by Karen Armstrong, Manager Clinical Massage, Beaumont Integrative Medicine
You are incredibly busy putting forth your best effort at work, running a home, taking care of your children or your parents (or both) and trying to have a relationship and a personal life. In addition, you may be worrying about the current economic situation and the impact on your own financial situation. In the middle of it all, you’ve got tight shoulders, chronic headaches, you’re not sleeping, you feel anxious and you don’t feel as if there is any place to stop to rest for one moment.
There is. And it’s called integrative medicine.
“Our goal in integrative medicine is to emphasize healing the whole person (mind, body and spirit) to improve your quality of life,” says Gail Elliott Evo, Director, Beaumont integrative medicine. “Our modalities directly affect the body’s physiological healing process while gently awakening the mind-body-spirit connection needed to enhance our stressful lives.”
There is a wide variety of services that integrative medicine offers for those looking to de-stress and relax, including:
- clinical massage
- guided imagery
- gentle yoga
Integrative medicine services can:
- reduce stress and anxiety
- lower the perception of pain
- decrease insomnia
- increase a sense of well-being
- increase your range of motion
- decrease stress hormones