Scientific studies have demonstrated that 'emotional stress' is a significant factor in the causation and/or worsening of all chronic illness. Prolonged stress impairs proper immune system function. As part of lifestyle counseling, the doctors at Maine Whole Health integrate stress management into the care of our patients. Working with the individual, we target methods of stress management that are most appropriate for each person, and then help to establish regular practice of the chosen technique. Whether you are drawn to meditation, Tai chi, yoga, breathing exercises or some other form of handling stress in your life, Dr. Krassner will help you to integrate these modalities as part of a comprehensive treatment program.