Everything starts from the head: the emotions and beliefs and health
People in our culture intuitively sense that psychic phenomena - feelings and thoughts - have a significant impact on physical health. Notice how often we use such phrases as "die of fear" and "sick with worry." We also say that someone "had the will to live" and yet someone else died, "because his or her heart broke with grief." Contemporary researchers have managed to gather evidence confirming the relationship between the psyche and the body, the existence of which has been suspected for a long time.
The hypothesis that sudden, intense emotional upsets can harm or even kill a person is rooted from biblical times.
Over the centuries, it has been repeatedly argued that great fear can lead to the death of a person who experienced it. This is also the case in modern times. A noteworthy recent example is that provided by nature in the form of an earthquake that struck Los Angeles in 1994.
This subject was raised in a paper delivered by two cardiologists from the Good Samaritan hospital in Los Angeles at the congress of the American College of Cardiology in 1995. They had examined the causes of death recorded in the coroners office, and found that on the day of the earthquake risk of dying from a heart attack was actually significantly higher.
It is clearly worth taking the time to reflect on their emotions, and the relationship between psyche, heart and body. If there is unity, then why do we try to treat these as separate elements? Modern man caught in the fast paced life, rarely thinks about such matters until he or she makes contact with the illness of a close relative or their own sickness.
The time to think about what really matters is well spent, but is frequently replaced by the urge in life to accumulate material wealth and consumer goods.
When do we have time to relax?
The constant attachment to mobile phones and internet devices offers no insulation from the unremitting stress of recurrent fast decision making, pressure of time, and responsibility for the consequences of our day to day actions.
It all pervades all our thoughts, intrudes on our self-perception, and impacts on our senses. Psychologist, Lidia Temoshok, even developed a study that confirms that a system of behaviors may contribute to the induction and development of cancer. She called this the model of personality type C. It includes such behavior as the tendency to sacrifice, unusual kindness, and passivity in the face of stress, tractability, suppression of one’s emotions (anger and other negative emotions). The main side effects result from suppressing emotions. Temoshok put forward the hypothesis that coping with stress was on a constant continuum.
So be assertive, you can release your anger in productive ways!
You can play sports, swim, run, or dance ... I recommend here flamenco dancing – anything that helps to release and prevent stress.
Do something with your emotions - especially the negative ones accumulated during the day. Too often we choose the television for stress relief-it rarely offers relief of any kind. Much better to go for a walk, to perceive in silence the wonders of nature, to gaze placidly at the sky at the moon or stars, to really hear the noise of the wind in the trees, or just birds singing.
Do something with your life before it is too late.
And above all let us feel the love that binds us to one other and take care of each other, after all we take care of so many other things in our lives, dogs fish flowers our homes etc.. Why not what really matters-ourselves?
Salutary impact on the psyche of the body: psychoneuroimmunology
“It’s the wisdom of the body. Intelligence is in every cell of your body. The mind is not confined to the space above the neck. The mind is throughout the brain and body.” Neuroscientist Dr. Candace Pert.
In 1081 years, Robert Ader christened a new field of science called psychoneuroimmunology, releasing a book under the same title (ang. "Psychoneuroimmunology"). The subject of this discipline is the impact of the relationship between the immune system and brain health. Only recently, have scientists begun to discover the links between the three systems: the immune system defending the body against invasion from the outside, the internal, or endocrine system of hormones, which generates a powerful Action program for the body and the nervous system, which consists of the entire nervous system including the nerves, spinal cord and the brain. Even if the immune system plays a role as the team's main defender, it does not cease to be only one of the team members and is virtually useless without the others.
The immune system consists of many different types of cells and organs adapted to and recruited into the body's defense against attack from outside. When everything goes according to plan, the immune defense manages to fight off pathogens, viruses, bacteria, fungi and even cancer.
But sometimes things are altered and something fails and the immune system mistakenly recognizes inert materials as being unhealthy (eg. Pollen or dust) and sees them as a threat – so then it fights these and we develop an allergic or some more serious auto-immune disease.
The immune defense system can turn against its own body, which can lead to rheumatologic and autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or systemic lupus erythematosus.
Psychoneuroimmunology, or PNI or truly remarkable intuition - is the study of mutual relationships occurring between behavior (psychology), activity of the nervous system (neurology) and the endocrine system (endocrinology) and immunological processes (immunology).
Here are a few examples of areas covered by the action of this fascinating field:
- Damage to the brain and the immune system,
- Interaction between the brain and immune system diseases,
- Factors stimulating the immune system and the nervous system.