Western Researchers Discover What Eastern Doctors Already Know: The Mind Impacts Body Wellness

Eastern medicine is a thorn in the side of Western medicine. Western medicine tries to treat the symptoms of a breakdown in the body consciousness using drugs. Drugs are effective for the most part, but all those synthetic chemical compounds can make a person’s body consciousness do strange things. People who rely on prescription drugs to cure what ails them often suffer serious side effects that compromise normal bodily functions. Western doctors and drug companies built a drug-related medical mouse trap that helps relieve some symptoms, but at the same time, that trap creates a strange body environment that has to make adjustments in order to function normally.



Eastern medical professionals take a different approach to curing what ails the body. Instead of using foreign chemical compounds to treat patients, Eastern doctors use the power that latently sits in the mind. The Eastern way isn’t new. Eastern medical professionals use what their ancestors used to maintain a sense of wellness. After years of doubting the effectiveness of Eastern medical treatments, Western medical professionals are using the mind as a cure rather than drugs.



Eastern sages and spiritual leaders say everything that is physical is a thought first. In other words, people’s thoughts and emotions create what they experience. That simple statement is true in every situation including illness. Our thoughts are energy units, and they are as powerful as any rocket in existence. Stress, depression, and other mental thoughts alter organ functions. The negative energy of stress, anger, and other strong emotions stay in the body, and that energy impacts the regular life and death cycle of our cells. Those negative thoughts must find a way out of the body, or they will break down the immune system. That’s why meditation, Yoga, and reconnecting with your inner self are so important. Those methods release negative energy so, it doesn’t stay in the body.



It is hard for people in the Western world to embrace the notion that thoughts have energy and an electromagnetic quality to them, but according to Quantum physics they do. And according to Neuroscientists at the University of Pittsburgh, there is proof that the mind plays a major role in the body’s response in stressful situations.


Western Medicine Is Confirming What Eastern Medicine Already Knew

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.