What is mind-body medicine?
Our mental and physical health are very deeply connected. In fact, it is impossible to comprehensively help a person to feel sustainably healthy and strong without effectively addressing both. Mind-Body approaches to medicine honor this deep connection and help to resolve challenges that exist on all levels of our being: mind, body, and spirit.
Medical literature has confirmed what we have known for many years: stress plays a tremendous role in the initiation or progression of chronic disease. In fact, 80% of all healthcare visits are due to stress-related causes. Our daily thoughts, our life experiences, and our past traumas can play a tremendous role in how we feel today and into the future. At NYCIM, we understand the need to help each of our patients feel cared for and listened to.
What mind-body techniques are used at NYCIM?
Acupuncture can be very helpful in supporting this connection between mind and body. Learn more about Acupuncture here.
Biofeedback is an important tool to help you understand how your nervous system is functioning. In our clinic, we utilize a device that measures Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and provides real-time feedback about your nervous system. Biofeedback has been used in medicine for many years and is well supported in clinical research for conditions like anxiety, depression, insomnia, digestive challenges and pain.
During your visit, you’ll be connected to a specialized sensor, to see how your physiology is functioning. The entire process is quick and painless, and during it you’ll get some amazing insights into how your body and brain work under different conditions. With biofeedback as our guide, we can teach you to understand how your nervous system is functioning and what techniques might help you gain better control of that nervous system.
Clinical hypnotherapy is a form of guided meditation that influences the deep subconscious parts of the mind. For many people, thought patterns and habits become so automatic that it is impossible to simply wish them away or to decide to consciously change them.
Our body and our brain are always in communication and what we are aware of is the conscious part of our mind. There is a little bit above the surface that we are aware of, however almost like an iceberg, beneath the surface, there is a larger subconscious part of our brain. Our subconscious mind is responsible for how we feel, how we respond to our environment, and how we respond to other people.. The subconscious part of our brain is always on and can be contributing to things like anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and digestive issues. Through clinical hypnotherapy, we can address this deeper, truer part of the subconscious brain.
Clinical hypnotherapy is a tool with decades of medical research confirming its effectiveness for conditions like chronic pain, anxiety, depression, sleep issues, digestive disorders.
Dr Kachko has had specialized training through the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH), and he combines this tool alongside biofeedback, acupuncture and mindfulness, to help people uncover the deepest, truest parts of what’s keeping them chronically sick.
Schedule a consult with the NY Center for Integrative Medicine or call us today to find out how we can help.