There have always been ideologies and theories in the past that attributes a stress free mind to aid in better physiology of the body. The medieval physicians and philosophers all speak about the importance of mind to treat disease. Development in science at each stage started to increasingly view mind and body as two separate entities and treat them individually. As medicine evolved it started treating it as two commodities. Up until 1960s people assumed that mind and body is different (Brower, 2006). They were prescribed different kinds of treatment. The medicines provided to the people of those generations treated for mind and body separately like they did not have any significant effect on each other. This has changed in the last thirty years due to advancements in science. The scientists have a clearer picture and can prove that mind and body has a connection and is interdependent on each other. The unique relationship between the mind and the body is being studied. Several aspects and research theories supporting this ideologies has been flouting around recently. Now the psychologists say that these are two interdependent factors that support each other and depend on each other for normal functions. This has been proven with exact chemical responses of the mind to different situations. The studies from various sources have confirmed that indeed the mind and the body are connected (Brower, 2006).
People need to live in stress free environment in order to thrive. The mind needs to be at peace for other bodily functions to take place. It is mandatory for the mind to be relaxed for other normal physiological functions to take place. It is primarily beneficial for all people to indulge in relaxing activities. Some habits of the people contribute negatively to the peace of mind. Those factors that affect the mind negatively are substance abuse, smoking, stress, weight loss diet plans and people who are in chronic pain. When the mind is relaxed it will lead to enhancement of all functions of the body. In order to keep the mind at ease psychiatrists suggest that some tools like individual therapy, group psychotherapy, bio feedback and hypnosis therapy and visualization techniques to relax the mind (Michigan Psychological Association, 2014).