It is not generally understood how the mind affects physical health or even that it does, by the majority of people. Homeopaths, psychologists, spiritual and many Eastern traditions seem to be the only ones with a firm grasp of this idea.
When you become a critical thinker, it really becomes obvious. It explains why when, say, ten people witness an accident, you’ll get ten different reports of the event and explanations. If you like, people look at life through their own version of rose tinted spectacles.
Epigenetics Show Our Environment Is Key To Our Health
While homeopaths have always recognised that the mind affects physical health, the relatively new science of epigenetics confirms this.
This does fly in the face of how the medical industry works, so you may find it a challenge to get your head around. But they are still in the out dated germ theory, whereby the problem is always outside of you.
This is highly dis-empowering, which suits them very well. When you are dis-empowered you tend to do what the ‘experts’ tell you, instead of using your gut instincts or heeding your natural reservations that come from experience.
The epigenetic idea is that the environment is responsible for your health and how you see yourself. This includes:
- your diet
- your life style
- your healthcare
You may not realise that your mind affects your eating habits. However, most people react to advertisements. If they didn’t work, there wouldn’t be any.
Just take a look at what the main (exclusive?) adverts are for food.
The typical western diet is about as unhealthy as you get get. The wrong foods are heavily promoted to provide all your nutritional needs, when in fact all they do is provide all the manufacturers financial needs. They also support your health decline. So it’s good for business for those health systems that don’t educate or empower you.
This is largely a reflection of the one you grew up with. Family habits are often carried on through generations, even when they’re far from healthy. Your childhood experiences create habits to help you cope. These habits tend to remain for life, even when they’re no longer needed.
For example, if your parents never read you bed time stories, chances are that you are not a reader.
Or if you grew up with animals all around you, you’d be very comfortable in their company. As opposed to someone who hadn’t, who may have ungrounded fears about them.
Or if your parents were very dominant and controlling, you learned to protect yourself by suppressing your natural desires and abilities in order not to get into trouble.
It is in this last example that you can so easily see how the mind affects physical health.
Suppressing your innate psyche can be protective in difficult circumstances. But that needs to be released as soon as it’s safe to do so, such as after leaving home.
That’s easier said than done, as the habits have been formed, the little voice inside you keeps telling you to stay safe. When all you want to do is break out and become you, whoever you are.
Over time, you may have suppressed those needs with drugs, smoking, alcohol, other addictions or compulsions, compounding your health further.
It’s a challenge, but you do need to face why you have these habits. Otherwise physical pathology develops. The type will most likely depend on your family history.
This means your genetic inheritance has very little to do with your health. It’s dormant for the most part. It only ever shows itself when you are in strife for an extended period.
This is how homeopathy is so successful. The practitioner seeks out what affects you emotionally and mentally. When we’re able to match that to a treatment, not only does your pathology disappear, so too does the tendency. You’ve dropped those old, debilitating habits that no longer serve you.
It may not be necessary for you to know how the mind affects physical health. Just be aware that it does! So if you have any unhealthy habits that you can trace back to a bad experience, know that it can be resolved. Nothing is impossible, despite current beliefs.