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The practice of medicine is both an art as well as a science. However, in the pursuit of science, we have neglected the art aspect or the human touch. Scientists have been puzzled by what is within our brain - a black box - the mind! In contrast to conventional medical teachings, it could be that all diseases originate in the mind. Symptoms are just the metaphors signaling disturbed emotional well-being. Our team explored all patients with various symptoms in detail to look for any underlying psychosocial stressors. Different symptoms seem to correlate with different stressors. There is a distinctive pattern. Symptoms in different parts of the body or different sides, e.g., left versus right side, denote different underlying stresses. Disease= Dis+ease. Patients develop the disease when they are not at ease with their daily lives. Therefore, treatment of any disease, be it functional or organic, is to address what makes the patient not at ease and highlights the need to change. From our experience, when patients were at ease, symptoms got better, and the need for medications decreased. When one is “at ease”, there is no disease. Different people have different personalities and different stress coping mechanisms. This article shares new insights into how different physical symptoms decode different messages from the mind and how our emotions influence health. This is the time for a paradigm shift. By tackling the psychological root of the mind using a holistic approach, the patient’s inner healing mechanism can be stimulated.
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