One of the fundamental principles of holistic medicine is that humans are not able to separate the physical well being from the emotional, mental and spiritual state of our existence.
When we have a physical disorder, our body sends out a message to make us look deeper into our thoughts and attitude and see what we can do in order to re-create natural harmony and balance.
When we are ill, we block the flow of vital energy in all levels of our existence. Illness is a warning coming from our bodies saying that we are doing something wrong.
It means that we are urged to change our thoughts and willfully chose to favor life, whatever this means.
Physical suffer is a strong sign that something in our consciousness is asking for us to acknowledge it and eventually change it, as illnesses are reflections of our own internal thoughts and emotions.
In other words, our body communicates with us. It is the mirror of our thoughts, emotions and beliefs. It constantly talks to us and, the only thing we need to do is find the time and way to listen to it carefully.
Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, has not been locating the illness on the organs. Instead, he believed that the patient consists of a psychosomatic entity and that the illness itself is a result of natural laws.