Mind and body medicine focuses on the connections of the brain to the body and how our emotions, verbalizations, behaviors, and spirituality directly affect our health and well-being. It is a cognitive and behavioral therapeutic practice that enhances our awareness of our thoughts and actions in order to improve our level of self-esteem and self-confidence in order to live the life we want.
Mind and body medicine often utilizes specific therapies such as individual and group psychotherapy, yoga and stress management techniques, progressive muscle relaxation, and hypnosis. There have been a number of clinical studies that indicate these alternative therapies can help patients cope and manage pain, minimize stress and anxiety, and gain an overall sense of control over one’s mind and body.
RCBM is currently involved in clinical trials on the following research topics: