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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Mind-body medicine holds tremendous potential to improve both functional capacity and health-related quality of life in patients with HF; it is time to give these therapies the studies they deserve," he said.
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This edition of CME makes a complete departure from the normal, dealing with the subject of mind-body medicine.
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While this book may at first glance seem quite lengthy and impractical to read with 70 chapters, it is well indexed and information is easily located within the 10 sections: Expanding the Continuum of Care, Clinical Nutrition, Exercise and Fitness, Mind-Body Medicine, Self-Care, Therapeutic Massage, Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Herbal Therapy, and Models of Integrative Medicine.
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