Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) is an expanding field of science that examines the complex relationships between the mind, the nervous system and the immune system. Your mind is in constant communication and dialogue with your nervous system. One main pathway of communication between your mind and the body is the autonomic nervous system.
The autonomic nervous system is composed of the sympathetic nervous system (capable of activating a "fight or flight" physical body response) and the parasympathetic nervous system (capable of eliciting a "rest and digest" physical body response). The mind/body relationship is additionally supported by nonadrenergic noncholinergic nerves. The nervous system in a coordinated effort releases specific chemical messages, hormones, neurotransmitters and cytokines into the body. These messages are capable of creating an inflammatory or anti-inflammatory effect on immune system function.
Fortunately, complementary alternative medical therapies and regular exercise participation have been shown to effectively boost overall immune system function and health. Holistic physical therapy practice involves a dedicated commitment to your unique personal situation and desired optimal health vision. Physical therapy with an enhanced focus upon restoration of mind/body/spirit alignment and connectedness helps individuals gain autonomous control over their individual health promotion & wellness journey. The wisdom body can help heal itself and integrate systems that not only limit disease progression but also promote healthy and easeful aging.
Align Body Mind and Spirit
Integrative medicine practice focuses upon the activation of the parasympathetic nervous system via manual therapy and energy balancing therapy techniques. Activation of the parasympathetic nervous system facilitates decreased pain experience, decreased stress, improved psychological wellbeing, improved sleep and rest quality, improved immune system function and activation of your own innate great healing ability.
We all have a great deal of stress to attenuate. Prolonged stress over time has been linked to immune system function compromise. The time to focus on self care and healing is today so you can feel better and best enjoy all your future tomorrows.