Hoy en día, muchas personas en todo el mundo buscan muchas alternativas para tratar su salud personal que difieran de los llamados métodos convencionales y cada una responde de forma distinta, ya sea que se trate de medicina complementaria o alternativa.
I was racing to be on time for an interview about the merging interests of physicians and chaplains, when I was sidetracked by several signs reading: “Mindful Conference this way.” These signs caught my attention because I wondered if the spiritual mindfulness that I practiced was part of the conference’s discussion.\
Watching the Sochi Games in the last month, we gasped at one stunner after another: faster races, higher jumps, greater stamina. This is not surprising: the three famous goals of the Olympics, introduced first in the Paris Games of 1924, are Faster, Higher, Stronger.
News of the tragic death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, due to an apparent heroine overdose, flooded social media channels and news outlets this month.
And the conversation continues. Most notably -- and sadly -- Seymour had remained sober for several decades and was a devoted father and Academy Award-winning actor. His recent portrayal of Plutarch in the popular The Hunger Games: Catching Fire film brought him increased notoriety among teens, including my own.
Als Geschäftsführer einer Zeitschrift über Spiritualität musste ich vor Jahren den Umzug dieser Zeitschrift mit Redaktion und komplettem Vertriebssystem aus den USA nach Deutschland bewerkstelligen. Möglichst schnell und möglichst kostengünstig natürlich.
Paranoia is defined as a specific mental condition characterized by delusions of persecution, unwarranted jealousy, unjustified suspicion and mistrust of other people. It can also manifest as exaggerated self importance. Essentially, medical diagnosis shows it involves losing touch with reality. Fear can be seen as a general element of paranoia, except that it is not a case for medical attention. There are several acronyms for fear. The more well known ones are: ‘Forgetting Everything About Reality’, and, ‘False Evidences Appearing Real’. It is interesting that both paranoia and fear have something to do with reality, especially the lack or loss of it.
This was the inescapable conclusion from Monday's BBC Horizon special on research into the effectiveness of treatments that have no active medical ingredients.
"The placebo effect is real, quantifiable and in fact you're doing quite well with an active therapy if you can get as good a response as the placebo response," said Professor Jon Stoessl, director of the Pacific Parkinson's Research Centre at the University of British Columbia.