Integrated Health and "Adjunctive" Therapies
There is a significant body of evidence that supports the Mind-Body connection. One of the leading Mind/Body programs in the country is based in Boston, and run by Dr. Alice Domar. As stated on Dr. Domar's website:
"Mind/Body Health is a treatment approach that complements conventional medicine. The two work in harmony to provide a greater level of well-being than either might achieve alone. Other terms used to describe Mind/Body Health include holistic healthcare, integrative healthcare, and alternative healthcare (although alternative may refer to treatments that are alternatives, rather than complements, to conventional medicine).
Mind/Body Health includes a wide range of specific treatment methods, including acupuncture, mind/body techniques, massage, and yoga. Some treatments that were once considered complementary, such as patient support groups and cognitive-behavior therapy, have become mainstream.
Mind/Body Health can be used to enhance conventional medical treatments for conditions such as infertility and cancer. It can be used in combination with psychotherapy to address chronic stress and anxiety, or more severe mental health conditions such as eating disorders."
Locally in the Capital District, there are numerous practitioners that that offer individual adjunctive medical services. Your comfort level and location will
Influence which practice is best for you. Our recommendations include:
In Albany, NY, Dr. Beth Netter: see http://www.bethnettermd.com/
In Delmar, NY, The Center for Integrated Health and Healing,
In Colonie, Dr. Josefina Vega Marin at Agape, A Women's Medical Place.