Mind-Body Medicine (MBM)
MBM are practices that focus on the interaction between the brain, mind, body and behaviour with the intent to use the mind to improve physical functioning and promote health. MBM is an holistic approach to health and well being and combines bodies of knowledge such as psychology, nutrition, physiology, biochemistry and quantum physics and metaphysics within a practical and dynamic therapeutic approach.
The MBM modalities used in this practice include flower essence therapies, acupoint treatment, meditation, guided imagery, progressive relaxation and mindfulness based approaches.
MBM can be used for
Relaxation, pain relief or energy management.
Assisting people to better understand their life goals and direction.
Enhancing decision making and achieving a better quality of life
Deepening understanding of self and relationships.
People who use both conventional and complementary (or MBM) care for their conditions generally have a better outcome than those who use conventional or complementary care alone.
Medical science now recognises that stress and negative mind states can alter body chemistry and create physical disease. Medical studies prove that depression is a greater cause of heart disease than smoking. Researchers found that in depressed people the blood platelets became stickier, clogging arteries and veins. Research has found that combinations of MBM therapies can also help with acute and chronic pain, headache, high blood pressure and stress.
How MBM modalities work
MBM modalities have a positive impact your physiology. In most cases, the fight or flight reaction of your sympathetic nervous system is calmed and the rest and digest reaction of the parasympathetic nervous system is enhanced. Stress hormones may be reduced. In some cases, brain waves are calmed, blood flow is increased and the immune system is stimulated. And, in others, such as regular meditation, the frontal lobe of the brain can experience additional growth.
Possible benefits of MBM modalities
Research has shown that MBM can result in:
Decreased pain or other symptoms
Increased relaxation and increased sense of well-being
Improved sleep and increased energy
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