Mind-Body Medicine is a growing field that focuses on the interactions between mind and body and the powerful ways in which emotional, mental, social and spiritual factors can directly affect health. There are a number of scientifically-validated therapies today that help to enhance the capacity for healing through controlling emotions, thoughts, and beliefs. A few of the more common mind-body techniques include meditation, guided imagery, biofeedback, prayer, and affirmations to help control thoughts and feelings. Nevertheless, there still remains confusion and uncertainness on what exactly Mind-Body medicine is, and whether it merits your attention. Read more
For centuries, civilizations and different cultures have believed we are more than simple mechanistic beings. The idea of a comprehensive view or humans as body, mind and spirit is not a new age one. Yet today, we may use the words body, mind and spirit, but we do so in an esoteric manner, and almost never do we utter such non-scientific, feel-good jargon in the medical field.
But in order to truly understand health, don’t we need to go further than the Newtonian ‘bodies are like machines’ approach? And does modern day science offer a new understanding of body, mind and spirit that can provide better healthcare? Read more