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By Paul J. Mills, Laura Redwine, Kathleen Wilson, Meredith A. Pung, Kelly Chinh, Barry H. Greenberg, Ottar Lunde, Alan Maisel, and Ajit Raisinghani
  • Gratitude,
  • Spirituality

The Role of Gratitude in Spiritual Well-Being in Asymptomatic Heart Failure Patients

A UCSD research study found that patients who generally have more grateful dispositions—also known as “trait” gratitude—sleep better, are less depressed, have less fatigue, have more self-confidence to take care of themselves, and have less systemic inflammation.

By CHI Community
  • Consciousness,
  • Justice,
  • Leadership,
  • Women

The Call

Answer the Call and be counted among those who believe in a world that is equitable, tolerant, just and safe for all, one in which the human rights and dignity of each person are protected and our planet is safe from destruction.

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By Ted Kaptchuk
  • Placebo,
  • ritual

The Power of Ritual in Medicine

In this article, Ted Kaptchuk, leading Harvard placebo researcher, discusses how placebo studies and ritual theory are mutually intertwined disciplines, where healing rituals provide an environment for a person to be receptive just as how routine pharmacological interventions contain ritual elements that play into placebo effects.


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Dynamic Infographic On Biofield Therapies

This dynamic infographic allows you to interact with the data from a recent systematic review of human randomized controlled trials reporting use of only nonphysical contact treatment.

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