A guide to better mental and physical health through mind-body medicine
At the Connecticut Center for Integrative Medicine in Stamford, our team understands that the current symptoms you are experiencing may be a results of the culmination of many difficult life experiences. In order to achieve lasting well-being, we need to safely face these past experiences in a way that allows our nervous system to truly re-integrate them and move past them. When this does not happen, often our bodies will manifest with physical symptoms.
To learn more about our approach to understanding and treating trauma, watch this recent podcast interview Dr. Kachko did.
The notion of mind-body and mental-physical health is timeless; however, in our present times, chronic negative stress or distress can manifest in a variety of different ways. Unresolved past traumas, especially adverse events in childhood, can be exhibited as digestive problems, chronic pain, anxiety or a multitude of other chronic conditions that adversely affect our present-day. Our naturopathic physicians, Drs Robert Kachko, Paul Epstein, and Veena Verma-Dzik, apply many techniques to unlock sustained mental and physical health and strength. As is every engagement with patients at our office, these techniques are tailored to your unique “story,” biology, and environment.
Depending on what we find in partnership with you and as the result of thorough assessment, our doctors may recommend the following:
- Mind-Body Medicine Counseling sessions with Dr. Epstein
- SE or “Somatic Experiencing,” a method to resolve trauma that honors the body’s inherent capacity to self-heal, with Dr. Kachko
- ART or “Accelerated Resolution Therapy,” a methodology that is “trauma-focused” and helps each individual to process past experiences in a way that allows for healing, with Dr. Kachko
- Internal Family Systems work with Dr. Epstein
- Narrative Medicine with Dr. Epstein
- Acupuncture, a time-tested method to treat not only anxiety, depression, and chronic pain but also to resolve disordered sleep, digestive problems, and hormonal challenges
- Biofeedback, to better understand and gain control of nervous system function
- Clinical hypnotherapy, a type of “guided meditation,” which positively influences the deep subconscious parts of the mind to optimize responses to the environment, other people, and feelings
Our approaches facilitate lasting, sustained healing by addressing challenging experiences incrementally and in the safest way possible. If you are interested in learning more about mind-body medicine techniques, request an appointment today! Call the Connecticut Center for Integrative Medicine in Stamford at (866) 320-6402.
Dr. Robert Kachko with an Introduction to Mind-Body Medicine
What is mind-body medicine?
This is Dr. Robert Kachko from New York and Stamford Centers for Integrative Medicine. I want to spend some time today discussing with you the role of mind-body medicine, in sustainable long-term healing.
At New York and Stamford Centers for Integrative Medicine, we consider three essential factors in your long-term health. Your biography means what happened to you, your biology, and your ecology, the environment in which you live your life.
What is the role of mind-body medicine?
The role of mind-body medicine has never been more important than it is today. We know through research that trauma and difficult experiences that have happened to us, especially adverse childhood events, deeply impact us on a physical and emotional level.
Certainly, if we feel anxiety or depression, we have to consider the role of the mind-body connection. But even for physical conditions like digestive symptoms, including irritable bowel syndrome, or chronic pain syndromes like arthritis.
When we consider the role of the mind-body, we have to understand that the body is always attempting to keep us safe and the physical symptoms that we experience can be a result of the body quite literally screaming out in pain.
What treatment options are available in the mind-body medicine approach?
We offer a comprehensive approach in our clinic. We use many different mind, body, and trauma focused modalities.
We use Somatic Experiencing and Accelerated Resolution Therapy, to help each individual process the experience they’ve dealt with on a body level.
We use other tools like acupuncture to help settle the nervous system and clinical hypnotherapy to help give a sense of what the subconscious mind is dealing with.
Treatments like biofeedback and neurofeedback help each individual process the events that have happened to them in the past.
Long-term sustainable healing requires addressing these difficult experiences gradually and in a safe way. We are here to help you reach optimal states of health on your journey to sustainable well-being.
Make an appointment with us today to experience the benefits of mind-body medicine.