Mind-body medicine focuses on the interactions between mind and body and the powerful ways that emotional, mental, social and spiritual factors can directly affect health.
Studies have shown mind-body medicine techniques lower blood pressure and stress hormone levels, relieve pain and improve immune function. They can also contribute to improvements in conditions such as HIV, cancer, insomnia, anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Mind-body medicine is used across the U.S. and around the world.
Dr. Bernadette Clevenger, who is certified in mind-body medicine, will be offering a unique program at the HealthEast Grand Avenue Clinic.
Mind-Body Medicine Skills Development – individual sessions
During individual sessions, you will work closely with Dr. Clevenger to understand the benefits and practice techniques of mind-body medicine. You can self-refer or be referred by your primary care provider.
The initial consultation will consist of a 45-minute appointment followed by three 30-minute appointments over a series of eight weeks. The visits may be billed to insurance, providing there is a medical diagnosis.
How to register
Contact the HealthEast Grand Avenue Clinic at 651-326-5650 to schedule your individual session.
About Dr. Bernadette Clevenger
Dr. Clevenger is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and is certified in mind-body medicine through the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, D.C. She is also board certified in family medicine and integrative holistic medicine.
Dr. Clevenger is currently conducting research on Tibetan medicine with the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota.
Find out more about Dr. Clevenger.