Psychoneuroimmunology: How Thoughts Impact Disease


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The Maryland University of Integrative Health’s course on Psychoneuroimmunology: How Thoughts Impact Disease explores the intricate connections between our mental states, immune system, nervous system, endocrine system, and microbiome, and their collective impact on health and disease. This on-demand, self-paced course delves into how the fields of immunology, neurology, endocrinology, and psychology intersect, revealing a complex web of interactions that influence our well-being.

By understanding these relationships, clinicians gain a more holistic view of disease, bridging the gap between modern biomedicine and traditional constitutional types. The course aims to equip participants with the ability to:

  • Describe the interactions between the immune system, nervous system, and endocrine system.
  • Report on the interplay between cytokines, neurotransmitters, and hormones.
  • Discuss the impact of these biological molecules in the brain and gut.
  • List conditions known to be associated with microbiome imbalances.
  • Suggest therapeutic approaches based on psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) and microbiome insights.

Estimated to take around 2 hours to complete, the course includes video lectures, handouts for review, and covers cutting-edge insights into how thoughts and emotions can influence physical health, offering valuable perspectives for practitioners looking to adopt a more integrative approach to patient care.


Posted on

March 12, 2024