The twentieth century has indeed had a western beginning, with great strides in Science and technology, but with the urbanization and over crowding, we have created a stressful and a non-spiritual environment around ourselves and are paying a very heavy price.

Mental stress is today incriminated in several diseases. To enumerate a few;

A)  Endocrine organs

  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Menstrual disorders.

B)  Skin and Connective tissue disorders

  • Warts
  • Neuro- dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Lichen Planus
  • Eczema

C)  Lungs

  • Allergic bronchitis
  • Bronchial Asthma

D)  Gastro intestinal tract

  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Non ulcer dyspepsia
  • Aerophagia
  • Bulimia
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Aggravation of Ulcerative Colitis

E)  Heart diseases

  • Hypertension
  • Cardiac Neurosis
  • Dysrhythmias
  • Tachycardia
  • Can precipitate a Myocardial Infarction in a patient with Ischemic Heart Disease

F)  Psychological

  • Lack of confidence
  • Phobias
  • Hysteria
  • Insomnia
  • Addiction to tobacco, alcohol and drugs
  • Psychosomatic disorders.

How Stress harms the body:

Stress causes an accumulation of Carbon Dioxide within the body rendering it low in the oxygen content.  It can make the brain dull, through a neurotransmitter pathway and result in mental depression, emotional conflict and fear.  Stress makes the breathing shallow and the heart rate faster.  Prolonged Mental stress enhances the aging process and possibly shortens the life span.  Stress definitely elevates the blood pressure.  Stress has an adverse metabolic effect on the Blood sugar and lipid profile levels. Stress promotes the increase in lactic acid and enhances fatigue.  Prolonged Mental Stress definitely reduces the body immunity.  Stress is also seen to derange the normal healthy body aura. (Kirlian photography can see as).


Controversial as it may seem. The solution to this problem lies in changing the entire world order of greed and materialism. This is possible only, if we incorporated spiritual values in our lives and live a life or truth, love, peace and non-violence.

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