Almost everyone knows this statement, but most of us think that this is nothing more than a joke. However, in fact, not a single disease passes without the participation of the nervous system and its subordinates – the endocrine system and metabolism. Disorders in the work of the nervous system, psychological experiences, stress, depression – these conditions can cause diseases of the body.
It would seem that there is infections or fractures, how can they relate to nerves? But a body with a healthy nervous system resists most microbes and keeps infection to a minimum or minimizes it, while loosened nerves suffer skeletal strength and fractures from minor injuries can occur. So diseases from nerves are not a myth?
Recall examples from life
It is often said about a person that he is the blacksmith of his own happiness, the same can be said about health. Healthy nerves and a healthy body are directly related. A woman, pulled by life, simply physically cannot look good and not get sick. And professional athletes have iron calmness and endurance, without which there are no high achievements.
After all, in any scandal, in any experience or joy, the nervous system is involved everywhere – when we are afraid, we turn pale and our heart beats furiously, when stressed, the body tenses up into a string and our head hurts, when we succeed, we experience a state of “soaring on wings” from the release of endorphins (hormones pleasure).
Our nervous system is responsible for all these actions. It controls any process in the body, it’s like the director of a large company – he controls everyone everywhere and through a chain of his assistants, “deputies” in the form of endocrine organs and the hormone commands they secrete. From the peripheral nerves, like wires, all the information from the body comes to the “head computer”, the cerebral cortex.
You may have already noticed that many of the people who have constant hassles at work (senior employees, police officers fighting violence) have serious problems by the age of 40-50. heart diseasespressure, sick stomach?
This is explained simply – their work requires great mental stress, which means that their nervous system works with powerful overloads. It is she who gives commands to constantly increase blood pressure in order to increase blood flow to the brain, she turns off the stomach so as not to be distracted by thoughts of food when it is necessary to make responsible decisions.
This is how the beginnings of diseases appear, and with the constant repetition of the same scenario, the organs get used to working in such a rhythm – high blood pressure, poor appetite, stress ulcers, heart attacks, strokes and other pathologies appear.
In medicine, there is a separate direction – psychosomatics, it deals with understanding the connection between the body and mind and healing bodily diseases through the analysis of the causes and their connections with the psyche, the nervous system.
What problems can be cured
Psychosomatics is practiced by psychotherapists, psychologists and partly psychiatrists, since every disease has its stages. Some can be quickly and easily corrected after a visit to a psychologist, while for someone the stress has reached such a stage that it has become a psychiatric illness and even inpatient treatment is required.
Doctors say that up to 75-80% of all diseases can be cured without the use of drugs or by significantly reducing doses, increasing their effectiveness, if you work in tandem with psychotherapists.
If a person realizes the true cause of his illness, he will change his view of the disease and understand that it is necessary to grab not medicines and pills that only eliminate the consequences of the disease, it is necessary to eradicate the causes. There are many such examples. For example, for a person who is “fed up” with problems at work, very often this very throat hurts – this is a way to unload the body, get rid of problems and lie down at home.
How it works
One of the reasons causing the onset of the disease is the inability to meet their needs. Humans have four sets of basic needs that are vital to healthy functioning: nutritional and sexual needs, the need to be safe, and the need to procreate and parent.
If you cannot fully realize your nutritional needs (this includes not only food in its literal sense, but also the material side of things, social status), then your digestion suffers – gastritis, colitis, ulcers, liver diseases occur.
If your personal space is constantly violated and there is no opportunity to have a place of privacy, if you do not have your own housing, your work is associated with a risk to life, this leads to respiratory pathologies and diseases of the heart and blood vessels.
The sexual need includes not only sex itself and the opportunity to receive satisfaction, but also the need for love and affection – the lack is fraught with sexual disorders, and on a more serious level – infertilityimpotence and diseases of the urogenital area in women and men.
Closely related to the same need is the parental feeling – the inability to give birth or depriving oneself of the opportunity to take care of loved ones, animals, lack of communication with friends leads to digestive diseases, increased pressure, circulatory disorders of the brain and headaches, migraines.
People who do not feel safe may develop psychosis, depression, diseases of the nervous system and skin.
A few examples
A person who has been brought up within the framework of internal prohibitions on bodily contact, but who really wants these contacts, often suffers from skin diseases. He was strongly instructed to avoid companionship and close hugs. But subconsciously he needs them – the brain sends unrealized impulses to the skin.
In hostile, angry people, sometimes the blood just boils from adrenaline – it is not surprising that they often have heart attacks and hypertension.
Asthmatics have a feeling of distrust of the world, fear of openness and sincerity, it is difficult for them to establish social ties, communication “strangles” them.
Even oncology and obesity in recent years have been attributed to psychosomatic prerequisites. Scientists have found that shortly before the onset of a tumor, many of the patients experienced a break in emotional ties that occupied a leading place in their lives – divorcesbreaks with children, their departure to other countries.
An overweight person considers himself a “small bug” in a vast world, an inconspicuous and insignificant person, while the body, by increasing its size, subconsciously tries to make it more noticeable. Having not received pleasure from communication and sexual relations, a person seeks pleasure in more accessible things – he seizes stress.
Among other reasons, hidden grievances, insoluble situations, blows of fate are called. So don’t be nervous!