Head

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

BACKGROUND: A 1977 study by Melzack et al. reported 100% anatomic and 71% clinical pain correspondences of myofascial trigger points and classical acupuncture points in the treatment of pain disorders. A reanalysis of this study's data using different acupuncture resources by Birch a quarter century later concluded that correlating trigger points to classical acupuncture points was not conceptually possible and that the only class of acupuncture points that could were the a shi points. Moreover, Birch concluded that no more than 40% of the acupuncture points examined by Melzack et al.

Author(s): 
Dorsher, Peter T.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

BACKGROUND: A 1977 study by Melzack et al. reported 100% anatomic and 71% clinical pain correspondences of myofascial trigger points and classical acupuncture points in the treatment of pain disorders. A reanalysis of this study's data using different acupuncture resources by Birch a quarter century later concluded that correlating trigger points to classical acupuncture points was not conceptually possible and that the only class of acupuncture points that could were the a shi points. Moreover, Birch concluded that no more than 40% of the acupuncture points examined by Melzack et al.

Author(s): 
Dorsher, Peter T.
Publication Title: 
Biology Letters

We test the hypothesis that polymorphisms of the brain regulator genes MCPH1 and ASPM contribute to variations in human brain size and its correlates. We measured general mental ability, head circumference and social intelligence in 644 Canadian adults (496 Caucasians, 36 Orientals, 84 Mixed Race/Other and 28 Blacks; 257 men and 387 women). The gene polymorphisms were assessed from buccal DNA; mental ability by Wonderlic Personnel Test and Multidimensional Aptitude Battery; head circumference by stretchless tape; and social intelligence by prosocial attitude questionnaires.

Author(s): 
Rushton, J. Philippe
Vernon, Philip A.
Bons, Trudy Ann
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
Author(s): 
Buckley, R. W.
Publication Title: 
The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
Author(s): 
Ansel, E. L.
Publication Title: 
Annals of Plastic Surgery

An approach to outpatient anesthesia using drugs that have reversible or very short-acting effects is described, along with a method of monitoring patients using pulse rate to assess tranquility. Preoperatively, the patient is given 1 mg of lorazepam the evening before surgery and sublingual lorazepam 1 mg combined with hydroxyzine 50 mg intramuscularly one hour before surgery. Before infiltration of local anesthesia, intravenous diazepam in 2.5 mg increments is given if needed, followed by a mixture of meperidine and pentazocine intravenously in exactly a 10:1 ratio.

Author(s): 
Silver, H.
Codesmith, A. O.
Publication Title: 
Anesteziologiia I Reanimatologiia

Four hundred and eighty-four patients with pain syndromes of cervicocranial localization, such as migraine, exercise-induced headache, cervicogenic headache, trigeminal neuralgia, trigeminal neuropathy, and occipital neuralgia were observed. The patients were randomized by the type, intensity, and duration of the pain syndrome and subdivided into two subgroups in each of the study nosological entities.

Author(s): 
Medvedeva, L. A.
Zagorul'ko, O. I.
Gnezdilov, A. V.
Syrovegin, A. V.
Publication Title: 
Nursing Times

Creating an environment that focuses on individual recovery within an acute inpatient environment can be challenging. To add to the therapeutic nature of a mental health assessment and treatment ward for women, we conducted a pilot of six Indian head massage taster treatments for patients. Feedback was obtained from patients and staff through the questionnaires, observation and verbal feedback. The feedback showed individual positive experiences and that the treatment enhanced experiences of care. These outcomes are being used to explore the benefits of the use of IHM in ward environments.

Author(s): 
Howard, Vickie
Halldorsson, Rachel
Publication Title: 
Journal of Child Neurology

Intentional modification of the infant's head has been commonly practiced at all times and in virtually every region of the inhabited world. Motives included aesthetic perception of the human head, greater attractiveness, symbolization of ethnic identity, demonstration of noble origin or sociocultural status, and supposed health benefits. The desired shape was achieved by repeated hand massage, or by using devices like cradleboards, which were applied throughout infancy. In some regions, infant head shaping was the rule rather than the exception.

Author(s): 
Obladen, Michael
Publication Title: 
Nursing Times

Creating an environment that focuses on individual recovery within an acute inpatient environment can be challenging. To add to the therapeutic nature of a mental health assessment and treatment ward for women, we conducted a pilot of six Indian head massage taster treatments for patients. Feedback was obtained from patients and staff through the questionnaires, observation and verbal feedback. The feedback showed individual positive experiences and that the treatment enhanced experiences of care. These outcomes are being used to explore the benefits of the use of IHM in ward environments.

Author(s): 
Howard, Vickie
Halldorsson, Rachel

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