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Nearly 30 million Americans – 20 million women and 10 million men – have eating disorders. Whether it’s anorexia, bulimia or overeating, eating disorders can have severe social and health consequences if left unchecked. Many people with eating disorders try and fail to resolve the problem with a variety of medical and behavioral treatments. At Mirasol Eating Disorder Recovery Centers, we use an integrative medical approach to treat eating disorders. The integrative approach seeks to treat medical and psychological causes of eating disorders and uses a wide variety of treatments, including alternative methods like acupuncture, chiropractic and Neurofeedback, among others. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Integratve medical approach expedites eating disorder treatment


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Integrative Medical Approach Expedites Eating
Disorder Treatment
Mirasol Eating Disorder Recovery Centers
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Overview
  • Nearly 30 million Americans 20 million women
    and 10 million men have eating disorders.
    Whether its anorexia, bulimia or overeating,
    eating disorders can have severe social and
    health consequences if left unchecked. Many
    people with eating disorders try and fail to
    resolve the problem with a variety of medical and
    behavioral treatments. At Mirasol Eating Disorder
    Recovery Centers, we use an integrative medical
    approach to treat eating disorders. The
    integrative approach seeks to treat medical and
    psychological causes of eating disorders and uses
    a wide variety of treatments, including
    alternative methods like acupuncture,
    chiropractic and Neurofeedback, among others.

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What are Eating Disorders?
  • Eating disorders are abnormal eating habits that
    result in an insufficient or excessive intake of
    food. The imbalance is so severe that it impacts
    the patients social relationships and health.
    Eating disorders are a lasting problem, and
    impact the quality of life of the patient.
    Because of self-esteem issues common in puberty,
    young people are particularly susceptible to
    eating disorders. About 1 or 2 of every 100
    students will struggle with an eating disorder.

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Why An Integrated Medical Approach?
An integrative medical approach attacks the
problem on multiple fronts, helping to deal with
both the medical and psychological aspects of
eating disorders. Including alternative
treatments like acupuncture and Neurofeedback
give doctors more tools to use to help patients
develop a healthier relationship with food.
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Traditional Approaches Behavioral and Cognitive
Therapy, Medication
  • Traditional approaches to treating eating
    disorders are an important part of integrative
    therapy. Combined, these approaches have a
    greater chance of success as they leave no
    underlying issue unaddressed. Cognitive and
    behavioral therapies can help patients create a
    more healthy relationship with eating. Medical
    therapies can help address any physical problems
    and help the transition to healthier eating
    habits be less stressful and unpleasant. In
    addition to traditional approaches, there are
    also a number of alternative approaches that can
    help.

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Alternative Approaches Neurofeedback
  • Neurofeedback reconditions and retrains
    brainwaves and can be used to influence behavior.
    With EEG Neurofeedback, patients can be trained
    to have more positive responses to healthy eating
    habits and to eschew negative reactions. The use
    of Neurofeedback can help reduce the need for
    more intensive interventions like medication.

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Alternative Approaches Acupuncture
  • Acupuncture can help treat eating disorders by
    reducing the severity of digestive problems and
    food allergies. It can also help relieve stress
    that may contribute to the eating disorder and
    inhibit recovery. Mirasol Eating Disorder
    Recovery Centers has been using acupuncture to
    treat eating disorders for 11 years and has found
    it to be an effective alternative treatment.

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Alternative Approaches EMDR
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
    aids patients in helping to eliminate negative
    associations caused by past experiences. In EMDR
    therapy, eye movement, tactile stimulation and
    bilateral stimulation is used to help activate
    opposite sides of the patient's brain helping to
    resolve past emotional experiences that may
    contribute to eating disorders.

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Alternative Approaches Functional Medicine
  • Functional medicine helps to address the
    nutritional deficiencies of patients and
    underlying health issues and imbalances that may
    contribute to eating disorders, such as
  • Oxidative stress
  • Nutritional imbalances
  • Intestinal dysfunction
  • Impaired detoxification
  • Immune/inflammatory imbalances
  • Endocrine imbalances

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About Mirasol Eating Disorder Recovery Centers
  • Mirasol Eating Disorder Recovery Centers are
    Tucson, AZ based treatment centers for adults and
    young people struggling with eating disorders.
    Mirasol combines psychiatric and medical care to
    help patients deal with eating disorders and lead
    happier, healthier lives. Our treatment also
    includes alternative medical treatments such as
    acupuncture and bodywork solutions.
  • For more information visit http//www.mirasol.net
    .
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