The images you hold in your mind and turn into healing art change nerve impulses in the body, and bring hormonal balance to each cell in your body.
Simply put, a healing image manifested in reality for the good of yourself or another results in a ripple effect of healing physiology in your body.
The Transformational effect of the art-healing process happens in three steps:
- The person has the healing vision as a thought, image or movement initiated by the creative
- A message is sent to the cells by a nerve impulse, a hormone, or a neurotransmitter.
- The shift in physiology bolsters the body's immune system. The cells become activated. They may react by eating a cancer cell or virus, sending blood to an area of illness, or relaxing or tensing.
SOURCE: Healing with the Arts by Michael Samuels, MD and Mary Rockwood Lane, RN, PHd