Dr. Mercola's Comment:
Your emotional state plays a role in nearly every physical disease.
Even the conservative government public health agency CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) states that 85 percent of all diseases have an emotional element. I believe it is much higher. Nearly every doctor will confirm this and tell you that anxiety and stress are the primary reasons why most people get sick.
It can lead to or worsen conditions ranging from heart disease to depression to arthritis.
Your mind has an enormous influence over what you perceive -- and deserves far more credit than you likely give it. In many ways this is simply another variant of the power of intention. We typically tend to manifest in our lives what we put our focus and attention on.
Most of us tend to focus on pain, misery and grief so we tend to experience more of that in our life. If we focus on what we want to experience and put some energy into healthy lifestyle choices, your body really doesn't have much of a choice.
Before you know it you will start to feel much better. Quite simply, it's one of the most amazing and remarkable transformations that you could possibly imagine.
Go ahead and take a leap of faith and try it.
You may recall an article I wrote last fall about the power of the mind and how it contributes to the healing of rheumatoid arthritis. This interesting study conducted in the UK looks at how arthritis pain is directly connected to the part of your brain that processes fear and distress. The medial pain system includes the cingulate cortex, amygdala and thalamus, all of which are heavily involved in your emotional state.
All the more reason to learn the Emotional Freedom Technique, a needle-free, energy psychology tool that uses the very same meridians as acupuncture to get a better handle on your emotions and pain.
I have the impression that The Emotional Freedom Technique is also called The Tapping Cure"; they might just be in the same family with JMT- and a distant relative of NAET.
Has anyone tried it?