Therapies that integrate mind and body, seek health as well as cure, and incorporate a patient's beliefs and values are increasingly popular among consumers. Not to mention, they are supported by strong biologic and outcomes evidence. But for many physicians, this “new age” medicine has been an understandable cause for suspicion.
Now, some rigorous scientists, featured in these videoclips, are conducting groundbreaking studies of the mind-body connection. They are uncovering how and to what extent psychosocial states and events significantly influence physical phenomena like pain and wound healing.