The bodymind

As one answer to the question how mind and body relate to each other, an issue that has eluded philosophers and physicians alike over the past centuries, Candace Pert talks about the “bodymind”:

Most psychologists treat the mind as disembodied, a phenomenon with little or no connection to the physical body. Conversely physicians treat the body with no regard to the mind or the emotions. But the body and mind are not separate, and we cannot treat one without the other.

Research has shown that the body can and must be healed through the mind and the mind can and must be healed through the body.

Pert’s striking conclusion that is our emotions and their biological components that establish the crucial link between mind and body does not, however, serve to repudiate modern medicine’s gains; rather, her findings compliment existing techniques by offering a new scientific understanding of the power of our minds and our feelings to affect our health and well-being.

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