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The relationship between dream and its artistic expression and physical illness can be traced back as early as during early Greek civilization. The father of medicine, Hippocrates first observed the relationship between dreams and physical conditions (Malchiodi, 1998). According to Hippocrates the images of sun, moon, heaven, blooming trees, flowing rivers, etc. in dreams denoted good health conditions and Galen in second century AD used images in dreams as the tools for diagnosis of physical illness. Dream images predicting physical illness, termed as prodrome, was associated with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases later by Carl Jung (Malchiodi, 1998). The dreams of patients indicating illness was seen to occur well in advance of the diagnosis of the diseases and thus were treated as the forecasts. It was seen that the patients with tuberculosis-experienced dreams of the ulcer patients dreamt of holes in their stomachs much before the diagnosis of illness. People often dreaming of their death were found to suffer frequently from illness or die early. A famous Jungian diagnosis can be cited in this regard when Jung diagnosed the occurrence of tumor in the patient who described his dream of a machine in need of lubricant. The dream clearly indicated some malfunction or blockage in the machine symbolizing the human body (Malchiodi, 1998). Thus the interpretation of dream was found to be extremely helpful in diagnosis and treatment of diseases and thus found application in psychology.

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