From a holistic viewpoint, when you experience physical dis-ease, it is always beneficial to explore your emotional and mental states along with symptoms manifesting in the body.
Your mind and body are intimately connected and affect each other continually. When you feel anxious or stressed, you say you have butterflies in your stomach or your stomach turns or feels like it has a pit in it. You comment that someone is so angry he has smoke coming out of his ears.
At the very least, negative emotion, stressful head trash, and limiting beliefs contribute to illness by sapping energy needed for a healthy, happy life. They can close you off from opportunities to heal and change your life for the better.
Sometimes, there is a direct link between emotional trauma and physical illness. How people handle their emotions is one of the two proven predictors of cancer (the other is genes). For example, people who experience emotional trauma and repress their grief and anger are at greater risk for developing cancer.
Likewise, it is not uncommon for positive beliefs and healed emotions to create spontaneous healing in the body without medical intervention. Correcting imbalances in the body positively affects mental wellness as well. With this in mind, it is easy to see how mental healing is almost always needed along with physical healing. Sometimes it is all that is needed.
Even if you are in excellent physical health, attending to your emotional and mental health pays off in greater happiness, inner peace, happiness, acceptance and love of self and others. It also pays off as a more positive outlook on life and a more expansive mindset. It can literally transform your health, your life and your relationships for the better.
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