Mind-Body Health Specialist

LifeBalance Integrative Health & Wellness

Integrative Medicine located in Palmdale, CA

Mental and physical health go hand in hand, which is why board-certified family physician and registered dietitian Karen Marie Glover, MD, RD, focuses on mind body health at LifeBalance Integrative Health & Wellness in Palmdale, California. She takes a holistic approach to disease prevention and treatment to improve your entire body and mind vs. each part separately. Call LifeBalance Integrative Health & Wellness to learn more about mind body health, or schedule an appointment online today.

Mind-Body Health Q & A

What is mind body health?

Mind body health, or mind body medicine, focuses on the interaction between your brain, behavior, and physical health. Emotional, social, mental, spiritual, and behavioral factors directly affect overall health and well-being. At LifeBalance Integrative Health & Wellness, Dr. Glover uses holistic approaches to ensure mental health is as high of a priority as your physical health. 

What are the benefits of mind body health?

Mental and physical health are closely linked. For example, chronic stress can cause hormone fluctuations that increase your appetite and lead to weight gain, high blood pressure, chronic pain, or ulcers. Addressing and treating the root cause of mental and physical health disturbances can yield the following health benefits:

  • Less depression and anxiety
  • Lower blood pressure
  • A better mood
  • Less stress
  • A lower risk of chronic diseases
  • More energy
  • Better focus and concentration
  • Fewer digestive problems
  • A stronger immune system
  • A healthy body weight

At LifeBalance Integrative Health & Wellness, Dr. Glover prioritizes patient-centered services. She provides compassionate care in a warm, welcoming environment, and takes as much time as you need during appointments. She gives you the highest quality care possible, educates you about both your physical and mental health, and thoroughly answer all of your questions.

Which mind body treatment is right for me?

After thoroughly reviewing your medical history and completing an examination, Dr. Glover discusses mind body treatment options with you to find one that best matches your needs based on your health and preferences. Examples of mind body holistic treatments include:

  • Meditation
  • Hypnosis
  • Tai chi, yoga, stretching, and other exercises
  • Massage
  • Acupuncture
  • Relaxation techniques
  • One-on-one or group counseling
  • Mental health education
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for depression
  • Herbal or other dietary supplements

Dr. Glover always recommends the most holistic, natural treatments first, but understands the importance of taking medications as a last resort to optimize overall health and well-being.

When you’re ready to become the best possible version of yourself and maximize your mental, emotional, and physical health, schedule an appointment with Dr. Glover at LifeBalance Integrative Health & Wellness or book an appointment online today.