Mind-body treatment (also called mind-body medicine) is a revolutionary twenty-first century approach to health care that includes a wide range of behavioral and lifestyle interventions. The patient is understood as a totality of body, mind, and spirit, and interventions are directed at each of these aspects of the person. The conditions which cause human suffering today, especially in the affluent societies of the developed world, are caused as much by lifestyle, dietary habits, activity level, and life-stress, as they are by such traditional causes of disease as infection, virus, bacteria, and physical trauma.
The mind-body medicine approach creates a partnership among specialists in the medical and mental health specialties, including physicians, nurse practitioners, and psychologists, as well as mind-body specialists, such as biofeedback and neurofeedback practitioners, chiropractors, nutritionists, spiritual counselors, and yoga teachers. The result is an integrated team of caregivers who address mind, body, and spirit in each health care visit. - AAPB