Wellness Wednesday content provided by our partner Dr. Martin Fried ~
The kids are out of school now and your schedules get a chance to wind down. Summer is the time to relax! With that in mind, Dr. Fried lists several techniques that will help quiet the mind:
Progressive muscle relaxation
According to Dr. Fried, all of these techniques have two basic components. The first is the focus on the word, breath, phrase, prayer, image or physical activity. The second is the passive disregard of everyday thoughts when they come to mind and a return to focus.
Within a few weeks of practice, you will notice that you feel less anxious, your sleep has improved, you have fewer stress related physical symptoms such as headaches and you have increased concentration, efficiency and greater self acceptance.
The benefits of relaxation are many. Dr. Fried notes that the relaxation response can help:
Irritable bowel syndrome, nausea and insomnia
Decrease pain and the use of pain medication
Decrease anxiety and fear
Alleviate depression and anger
Promote healing and recovery
Prepare you for medical procedures, treatments and tests
Increase feelings of well-being, comfort and control
Change negative thought patterns
Call 732 -682- 3425 to contact Dr Fried for an initial consult that leads to a comprehensive treatment plan. Dr. Fried is a board certified pediatrician, a gastroenterologist and Board Certified Physician in Nutrition. He is a Lyme Disease expert and coinfection specialist treating Bartonella, Mycoplasma, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, West Nile Virus, Babesia, H. Pylori, Anaplasma and Rowasa. Based in Ocean, New Jersey, Dr. Fried combines the practice of medicine with a specialization in nutrition. He is one of only 300 doctors across the country who specializes in this area of medicine. As a Physician Nutrition Specialist, Dr. Fried brings a unique point of view to his patients because his training and his approach is more comprehensive than traditional primary care physicians.
“Your health and wellness is my primary concern,” Martin D. Fried, MD