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Tibetan medicine. part I: Introduction to Tibetan medicine and the rGyud-bzi (Fourth Tantra)
Tibetan medicine is one example of a traditional cultural health care system. Until recently, geographic barriers have permitted this medical tradition to evolve in an uninterrupted way. The history, ...
EEG alpha blocking correlated with perception of inner light during Zen meditation
According to the experimental results and practitioners' subjective experience, we report some hypotheses that may account for meditative phenomena during the practice of Zen-Buddhism. Orthodox Zen-Bu...
Who are our clients? a profile of a community-based Buddhist hospice
One of the ongoing challenges for those involved in the hospice movement is to find ways of effectively extending the provision of hospice services to all in need. Pragmatic, empirical research that p...
The Buddha and the search for evidence
In this very short letter to the editor, the author quotes a sūtra (scripture) spoken by the Buddha in which he encourages the Kalamas people not to simply believe in something simply because i...
Suppressing tumor progression of in vitro prostate cancer cells by emitted psychosomatic power through Zen meditation
Human prostate cancer PC3 cells were treated in vitro with psychosomatic power emitted by a Buddhist-Zen Master. A significant decrease of growth rate was observed as determined by MTT assay after 48 ...
Buddhist monks as community health workers in Thailand
In Thailand, Buddhist monks and temples are scattered throughout the country even in the rural poor. There are approximately one temple and four monks for every two villages of about 1000 people. If B...
The Tao, psychoanalysis and existential thought
The purpose of this paper is to clarify some existing misunderstandings in the area of psychotherapy, existential approach and the Eastern Tao (Zen Buddhism, Confucianism, Lao-tzu, Chuang-tzu) by show...
Positive and 'negative' aspects of the 'altered states of consciousness' induced by autogenic training, Zen and yoga
As practices of altered states of consciousness (ASC) have become more widely used among psychotherapists who have become aware of the limitations of psychoanalytic, educational and behavioral approac...
Psychotherapist and expansion of awareness
The author emphasizes the therapist's well-integrated and matured personality as the crucial element for being a good psychotherapist; therefore, it is essential for a psychotherapist to make ceaseles...
Mindfulness-based stress reduction in relation to quality of life, mood, symptoms of stress and levels of cortisol, dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) and melatonin in breast and prostate cancer outpatients
This medical study looked at the effects of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MSBR) on the mood, quality of life, levels of stress and cortisol, dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate (DHEAS) and melatonin ...
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