365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 217: Mens Sana In Corpore Sano

body and mind

The cells in your body react to everything your mind says. Negative thinking and attitudes create chronic stress that upsets the body’s hormonal balance. Negativity is known to bring down the immune system.

Negative thinking is more destructive than you think. It can ruin your brain, body and overall health on the long term.

Traditional Chinese Medicine associates emotional conflicts/negativity to specific organ functions:

  • The heart can be affected by excess excitement
  • The kidneys can be affected by fear or shock
  • The lungs can be affected by sadness or suppressed grief
  • The spleen and pancreas can be affected by worry or pensiveness
  • The liver can be affected by anger or frustration

Ancient Greek Medicine considered the mind and the body as being strongly interconnected.  The ancient Greeks ideal of health was holistic and is expressed in the maxim, “Mens sana in corpore sano”, which means “A sound mind in a healthy body”.

Native American Medicine promotes mental, physical and spiritual well-being. Traditional healing includes a wide range of activities to improve well-being and restore the balance of a person’s mind, body and spirit, which is necessary for healing. They also say that diseases are more likely to invade the body of a person who is imbalanced, has negative thinking, or lives an unhealthy lifestyle.

Change your mind. Change your body.

Love,

Rucsandra

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