The connection of body, mind and emotions and its relationship with health and illness


  • Álvaro Campillo Soto Doctor en Medicina y Cirugía, especialista en cirugía general y digestiva, profesor titular en la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM)
  • Leire Irazu Garitaonandia Licenciada en Odontología, máster en Neurociencia Terapeútica


The article emphasizes the relationship between the body and the mind and how the current scientific knowledge has not achieved a complete understanding of this connection. It highlights the need to adopt a new approach to this relationship to address medical challenges, especially physical or mental illnesses that lack effective solutions with conventional medicine due to side effects or treatment resistance. 

The author emphasizes the importance of being open to new perspectives, considering that mind-body interventions have been investigated for thousands of years. These interventions, such as exercises, meditations, breathing techniques, and awareness practices, are being rediscovered and demonstrate how the body affects the mind and vice versa. They improve the overall state of a person and their quality of life, alleviating symptoms that previously could only be treated with medication and its side effects. 

Aspects such as consciousness, emotional regulation, bodily state, language, the immune system, and nutrition are mentioned as components that describe a person's state at a given moment in their life and its management. 

The text concludes by emphasizing the need for further research to obtain new information and solutions that enhance human quality of life and expand the boundaries of knowledge. It suggests adopting an open-minded approach to evolve in understanding the relationship between the body and mind and in the treatment of various illnesses. Ultimately, a holistic and multidisciplinary approach is encouraged to address medical challenges and improve people's health and well-being. 




2024-02-06 — Updated on 2024-02-14