The Balance within
The Science Connecting Health and Emotions
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|Format:||Hardback, 224 pages|
|Other Information: ||18 b&w illustrations|
|Published In: ||United States, 23 May 2000|
This text explores the mind-body connection and what it means for health. Esther Sternberg provides accounts of the experiments that reveal the physical mechanisms, the nerves, cells and hormones - used by the brain and immune system to communicate with each other. She describes just how stress can make us more susceptible to all types of illness, and how the immune system can alter moods.
Table of Contents
Emotions and disease - molecules and ancient myths; where do emotions come from? the dirty soup beyond our skin - how the immune system defends against the outside world; putting the mind and the body back together again; it's two-way street - the immune system talks to the brain and the brain talks back; when the brain-immune communication breaks down; can stress make you sick?; connecting to others - relationships and the course of disease; can believing make you well?; how the immune system changes our moods; Prometheus unbound - what does the future hold?
|Publisher: ||W.H.Freeman & Co Ltd|
|Dimensions: ||24.0 x 16.0 x 2.0 centimeters (0.54 kg)|