Forgive for the Health of It

Studies prove what Mom always said: Holding a grudge hurts you more than anyone else. Dr. Lockstone wants patients to know about research showing that nursing grudges affects body and mind, while forgiveness speeds healing. Replacing resentment with compassion decreases odds for chronic pain and life-threatening maladies, such as heart disease. Forgiveness also boosts emotional well-being and lowers the risk of stress-related ailments.

Sound too good to be true? Conventional medicine tends to downplay how strongly emotions affect disease and pain. Yet doctors of chiropractic, such as Dr. Lockstone, argue that nothing could be further from the truth. A positive frame of mind is inseparable from physical and emotional health.