Scarsdale Medical Group’s Mind-Body medicine department focuses on all aspects of an individual – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual – to help improve your overall health. Mind-Body medicine complements traditional medicine.
Our Mind-Body medicine specialist utilizes a number of techniques in an effort to reduce stress and restore inner peace:
Meditation: a precise technique for relaxing the mind.
Guided imagery: relaxation technique that teaches patients to use positive mental images to manage stress and physical discomfort.
Deep breathing exercises: used as a relaxation and stress management technique.
Everyone suffers from at least some form of stress in our daily lives. When you are physically and emotionally stressed, your body releases hormones that can affect your sense of well-being. Increased stress can lead to trouble with concentration, restlessness and can present as physical symptoms such as pain, high blood pressure or even heart disease and a reduction in sleep.
Can Mind-Body Medicine Help Me?
Mind-Body techniques can be helpful for a number of conditions as they encourage relaxation, reduce tension and pain and they may lessen the need for medication. Patients who would likely benefit from Mind-Body medicine include those that suffer from:
Mild Anxiety and depression
High blood pressure
Goals of Mind-Body Medicine
Increased relaxation and reversal of the negative effects of stress
Alleviation of your medical symptoms
Understanding the link between stress and physical/emotional problems
Learning to turn off your own stress through new behaviors and attitudes
Development of strength, balance and flexibility in body and mind