Medicine is starting to acknowledge the tight coupling of mind and body, and how thoughts, emotions and stress can trigger biochemical responses that impact health. Studies into the psycho-neuro-endocrine-immunological level (PNEI) (or mental level) allows us to better understand the pathway that carries signals which trigger specific biophysical actions. Signaling pathways at this level are
Growing research in the field of Psycho-Neuro-Immunology (PNI) as well as the expanded field of Psycho-Neuro-Endocrine-Immunology (PNEI) over the last 30 years has shown how tightly coupled the mind and body are. There is now a huge body of published evidence documenting at the neurological and biochemical level, how states of mind such as anxiety, depression and anger affect the functioning of immune cells – T-cells, B-cells, Natural Killer cells, and macrophages. Effective regulation of the neuroendocrine balance is essential in the treatment of illness and has a profound impact on physiological responses and bioregulatory activity.
Integrative medicine is defined as an approach to care that seeks to integrate the best of Western scientific medicine with a broader understanding of the nature of illness, healing and wellness. But much of what is practiced as integrative medicine is not all that integrative, and can be seen as an incomplete approach to healing. A truly integrative medical approach must make use of ALL viable healing options, and aim to unify medical choices for a single comprehensive treatment plan that restores proper functioning on all levels of the body.
An in depth exploration of a new integrative model of health and disease for understanding the disease process – the CPPI (Complete Pathophysiological Process of Illness). Trace disease pathology through three distinct levels of human dysfunction as defined like never before; and in doing so, we just may find the answer to some of medicine’s most
To restore health and end the disease, a medication or treatment must address all areas of dysfunction, on all levels of the human body. These 3 levels, when corrected simultaneously, provide the key to disrupting the pathophysiological cycle of illness and ensuring long-lasting health. This is the modern-day, scientific understanding of Body, Mind, & Spirit.
Internationally known physician Dr. Bernie Siegel, MD, writes about the purpose of our bodies, going beyond the mechanistic viewpoint and delving into a spiritual understanding.
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