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Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVES: Emerging research is revealing that direct physical contact of the human body with the surface of the earth (grounding or earthing) has intriguing effects on human physiology and health, including beneficial effects on various cardiovascular risk factors. This study examined effects of 2 hours of grounding on the electrical charge (zeta potential) on red blood cells (RBCs) and the effects on the extent of RBC clumping. DESIGN/INTERVENTIONS: SUBJECTS were grounded with conductive patches on the soles of their feet and palms of their hands.

Author(s): 
Chevalier, Gaétan
Sinatra, Stephen T.
Oschman, James L.
Delany, Richard M.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVES: Emerging research is revealing that direct physical contact of the human body with the surface of the earth (grounding or earthing) has intriguing effects on human physiology and health, including beneficial effects on various cardiovascular risk factors. This study examined effects of 2 hours of grounding on the electrical charge (zeta potential) on red blood cells (RBCs) and the effects on the extent of RBC clumping. DESIGN/INTERVENTIONS: SUBJECTS were grounded with conductive patches on the soles of their feet and palms of their hands.

Author(s): 
Chevalier, Gaétan
Sinatra, Stephen T.
Oschman, James L.
Delany, Richard M.
Publication Title: 
Ugeskrift for Laeger
Author(s): 
Rasch, P. J.
Publication Title: 
Journal of the National Association of Chiropodists
Author(s): 
Reap, B. R.
Weinstock, B. S.
Publication Title: 
Journal of the American Podiatry Association
Author(s): 
Custer, G. C.
Publication Title: 
Research Communications in Chemical Pathology and Pharmacology

In male rats bearing carrageenan-induced paw edema twenty-four hours after treatment with carrageenan the duration of hexobarbital hypnosis was prolonged and the rate of hepatic hexobarbital metabolism was inhibited. By contrast, treatment with carrageenan potentiates zoxazolamine paralysis time and inhibits zoxazolamine metabolism in both male and female rats. Thus, sex-related differences in the rats bearing carrageenan-induced paw edema and inhibition of drug metabolism are apparently substrate dependent.

Author(s): 
Ishikawa, M.
Sasaki, K.
Yakayanagi, Y.
Sasaki, K.
Publication Title: 
Pain

The present study was designed to further characterize hypnotic analgesia and particularly to examine whether the effects are due to a selective alteration of pain perception and are organized somatotopically. Thirty-two healthy volunteers participated in this study. Thermal detection thresholds for warmth and cool stimuli and heat pain thresholds were measured at both the upper and lower left limbs by means of a thermotest.

Author(s): 
Benhaiem, J. M.
Attal, N.
Chauvin, M.
Brasseur, L.
Bouhassira, D.
Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis

Ciguatera toxicity is a poisoning from consuming reef fish that had fed on dinoflagellates such as Gambierdiscus toxicus found along coral reefs. The toxin is oil soluble, odorless, colorless, tasteless, heat stable, and is concentrated in larger carnivorous fish such as amberjack, barracuda, eel, grouper, red snapper, sea bass, and Spanish mackerel. Onset of symptoms is usually within 6-12 hours after ingestion. Gastrointestinal symptoms lasting 1-2 days include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Author(s): 
Laser, Eleanor D.
Shenefelt, Philip D.
Publication Title: 
Nursing Times
Author(s): 
Stevenson, C.
Publication Title: 
Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery

Epilepsy has been known for thousands of years and has been subjected to various forms of conventional and non-conventional therapies including a non-pharmacological conservative treatment known as aromatherapy, ever since. One commonly practiced form of aromatherapy that persists as an immediate first-aid measure even today in some parts of developing countries in the East is the application of "shoe-smell" during an epileptic attack. The questionable remedial role has intrigued neuro-scientists at least in these parts of the world.

Author(s): 
Jaseja, Harinder

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