According to Western medical professionals, the mind and the body are separate, and they should be treated separately. Doctors learn how to treat one or the other. The split between the mind and body is not a scientific fact nor does nature recognize such a split. But Western medical professionals continue to treat people using archaic procedures, even though quantum physics says humans and all living things are forms of energy.
The fact that humans are pure energy is a fact Eastern medicine embraces. All humans and living things have an energy field or aura surrounding the body, and that has always been the basis for Eastern healing for centuries. Western medicine treats the physical body, and Eastern medicine treats an energy-field dysfunction. If there is an energy field dysfunction in what Eastern medicine calls the subtle body, Eastern healers help the body heal itself by finding the source of the energy dysfunction.
If Western medicine would bring the split between the body and the mind together like Eastern professionals do, the cost of healthcare would radically change. Physicist and author, Barbara Ann Brennan work is a good example of how Eastern medicine’s spiritual healing process works. Her first book Hands of Light: A Guide to Healing Through the Human Energy Field is a classic.
In that book, Brennan has drawings of the energy field, and she explains how the energy field works. She also explains how it impacts personal wellness as well as how it impacts other people. The human energy field is actually a seven-layer field, and there are different frequencies and different kinds of energy in each layer. Each layer performs a different function.
What Dr. Brennan and other doctors like her are doing is expanding the Eastern concept of healing. That concept has been around for thousands of years. Brennan is just giving people in the West the opportunity to understand the relationship between the mind and body better.
In holistic medicine, the word disease is a ‘dis-ease.’ In Western medicine, disease means a breakdown, disorder, or an invasion of an organ or other vital networks in the body. The reason disease is ‘dis-ease’ in Eastern medicine is, illness is the body’s response to stress, depression, and other negative mental states. Neuroscientists at the University of Pittsburgh now know there are more neural networks that connect the cerebral cortex to the adrenal medulla. And they also know where these neural networks are in the body.
The new information about the number of neural networks and how they impact the adrenal medulla sheds a brighter light on how stress and other mental states alter organ function. The research also proves there is a real anatomical basis for psychosomatic illness. And the findings show that the meditation, yoga, Pilates and other Eastern exercises help the body respond to mental, physical, and emotional stress.
This University of Pittsburgh study identified the neural circuitry that connects the cerebral cortex to the adrenal medulla, and the researchers were blown away by the number of neural networks that sit in the inner part of the adrenal gland. The adrenal gland is right above each kidney. But the actual number of cortical areas responsible for controlling the adrenal medulla is still a mystery Scientist thought there were one or two of those areas, but this study proves there are more.
The study also shows that areas of the cortex are active when people sense conflict, or when they make a mistake. Those thoughts influence the adrenal medulla. In other words, just the thought of a conflict, traumatic event, or serious mistake sends negative signals to the adrenal medulla the same way as the actual event does.
Eastern medicine knew there was definite mind-body connection centuries ago, but Western medicine couldn’t scientifically confirm it. Many people suffer because they disregard the basic foundation of Eastern medicine, which is the mind influences what happens in the body.