Health and the Body-Mind Connection



Squirrel Grand CanyonDid you know studies show that 70 percent of human immune system response is connected to emotions. If one is discontented or depressed the immune system becomes susceptible to dis-ease. Modern Western philosophy and medicine are only just beginning to understand the relationship between the mind and physical health and how feelings, thoughts, attitudes and behaviour are interconnected with overall health. Psychological and social stress have a strong effect on the immune system. This knowledge is not new in Eastern philosophy.