Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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What do pain relief methods currently offered in hospitals treating children have in common? All of them shift the focus off pain, calm the mind, and relax the body.
During the pandemic, relationships have been more critical than ever, in part due to their healing nature and the harmful effects of loneliness.
It is estimated that over 50 percent of people with migraine headaches use integrative medicine approaches to prevent and address their migraine symptoms.
Change gives us a chance to mix things up — to change our mindset. Even though this year’s holiday limitations may be difficult, you can take the opportunity to become more mindful.
Healthy eating can help you heal. Some cancer treatments work better if you’re well-nourished and are getting enough calories and protein, according to the American Cancer Society.
Just when you think you have a handle on the craziness, along comes a presidential election. Here are a few suggestions for coping with election-year stress and burnout.
There is no credible evidence for these common cancer myths. Paying attention to them only causes more stress and worry.
Journaling is a way of going on a retreat without leaving home. It is a way to access and acknowledge experiences that may be causing pain and reintegrate them into your life.
You can help manage chronic pain by making changes to your daily life. Learn how something as simple as what you eat can make a significant difference.
Instead of telling patients what to do, which doesn’t work well, health coaching engages patients in decisions about their health and supports them.
You have rights and responsibilities when interacting with the health care system. It is important to keep these in mind as you seek to build a reliable pain management system.
COVID has given us an opportunity to reframe what health care should be and to build a different model of healing that actually creates health.
Being healthy during a pandemic is about more than making good food choices. It is about developing a positive relationship with food.
Depressed emotions and their effect on mental health are of chief medical concern. Integrative approaches can help.
When most of us are struggling to remain as social as we once were, often fighting to stave off loneliness, we need to make an effort to reconnect.
Our physical and emotional presence impacts the healing of others—it’s a phenomenon that is as fascinating as it is beautiful.
While it is vitally important to keep your circles small and adhere to social distancing guidelines, the impact of being around loved ones can be significant.
Explaining the role loneliness plays in our health and healing.
At a time when health care is needed the most, a majority of people are scared to seek it out. We can help both patients and providers treat and heal better during isolation.
Busy physicians rarely have time to provide the information and help that most patients need to take better care of themselves—but some are making real efforts. Read their stories.
As social distancing continues, loneliness and social isolation will increase. Tools and resources like these can help to support patients.
According to a new survey conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of Samueli Integrative Health Programs, nearly half of Americans (47 percent) report feeling socially isolated.
As businesses re-open and government lessens restrictions, you'll have to make many choices about how to resume work and social relationships in "the new normal."
Being a caregiver can be a long journey with many challenges. Taking good care of yourself is essential to your health and sense of well-being.
Healing spaces can minimize stress, bring family and friends together, and even improve health and well-being.
My hospital experience made me think about the role noise plays in healing. We know a quiet environment helps patients heal, yet noise is still a major problem in most hospitals.
Healing and a feeling of personal wholeness only occur when the mind, body, and spirit are in balance. Balancing them all is necessary for a happy and fulfilled life.
During times of crisis, when we are hyper-focused on the work at hand, minimizing exhaustion and the stress that contributes to it needs to be at the forefront of our minds.
The spring has brought not only new life, but new words and a new way of being. Dealing with the impact of the outbreak is stressful but we've got you covered with tools and tips.
When it comes to defining the strength and resolve so many have displayed recently, it seems appropriate to talk about resilience.
Wayne Jonas, M.D., is a professor of medicine at Georgetown University and the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, as well as a retired lieutenant colonel in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Army.