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Listen up, doc: Empathy raises patients’ pain tolerance

Listen up, doc: Empathy raises patients’ pain tolerance | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

A doctor-patient relationship built on trust and empathy doesn’t justput patients at ease – it actually changes the brain’s response to stress and increases pain tolerance, according to new findings from an MSU research team.

 

“We need to do more research to understand this mechanism,” he said, “but this is a good first step that puts some scientific weight behind the case for empathizing with patients, getting to know them and building trust.”

 

Published in the journal Patient Education and Counseling, the study was part of a broader effort at MSU, led by professor of medicine Robert Smith, to establish standards for patient-centered health care and measure its effectiveness.

 

Contact(s): Andy McGlashen , Issidoros Sarinopoulos


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How is it that we are just now discovering the medical benefits of essential values? (I know, this is ancient wisdom we just haven't been taught.)

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10 Wearable Health Tech Devices To Watch

10 Wearable Health Tech Devices To Watch | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Wearable medical technology is becoming a hot commodity. As these devices come to market, they have the potential to help both patients and clinicians monitor vital signs and symptoms.
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Running songs for 10:00 miles (Page 2)

Running songs for 10:00 miles (Page 2) | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
The best workout songs for running for a 10:00 pace (150 BPM) (Page 2)...


This site gives you beats per minute to help you choose musci for your workouts. 

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yogatailor

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YogaTailor is an online resource for Custom DVD-quality Yoga Videos and Yoga Exercise Downloads. YogaTailor creates custom yoga sessions based on user's time available and ability. The videos adapt based on user' progress.
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Does stress cause pimples? - Claudia Aguirre

Published on Nov 15, 2012 by TEDEducation
View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/does-stress-cause-pimples-claudia-aguirre


Which came first: the stress or the pimples? The physical reactions to stress can cause major breakouts, which, in turn, can be even more stressful! Claudia Aguirre gives just one more reason to get that stress under control.


Lesson by Claudia Aguirre, animation by Alan Foreman.
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Stroke of insight - Jill Bolte Taylor

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Published on Nov 14, 2012 by TEDEducation

Brain researcher Jill Bolte Taylor studied her own stroke as it happened -- and has become a powerful voice for brain recovery.

Talk by Jill Bolte Taylor.
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The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society

Transforming higher education by supporting and encouraging the use of contemplative/introspective practices and perspectives to create active learning and research environments that look deeply into experience and meaning for all in service of a...
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Making memories: Exploring the anatomy of recollection

Making memories: Exploring the anatomy of recollection | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
With the help of data collected from intracranial electrodes implanted on epilepsy patients, researchers are getting a rare look inside the brain in hopes of discovering the exact pattern of activity that produces a memory.

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Dr. Dan Siegel - Resources - Healthy Mind Platter

Dr. Dan Siegel - Resources - Healthy Mind Platter | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

Official website of Dr. Dan Siegel. Includes speaking events, audio and video highlights, course information and news.


Seven daily essential mental activities to optimize brain matter and create well-being.

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Play music live with your friends online

Play music live with your friends online | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Choose one of 19 instruments and JAM with your friends online...

 

See video here http://youtu.be/YkvKICWaRT4 ;


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Meditate to Foil the Flu - weather.com

Meditate to Foil the Flu - weather.com | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Meditation--the daily practice of closing your eyes, following your breath, and simply observing each flitting thought--is already proven to reduce stress, insomnia, chronic pain, depression, and even psoriasis.
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great idea !
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Chopra Center Meditation Challenge | Facebook

Chopra Center Meditation Challenge | Facebook | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Have you registered? Now is the time! The "Creating Abundance" Chopra Center 21-Day Meditation Challenge with Deepak starts tomorrow. Participate for free, by registering now at http://chopracentermeditation.com/.
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ECOBUDDHISM :: Edward O. Wilson

ECOBUDDHISM :: Edward O. Wilson | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Imagine that on an icy moon of Jupiter - say Ganymede - the space station of an alien civilization is concealed. For millions of years its scientists have closely watched the earth.
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CaringBridge / Ozzie Gontang / Welcome

CaringBridge / Ozzie Gontang / Welcome | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Through CaringBridge, you can be a part of Ozzie’s health journey by reading updates, viewing photos and leaving messages of love, hope and compassion in the guestbook. Your support will mean the world to Ozzie.
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Update 2016 -- Ozzie is going strong (and helping us find the way)!

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Annette Schmeling's comment, November 28, 2012 10:44 AM
Thanks Dennis...I also posted on the fb group page.
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Meditation found to increase brain size

Meditation found to increase brain size | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
People who meditate grow bigger brains than those who don't. Researchers at Harvard, Yale, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have found the first evidence that meditation can alter the physical structure of our brains.
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The Limitations of Empathy: A Response to Matthew Remski

The Limitations of Empathy: A Response to Matthew Remski | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
by: Be Scofield on November 22nd, 2012 | 14 Comments »
Over the last year I’ve written several articles and a book chapter trying to demonstrate the moral ambiguity of spiritual practices like yoga and meditation. In other words, I’ve argued that these practices won’t lead one to be aware of or challenge the injustices in their surrounding culture. They are ethically and politically neutral. Furthermore, the increased presence, clarity and focus gained from these practices can and has been used to support war, killing and racial hierarchies.
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lifestylechangeprogram - WIKI home

lifestylechangeprogram - WIKI home | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

Welcome to the Life Style Change Wiki


This wiki is for all participants past, present, future in the Life Style Change program at the Center for Integrative Medicine at Scripps La Jolla.


Invitations have been sent to all of the folks I know in the program.  if you didn't get your invitation, email me at wiredinstructor@gmail.com and I'll get you started! ~ Dennis

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Self-Awareness, Mindfulness and Decision-Making | CoachStation

Self-Awareness, Mindfulness and Decision-Making | CoachStation | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Being more present or in the moment allows us to make choices that somehow seem more appropriate and relevant. This framework of thinking then allowed me to more easily work towards analysing effectiveness, again measured in all aspects of my life. I needed to understand whether there was an intended or expected effect and whether I was prepared for action. The answer: No, not in all things, but I can say that the clarity and direction gave me pause for thought and my choices and decisions did change as a result.

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Ray Kurzweil’s new book predicts development of a super ‘digital brain’

Ray Kurzweil’s new book predicts development of a super ‘digital brain’ | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

"Humans will become capable of feats that now seem impossible — for many of us, in our lifetime — in large part due to expected advances in brain research, posits the inventor and author in his new book, How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed, due out next month...In his new book, he predicts technology will virtually grow the human neocortex — the section of the brain responsible for thinking, language, and sensory perception — by directly tying into electronic resources, including the Internet."

 


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Change The Structure of Your Brain! - Neuroplasticity | SUPER BRAIN (Video)

Description: How can we change the structure of our brain and what is neuroplasticity?

"SUPER BRAIN is a manual for relating to the brain in a revolutionary new way. Learn how to use your brain as a gateway for achieving health, happiness, and spiritual growth.* Hosted by author and physician Deepak Chopra, and Harvard Medical School professor Rudy Tanzi, the series and book combines cutting edge research and spiritual insights to help you tap into your brain's incredible capacity to heal and change. Dr. Tanzi is one of the world's foremost experts on the causes of Alzheimer's and includes tips and ideas to health promote brain health."


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Bread of Life Nonprofit Center - Home Page

Bread of Life Nonprofit Center - Home Page | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Bread of Life is a Sacramento based nonprofit offering practices for exploring and deepening in creative and spiritual life. This includes our Spirit in the Arts studio, spiritual direction, contemplative dialogue, and our Spirit Print service.


Welcome to Bread of Life, where our mission is to cultivate attitudes, skills and practices that transform lives, organizations and communities. How? We trust that each person is a treasure and a one-of-a-kind gift for our world. Discovering and releasing that gift is a life-time's work that needs support and encouragement.

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The Mind, Body and Brain Connection

Curiosity experts discuss the mysteries of the mind, body, brain and soul in this deep and thought provoking video.


Deepak Chopra, Dan Siegel, Rudy Tanzi



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Let It Ripple | BRAIN POWER (Video)

Let It Ripple | BRAIN POWER (Video) | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

"Over the course of 6 months, we asked people from all over the world to send videos of themselves feeling their heartbeat and thinking about what it means. This is the film that unfolded...

 

Brain Power: From Neurons to Networks is a 10-minute film and accompanying TED Book from award-winning Director Tiffany Shlain and her team at The Moxie Institute. Based on new research on how to best nurture children’s brains from Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child and University of Washington’s I-LABS, the film explores the parallels between a child’s brain development and the development of the global brain of Internet, offering insights into the best ways to shape both. Made through a new crowd-sourcing creativity process the Moxie team calls “Cloud Filmmaking,” Brain Power was created by putting into action the very ideas that the film is exploring: the connections between neurons, networks, and people around the world."


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25 Of The Healthiest Herbs And Spices In The World

25 Of The Healthiest Herbs And Spices In The World | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
There are a number of delicious foods you can eat for the sake of your health -- but still, all too often, we hear complaints that healthful food just doesn't taste good.
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