Saturday, January 13, 2007


Chinese Medicine includes what is now called Psychoneuroimmunology - the scientific study of the interaction among emotions the brain, and the immune system. Of course, this is not new news to Chinese Medicine. This is part of the foundation of the medicine. The author of this article Subhuti Dharmananda is a prolific and intelligent writer on Chinese Medicine.
If the contention that emotions contribute to cancer formation is to gain acceptance outside the field of traditional Chinese medical practitioners, finding a biological mechanism of action that could be measured in the short-term would be an important contribution. For example, if during a period of emotional stress there occurs a biochemical or physiological change that is understood to contribute to oncogenesis (cancer formation), then one could reasonably contend that emotions may be causing or working with other factors to cause some cases of cancer...