Recently I was talking to a client about this phenomenon of the Mind/Body Connection. My own example is my eyesight...Yes there are genetic tendencies, but there are also, mind/body tendencies. In 8th grade I became near sighted. To me that means that I chose not to see what was far away from me or metaphorically what was in the future. When Lasik surgery first came out, I thought how wonderful it would be to get my eyes fixed. And then I thought - Lasik can't fix my eyes, I must fix my thinking. Even if I had the surgery, my thoughts about my future sight would not be fixed, and eventually I would revert to my habitual way of seeing - not seeing far away. I'm still working on my thoughts about the future. I am sure one day as I see clearly that there is nothing to fear in the future, I will wake up to perfect sight.
Here is a quote which corroborates this Mind/Body Connection.
"Wellness that is being allowed—or the wellness that is being denied—is all about the mindset, the mood, the attitude, the practiced thoughts. There is not one exception, in any human or beast; because, you can patch them up again and again, and they will just find another way of reverting back to the natural rhythm of their mind. Treating the body really is about treating the mind. It is all psychosomatic. Every bit of it, no exceptions."
Excerpted from the workshop in Philadelphia, PA on May 13, 2002
So when you really want to work on a physical problem, whether it be aches or pains, eyesight, or a diagnosed dis-ease, you must also look at the thinking (mindset, mood, attitude, practiced thought) that got you there. Without addressing the thoughts, there can not be a total healing of the body.