mind-body medicine


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mind-body medicine

a holistic approach to medicine that takes into account the effect of the mind on physical processes, including the effects of psychosocial stressors and conditioning, particularly as they affect the immune system. Many of the therapeutic techniques used have as their purpose increasing the body's natural resistance to disease by managing the stressors.

mind-body medicine

An approach to medicine that recognizes the effect of thought, feeling, and belief on health, as well as the impact of health and illness on attitude and thought. Common therapies used in this field are biofeedback, hypnosis, imagery, meditation, psychoeducation, and relaxation therapies. Synonym: psychosomatic medicine
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When analysed by discipline cluster, practitioners of energetic and mind-body medicine reported the highest rates of collaboratin with other natural medicine practitioners (45% and 50% respectively); ingestive medicine practitioners and registered professionals reported the highest rate of collaborations with medical practitioners (32% and 30% respectively).
However, they are also likely to exert strong effects through a mind-body connection and as such fall into the mind-body medicine category.
On a more prosaic note, the other appeal of this approach is simply in the extent to which someone who uses mind-body medicine as part of their practice will interact with and understand their patient.
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This unique treatment model combines state-of-the-art clinical treatments and technology with an array of complementary therapies - such as nutritional therapy, naturopathic medicine, pain management, oncology rehabilitation, mind-body medicine and spiritual support - that help minimize side effects and improve quality of life.
In addition, my integrated care team truly concentrated on keeping my entire body healthy by focusing on my overall health and wellbeing through nutrition counseling, physical therapy, mind-body medicine and other supportive therapies.
director of Baylor's Mind-Body Medicine Research Laboratory and a professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor's College of Arts and Sciences, said that the study, which examined sexual comfort, sexual satisfaction and sexual pleasure, is a first step toward a safe and effective alternative toward hormone replacement therapy, which carries associated risks of cancer and heart disease.
For 12 years, the Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM) in Washington, DC, has been educating health professionals on medical nutrition therapy.
The book provides an in-depth discussion of each and explores vital topics including mood disorders and: disclosure; dating; looking one way while feeling another; impact on family; intimacy; employment and career; treatment options; spirituality; children and seniors; the connection between chronic pain and depression; thriving; despite a mood disorder the “worry window”; how to help someone with a mood disorder; the military; and mind-body medicine.
Initial consultation fees were higher for ingestive medicine, energetic medicine and mind-body medicine consultations with the most common fee between $80 and $100 (see Figure 5).
A large section of chapters on the patient encounter address topics that include mind-body medicine, spirituality and health care, end of life care, and evidence-based medicine.