n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - More about : what is mind-body medicine?

Volume 24, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... the and AniL RAMjEE, BSc, MB BCh, MCFP, DFM Part-time Lecturer, Division of Family Medicine, University of Cape Town Mind-body medicine (MBM) explores the powerful ways in which emotional, mental, social and spiritual factors modulate disease and healing processes. MBM is really how thoughts, perceptions, emotions and behaviour influence physical well-being, and vice versa. It encompasses and integrates all medical disciplines. why is MBM so popular? Modern medicine has struggled to move away from the biomedical model despite emerging evidence implicating psychosocial factors on physiological function and health outcomes. In the absence of hard data, psychosocial medicine is disregarded ..

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