Your mind and body are connected, no matter how hokey you think that sounds. We know this to be true, especially in situations where extreme stress can mimic cancer and heart disease. My husband is a perfect example of this.
Western society is very segmented. Our preventative health care and medical treatment focuses on single parts rather than an integrated system. If we are having sinus problems, we go to an ear, nose, and throat specialist. You can visit a podiatrist, counselor, endocrinologist, and the list goes on.
Specialists are indeed important. But at one point did everyone stop communicating about “feelings” with each other? When was the last time your physician asked about your mental health, or educated you about the food you put into you body and how it relates to your physical condition?
Eastern cultures fully understand that emotions hold a certain energy in the body, and this energy can create somatic symptoms. People aren't afraid to discuss feelings and when you visit the “doctor”, he/she assesses your emotional, physical, and spiritual health.
This video gives you a tip on how to become more in tune with your emotions, and how those emotions may be creating physical symptoms. Once you practice awareness of the connection between the two, you are one step closer to being about to actually do something about it to feel better.