Publications/Media

Selected Recent Papers and Chapters Relevant to Integrative Medicine

Yoga and Chronic Illness
Chronic Illness, Spirituality, and Healing

Yoga, Meditation and Mind-Body Health: Increased BDNF, Cortisol Awakening Response, and Altered Inflammatory Marker Expression after a 3-Month Yoga and Meditation Retreat,
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 2017

Epigenetic Mechanisms of Integrative Medicine, Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2017

Effects of Singing Bowl Sound Meditation on Mood, Tension, and Well-being: An Observational Study, Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine, 2017

The embodied mind: A review on functional genomic and neurological correlates of mind-body therapies
Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 2016

The Self-Directed Biological Transformation Initiative and Well-Being
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 2016

Identification of Altered Metabolomic Profiles Following a Panchakarma-based Ayurvedic Intervention in Healthy Subjects: The Self-Directed Biological Transformation Initiative (SBTI)
Scientific Reports, 2016

Hospitalized Patients’ Preferences, Beliefs, and Stated Willingness to Pay for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Treatments
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 2016

Multiplexing and Beyond in Biobehavioral Research
Psychosomatic Medicine, 2016

An Overview of Yoga Research for Health and Well-Being
Yoga & Physical Therapy, 2015

A pilot randomized study of a gratitude journaling intervention on HRV and inflammatory biomarkers in Stage B heart failure patients
Psychosomatic Medicine, 2016

A Grateful Heart May Be a Healthier Heart
Spirituality in Clinical Practice, 2015

The Role of Gratitude in Spiritual Well-being in Asymptomatic Heart Failure Patients
Spirituality in Clinical Practice, 2015

Biology of Positive Psychiatry 
Positive Psychiatry: A Clinical Handbook, DV. Jeste and BW Palmer (Eds), 2015    

Depressive symptoms and spiritual wellbeing in heart failure patients
Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 2015

Design and rationale of a comparative effectiveness trial evaluating transcendental meditation against established therapies for PTSD
Contemporary Clinical Trials, 2014

Yoga and Chronic Illness 
Chronic Illness and Spirituality:  Diverse Disciplinary, Religious, and Cultural Perspectives, Michael Stoltzfuy (Ed), Palgrave MacMillan Press, 2013    

A pilot study exploring the effects of a 12-week t'ai chi intervention on somatic symptoms of depression in patients with heart failure
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 2012

Effects of yoga interventions on fatigue in cancer patients and survivors: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials
Explore, 2013

Trait mindfulness is associated with blood pressure and interleukin-6: exploring interactions among subscales of the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire to better understand relationships between mindfulness and health
Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 2015

Systems modeling in integrative oncology
Integrative Oncology, 2012

Biofield therapies and psychoneuroimmunology
Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 2010

Complementary medicine for fatigue and cortisol variability in breast cancer survivors: a randomized controlled trial
Cancer, 2012

Biofield therapies: helpful or full of hype? A best evidence synthesis
International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 2010

Biophoton detection and low-intensity light therapy: a potential clinical partnership
PhotoMedicine and Laser Therapy, 2010


Selected Media Coverage

Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley:Gratitude helps the hearts of people at risk

American Heart Association:Study: Gratitude is a healthy attitude

Everyday Health:Spirituality Helps Patients With Heart Failure Fare Better

Science Daily:Six-day clinical trial finds integrative medicine program alters blood serum

National Public Radio:Gratitude Is Good For The Soul And Helps The Heart, Too

The Today Show:Be thankful: Science says gratitude is good for your health

Public Radio International:Science of Gratitude Radio Special

Maclean's:Why gratitude could be good for your health

Huffington Post:A Hidden Solution to America's Health-Care Crisis

American Psychological Association:A Grateful Heart is a Healthier Heart

MD News:Gratitude Linked With Better Outcomes in Heart Patients

Dailyo: What science says about the health benefits of yoga

US News and World Report:A Grateful Heart May Be a Healthy Heart

Science World Report: Gratitude Makes Your Heart Happy: The Body Lowers Inflammation Markers

Reuters News: Feeling grateful may improve health for heart failure patients

NewsMax Health:Gratitude Boosts Heart Health: Study

Medical Daily:A Heart-Healthy Diet Of Gratitude: Focusing On Positive Aspects Of Life Improves Well-Being

Huffington Post: Could Saying 'Thank You' Help Protect Against Heart Disease?

World Health Net: The Healing Power of Gratitude

Linked in: Feeling Gratitude is Heart Healthy

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