What is Mind-Body Medicine?

Mind-Body medicine is an approach to health care that includes a wide range of behavioral and lifestyle interventions on an equal basis with traditional medical interventions. The patient is understood as a totality of mind, body and spirit. This approach creates a partnership between medical and psychological specialties including physicians, psychologists, chiropractors, nutritionists, massage therapists and yoga teachers. Mind-Body medicine emphasizes patient education and patient self-management. Treatment typically involves an integrated approach which focuses on the biological, social and psychological aspects of a patient’s problem(s).