Do You Believe in Psychosomatic Illness?

Remember the “Medicine & Metaphysics” teleseminar tonight

Time: Sunday, August 15th at 6:00pm Central
Listening method: Phone + Web Simulcast
To attend, visit:
http://attendthisevent.com/?eventID=14384883


So, do you believe in psychosomatic illness?

I do and I will tell you why……

There are many definitions of “psychosomatic” but the origin is from  
-  “psyche” - of the mind
-  “soma” - of the body

Here’s two definitions:
   1. Of or relating to a disorder having physical symptoms but originating from mental or emotional causes.
   2. Relating to or concerned with the influence of the mind on the body, especially with respect to disease.

Even way back in history people knew of the existence of diseases caused by (or influenced by) the mind.

As most of you know, I am a physician.

I had never heard of psychosomatic illness during my internship. We didn’t really study that in medical school (shame on us).

One of my month’s rotations was going to be on pediatrics. I was not fond of children at all (that’s putting it mildly). I also had been very healthy all my life. Well, all of a sudden I got a sinus infection (definitely unheard of in my life). Then the next thing you know I got pneumonia. How could I possibly be so sick? I wondered. I was so sick that I missed the first week of my pediatric rotation.

You know that expression “you can’t see the forest for the trees”. Well, that’s what happened to me. If you’ve ever heard about internships, there is no time to think at all. So, I just worked very hard at getting better so I didn’t get set back in my internship.

About 2 years later after I was “more” experienced and had begun to be exposed to metaphysics (although I didn’t really know it then), I realized that I created that pneumonia to avoid having to be on the pediatric rotation. I missed a week and that was pretty darn good.

I also know I had pneumonia another time (even though I can’t remember the exact specifics) which was definitely something I brought on myself. So, I took time to examine these two episodes and immediately realized how powerful the mind is.

Many patients I have come across or been involved with have resisted looking at any possible connection between their illnesses and their mind. It’s hard for me to understand and it’s even harder to try to treat someone with that resistance.

  In this day of instant gratification, we just “have to have” a cure right now. And when you have to look at the mind and emotional aspects of you and your illness, that takes much longer to treat than just “taking a bunch of pills”. But then I find it humorous because people complain about the cost of medicine and the bad effects of the medications - but these same people never want to look within themselves to find out what’s going on.

There is ALWAYS a connection between the mind and emotions and the body.

Take the time to be open to that idea and you’ll see so much more about yourself as soon as you open that door.

We’ll talk much more about this as the days and weeks go by.

 See you on the “Medicine & Metaphysics” teleseminar tonight! 

Time: Sunday, August 15th at 6:00pm Central
Listening method: Phone + Web Simulcast
To attend, visit:
http://attendthisevent.com/?eventID=14384883

Terrie

 

 

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