As reflected by research in numerous areas of inquiry, including the field of psychoneuroimmunology, science continues to explore evidence of influences of mind and body as well as identify, in some instances, the biochemical and cellular mechanisms involved in those interactions.
Yoga & Meditation
Yoga utilizes the interconnection of body and mind in practices that provide numerous mental and physical benefits including those of calmer mind and a healthier body.
The Biopsychosocial model, which references the influences of body on mind and vice versa, attributes disease to the interaction of psychological, biological, and social factors. As articulated by a psychiatrist, Dr. Angel, over 40 years ago--this provides a more comprehensive perspective on health and disease than the biomedical model.