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Mind Body Medicine

Healing Trauma After Orlando And Istanbul

James S. Gordon | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
James S. Gordon

Treating affected individuals is not enough. Embracing and engaging the whole community in collective healing is essential.

Cancer-Related Fatigue and How Integrative Therapies Can Help

Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D. | Posted 03.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D.

There are a number of different integrative therapies for which there is evidence to show they can improve cancer-related symptoms, including fatigue. If everyday tasks are becoming overwhelming, here are seven integrative therapies that may help.

Hypnosis: Does it Work?

Marjorie Woollacott | Posted 02.26.2016 | Science
Marjorie Woollacott

In recent years, hypnosis has become an accepted medical therapy to address a variety of conditions, including childbirth pain and weight loss, which are concerns for many women

Why This Doctor Believes Addictions Start In Childhood

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.27.2016 | Science

What causes drug addiction? One Canadian physician argues that the problem isn't the drugs themselves. Dr. Gabor Maté believes -- based on research a...

5 Books That Changed My Life

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 05.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

These five books, arranged in the order in which I discovered them, provide a chronological biography of my development as a spiritual person

Sugar Pie Honey Bunch

Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D. | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D.

Remember when you and your spouse/partner first met? Many of us can remember even the smallest of details because, for one reason, they are bathed in...

Sense of Purpose Could Extend Life

Myles Spar, M.D. | Posted 10.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Myles Spar, M.D.

A study was just published in the journal Psychological Science demonstrating that "purposeful individuals lived longer than their counterparts." The...

Can You Really Sleep Away Your Fears?

Marc Schoen, Ph.D. | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Marc Schoen, Ph.D.

Wouldn't it be amazing if we could just sleep away our fears? What if there was a way to conquer our fears that involved nothing more taxing than lying down calmly to sleep at night?

This Ancient Martial Art Can Fight Disease, Calm The Mind And Slow Aging

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Americans have no difficulty adopting ancient practices into their health regimens. Take yoga, the ancient mind-body practice and contemporary fitness...

Candace Pert and Tony Pawson: Honoring 2 Revolutionary Scientists

Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D

Today I would like to honor two of my colleagues who did not win Nobel Prizes during their lifetimes, but who will always be health care revolutionaries whose dedication to their respective fields of research and the discoveries that came from their efforts have truly changed the way we all think about health and disease.

Cancer, a New View: Unexpected Heroes

Leigh Fortson | Posted 05.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Leigh Fortson

Like most people who go on the bizarre and frightening trip of cancer, I needed a way to find comfort and hope. After my third diagnosis, I was filled with despair, not knowing where to turn. With the help of my therapist, I decided to write a book.

How The Mind Rules The Body

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

One of the most exciting changes that could mean a breakthrough in health centers on the term "mind-body medicine."

Integrative Health Care: The New Military Strategy

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 02.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

Without saying the "p" word -- psychology -- the Veterans Health Administration has turned to integrative health approaches to address health challenges that run the gamut from post-traumatic stress disorder and physical disabilities to divorce, brain injury and suicide.

Medicine's Great Divide: The View From The Alternative Side

Deepak Chopra | Posted 08.07.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

I might as well begin by being blunt. There is no love lost between the medicine I was taught in medical school and the kind I practice now, which use...

Why The Mind-Body Approach To Psychological Trauma Is Not 'Alternative'

James S. Gordon | Posted 07.28.2011 | Healthy Living
James S. Gordon

It is a common misconception (and prejudice) that psychological and nonpharmaceutical research is less stringent and reliable than clinical drug trials.

Can What You Think And Feel Affect Your Physical Health?

Susan Smalley, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Susan Smalley, Ph.D.

How you think and feel emotionally can contribute to your physical health and well-being -- it's just that simple.

Your Mind As A Gateway To Better Health

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Deepak Chopra

As someone who trained and certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology over 35 years ago I began to see the connection between consciousness and biology.

The LA Mind-Body Conference: Day One

Will Baum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Will Baum

Howard Schubiner, MD opened this weekend's LA Mind-Body Conference at UCLA by laying out the premise that speakers would approach from different angle...

How To Deal With The Drama For A Happier, Healthier You

Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Wouldn't it be cool if we could just choose when we want a little drama in our lives? A little drama is a good thing, but too much can wreak havoc on our health.

"$2.5 Billion Spent, No Alternative Cures Found"

Cassandra Vieten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cassandra Vieten

Those of us who study mind-body approaches need to step up our own creativity and discipline so that we meet acceptable standards of scientific conduct, while also developing innovative ways to study treatments.

Old Drug, New Drug . . . Red Drug, Blue Drug?

James S. Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James S. Gordon

This letter of mine appeared in The New York Times yesterday (in somewhat shortened form), under the title, "Alternatives to New Drugs." I thought yo...

Meet a Miracle Doctor

Claudia Ricci | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Claudia Ricci

It's a very little thing, I will admit. But I did it. I faced the fear. And I will take space here to cheer for myself. And to publicly thank my amazing doctor.