Mind and Body

The health of a person is never found in one dimension. It is a known fact that attitude and believing one can improve is key in promoting good outcomes in health. Medicine is changing insomuch as doctors now accept that the emotional component of a patient can affect health. Knowing it and doing something about it are two different things. Many patients come to us with vague symptoms believing tests can find the answers to what ails them. We see the person in three dimensions and believe that there is a fourth, intangible dimension that also requires exploration. Any doctor can send a patient for blood tests, x-rays, and CAT scans. A doctor should also ask about the level of happiness, joy, and satisfaction in one’s life. All too often doctors dismiss them. “The tests are normal. Good day.” In our opinion, that’s not good enough. Many people suffer from feeling as if they have lost their way because of the dramatic pace of life in New York City. The mind and the body need to realign so the separate parts can work together as a unit. This is not a traditional area of medicine, but increasingly patients ask questions about spirituality, meditation, and Eastern philosophies they’ve heard can help return harmony to one’s life. There is not one simple solution, but having a medical team that can explain and recommend new areas to explore might ignite an idea that helps one find their direction again.