Entries by David Kaminker LAc MSOM

Mindfulness in Medicine: Pain and Smelling

Understanding how mindfulness can be applied to medicine requires an experiential understanding of mindfulness practice. The notion of effectively achieving this in a column with 400 words or less is completely absurd. Therefore, my intention for this ongoing column is to offer ideas for discussion and inspiration for practice, with the hope that we all […]

Mindfulness in Medicine: The Paradox

Mindfulness is often understood as simply being present, in the moment. This involves awareness of the senses, including breath, sound, vision, taste, smell, and all body sensations. This also includes awareness of the mind, observing thoughts and emotions. Mindfulness can also refer to the state of single-pointed focus, or deeply paying attention to a specific […]