Mind-Body Integrative Therapies
The concept that the mind is important in health and illness dates back to ancient times and is a major tenant in eastern cultures and health practices. It is only with the advent of western medicine did we begin to treat these intricately connected systems as separate and unrelated. But recent scientific and technologic discovers have established the importance of facilitating mind-body connection in the promotion of wellness and treatment of disease and dysfunction.
As a homeopathic clinic, OptimaLiving Therapy & Pelvic Health Center is dedicated to providing complimentary and alternative health care services to ensure our clients have access to holistic and natural remedies to achieve health and quality of life. Click on the icons below to learn more.
Mind & Body Medicine Focuses On:
- The interactions among the brain, the rest of the body, the mind and behavior
- The ways in which emotional, mental, social, spiritual, experiential, and behavioral factors directly affect health.
Many studies document that psychological stress is linked to a variety of health problems, such as increased heart disease, compromised immune system functioning, and premature cellular and cognitive aging. According to the National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), there is evidence to suggest that mind-body therapies could reduce psychological stress and subsequently prevent the onset of a number of health conditions. Additionally, research has proven the efficacy of practices such as massage, yoga, Tai Chi, acupuncture, meditation, and even hypnosis in the treatment of a variety of painful and debilitating conditions including but not limited to chronic back pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, cancer, symptoms of menopause and chronic migraines.