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The Insurance Game

Playing the Insurance Game

Making the decision to seek treatment for an eating disorder is a difficult decision that requires tremendous courage. Unfortunately, once you have made that decision, an even greater challenge may be getting your insurance to pay for treatment.

Hulaistic Treatment

Mirasol's New "Hulaistic" Treatment Program

Beginning in October, Mirasol will offer classes in hula dancing at its adult residential and PHP "day" programs.

Japanese Acupuncture

Acupuncture With a Gentle Touch

Many people with eating disorders have so much trauma and fear — including fear of needles — and many are very low body weight, so they don't have a lot of energy. The gentle style of Japanese acupuncture helps clients relax and overcome their fear of needles so they can tonify their bodies and begin rebuilding energy.

Battle in Your Belly

The Battle in Your Belly

Most Mirasol clients experience gastrointestinal disturbances at one time or another during their recovery. Some come into treatment with a long list of food allergies and sensitivities. Others may find that eating regularly again can result in a range of uncomfortable symptoms including gas, bloating, constipation and diarrhea. It's not easy to tell if a sudden intolerance for wheat, dairy or animal products is a clinical issue, or a way to avoid eating broad categories of food. How can we work together to disentangle eating disorder cause and effect, and reduce the discomfort of weight restoration?

Loneliness

The Lonely Road to Recovery: A Conversation with Clinicians from Mirasol Recovery Centers

According to Dr. Lissa Rankin, the greatest risk factor for disease isn't diet, or exercise, genetics or bad habits like smoking. It's loneliness. Lonely people have higher rates of heart disease, cancer, dementia, high blood pressure, diabetes, infection, anxiety, depression, insomnia, suicide and addiction.

We came across Rankin's research while reviewing the results of Mirasol's alumni survey. Graduates of our residential treatment program report that their biggest challenge in recovery isn't family or relationship issues, or sticking to a meal plan, or even body image. It's loneliness and isolation. So Mirasol clinicians gathered together to discuss the relationship between eating disorders and social isolation, and what clients can do to build community and forge meaningful relationships in recovery.

Top 10 Eating Disorder Blogs of 2015

PsychCentral names Mirasol's EDRecovery one of the top 10 eating disorder blogs of 2015

Psych Central Award

Eating Disorder Hope Award

Honored as a top resource for eating disorder treatment, recovery, and awareness.

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