Mind-Body Medicine focuses on the interactions among the brain, mind, body, and behavior, and on the powerful ways in which emotional, mental, social, spiritual, and behavioral factors can directly affect health. Mind-Body Medicine typically focuses on strategies that are thought to promote health, such as:
- relaxation & guided imagery
- deep breathing
- visual imagery
- cognitive-behavioral therapies
Using these techniques, mind-body medicine helps you direct your energies toward healing and health.
It is universally accepted that a cancer diagnosis causes significant emotional distress. Research suggests that this distress may negatively affect your health, quality of life, and possible disease progression. Mind-Body Medicine is designed to supplement your medical treatment by giving you tools to cope with the stress of your illness, make informed choices about treatment, and maintain hope.
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