Mind-body medicine: state of the science, implications for practice.

@article{Astin2003MindbodyMS,
  title={Mind-body medicine: state of the science, implications for practice.},
  author={John A. Astin and Shauna L. Shapiro and David M Eisenberg and Kelly L Forys},
  journal={The Journal of the American Board of Family Practice},
  year={2003},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={
          131-47
        }
}
BACKGROUND Although emerging evidence during the past several decades suggests that psychosocial factors can directly influence both physiologic function and health outcomes, medicine had failed to move beyond the biomedical model, in part because of lack of exposure to the evidence base supporting the biopsychosocial model. The literature was reviewed to examine the efficacy of representative psychosocial-mind-body interventions, including relaxation, (cognitive) behavioral therapies… 

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