The Inner Mechanisms of Healing (#S328)
Important breakthroughs in the field of neuroimmunology suggest that the human nervous system and immune system are intimately linked. The late Brendan O'Regan, former vice-president of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, notes the shift of emphasis in healing research from documenting the role of mind in healing to searching for an understanding of the mechanisms.
|"Things were happening to the patients. They were living longer. Not all of them were by any means going into remission, but they were being helped by these kinds of approaches. What we know now, for example, is that if people are, for instance, getting chemotherapy or radiation, and they are concurrently in psychotherapy, they will tolerate the radiation and chemotherapy better -- they will have less side effects, less nauseating effects, and so on. So now the establishment is coming around to using these techniques to allow their own beliefs to function better."|