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Mind-Body Connection, Psycho Neuroimmunology

Updated: May 9

Enough has been said about positive thinking especially during one is down with an illness. Now over a past decade, a new approach to curing a disease is surfacing gaining more momentum and the role of mind on the same. Psychoneuroimmunology.

Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) is a multidisciplinary field that studies the connection between the nervous system, the immune system, endrocrine system and the mind.

It seeks to understand how our thinking processes and state of mind affect the immune system, and how mind alter the function of immunological activity in individuals. PNI determines the connection between the mind and the body. Disortion in this connection is what result in illness.

Dr. Robert Ander in 1975 coined the term Pychoneuroimmunology to show that there is a link between the way people think and their health.

Research of the late 20th and 21st century indicates that there is a connection between strong emotions like fear, anger, hatred and our immune system. There are lot of researches show how the nervous system interacts with the immune system that defines the health of a person.

When there is lot of negative emotions there is excess of Adrenaline & cortisol hormones that secretes in body which weakens the immune system. Stress can make people more susceptible to illness, which triggers the body's "sickness" response. This response causes a fever, reduced appetite, anxiety, and the release of stress hormones like cortisol. Long-term stress can lead to gastrointestinal disorders, HIV infection, psoriasis outbreaks, cardiac disease, and cancer.

We have always been told by our anchestors for centuries to have a positive outlook towards life and it is part of our culture which always insisted positive thoughts and empathy for the betterment of us as a whole being. This attitude said to inculcate good thoughts. But we as human beings strayed from this developing intolerance resulting in fear, anger, hatred, worry and in modern times the so called stress. Greed in attaining wordly things and never ending desires are always been a part of our lives resulting in more dissatisfaction. All of these negative state of mind result in developing illness compromising overall health and happiness.

Psycho Neuroimmunology helps in healing a disease. Altering our thoughts, beliefs and our conciousness to be disease free which are communicated to our brain and nervous system as signals & inturn influencing the immune system at cellular level curing an illness is no longer a pseudo science.

Psycho neuroimmulogy can be achieved through the use of Bach Flower Remedies.

The Bach Flower System is a flower-based remedies that was developed in the 1930’s by Dr. Edward Bach, a successful physician and microbiologist in London who believed that emotional well being was key to good health. There are 38 Bach Flower Remedies made from wild flowers that these flower essence which works with a higher vibrational energy help us in achieving emotional balance and to overcome negative emotions. Emotion is nothing but ENERGY IN MOTION. These

negative state of mind and beliefs are replaced with positive virtues and helps in developing positive state of mind restoring the body's natural ability to heal itself in illnesses.

To achieve your emotional balance and to learn about the Bach Flower Remedies self-healing system, you can reach out Sujatha Jayachandran, BFRP, an internationally registered Bach Flower Remedies Practitioner and founder of Healing Works, Chennai.

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