One hears a great deal about mind / body medicine from an increasingly diverse variety of media sources. It is there before quite logical and practical for one to ask just what is meant by the term mind / body medicine. In the ancient fable of the three blind men describing the elephant, there ensued three descriptions of the elephant, each depending upon which part of the elephant the blind man contacted. This is pretty much the case with attempts to define mind / body medicine today. This is why I thought it a good idea to write a simplified discussion designed to give the patient new to the scene a workable understanding of what this term might mean.
For purposes of this discussion, I will greatly simplify the topic by referring to some of the more commonly used methods. Since all of these involve mental activity I suppose each … Read More