Psychosomatic is defined as one involving or depending on both the mind and the body as mutually dependent entities.
Physical disorders, those caused or aggravated by psychological factors and, less often, to mental disorders caused or aggravated by physical factors
The branch of medicine concerned with the mind-body relations
The field of study, one sometimes designated “psychosomatics,” concerned with the relationship between mind and body
It is said that the foundation for psychosomatic movement was laid 2,500 years ago in ancient Greece.
In the fifth century BC, Hippocratic principles emphasized what we consider to be some of the basic tenets of psychosomatic medicine: concern about the relationship between the physician and the patient and about importance of the environment and of the adaptive factors in health and disease.
Francis Bacon advocated investigation of the mental faculties and of...