Author: Esther M. Sternberg
Release Date: 2001-05-07
Genre: Health & Fitness
The chief of neuroendocrine immunology at the National Institute of Mental Health offers evidence that emotional and physical health influence each other, and examines the critical role relationships, faith, and emotional well-being play in resisting dise
Author: Esther M Sternberg
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release Date: 2009-05-31
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
If the distractions and distortions around you, the jarring colors and sounds, could shake up the healing chemistry of your mind, might your surroundings also have the power to heal you? This is the question Esther Sternberg explores in Healing Spaces, a look at the marvelously rich nexus of mind and body, perception and place. The book shows how a Disney theme park or a Frank Gehry concert hall, a labyrinth or a garden can trigger or reduce stress, induce anxiety or instill peace.
Author: Karl Goodkin
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
Release Date: 2008-11-01
Psychoneuroimmunology has emerged as a discipline advancing our knowledge of the relationships among psychosocial factors, the central nervous system, the immune system, and disease. The growing volume of evidence suggests that psychological states, including exposure to stressors and the presence of depressive states, may influence health and disease by altering immunologic states. Psychoneuroimmunology, a collaborative work of 50 international experts, expands on the American Psychiatric Association's symposium on this topic to present never-before-compiled scientific research from this evolving field. Maintaining a clinical focus, this book illustrates clinical effects by examining relevant research studies and models including Psychoneuroimmunological factors involved in specific illnesses such as cervical cancer, breast cancer and HIV/AIDS The role psychoneuroimmunology plays in carcinogenesis and the progression of established tumors, as well as findings on the progression of cancer that have general clinical relevance The effects of specific psychotropic medications; the effects of life stressors, bereavement, and and social support; the response to those stressors; and stress management and psychosocial predictors of disease The impacts of gender-specific factors, diurnal variation, and behavioral genetics on the immune function The Stressor-Support-Coping model, which integrates existing psychoneuroimmunology findings and lays the groundwork for use in support group intervention This book is a first step toward organizing psychoneuroimmunology findings into coherent theoretical models and concludes with a look at future clinical applications. Complete with charts, references, and a detailed index, it is the most comprehensive source on psychoneuroimmunology.
Author: Clare Cooper Marcus
Publisher: Nicolas-Hays, Inc.
Release Date: 2006-05-20
House as a Mirror of Self presents an unprecedented examination of our relationship to where we live, interwoven with compelling personal stories of the search for a place for the soul. Marcus takes us on a reverie of the special places of childhood--the forts we made and secret hiding places we had--to growing up and expressing ourselves in the homes of adulthood. She explores how the self-image is reflected in our homes/ power struggles in making a home together with a partner/ territory, control, and privacy at home/ self-image and location/ disruptions in the boding with home/ and beyond the "house as ego" to the call of the soul. As our culture is swept up in home improvement to the extent of having an entire TV network devoted to it, this book is essential for understanding why the surroundings that we call home make us feel the way we do. With this information we can embark on home improvement that truly makes room for our soul.
Author: Robert Augustus Masters
Publisher: Sounds True
Release Date: 2013-08-01
Emotions link our feelings, thoughts, and conditioning at multiple levels, but they may remain a largely untapped source of strength, freedom, and connection. The capacity to be intimate with all our emotions, teaches Robert Augustus Masters, is essential for creating fulfilling relationships and living with awareness, love, and integrity. With Emotional Intimacy, this respected therapist and author invites us to explore: How to deepen our emotional literacy and become intimate with all our emotions The nature of emotional disconnection and what to do about it How to identify our emotions, fully experience them, and skillfully express them Illuminating, resolving, and healing old emotional wounds Gender differences in emotional intimacy and expression Steps for bringing greater emotional intimacy and depth into our relationships In-depth guidance for those facing depression, anxiety, and shame Why "blowing off steam" may make us feel worse, and the nature of healthy catharsis The difference between anger and aggression, shame and guilt, jealousy and envy Individual chapters for fully engaging with fear, anger, joy, jealousy, shame, grief, guilt, awe, and the full spectrum of our emotions There are no negative or unwholesome emotions—only negative or harmful things we do with them. Through real life examples, exercises, and an abundance of key insights, Masters provides a lucid guide for reclaiming our emotions, relating to them skillfully, and turning them into allies—to enrich and deepen our lives.
(Publisher-supplied data) Elaine Fox is Professor of Psychology at the University of Essex. She lectured at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and University College Dublin before taking up her current role in 1994. She was Associate Editor of Cognition and Emotion from 1996 until 2001 and is carrying out research at the Medical Research Council's Cognition and Brain Science's Unit in Cambridge.
Author: Alan Watkins
Release Date: 1997
Watkins assesses the research in the area of psychoneuroimmunology and assesses the implications of PNI and its application to general medical practice. He looks at the evidence supporting the concept that mind-body connections have an impact on the development and progress of illness.
Author: Phyllis J. Bronson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Release Date: 2013-07-05
Genre: Health & Fitness
Hormone Replacement Therapy is vital for women, and there is a lot of confusion about it in both the medical community and among women. This book presents the science behind bio-identical hormones and describes why these hormones are so important for women, especially at midlife.
Author: Jacqueline Stanley
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2002
Anyone pursuing a career in the medical laboratory will want to have this comprehensive, yet straightforward, text. Essentials of Immunology and Serology doesn't just study the components of the immune system, it covers the way in which these components combine to generate the immune response and how these responses relate to infectious diseases, autoimmunity, tumors, hypersensitivity and transplantation. Covers the application and interpretation of a wide array of medical test kits, unlike other texts that focus only on one outdated procedure. An ideal resource for users pursuing medical lab careers that meets the immunology guidelines of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. Key Words: immonology, serology, laboratory, immune system, autoimmunity, clinical pathology,
Health is maintained by the coordinated operation of all the biological systems that make up the individual. The Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology 2e presents an overview of what has been discovered by scientists regarding how bodily systems respond to environmental challenges and intercommunicate to sustain health. The book touches on the main findings from the current literature without being overly technical and complex. The result is a comprehensive overview of psychoneuroimmunology, which avoids oversimplification, but does not overwhelm the reader. Single authored for consistency of breadth and depth, with no redundancy of coverage between chapters Covers endocrine-immune modulation, neuro-immune modulation, and the enhancing or inhibiting processes of one or more systems on the others Expanded use of figures, tables, and text boxes Online test bank for professors
This book clearly explains the biochemical and biophysical process by which the human mind can influence the human body. This book brings out the reality how the disorders and diseases of human body are generated from the human mind. This book is completely capable of exposing how the human emotions and thoughts can influence the human DNA and also explains how our positive and negative emotions affect the physiology of cells of our body differently. This book clearly reveals how the psychology of the human mind can directly affect the human physiology at macroscopic and microscopic levels in the human body. It also specifically rules out how environment can affect the mind and the cells of the human body. It gives a clear cut concept on the role of perception, beliefs, and emotions in determining the health and disease of the cell. And explains how the perception, beliefs, and emotions of an individual affect the functioning of the cells in his body. This books rules out the existence of consciousness that brings life into existence in the human body. It also exposes the role of heart in becoming the seat of emotions and also projects out the truth that how the human heart can generate the strongest electromagnetic fields that can influence the functioning of each and every cells of human body. It also explains how these fields can be used to heal physical diseases and disorders. This book also exposes how the human gut can control the brain and emotions. It also explains the role of gut in creating health. This book put forth the secrets of the two independent organs in the human body that can control the human brain and that can create a powerful health in the human body. This book also introduces the role of electromagnetic fields in the creation of human body and how this field works in functioning of human body at subatomic level. This book exposes the quantum mechanical interaction of molecules in the human body which can clearly explain how the consciousness and mind can influence the DNA molecules independent of time and space. This book also explains how carbohydrates, amino acids, vitamins, and other fats are essential for the generation of positive health by increasing the raw material for the manufacturing of mood elevating neurotransmitters, neuropeptides, and neurohormones in the brain.
Author: Emily A. Francis
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Release Date: 2017-12-08
Genre: Health & Fitness
Listen to the Emotional Wisdom of Your Muscles and Experience a Deeper Level of Healing You know a lot about the emotions in your mind and heart, but you probably don’t know much about the emotions in your muscle body. The muscles are storehouses of emotion, and pain in those muscles is how your body reveals what needs to be healed—both emotionally and physically. Organized by muscle groups, The Body Heals Itself is your ideal guide to understanding the link between your emotions and muscle bodies. This book acts as a road map for the energetic journey within your own body, showing you how to recognize and release stored emotions to let go of pain. You’ll discover which emotions are often paired with a specific muscle area and how muscles speak of everything from past traumas to current celebrations. Using stretches, affirmations, visualizations, and more, Emily A. Francis teaches you to unite your mind and body for better health and emotional well-being. Praise: “Emily Francis’ work is an important offering in the maturation of the emotional body. I believe the future of the planet depends on books like hers.”—Katie Silcox, New York Times bestselling author of Healthy Happy Sexy “[The Body Heals Itself features] new awareness and understanding of what our bodies have to teach us and, most importantly, how we can become masterful listeners.”—Thom Rutledge, psychotherapist and author of Embracing Fear and The Self-Forgiveness Handbook “The Body Heals Itself is a fascinating read. It takes us into the emotions and deep wisdom of our body in surprising ways. This book gives us tools to understand this hidden part of ourselves—one that may have formally been an acquaintance now becomes an intimate friend.”—Dr. Paulette Kouffman Sherman, psychologist and author of The Book of Sacred Baths “Emily unravels the art of touch and its ties to our deeply held emotions with well-oiled grace. Inspire and be released—one muscle at a time.”—Micah A. Howard MD, CHt, integrative and functional healthcare practitioner, board certified family physician, master clinical hypnotherapist, and CEO of Invested Healer, LLC “Emily is a highly skilled and effective therapist ... I highly recommend this book to all athletes and anyone looking to know the body in a more conscious and meaningful way.”—Lara Sturm, USA Powerlifting National Champion and American record holder “[Emily Francis] has done her homework in talking with many experts in the field. The materials here are the start of a great new field of study and it makes me want to learn more.”—Craig Marker, PhD, Chair, Mercer University Clinical Medical Psychology “Emily Francis allows any residual perceptions of the mind and body in isolation to evaporate. She, literally, merges the concepts of the emotional being and the muscular system that supports, protects, and propels the body. She effectively integrates Eastern and Western medicine, breaking down walls of misunderstanding.”—Sara Raiser, MD, CMT
Chances are, at some point in your life you’ve noticed the connection between your brain and your gut. If you’ve ever felt queasy as you walked into an uncomfortable situation or based a life decision based on a “gut feeling,” then you know that sometimes our bodies react faster than our minds. Most of us have also experienced the same phenomenon in reverse, where our mental state has affected our digestive system—like the butterflies in our stomach before an important meeting or a first date. But while the dialogue between the mind and the gut has been recognized for centuries, scientists today are just starting to understand how powerful that connection is. In The Mind-Gut Connection, Dr. Emeran Mayer, executive director of the UCLA Oppenheimer Center for the Neurobiology of Stress, offers a cutting-edge view into this developing science, showing us the full impact of how the brain, gut, and microbiome—the community of microorganisms that live inside the digestive tract—communicate. As Dr. Mayer explains, when this communication channel is out of whack, major health problems can crop up, including food sensitivities and allergies, digestive disorders, obesity, depression, anxiety, and fatigue. The Mind-Gut Connection teaches us how, with a few simple changes to our diet and lifestyle, we can enjoy a happier mindset, enhanced immunity, a decreased risk of developing neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, and even lose weight. With a simple, practical regimen drawn from the latest research, Dr. Mayer shows us that paying attention to the mind-gut balance is the key to unlocking vibrant health.