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What is Psychoneuroimmunology?

What is Psychoneuroimmunology?

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Psychoneuroimmunology is a relatively new science which is all about how our minds influence our immune system. There has been a lot of research now, which has shown that how we think and what we feel has a direct affect on how our immune systems function. It's not so unusual for us to recognise it; when we're feeling run down, when we're feeling depressed or anxious, we're more likely to pick up colds and flus and that kind of thing. A lot of the research that's being done is being done with cancer patients and AIDS patients, and it's been shown that people who use psychological interventions like hypnotherapy will live longer, now, than people who don't use those sorts of techniques. The name of the pioneer of the research in this country is Dr. Walker, who is currently, I believe, at Hull University. You can find out more on his website, which is lgwalker.com, about a lot of the research that's being done in the UK. There's plenty of research of that nature around if you're looking for it.


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