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As part of our integrated approach to healthcare, mental and emotional causes are always considered as contributing factors to disease. Physical symptoms are not just limited to physical causes of disease. In order for there to be optimum and complete healing of the human body, physical, mental and emotional factors must all be addressed.

Areas of study such as psychoneuro-immunology/endocrinology (Psych: Mind; Neuro: Nervous system; Immunology: Study of the Immune system; Endocrinology: Study of the hormonal system) clearly demonstrate the effect of the mind on the body.

Just think of sucking on a lemon and what happens in your body? Your lips pucker and you start salivating. Or think about driving down the highway when a wild animal suddenly dashes in front of your car. Your heart rate goes up, your palms start sweating and so on. These are all simple manifestations of the effect of the mind on the body.

Now, just imagine what happens in your body if you were placed in a constant high stress environment whether at work or in your relationships. Factor in a poor diet, inadequate or maladaptive stress coping skills and we have an individual that is predisposed to the multitude of diseases that plagues society today. Weight gain, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, digestive problems, allergies, anxiety and depression are but different manifestations of stress on the body.

Too often, the effects of mental and emotional stress on the body are downplayed especially in the kind of society that we live in today where the mindset of no pain no gain seems to prevail. As a result, we see suppression of natural human emotions, failure to address aberrant thought processes as well as past mental-emotional trauma which only leads to further dysfunction. When such dysfunction is addressed on all levels of the human being, then only can complete healing happen.

   

Mental EMotional Healing​