Dhyana Medicine

Understanding the self to achieve the best possible state of health
What is Lifestyle medicine?
A​​​ branch of evidence-based medicine in which comprehensive lifestyle changes
(including nutrition, physical activity, stress management, social support and environmental exposures are used to manage the progression of chronic diseases by addressing their underlying causes where possible.


Lifestyle medicine interventions include health risk assessment screening, health behaviour change counselling and clinical application of lifestyle modifications.


Lifestyle medicine is often prescribed in conjunction with pharmacotherapy and other forms of therapy.


Lifestyle medicine is an inter-disciplinary field of internal medicine, psychosocial and neurosciences, public and environmental health, and biology.


Key principles include prevention strategies that address lifestyle habits, the underlying biological
causes and the pathophysiology common to LRDs (e.g. low-grade systemic inflammation, dysregulated stress axis, metabolic dysfunctions etc.).


A form of treatment that helps to bridge the best aspects of public health and conventional clinical medicine.

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doi: 10.1111/ijcp.12509