J. Colombo, PhD.INTRODUCTION
Life Vessel is an alternative approach to health care. Life Vessel employs a patented technique to non-invasively interact with a patient’s autonomic nervous system (ANS). The technique is based on light and sound frequencies that have been found to adjust the ANS to restore a proper balance and improve patients’ health. Life Read more
By J. Colombo, PhD.INTRODUCTION
By Amy Novotney
Researchers are exploring how music therapy can improve health outcomes among a variety of patient populations, including premature infants and people with depression and Parkinson’s disease.
The beep of ventilators and infusion pumps, the hiss of oxygen, the whir of carts and the murmur of voices as physicians and nurses make rounds — these Read more
by Alessandro Bartolomucci and Rosario Leopardi
Citation: Bartolomucci A, Leopardi R (2009) Stress and Depression: Preclinical Research and Clinical Implications. PLoS ONE 4(1): e4265. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0004265
Editor: Bernhard Baune, James Cook University, Australia
Received: December 5, 2008; Accepted: January 7, 2009; Published: January 30, 2009
Copyright: © 2009 Bartolomucci, Leopardi. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of Read more
UNC School of Medicine, By LESLIE H. LANG
A study commissioned by the American Psychiatric Association and led by a psychiatrist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine has found that light therapy effectively treats mood disorders, including seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and other depressive disorders.
A report of the study, which Read more
Dr. Valerie Donaldson M.D. & Tosha VannIntroduction
As scientists we attempt to acquire knowledge about the world around us through investigation using a well specified scientific method. When choosing what is to be investigated there are many considerations to be made; these choices are often based on personal, educational, or professional reasons. In 2000 my mother Read more
by Chris Boyd-Brewer, MA. FAMIVibroacoustic therapy is a recently recognized technology that uses sound in the audible range to produce mechanical vibrations that are applied directly to the body. The technology uses speakers or transducers placed within mats, mattresses, chairs, recliners, tables, or soft furniture to provide a physiologic and auditory experience. Benefits include pain Read more
Mayo Clinic Department of NeurologyAutonomic nerve disorders (dysautonomia) refer to disorders of autonomic nervous system (ANS) function. Dysautonomia is a general term used to describe a breakdown or abnormal function of the ANS. The autonomic nervous system controls much of your involuntary functions. Symptoms are wide-ranging and can include problems with the regulation of heart Read more
Part I: Effects of stress on health and productivityHarvard researchers estimate that 60-90% of doctor’s visits are caused by stress. Stress is linked to the following illnesses: heart attacks, hypertension, diabetes, asthma, chronic pain, insomnia, allergies, headache, backache, various skins disorders, cancer, accidents, suicide, depression, immune system weakness, decreases in the number and function of Read more
Apr. 2, 2012 — Stress wreaks havoc on the mind and body. For example, psychological stress is associated with greater risk for depression, heart disease and infectious diseases. But, until now, it has not been clear exactly how stress influences disease and health.
A research team led by Carnegie Mellon University’s Sheldon Cohen has found that Read more
Ever wonder the kinds of effects stress can have on the body and your everyday life? Stress is recognized as the #1 proxy killer disease today. The American Medical Association has noted that stress is the basic cause of more than 60% of all human illness and disease. Below are some insightful stress facts that Read more