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what is integrative medicine?

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what is integrative medicine?

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  1. Chris
    This is a new type of medicine, which combines traditional and complementary techniques into a comprehensive medical approach that addresses illness and injury from a broad perspective. Meditation, which dates back thousands of years to ancient cultures all over the East, is one of the stars of this new approach. Its scientifically proven effects on physiology are startling. Buddhist monks have been shown to redirect their body heat through meditation, so that in freezing cold weather, they actually emit heat instead of warming their bodies from the inside! While few people are at the meditative level of Buddhist monks, those who practice meditation on a regular basis display some pretty amazing physical changes. The concept behind Buddhist meditation is something called mindfulness, or restful alertness. Mindfulness is the state of being entirely in the moment, entirely aware, with a quiet, focused mind. In this state, in addition to experiencing a sense of great calm, bodily processes slow down and more easily respond to the mind's wishes. If the mind's wishes are that the body experience a searing pain as "warm" instead of "burning," a technique used in the guided imagery practice of meditation, that just may happen over time.

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