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Introduction to Mind-Body Medicine


GenEd area 5

This course examines the clinical research related to mind-body practices,including effects on mental health, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Research has also discovered the mechanisms of action of mind-body practices, including effects on the brain, our biochemistry, immune system, and even our genes, which have been shown to be altered by these practices. Fulfills 3 credit hours of the General Education requirement for Foundational Area 5.

From the Professor- Deborah Norris

How does your University College section of this course differ from a non-University College section?

Introduction to Mind-Body Medicine is not offered as a non-University College section, so this is a unique opportunity for UC students. The course is both didactic and experiential, in other words we both talk about mind-body medicine, and we do and experience mind-body practices, such as meditation, yoga, Tai chi, and more.