Consumer demand for integrative medicine has increased over recent decades, and cutting-edge research in neuroscience has identified opportunities for new treatment options. This text outlines the evidence behind mind-body medicine and provides practical case-based learning for practising it. It is written by a clinician, for clinicians, to help practitioners stay current in this emerging field.
Including chapters on why mind-body medicine, the effects of stress, communication skills, and incorporating mind-body medicine into a consultation, this book then introduces a selection of mind-body therapies and looks at a range of specific clinical conditions. The therapies presented are divided into clusters with chapters on breath work and relaxation; hypnosis and imagery; meditation, mindfulness, spirituality; compassion based therapies; creative arts therapies; and movement therapies. Each chapter includes case studies, background and history, best use, training requirements, risks and benefits. The part focusing on specific conditions reviews research and presents both adult and pediatric case examples in the areas of: anxiety and depression; acute and chronic pain; gastrointestinal and urologic conditions; auto-immune, inflammatory; and surgery, oncology, and other conditions.
Providing resources and practical tools for clinicians to help them incorporate evidence-based mind-body medicine therapies into patient care, this book is an invaluable reference for medical and nursing students, as well as for residents, fellows, nurse practitioners and physician assistants across a wide variety of specialties.
Part 1: Overview
1. Introduction to Mind-Body Medicine
2. The Effects of Stress: Why Mind-Body Medicine Matters
3. The Importance of Language Choice in the Clinical Encounter
4. Developing the Mind-Body Interview
Part 2: Specific Mind-Body Therapies
5. Breath Work, Progressive Muscle Relaxation, and Biofeedback
6. Hypnosis and Imagery
7. Meditation, Mindfulness, Spirituality
8. Compassion Based Therapies
9. Creative Arts Therapies
10. Movement therapies
Part 3: Mind-Body Medicine in Practice
11. Anxiety and Depression
12. Acute and Chronic Pain
13. Gastrointestinal and Urologic Conditions
14. Auto-immune, Inflammatory
15. Surgery, Oncology, and Other Conditions
Part 4: Summary