Dr. Stephen Sinatra
M.D. is a board-certified cardiologist and certified bioenergetic analyst,
with more than 10 years of postgraduate training in the crucial role
that behavior and emotion play in heart disease. For two decades he
has been utilizing nutritional, psychological, and other complementary
therapies along with conventional treatments in his practice in Manchester,
believe that when we're out of balance with anything in our body, if
we have intense anger and it's not released, it can cause high blood
pressure. If we have incredible sadness and it's not released, it can
cause heartbreak. And if you don't release the sadness, heartbreak can
cause heart disease. When I became a trained psychotherapist, I looked
at this whole mind/body aspect of medicine and embraced the idea that
our emotional life is just as important as our physical life. And then
there's a spiritual connection as well. Whenever you confront a person
with an illness, you have to involve everything, including the spiritual.
is the study of energy in one's body. I believe that it's blocked energy
that causes illness. When cells pulsate, they're alive and healthy.
When they become frozen and stagnant, when they become very contracted,
whether that's due to stress or metabolics or environmental toxins,
then we get illness. If I'm not breathing properly, and I have stagnant
energy in my chest, I can predispose myself to heart disease. A woman
who has terrific anger and resentment in her upper body, who has this
'energy lock,' may predispose herself to breast cancer. So bioenergetics
is a type of body oriented therapy which enhances energy.
is the best kept secret in psychotherapy, because bioenergetics opens
your body up. When you open yourself up, when you open your heart, the
healing is incredible.
thinks will affect how one feels. The problem is, many times we shut
off our feelings off. Every illness has a psychological and a physical
component. But patients need to understand that trying to live in the
brain is not healing. The healing comes when we get into the body, when
we experience our body, and that's why a good doctor will integrate
mind/body research to get the person into the whole aspect of healing.
discovery of penicillin in the late '30s, early '40s, the whole medical
industry has become pharmaceutically induced. That can have its advantages,
but unfortunately many, many doctors have become prescription writers,
and that's not really where good medicine is at. It's good for certain
aspects of medicine, but it's not where the real healing comes in.
"When a doctor
or a health professional nurtures a patient's own healing process, that's
when miracles happen. People are powerful. The body wants to be taken
care of. And, remember, the body tells the truth. When you're having
an illness, you've got to look at it and say, 'What did I do to influence
that or create that?'
screaming for a health practitioner that will see them. Not just their
heart or their cancer or their arthritis, but see them; that's what
people really want. The health practitioner of the future will have
to sit down with the patient and see the whole patient. See them in
their emotional, psychological, even spiritual struggle. And when they
do that, that's when the real healing takes place."
Dr. Stephen Sinatra
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