2022, Vol. 6 Issue 4, Part C
An overview of psychosomatic diseases and homoeopathy
Author(s): Dr. Geetha SV, Dr. Vishnu RJ and Dr. INDU P
In public health issues mental health plays major role about 14%. There is no health without mental health. In 2019, one in eight individuals, or 970 million people worldwide, had a mental illness, with anxiety and depressive disorders being the most prevalent. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of people who suffer from anxiety and depressive illnesses greatly increased 2020 onwards. The Greek words "psyche" (mind) and "soma"(body) are the origin of the word "psychosomatic". A psychosomatic illness is one that has both mental and physical symptoms. According to the World Health Organization, the study of biological, emotional, and social components of health and disease is known as psychosomatic medicine. Homoeopathy was based on the concept that a person is not only an individual but also a whole being whose body parts work together to form a harmonious unity. For the treatment in Homoeopathy the physician must understand the person as a whole, that is mind, soul and body. Functional disturbance alters the tissue and produce changes treatment of tissue changes cannot cure the person. The holistic approach also include finding the exciting as well as maintaining cause to determine the underlying aetiology of chronic disease the physician should trace the effect of miasm from the whole case history (present symptom, past history and family history).
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