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Mind & Body

The pace of life in the 21st century is steadily increasing for many Americans. We constantly deal with short attention spans, job pressures, rushed meals and a dependency on our electronic devices. For all of the advances in science and technology, our ability to cope with the resulting stress is often given little attention.

At the Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute, we offer several “mind and body” approaches to de-stress that can improve your mental, physical and emotional well being. These approaches include:

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The mind and body therapies at the Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute are designed to address common conditions including:

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Depression
  • Memory loss
  • Stress
  • Nutritional deficiencies

Our mind and body therapies include:

  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR): This form of meditation has been shown by numerous studies to reduce chronic pain, anxiety, depression and hypertension. Mindful awareness can be described simply as paying attention to in-the-moment experiences with openness, curiosity and self awareness. For some, mindfulness can be accomplished through meditation, yoga, art or time spent in nature. Others may require more systematic training.

  • Diet and nutritional education: With today’s busy lifestyles, proper nutritional intake often gets neglected. This is an important component to overall good health, so we offer training by a registered dietitian that includes meal planning, cooking and weight management strategies. Read more about our integrative program on nutrition ›

  • Massage: Massage provides well-documented physical and mental benefits. We offer a wide variety of massage therapies to relax, reduce pain and improve your overall well being. Read more about medical and sport massages ›

  • Yoga or tai chi: These ancient, spiritual-based practices from Asia provide a variety of mental and physical benefits. Our weekly Naam-style yoga classes are open to all ages and levels of flexibility. Tai chi, which has been described as “medicine in motion” by Harvard Health Publications, offers similar benefits for health and healing. See more about our yoga classes ›

The Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute is the only university-affiliated center of its kind in Orange County.

You benefit from a highly trained staff with access to the latest research findings. Our integrative approach means physicians from across the medical spectrum collaborate on your care.

Our mind and body program is led by Arvin Jenab, ND.

Jenab is focused on treating the whole person. This means he seeks to discover the root causes behind a condition rather than simply treating its symptoms.

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