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Psychosomatic medicine, a sub-specialty of psychology, is an interdisciplinary medical field studying the effect of social, psychological, and behavioral factors on bodily processes and quality of life.
Through hypnotherapy it's possible to get a better rate of healing among patients and so limit the amount of time they spend in treatment," says Dr Peter Naish, president-elect of the Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine Section.
As reported in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine last year, a recent study at a school in Georgia found that daily meditation reduced middle-schoolers' blood pressure, lowering their risk of developing cardiovascular problems later in life.
Findings published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine also show that the more isolated women were much more likely than other study participants to have an annual income below $20,000.
While providing herbal and mineral medicaments, he also used psychosomatic medicine as well as what is today called spiritual healing.
Ancient physicians knew and practiced what we now call psychosomatic medicine.
1) Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan; (2) Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology, Japan Science and Technology, Kawaguchi, Japan; (3) Department of Integrative Physiology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
He published more than 200 papers on psychosomatic medicine, and also was the editor or co-author of nearly two dozen books in his field.
While her mother's opinion was offered "from the heart," it was also informed by her association with Franz Alexander, "the father of psychosomatic medicine," and Judd Marmor, who was instrumental in having homosexuality removed from the American Psychiatric Association's list of mental illnesses three years later.
Alma Vrinceanu noted at the annual meeting of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine.
The study, published in the Psychosomatic Medicine journal, says just three half-hour sessions a week could slash the symptoms.
An article published recently in Psychosomatic Medicine 72:(November) 897-904) showed that the Williams LifeSkills video training program can reduce stress in individuals who care for a relative with Alzheimer's disease.