Category: Mind-Body Medicine

Mind-Body medicine in general

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A Perspective on the Similarities and Differenc...
Christina M. Luberto, PhD, Daniel L Hall, PhD, Elyse R. Park, PhD, MPH, Aviad Haramati, PhD, Sian Cotton, PhD
Global Advances in Integrative Medicine and Health
Mind–body medicine is an evidence-based approach to health and healing that focuses on interactions between the mind, body, and behavior. It encompasses a wide range of interventions that are similar yet different in meaningful ways. Mindfulness and relaxation practices are 2 mind–body techniques that have similarities and differences; however, these techniques are often used or discussed interchangeably, such that the differences between them become obscured. A greater understanding […]
Mind-body medicine: a model of the comparative ...
Jeffery A. Dusek, Herbert Benson
Minn Med.
Although the physiological and biochemical changes that occur during the acute stress response have been well-characterized, the contrasting changes that underlie the relaxation response evoked by various mind-body techniques are less understood. To help guide future mind-body research, we present a conceptual model that integrates patterns of change at the physiological and molecular levels. In addition, we point to future research opportunities and discuss how repeated elicitation o […]