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Wellness and Disease
Wellness and disease are two opposite poles of the intricate connection between the soma (body) and the psyche, traditionally seen in Western culture as the twin constituents of the self.


'Psychosomatic' is a term often used to illustrate this close connection.

In the integrated human being, the things that influence the body also affect the mind, and the reverse is similarly true.

A psychosomatic illness is a disease in which the body expresses for the mind an actual negative state that is not currently available to the consciousness of the mind.

We can improve our lives by becoming increasingly in tune with what our bodies are revealing to us through our physical state of health.

Wellness and dis-ease (a literal state of unease) may reflect emotional states that arise from imbalances in the way of life.
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