Illnesses & Ailments – Their Psychological Meanings – Volume One

Narayan Singh Khalsa, Ph.D.

Bodily functioning is a continuous adaptation process to the external environment operated by the brain, which in turn reflects the contents of the mind and the emotions. The key parameter in the maintenance of bodily health is the immune system, which is controlled by the brain via neural connections, chemical reactions, neurotransmitters, lymphocytes, neuro-hormones and endorphines. Through these linkages, what is going on in your consicousness is continuously affecting your body and vice versa. In many ways, the body and the mind "imitate" and "imprint" each other. Ultimately, of course, consciousness underlies and is the final determinant of everything, and the body reflects this vividly. It should be noted here that "consciousness" will be used here to refer to both aware and unaware processes and phenomena.

Available formats Printed - ringed
Publication year 1991
Page quantity 438