#PWChat Recap: How Mindset Affects Physical Health

#PWChat Recap: How Mindset Affects Physical Health

Physician’s Weekly, along with Barbara Cox, PhD, co-hosted an informative discussion on how mindset affects physical health. The topics discussed included examples of how the mind affects physical health, why it is important to address mental stress in caring for one’s physical health, how meditation and self-hypnosis may affect one’s physical and mental health, and much more. You can view our upcoming schedule, or read our other #PWChat recaps here. Below are the highlights from the chat. You can read the full transcript here.   Question 1 Q1: What are some examples of how the mind affects physical #health?#PWChat#Mindset — Physician’s Weekly (@physicianswkly) October 11, 2017 A1. Great question! Stress can cause a weak immune system, sleep problems, irritability, headaches etc. #PWChat — Barbara Cox (@DrBarbaraCox) October 11, 2017 Can you elaborate on how #stress can cause a weak immune system?#PWChat — Physician’s Weekly (@physicianswkly) October 11, 2017 Loneliness has been shown to weaken immune system (1/2)#pwChat — Barbara Cox (@DrBarbaraCox) October 11, 2017 (2/2) For the actual study, see https://t.co/Eu6D6lGJTX #PWchat — Barbara Cox (@DrBarbaraCox) October 11, 2017 A1. A good example: a recent study that showed pts with depression after a heart attack had higher mortality rates #PWchat https://t.co/nV9lSjIKMz — Linda Girgis, MD (@DrLindaMD) October 11, 2017 Question 2 Q2: How can #meditation & self- #hypnosis affect one’s physical and #MentalHealth? — Physician’s Weekly (@physicianswkly) October 11, 2017 If you could not join us for the live chat, we’d like to hear from you now. Feel free to answer this question by commenting below the article.  Question 3 Q3: How can #meditation & #hypnosis help patients improve their ability...