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The Psychology of Low Back Pain

“Low back pain is the second most common cause of disability in the U.S. Over 80% of people will experience an episode of this pain at some point in their lives. The most common reasons for low back pain are disc injuries, sciatica, lifting heavy objects, or some other non-specific back injury. Yet even though back… Read more »

What Is the Molecular Signature of Mind–Body Interventions?

The following article has analyzed the results of 18 investigations, all showing that Mind-Body interventions like Yoga, Thai chi meditations or activities that evoke the relaxation response can act at the level of genes to counteract the stress response. The investigations show that these practices are associated with a down-regulation of… Read more »

Where Do Mind and Body Meet?

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The mind-body problem is an age-old issue in philosophy regarding the relationship between mental and physical phenomena. Some, like Décartes, believe in mind-body dualism and some other thinkers believe in the unity of mind and body. However, from a practical perspective mind and body, either single or dual, have extensive… Read more »

Illness Behaviour

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A disease is a condition of injury at the level of cells, tissues and organs. This injury can be investigated at cellular, subcellular, biochemical and genetic level. At this point, a disease is an entity belonging to the laboratory. Tuberculosis is nothing but the damage of acid-fast bacilli to the… Read more »