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Yamai ha Ki kara (病は気から – Care Killed the Cat)

  • It has been thought that people become physically sick or recover from it due to their mind.


    In fact, there is the prverb, “yamai ha ki kara” (病は気から), which says the thought.

    Here “yamai” (病) means “sick,” and “ki kara” (気から) means “come from a mind.”

    There is also the English proverb, “Care killed the cat.”
    英語にも “Care killed the cat” のようなことわざがあります。

    This thought is not just a superstition — according to a recent study conducted by Osaka University, experiments proved that mental factors such as stress affect immune reactions.

    Now further scientific evidences are studying.

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