As our Ladder medical scholars learn each month, medicine very often focuses on addressing obvious physical things like broken bones, a tumor growing where it doesn’t belong, pressure level in blood vessels, how the heart is functioning, using medicine to keep something like asthma from causing too much trouble – to name a few.
But have you ever thought about how or if your mind plays a role in how your body functions? We’re not talking science fiction where you fix a broken bone or heal cancer with some sort of mental superpower (let’s leave that safely in the realm of fiction reading/writing where it belongs!). We’re talking about how there are all sorts of real-world physical impacts (good and not-so-good) on your body that are connected directly with how your mind and body interact – from chemicals, hormones and nerve signals generated by your body under the influence of thoughts, emotions and experiences, to the choices about your body that your mind leads you to make. That’s not science fiction; that’s the reality that our whole selves – mind and body – are connected in some tangible ways that are the focus of “mind-body medicine.”
So bring your mind AND body, and join us Saturday, May 9th at 12:30pm for the next session of The Ladder, where we’ll give you hands-on opportunities to explore mind-body medicine! Our meeting location will be at the UROC building – 2001 Plymouth Ave N (Newton & Plymouth) in north Minneapolis – lunch will be provided! The UROC is reachable by Metro Transit bus routes 19, 32 & 7.
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The Ladder is a Society of Medical Scholars ages 9 to 99. Meetings are every second Saturday of the month.
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