Glossary: Integrative Medicine & Nutrition
Endorphins secreted by the pituitary gland that reduce pain.
The study of how electromagnetic fields interact with and influence biological entities.
A mechanism and a method for training a person to influence physiological responses that are not under voluntary control or that are ordinarily regulated but for which regulation has broken down due to trauma or disease.
A field surrounding and interpenetrating the physical body.
Having two phases.
The integration of bodywork with psychotherapy and recognition of the continuity and the deep connections that all psycho-corporal processes contribute, in equal fashion, to the organization of the whole person.
A network of nerves lying mostly in the armpit and supplying nerves tothe chest, shoulder, and arm.
A plant of a genus that includes cabbage, turnip, brussels sprout, and mustard
A severe eating disorder in which individuals, almost always women, habitually vomit or abuse laxatives after binge eating or after eating even minimal amounts of foods that they consider fattening.
Short-chain fatty acid made by the health-promoting bacteria in the gut.