Thoughts, Neurotransmitters, Body-Mind Connection
The body-mind connection is a concept fundamental to many belief systems. What it postulates is that the body and mind mutually influence one another in a bi-directional fashion. In other words, biological processes affect thoughts and feelings, and cognitions affect body states.
Psychosomatic means mind (psyche) and body (soma). A psychosomatic disorder is a disease that involves both mind and body. Some physical diseases are thought to be particularly prone to being made worse by mental factors such as stress and anxiety. Your mental state can affect how bad a physical disease is at any given time....
Perhaps as many as five millennia have passed since the idea emerged throughout the globe, but especially in India and China, that our bodies possess energy systems of utmost relevance to our health and consciousness. We can only speculate as to how these inspirations arose, but increasing evidence abounds that the ancients were correct. This and related understandings gave birth to meridian and chakra therapies, yoga, and more.