Concept of psychosomatic disorders in homoeopathy: A review
Author(s): Dr. R Samaran and Dr. R Vivek
Abstract: The term psychosomatic is derived from Greek word “psyche” (mind) and “soma” (body). A psychosomatic disorder is a disease which involves both mind and body. Sometimes mental and emotional factors may act as risk factor that could influence the initiation and progression of physical disorders. This review highlights the important aspects of the psychosomatic diseases and the concept of Homoeopathic philosophy i.e When an individual becomes normalized by the homeopathic cure, the deeper side of his being, the will and the understanding or the rational mind are balanced. With the change in the mental and moral sphere, the physical health improves with a high degree of resistance to maladies of all kinds. Such is the transition from constitutional weakness and suffering to homeopathic health and comfort. This review also states about the views of Homoeopathic pioneers in psychosomatic disorders.