At The Morrison Center, we recognize that the mind-body connection can deeply influence health and wellness. In Dr.Morrison’s latest video, he explains the relationship between stress, emotions, illness, and wellness and the role of mind-body healing in a clinical setting.
When a person has a chronic condition, such as persistent symptoms related to postpartum depression, anxiety, fatigue, or chronic pain that may not be getting better, we acknowledge that it is worth considering whether stress, emotions, or past traumas may be playing a role. The integrative physicians at The Morrison Center always consider the mind-body connection when evaluating a person’s overall health, and when healing is stalled or “blocked,” we consider the role of stress, emotions and beliefs.
Post-traumatic stress from childhood can create a chronic fight-or-flight state that induces an overactivation of stress hormones, affecting everything from mood and sleep to immune health and even one’s ability to digest and detoxify. Over time, this chronic stress response can lead to symptoms of fatigue, pain, and digestive issues. In fact, chronic health problems like autoimmune conditions and Lyme disease can affect mood, which may need to be specifically addressed for optimum healing to occur.
In order to achieve both physical and emotional well being, it is vital to be mindful of the role chronic stress may be playing. Our goal is to work with you to break this stress response cycle. At TMC, we offer non-cognitive therapies like Emotional Freedom Technique and often team up with mental health counselors or psychiatrists who recognize the mind-body connection to offer the best care. When healing takes place on both emotional and physical levels, a person can truly achieve optimal health and wellness.
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