Mind-body Techniques

When it comes to staying healthy, your body is not the only piece of the puzzle. Your mind — and its connection to your body — have an important role to play as well.

The Mind-Body Connection

This mind-body connection means that your thoughts, feelings, attitudes and beliefs can all affect the state of your body — both negatively and positively.

However, it’s not just the mind that affects the body. Your physical state can also change how you think or feel. This includes the foods that you eat, how much you exercise and how well you sleep.

In fact, the mind is in constant communication with all parts of your body — the brain and nervous system, the immune system, the endocrine (hormone) system and all of your organs.

Because of the importance of the mind for good health, many doctors now recommend taking a mind-body approach to overall wellness alongside undergoing traditional medical treatments.

Types of Mind-Body Techniques

The list of mind-body therapies and practices, which help the mind and body work together to support healing, is extensive and include:

  • Biofeedback
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Creative arts therapies (art, music or dance)
  • Guided imagery
  • Hypnotherapy (hypnosis)
  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR)
  • Patient support groups
  • Prayer
  • Qigong
  • Relaxation
  • Tai chi
  • Yoga

Conditions Treated by Mind-Body Therapies

Mind-body techniques can be used — alongside traditional medicine — to treat many conditions, including:

  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  • Chronic pain
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Depression
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Headaches
  • Loss of urinary control (incontinence)
  • Panic disorders
  • Stress and anxiety

The mind-body practices can also help people get ready for surgery and cope with the symptoms of many diseases and their treatment, including cancer.

Benefits of Mind-Body Therapies

But mind-body therapies are not just for people who are sick. These practices provide many benefits even before illness appears, such as:

  • An improved ability to cope with stress
  • Increased mental clarity
  • Less muscle tension
  • Mental calmness
  • Overall wellness
  • Physical relaxation

To learn more about how mind-body techniques can help optimize your overall wellbeing, contact us for an appointment.

Read HTML code related articles on our blog to get the best tips on web content composing.

Convenient Northside Location


1305 W. 96th Street Suite C
Indianapolis, IN 46260


317-580-9867


Get Directions


Office Hours

Our 96th Street office is convenient to north Indianapolis, Nora, Carmel, and Zionsville.

Chiropractic Office Hours - Dr. Mary Jo Johnson

Monday:

10:30 am-6:30 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Wednesday:

10:30 am-6:30 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Therapeutic Massage Hours - Becky Troyer, CMT

Monday:

10:00 am-7:30 pm

Tuesday:

11:00 am-6:30 pm

Wednesday:

11:30 am-7:40 pm

Thursday:

10:30 am-6:30 pm

Friday:

Special appointment only.

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Lily Rigby, CMT

Monday:

11:00 am-8:00 pm

Tuesday:

10:20 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

11:00 am-8:00 pm

Thursday:

10:20 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Location

Find us on the map

Testimonials

Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Dr. Johnson is an amazing chiropractor and an amazing woman. Her staff is great, everyone is kind and there to be of service. Dr. Johnson will help you get your whole wellness life together, and will do it with kindness and care. I would send anyone here."
    Mr. K.
  • "Fantastic people doing great work in this office. I have had back pain since my mid-20's. The chiropractic work helped, but then Kurt was able to help me figure out I had a wheat intolerance that was the root cause of my problems. If you are looking for a great support system for your health needs, look no further!"
    Jeff C.
  • "I love this place!!!  I had never been to a Chiropractor before, i thought they were scary, with all the old school treatment.  Dr. Johnson is the best, her treatment plan has worked for me, i was a mess when i first went there, i suffered for months with the pain in neck, upper back and shoulders, starting the treatment on 5/25/2019.  i am so much better now!Her staff is also friendly and kind, and very knowledgeable, her front desk receptionist, Emily, is the best also!  Thank you all so much!"
    Kim K.
  • "Thank you Dr. Johnson - your gentle and holistic approach to chiropractic care and wellness is greatly appreciated. Your work and that of your wellness team is among the best!"
    R.D. Indianapolis /Indianapolis, IN

REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT TODAY