Thursday, September 20, 2012

Psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology (PNI)

Are you aware of the tight connection between your brain and your body? It is impossible to separate mind from body or emotions from illness. Socrates was teaching that thousands of years before the advent of psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology. Okay, PNI for short. Current studies are validating Socrates’ position. According to Gabor Maté, MD, author of When the Body Says NO – Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection, individuals typically do not become ill despite their lives but rather because of their lives. The body is a fount of innate wisdom. Much disease could be healed and much prevented if people understood the existing scientific evidence verifying the mind-body connection. Knowledge is power and it is often life-saving. The goal is to identify a relationship between stress and illness as a physiological reality. It can be literally lifesaving to use the information one uncovers to promote learning and healing.

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