Regional Blood Flow

Publication Title: 
Comprehensive Physiology

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a common vascular disease that reduces blood flow capacity to the legs of patients. PAD leads to exercise intolerance that can progress in severity to greatly limit mobility, and in advanced cases leads to frank ischemia with pain at rest. It is estimated that 12 to 15 million people in the United States are diagnosed with PAD, with a much larger population that is undiagnosed. The presence of PAD predicts a 50% to 1500% increase in morbidity and mortality, depending on severity.

Author(s): 
Haas, Tara L.
Lloyd, Pamela G.
Yang, Hsiao-Tung
Terjung, Ronald L.
Publication Title: 
Comprehensive Therapy

The heart has been regarded throughout history as the central core of life and emotions, of kindness and generosity, courage and grief. Cardiac disease can be overwhelming for both the patient and for the partner, and fear of death is a common and quite normal response. Sexual activity after convalescence is a valuable incentive for patients to undergo rehabilitation. Self-confidence and satisfaction can be greatly enhanced by affectionate closeness, and prolonged foreplay can be savored at any age.

Author(s): 
Renshaw, D. C.
Karstaedt, A.
Publication Title: 
Comprehensive Therapy

The heart has been regarded throughout history as the central core of life and emotions, of kindness and generosity, courage and grief. Cardiac disease can be overwhelming for both the patient and for the partner, and fear of death is a common and quite normal response. Sexual activity after convalescence is a valuable incentive for patients to undergo rehabilitation. Self-confidence and satisfaction can be greatly enhanced by affectionate closeness, and prolonged foreplay can be savored at any age.

Author(s): 
Renshaw, D. C.
Karstaedt, A.
Publication Title: 
Comprehensive Therapy

The heart has been regarded throughout history as the central core of life and emotions, of kindness and generosity, courage and grief. Cardiac disease can be overwhelming for both the patient and for the partner, and fear of death is a common and quite normal response. Sexual activity after convalescence is a valuable incentive for patients to undergo rehabilitation. Self-confidence and satisfaction can be greatly enhanced by affectionate closeness, and prolonged foreplay can be savored at any age.

Author(s): 
Renshaw, D. C.
Karstaedt, A.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVES: Previous studies have shown that grounding produces quantifiable physiologic changes. This study was set up to reproduce and expand earlier electrophysiologic and physiologic parameters measured immediately after grounding with improved methodology and state-of-the-art equipment. DESIGN AND SUBJECTS: A multiparameter double-blind experiment was conducted with 14 men and 14 women (age range: 18-80) in relatively good health. Subjects were screened for health problems using a commonly used health questionnaire.

Author(s): 
Chevalier, Gaétan
Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis
Author(s): 
Clawson, T. A.
Swade, R. H.
Publication Title: 
Zeitschrift Für Psychosomatische Medizin Und Psychoanalyse

Regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) was measured by means of the 133-Xenon inhalation method in 12 healthy male volunteers experienced in self-hypnosis for several months. During a well performed levitation of the right arm in hypnosis as compared to resting conditions, we found a global increase of cortical blood flow and a regional activation of temporal areas; the latter finding is considered to reflect acoustical attention. In addition, a so far unexplained desactivation of inferior temporal areas was observed during successful self-hypnosis and hypnosis.

Author(s): 
Meyer, H. K.
Diehl, B. J.
Ulrich, P. T.
Meinig, G.
Publication Title: 
Psychiatry Research
Author(s): 
Diehl, B. J.
Meyer, H. K.
Ulrich, P.
Meinig, G.
Publication Title: 
International Journal of Psychophysiology: Official Journal of the International Organization of Psychophysiology

Using 133Xe regional cerebral blood flow (CBF) imaging, two male groups having high and low hypnotic susceptibility were compared in waking and after hypnotic induction, while at rest and while experiencing ischemic pain to both arms under two conditions: attend to pain and suggested analgesia. Differences between low and highly-hypnotizable persons were observed during all hypnosis conditions: only highly-hypnotizable persons showed a significant increase in overall CBF, suggesting that hypnosis requires cognitive effort.

Author(s): 
Crawford, H. J.
Gur, R. C.
Skolnick, B.
Gur, R. E.
Benson, D. M.
Publication Title: 
Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, Und Verwandte Gebiete

In 12 patients with systemic sclerosis the influence of hypnosis and autogenic training on the acral blood circulation and the coping with the disease was investigated in a pilot study. In the first step significant increases in the skin temperature of the finger (mean +/- SD: 3.9 +/- 1.2 degrees C) could be found after relaxation hypnosis. In the second step six patients (study group) gained experience with autogenic training. The other six patients served as control group.

Author(s): 
Seikowski, K.
Weber, B.
Haustein, U. F.

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