Many studies have shown that thoughts and emotions can have a profound impact on health. Mind-body medicine takes this strong connection into account and uses it to improve overall health. Researchers at Helfgott are investigating the mind-body connection in many ways, including looking at the use of neurofeedback for insomnia, relaxation and visualization therapy for women undergoing breast cancer treatments, and the effects of meditation on heart rate variability.


Title:  HRV & Autonomic Restoration Visual Environment Stress Trial (HARVEST)
Principal Investigator:  Kurt Beil, ND, LAc, MPH

Title:  Reliability of Three Constitutional Questionnaires in Ayurveda Diagnosis
Principal Investigator:  Corina Dunlap, ND

Title:  Environmental Influence on Holistic Health Measures
Principal Investigator:  Kurt Beil, ND, LAc, MPH

Title:  The Influence of Urban Natural and Built Environments on Physiological and Psychological Measures of Stress–A Pilot Study
Principal Investigator:  Kurt Beil, ND, LAc, MPH

Title: Empathy and Burnout Among Naturopathic Medical Students
Principal Investigator: Melissa Gard, ND

Title: Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction for MS: Feasibility, Durability, and Clinical Outcomes
Principal Investigator: Angela Senders, ND

Title: Meditative Neuroplasticity: The Effect of Qi Gong Meditation on Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor and Cortisol Levels
Principal Investigators: Heather Zwickey, PhD, Melissa Gard, ND & Travis Whitney, ND

Title: Psychophysiological Responses to Singing Bowl Therapy: Feasibility Study Examining Practical Outcome Measures
Principal Investigator: Wendy Hodsdon, ND

Title: Qigong for Multiple Sclerosis: A Feasibility Study
Principal Investigator: Angela Senders, ND