I’ve talked about mind-body healing on Ask Dr Gil many times thus far. In this podcast, I want to go a little deeper into the connections between the mind, body, organ systems, and peptides. Candace Pert in Molecules of Emotion goes into great detail about how our emotions get translated into neuropeptides that then turn on genes in our cells. This in turn causes the release of other peptides that can create a feedback loop.
Without going into that level of detail, I want to discuss the connection between our emotions and how those get stored in our body. Why do we sometimes hold onto an event that we have long forgotten? What is it that causes us to not be able to heal trauma at times? Why do some people get better but others don’t? I don’t pretend to know the answers to these questions but want to explore how we might gain healing in ways that mainstream medicine can’t give us.
Connections between the body, mind, and spirit are starting to be understood from a scientific point of view. Not some fringe science either but mainstream scientific approaches to the body. My background as a scientist isn’t to shut off the possibilities that mind-body healing exists but to better understand those connections. Healing sometimes requires us to explore what has happened in our past. It requires us to remember events long forgotten. Sometimes those are extremely traumatic but other times they seem so insignificant looking back we wonder “how could that have affected me?” If brain injury is any indication, a small injury can have a big impact. Maybe small events after our mind-body connections more than we realize.
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