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By Ximena Cifuentes G.
We are in a medical paradigm that induces us to see only the symptom as synonymous with disease, if we have itchy eyes, sneezing, fever or hives, we go to the doctor, do a test and detect the agent to which we are reacting, we receive medications and We control the symptoms, this is perfect as a palliative measure, but does it free us from the causes that generate the condition?
The necessary question is why, what reasons exist for the immune system to attack ourselves.
What makes one person different from another, that under the same environmental conditions, one reacts violently and the other continues as if nothing had happened. There must be a reason that makes certain people more vulnerable than others. We can keep running to the doctor and hush our symptoms or we can challenge ourselves to dig deeper and try to understand why our body is attacking itself, Psychoneuroimnunoendocrinology (PNIE) can help us find these answers. First of all, let's try to understand what this long thirty letter word means: Psycho: Soul / Mind; Nut: From the nervous system; Immuno: of immunology, self-defense capacity of the body and Endocrinology: related to hormones or internal secretions.
Adding everything up, we could say that Psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology studies the relationship between the psyche and how it acts on the neurological, immune and endocrine systems of our body.
The PNIE, part of the premise that the mind or the metal activity of the brain is the first line that the body has to defend itself against disease, aging and death, therefore what we think strongly influences what we feel, said of In a more poetic way, our thoughts (positive / negative) give the flavor to our emotions, which in accordance with our thoughts will be positive or negative (self-harm), this is the work of the psyche and as an excellent informant, our psyche will send the message to our body of how to react, if the message is negative or positive our psyche does not care, it only transmits the message received to the body and this as another efficient worker executes what the psyche sends it, without questioning since our The body trusts that the message conveyed by the psyche is unequivocal.
So what is the point of origin of this whole chain? what we think and feel and who thinks and feels? Yes, each one of us is solely responsible for how we think and feel and this is where the “Consciousness” factor comes in. That is why it is so important to be aware of what we are thinking and feeling, to be anchored in the present, in the here and now, to be able to think and feel in a healthy way for our body.
This is far from being esoteric, sentimental or romantic views of life, it is not an "alternative" view, this is pure logic as strong as the law of cause and effect, which has been addressed from Aristotle to the present day and important basis for various religions.
If the PNIE proposes that the origin is in what our psyche generates as information, then the question is what kind of information do we generate to develop allergies? In this regard, Dr. Lillian Arias, surgeon and director of the Ser Alma Medical Center, an entity specialized in Integrative Medicine, tells us: “The responses of our immune system occur to protect and defend our body from foreign, aggressive or dangerous elements, the The problem is generated when that response is due to an erroneous report that autoimmune diseases give and the body recognizes its own as foreign and defends itself against it, therefore it attacks the body itself ”, therefore allergies are an autoaggression and why would someone self-adds? when you want to punish yourself and you punish yourself because you feel guilty, then it is not surprising that people with chronic allergies are highly guilty.
It is important to note that this occurs many times unconsciously, where guilt is fed by the belief system that the person has, which is mainly based on cultural and religious bases.
So doctor, what should a person who suffers from allergies do?
LA: If the symptoms you have are very extreme or make your daily life difficult, it is recommended that you go to a specialist doctor to find medications that help you control the symptoms and can function normally, as an emergency measure. Once this is controlled, the patient should focus on strengthening his immune system, draining his load of toxins that can be the product of his own metabolism, or neurotoxins, a product of his thoughts and emotions.
and How is it achieved?
The immune system becomes depressed or works wrongly when one is under periods of depression and stress, when one is permanently with a sense of guilt, pressure or overload of responsibility, self-punishment appears for intolerance to NO.
The patient who wants to strengthen his immune system should initiate a joint analysis of himself and the causes that lead him to experience these types of emotions.
It is also highly recommended that you seek guidance and support such as: acupuncture, which stimulates the correct flow of energy in our body, which harmonizes and regulates our own balance mechanisms, leading the body to use nutrients properly; To eliminate the toxins of the metabolism, so that the endocrine system is in harmony, the nervous system is less predisposed (hyper reactive).
This is why it is important to educate the patient in a nutrition that is really a contribution to the body, this is vital to help drain the body to strengthen and regulate the immune system.