Along with the progress of modern science and medical treatment,
the medical technology in the modern world has been improving.
However, as a doctor with twenty years of experience, I have thought
deeply about this issue and I have a concern.
speaking, along with the progress of modern science, medical treatment,
and the medical technology in today's world, human beings should
be more and more healthy and have less pain. As a matter of fact,
as we can see, nowadays human beings are not only less healthy,
but more diseases are being detected. We refer to them to as ¡§Modern
are these ¡§Modern Diseases¡¨? They are actually the diseases
from our mind. According to the Statistics of the World Health
Organization, there are more than 50 million people who have psychological
disorders. Around the world, the health of one fifth of the adults
is threatened by the high pressures of daily life. The number
of psychiatric-disorder patients has been increasing in Mainland
China. This does not include those ¡§third state¡¨ (semi- ill)
people which account for 50 percent of the world population. This
is why it is said that the most important health topic of this
century is Insight Psychotherapy.
Psychotherapy aims at achieving a long, healthy life by having
a good spiritual state. Through continuous experiments scientists
have confirmed the idea that there is a very close relationship
between one¡¦s mind and the function of one¡¦s body. When a man
has a happy mind, his body functions to the best extent; when
one has an anxious and worried mind, the function of his body
declines, accumulating disease over a period of time. Furthermore,
a bad mental state can cause illness and a good mood can help
people to fight illnesses. I have seen several cancer patients
who demonstrated the incredible force of life through applying
a "mental attitude" treatment. Besides using the appropriate
amount of medication, they kept a positive view towards life.
They were open-minded and maintained a happy mood and the miracle
of self-curing was able to take place. The ensuing relief and
encouragement, which follows their success, makes people happier
and more relaxed. When people have a cheerful attitude their immune
system becomes stronger, and they don¡¦t get ill easily.
the study scientists found out that when a person is always in
a tense, sad and fearful environment, his immune system becomes
weak. Diseases will come to the body easily, and some old symptoms
will come back or enforce the illness. Especially for cancer patients,
as cancer is usually known as the incurable disease, patients
are usually desperate. A treatment addressing the mental outlook
is to focus on the patients¡¦ psychological state, to eliminate
fear, sadness or depression, and to evoke confidence within the
patient in his ability to fight diseases. It also stimulates the
patient¡¦s will, raising him from depression and letting him feel
hope for his life, thus recovering the immune function of the
body and decreasing or even curing the disorders.
addition, scientists found that people who don¡¦t have excessive
interest in promoting themselves or gaining fame are healthier
than those who do. They don¡¦t follow the trends of society and
don¡¦t force themselves to acquire possessions or accomplishments;
they keep calm and tranquil so they are always in a state of peace.
People who are broad-minded are healthier than people who are
narrow-minded, because they don¡¦t care about the tiny matters
and the past. They have a peaceful mind. They don¡¦t worry and
they don¡¦t have anxiety.
who like to read books or poems, sing, paint or do gardening are
also healthier, because they put their energy into literature,
art and nature. They have a good way to let their emotions out,
and therefore they have a more peaceful state of mind.
ancient China, health specialists said: ¡§anger is bad for the
liver, worry is bad for the spleen, sadness is bad for the lungs,
fear is bad for the kidneys. This is based on the correct knowledge
of the relationship between our emotions and our health. So the
ancient Chinese health specialists encourage us to combine ¡§Jing,
Qi, Shen¡¨ and to achieve a pleasant and peaceful state of mind.
This is the natural way to keep healthy.