What is MindBody Medicine?
MindBody medicine is the essence of healing and consists of evaluating and restoring the natural wisdom of the body, and, uncovering the origins of disease within the conscious and unconscious mind as well as reducing stress.
Whereas conventional medical practice focuses on the treatment of disease using drugs and surgery, mindbody medicine is based on promoting health as the best treatment for disease. Medications and surgery are great for infections and trauma, but they are not so effective for the epidemic of chronic disease in modern society. Medications for heart disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, hypertension, depression, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, to mention a few, only reduce symptoms and most often do not cure. The word healing has been replaced by “disease management”.
MindBody medicine provides people with the tools and guidance to restore health and reverse most chronic medical conditions. In order to heal disease, you need to eat the right foods and restore the body chemistry using properly prescribed nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, nutritional co-factors, and amino acids. Using lab testing you can determine nutritional deficiencies, hormone imbalances, metabolic disturbances such as insulin and leptin resistance, digestive imbalances, food allergies, yeast overgrowth, and more. Proper diet is essential to healing the body and it is not the same for everyone. Add exercise and the results are even better.
Also you must consider the impact of stress and the strong influence of the mind and consciousness (both conscious and unconscious) in the healing of illness. Consciousness is difficult to fully define, but for simplicity, it is combination of the way we think and the way we feel our emotions (or don’t feel them). Mindbody research has shown that digestion, blood circulation, immune activity, hormone levels are but a few of the systems controlled by the mind. It has been that way for as long as we have lived on earth.