As medical science struggles to understand the direct correlation of the mind-body connection, it is becoming more apparent that our emotions can choreograph the interaction the brain has with every cell of our body, and vice-versa. What is recently coming to light is that the condition of our emotional health and our overall emotional well-being play a direct role in our mental, emotional and physical health. While a poorly functioning emotional state can have a debilitating effect on the body and create illness, ailments and disease, optimal emotional health can provide an active role in the healing process.
Emotions Control Our Immune System
Clinical studies are showing the effect emotions have on the nerves, hormones and molecules that connect the brain directly with our immune system. This connection from the body to the brain can signal the immune system and make us much more vulnerable to many types of illnesses. Additionally, the immune system has the ability to send signals...
The Interconnection of Mind and Body
Many medical doctors, social workers and doctors of philosophy understand that there is a direct correlation between the body and the brain and vice-versa. Once thought that the mind was harbored in the brain, they now understand it actually exists in the communication network throughout the entire body. It is not simply a mechanical expression, but a consciousness manifestation that exists at the cellular level throughout the body and in the brain.
The Link between Matter and the Mind
In describing the physiology of emotions, these experts are quick to note that emotions are the nexus between the mind and matter. Our emotions are actually a cellular signal that is involved in a convoluted process of translating information between the brain and every cell of the body and influencing both systems.
Listening to Our Gut
It is not an imaginary dream that we feel our emotions in our gut. Deep inside our intestinal tract we have a myriad of receptors...