The Department of Integrative Health Programs Overview
NYU Langone Medical Center’s Department of Integrative Health Programs offers MindBody wellness treatments and modalities to complement conventional health care. Our services include MindBody bedside care, wellness groups, outpatient services and treatments such as acupuncture, massage, energy therapies, yoga and more. Programs are offered to Patients, Cargivers, the Staff of NYU and the Community.
To inquire about programs we provide by contacting 212-263-5767 or e-mailing MindBody@nyumc.org
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine defines mind-body medicine as the interactions among the brain, mind, body and behavior, and on the powerful ways in which emotional, mental, social, spiritual and behavioral factors can directly affect health. It regards as fundamental an approach that respects and enhances each person’s capacity for self-knowledge and self-care, and it emphasizes techniques that are grounded in this approach.
NYU Langone Medical Center and the Department of Integrative Health Programs wishes to thank the New Tamarind Foundation for its generous support.
We would also like to thank Goldman Sachs Gives at the recommendation of Mark & Mindy Dehnert for your most generous gift to the Children, Families, and Caregivers at Rusk Rehabilitation.
We work with women in their 2nd and 3rd trimesters, who are experiencing a healthy pregnancy and wish to relax and feel more at ease in their changing bodies. This service is offered through our Outpatients program. The therapeutic goals of prenatal massage shifts as pregnancy advances. In addition to the universal goals of therapeutic massage - feeling more relaxed and comfortable and reducing stress and physical discomfort – a particular benefit of prenatal massage can be the alleviation of stress and pain caused by postural changes, muscle tension and fatigue.
You can move through your day with more ease by calm-eating and enjoying the food more with all of your senses. By acknowledging and starting to understand the emotions associated with food, eating and by using mindfulness and awareness practices you can change your relationship with food. These techniques help you to eat less and truly enjoy your healthier food choices more. Doing so can help you stay balanced at a healthier weight and experience a calmer, peaceful, and even joyful relationship with food. Drop in any Monday to build your mindfulness eating skills! No reservation required
Ear acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Acupuncture has been used for over 3,000 years to balance the body’s energy. During ear acupuncture, tiny, hair-thin needles are inserted onto the outer portion of each ear for approximately 20 to 30 minutes. Ear acupuncture is a way to invite deep relaxation and can be beneficial for anxiety, stress, general pain, insomnia, and drug and alcohol dependence. You will be fully clothed, seated in a chair for this treatment. Participants have reported increased mental clarity, improved alertness, improved ability to sleep, reduction of aches and pains, reduction of depression and anxiety. RESERVATION REQUIRED.
We are offering a six week class on basic Yoga practice to help you achieve your wellness goals. The ancient Indian tradition of Yoga promotes stability, coordination, strength and flexibility through a series of poses, breath work and meditation. Classes will be taught by a certified Yoga teacher. The class will introduce participants to modified Yoga postures with attention to breathe work, alignment, and body awareness. A preventative approach to the class will provide a safe and supportive atmosphere to avoid potential injury, and help empower you to take the next step towards a more active lifestyle. RESERVATION REQUIRED.
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