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PSYCHONEUROIMMUNOLOGY - the power of mind
Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) is a young branch of medical
science, studying interactions between the nervous and immune systems.
The influences also encompass the endocrine system.
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Psychoneuroimmunologists pay special attention to the influence of stress on the human body, both in health and disease.
The term 'psychoneuroimmunology' was first used by Robert Ader.
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Psychoneuroimmunology is a fascinating science because it proves that every sick person is able to accelerate the process of recovery through appropriate psychological training and a healthy person can maintain the state of physical well-being by adopting a certain way of thinking, attitude towards life and mental hygiene.
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It is extraordinary, because it offers humans the possibility of helping themselves independently of others, in health and disease. Such a tool can significantly alleviate the trauma associated with a health problem as most people need to be conscious that the state of their health is also influenced by their stress levels.
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Due to a specific approach towards the patients, PNI is classified as a branch of holistic medicine (it treats the human body and mind as a whole), although it is also officially acknowledged as an academic science.
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