Hello my dear friends,
Why are more and more people focussing on emotions as a trigger for physical disease?
Is there a scientific basis for this trend?

Yes there is- Inflammation!
Inflammation, as it’s name suggests is a “fiery” process which our cells consciously undertake to neutralise toxins, prevent further infections (literally by creating a fire wall), and create a suitable environment for our bodies to heal, with limited interferences.
However, if the process of inflammation continues in the cells for too long, as progressive or low grade inflammation, it indicates that our cells have not been able to successfully detox.
In this case, the chronic inflammation is a sign that there is tissue damage and an accumulation of oxidative waste in the cells.
This creates a “burden” on our cells. This burden signals our genes to modify their genetic expressions. 
This modification announces the beginning of cellular mutation!

So how do emotions affect inflammation?
Ancient scientific technologies, such as Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which I apply in my integrative practice, have recorded, for thousands of years, that emotional and mental stressors, i.e. personality traits, trigger/accelerate/modify inflammatory processes in our cells.
It’s logical; a fiery temper, a passive aggressive state, are evidence of unresolved emotions, which hold toxins in our cells, which lead to chronic inflammation.
Chronic inflammatory states are precursors to cellular aging processes!
How can we break this cycle? Herbs and Flower remedies have extraordinary remedial effects on our cells.
I recommend the ayurvedic herb, called Gotu Kola, or Centella asiatica.  Gotu Kola has proven to be effective in wound healing, as an anti-anxiety, anti-depressant, anti-epileptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, as well as supporting cognitive functions in our brain tissue.

If you have questions about any topics or remedies, please email me at drsangeetasahi@gmail.com.

Here’s to our joy and health!

Dr Sangeeta Sahi