The Missing Link Between Mind and Body

Lynette Bassman, Danny Wedding
2010 PsycCRITIQUES  
For many years, arguably since the beginning of time, people have had an intuitive sense of the connections between illness and emotions. Traditional healers from many different cultures (Chinese, Indian, Native American, for example) have not made a distinction in their healing work between physical illness and mental illness. Hippocrates taught that our state of mind influences our health. The relationship between asthma and stress was understood long before the mechanism of action was known.
doi:10.1037/a0018331 fatcat:6tfmwyhuhzfqhnw5ewfu5u7bmi