Overly simplified explanation of Mind-Body Connection

 
 
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  • Pituitary gland (“Master Gland”) communicates with the Hypothalamus in the Limbic system of the brain and is involved in secretion of neurotransmitters and hormones

  • Hypothesis is that any internal or external event may trigger the brain and/or body to alter it’s current or even later set points.

  • There is often a proceeding priming of hormones (maybe earlier that day) that predisposes sensitivity to stimuli.

  • Please search Psychoneuroimmunology and Psychoneuroendocrinology for more graphics and details.