• Research has shown that people with severe coronary heart disease are able to halt disease progression or reverse it without drugs or surgery by making comprehensive lifestyle changes such as managing stress through yoga and meditation, switching to a low-fat vegetarian diet, stopping smoking, exercising moderately, and finding social support.
• The June 2008 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences published a prostate cancer study demonstrating that lifestyle change can affect gene expression. The researchers found that improved nutrition, stress management, walking, and psychosocial support changed the expression of over 500 genes in men with early-stage prostate cancer.
• A long-term randomized controlled trial of patients with coronary heart disease showed that Transcendental Meditation practice was associated with a 47 percent reduction in mortality, nonfatal myocardial infarction, and stroke compared with controls during a five-year follow-up.
These findings show that alternative medicine is far more than a placebo. Integrative holistic medicine offers the opportunity to treat the whole person. And it recognizes that a reductionist approach to chronic disease management and prevention pales in comparison to a multidisciplinary team that embraces the uniqueness of each individual — an approach that is personalized, predictive, and proactive.
We are proud to be able to offer this service at Solace Behavioral Health.