One of the reasons I chose to be an integrative physician was to incorporate all the wonderful evidence-based and effective complementary therapies into my patients’ medical treatment plans. I value the ability to experience these therapies for myself so that I can discuss them first hand with my patients. I recently enjoyed my second fellowship week at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine in Tucson Arizona. My integrative medicine physician colleagues and I practiced guided meditation together among many other experiences.
We learned the latest research supporting the benefits of guided imagery, a form of meditation, to help improve pain, high blood pressure, heart disease, COPD, depression, anxiety, and even diabetes! This is not fringe medicine. This is evidence-based medicine and we represent a growing movement of physicians who want to connect with these natural therapies that WORK. Only then can we utilize such therapies to help our patients restore balance in the most natural ways possible. If your doctor doesn’t meditate, they should! I believe these therapies should be part of mainstream health care.
Learn more on our webpage about non-medication therapies such as guided imagery, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, clinical hypnosis, and much more offered by RESTORE Center for Integrative Medicine’s highly skilled holistic counselor Elena Frolov.