The Mind-Body Medicine Connection

Mind / body medicine is a method of healthy living and healing that uses the power of our behavior, brain, body and mind to influence our physical health. Hippocrates once wrote, "The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well." This is exactly the concept that mind / body medicine is based on. Mind / body techniques are used to train the mind to focus completely on the body. In this state of concentration while completely focused on the body it is possible to change the health of the individual.

Some of the most commonly practiced techniques in mind / body medicine are autogenic training, visual imagery, hypnosis, yoga, qi gong, tai chi, prayer, cognitive-behavioral therapies, group support, and relaxation. Learn more about being the healthiest you can be in your mind, body and spirit with these expert articles, tips and reviews.

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  • Using Visual Imagery to Reduce Stress
    Visual imagery can be an effective method for managing your daily stress. Depending on what technique you use, you can do it while your working at the office. Even if you have a hard time thinking of something creative, you can still benefit from visual imagery in other ways.
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    If you're suffering from chronic back pain, you may be able to get relief from yoga. Yoga has helped people to get off of pain medication and avoid painful back surgery.
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