Mind/body therapies refer to the mind's ability to influence our immune, hormonal and neurological systems. Mind/body therapies use the power of thought to help the healing process.
An easy way to get a grasp on the mind/body connection is to think of the placebo effect. With the placebo effect, a person taking a pill with no active ingredients in it who thinks there are active ingredients, experiences the same physical effects as if the pill actually did contain active ingredients.
Mind/body therapies include the following: