Your Psycho-Neuro-Immuno-Endocrine Network (PNIE)

“What we call the immune system is part of a wider internal intelligence network known as the psycho-neuro-immuno-endocrine network (PNIE). 

The way we live affects our health. If we eat processed nutrient deficient foods, don’t exercise, suffer from sleep disorders, accumulate stress, don’t process emotions, use harmful substances like nicotine, or don’t find meaning in our lives, our health is affected. 

Persistent, unhealthy conditions like these overload the PNIE network, preventing it from maintaining the internal balance necessary for optimal health.

We all have an involuntary nervous system – also called the autonomic nervous system – that regulates the functioning of our internal organs. This system consists of an accelerator (sympathetic nervous system) and a brake (parasympathetic nervous system). When demands arise in everyday life, even demanding thoughts like “I have too…” its stepping on the gas. When we take five minutes from the daily hustle and bustle. We ease our foot on the gas and brake. 

If we only step on the gas, our system becomes unbalanced. The stress response affects the psycho-neuro-immuno-endoncrine system by activating the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis and the autonomic nervous system, secreting stress hormones (like adrenaline and cortisol) and neurotransmitters. 

Problems begin when we don’t discharge that adrenaline and cortisol. The energy mobilized stays STUCK inside and produces stress signals in the body. The brain is like a powerful central processing unit of a computer that controls and coordinates our activities, translating external experiences to inner operating instructions. Chronic stress – physical, chemical, and emotional is a primary cause of unwellness in modern life.” 

Taking care of our autonomic nervous system and finding a balance on the gas and brake pedal is imperative to good health. At our office we measure how well your nervous system is doing with three tests: organ and gland control, muscle tone and balance, and heart rate variability. We are concerned with how well your body is adapting to stress and whether you are functioning your best! 🧠🙌🌿

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