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The Nervous System

Ask Yourself…. Yes No
Do you often have migraine headaches?    
Do you have poor memory?    
Do you have bouts of insomnia?    
Do you have problems concentrating or trouble thinking clearly?    
Do you suffer from any psychiatric disorders?    
Are you unable to sit still for long periods of time?    
Do your arms and legs easily ache?    
Do you sometimes have difficulty walking stably or difficulty moving your limbs?    
Do you experience unexplained changes in body temperature, appetite or preferences?    
Have you ever felt dizzy or faint without knowing the cause?    


The nervous system is literally the nerve center of all the other systems.  The nervous system comprises the brain, spinal cord, nerves and neurons (nerve cells).

One of the key responsibilities of the nervous system is to regulate immune function.  Nerve fibers lead from the brain stem and spinal cord to the thymus, where immune cells receive specialized training.  Neural pathways connect the brain to the immune system, and the mind coordinates immune function through chemical and electrical signals.  Through these channels, the nervous system has the power to spur immune cells into action when the body is under attack.  This same process orders the immune cells to stop fighting once the infection is defeated.

The brain's influence on immune function can also be psychologial.  Studies show that having a cheerful mindset can reduce visits to the doctor by 50%.  Indicating that the immune system of people who think positive is stronger.  In the same way, a negative approach to life has been shown to interfere with immune function.