What is Mind-Body Medicine?
Mind-Body (Psychosomatic) Medicine involves interaction of mind, body and environment. Psychosomatic illnesses are not imaginary but are real problems related to the chemical imbalance in the brain, but unfortunately not detected by lab tests.
What is Chemical Imbalance in the Brain?
Chemical imbalance in the brain is the same concept as electrolyte imbalance of the body (glucose, sodium, potassium, calcium, etc); in the brain, serotonin, acetylcholine, GABA, nor-epinephrine, epinephrine, dopamine, endorphin, etc., are not in sync with your body’s needs. It is a real medical condition.
Certain medications contain the chemicals needed to correct the brain’s imbalances. The good news is that it can be treated.
What Can Chemical Imbalance in the Brain Cause?
Chemical imbalance in the brain can cause problems in the areas of eating, sleeping and having a normal sex life, which are the 3 biological needs of the human body. It can also cause multiple, unexplained physical symptoms, such as sudden unexpected chest pain, palpitations, irregular heart beat, difficulty breathing, lump in your throat, choking sensations, nausea, shaky feeling, hot and cold flashes, bouts of excessive sweating, numbness, tingling of hands and feet, “jelly legs,” trembling, shaking, loss of control, foggy unreal feelings, fear of losing mind, fear of having a heart attack, and even the fear of dying.
How Can We Know the Physical Symptoms are Caused by Chemical Imbalances in the Brain?
The physical symptoms are NOT imaginary. Although most lab results won’t indicate a problem, there is a real problem. Many patients are stigmatized with the diagnosis “hypochondriac.” Doctors often say - "it’s all in your head," "it’s your nerves", or "you’re stressed out". Because they can find nothing “conventional” and don’t really understand chemical imbalances in the brain, this is the usual diagnosis. With proper treatment by a physician who specializes in these issues, your physical symptoms can be made to subside. HELP IS AVAILABLE!
SPECIALIST IN THE TREATMENT OF Unusual, Unresolved, Treatment Resistant Cases
- Panic Attacks and Phobias
- Attention Deficit Disorders
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Sexual Dysfunctions
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
- Eating Disorders
- Sleep Disorders
- Alcohol, Drugs and Tobacco Abuse
- Premenstrual Syndrome
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
- Stress Management
Each patient is very important to us. Our goal is to get our patients relief from the suffering. We are committed to excellence and to providing the best in healthcare.
M. SHAHIDUL ISLAM, M.D. (BOARD CERTIFIED)
Captain (Colonel) U.S. Naval Reserve
Post Doctoral Fellow from Harvard and Vanderbilt School of Medicine (Practice Centered On Mind-Body Medicine)