Mind-body therapies focus on the connection between your body, your mental health and emotional well-being, and the social, spiritual, and behavioral factors that influence your health.
These connections are so important that some treatments that were once considered complementary medicine − including cognitive behavioral therapy and patient support groups − are now offered as conventional therapy.
Common mind-body therapies
- Relaxation and mindfulness
- Hypnosis (trance state characterized by extreme suggestibility, relaxation and heightened imagination)
- Acupuncture (the practice of inserting small needles into specific points along the skin)
Talk to your doctor about incorporating mind-body therapies to help reduce stress and improve well-being.