Mind Body Medicine Specialist

Lindsay  DeHaas, ND -  - Women's Health

Lindsay DeHaas, ND

Women's Health located in Portsmouth, NH & Cambridge, MA

What and how you think and feel greatly impacts your physical health. Men and women in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Cambridge, Massachusetts depend on Dr. Lindsay DeHaas, ND, for mind body medicine. To optimize your health and feel your best, call the office today or book an appointment online.

Mind Body Medicine Q & A

What is mind body medicine?

As part of functional medicine, mind body medicine is essentially the way your mind affects your whole health. How you think and what you feel have the power to deeply influence your physical well being.

The goal of mind body medicine is to help you harness your thoughts and feelings to rid your body of illnesses. Though it relies on no pharmaceutical medicine, mind body therapy holds lasting, healing power.

What techniques are used in mind body medicine?

Mind body techniques include:

  • Medical Chi gong
  • Meditation
  • Biofeedback
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Progressive muscle relaxation
  • Breathing awareness exercises
  • Yoga
  • Mindful eating

What conditions does mind body medicine help?

Mind body medicine is highly effective in the treatment of many chronic conditions, such as:

  • Obesity
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Insomnia
  • Diabetes
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Addictions
  • Migraine and tension headaches

How can mind body medicine help with cancer treatment?

When your immune system is weak from chemotherapy and your body suffers from the effects of radiation, mind body medicine helps you relax and decrease the production of hormones like cortisol and epinephrine that compromise immune responses.

Mind body exercises also help men and women tolerate the difficult side effects of cancer medications and chemotherapy. Just as importantly, it helps cancer patients manage emotional lows like depression, fear, and worry.

How many mind body medicine appointments are needed?

Dr. Lindsay writes a comprehensive and custom mind body treatment plan for you so you know exactly what to expect. She oversees each of your mind body sessions, which last about an hour each. In general, depending on your goals, you’ll need between 10 and 20 appointments to see positive changes in your health.

Am I a candidate for mind body medicine?

If you desire natural ways to heal chronic conditions, alleviate pain, and maximize your health, you are a candidate for mind body medicine. In fact, there’s no one that this healing practice can’t help. Dr. Lindsay invites you to explore holistic mind body medicine to live your best life.

To tap into your natural healing powers, consider mind body medicine. Call Dr. Lindsay for a complimentary consultation or click to schedule your appointment online.

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