Mind/body techniques such as guided imagery, meditation, hypnotherapy, progressive relaxation, and paced breathing have been shown to reduce stress, balance the immune response, manage acute and chronic pain, reduce chemotherapy side effects, promote sleep and reduce fear and anxiety. Overall, the techniques can increase a sense of calmness peace of mind, and positive energy.
Acupuncture is one therapy used to stimulate flow of energy to promote health and well-being. The World Health Organization and the National Institute of Health have indicated specific conditions that have been shown to be treated effectively with acupuncture, including chronic pain, digestive disorders, urinary and reproductive disorders, psychological and emotional disorders, addiction and weight loss.
One-hour consultations are available Monday through Friday with our integrative medicine specialists Tanya Edwards, MD, Lyla Blake-Gumbs, MD and Christine Spiroch, PA-C, PhD at our Lyndhurst campus location. These consultations consist of an intensive review of the patient's past medical history, current medical issues, and desired outcomes. Our doctors can then give recommendations and assist the patient in choosing how to integrate complementary therapies and treatments into their lives. These visits are covered by most insurances and are considered a visit with a specialist.
According to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) Massage Therapy promotes health and well-being by way of soft tissue manipulation and movement of the body. Massage therapy is the use of massage techniques to treat disorders of the human body, promote healing, improve clinical outcomes and encourage higher levels of wellness.
Professionally trained massage therapists use touch to manipulate the tissues of the body in a skilled, sensitive and compassionate way. Some patients enjoy massage therapy as a regular part of maintaining wellness while others use it as a temporary treatment for specific injuries or conditions.
Chiropractors treat problems involving the muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, cartilage and nervous system. You may benefit from the chiropractor’s “hands on” approach to relieve chronic pain from old injuries or for acute pain from new injuries, including neck or back pain, pelvic pain, shoulder, elbow or wrist pain, knee, hip or ankle pain.
Reiki is a method of energy-based healing that promotes a deep sense of relaxation for the client. Reiki can help patients access their abilities to promote their own healing in body, mind and spirit.
Holistic Psychotherapy techniques such as traditional talk therapy sessions, hypnosis, heart-centered hypnotherapy, creative art therapy, breath therapy, rebirthing breath-work and guided imagery provide patients with the rare opportunity to discover a personal connection to their illness or condition and begin a powerful mental, emotional, spiritual and physical healing process. These techniques help patients identify how their body is manifesting emotional, mental or spiritual issues and develop a deeper understanding of the choices they can make to heal from within.
TRIM-LIFE® is an integrative medical weight management program. This six-week program will empower you to manage both your hunger and your weight by addressing body, mind and spirit. You will begin to adopt a brand new relationship with food. If you feel trapped in a cycle of binge eating due to food restriction and fears of deprivation, this unique program can also help you.
To learn more about or register for TRIM-LIFE, call 216.448.8611.
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