With hope and constructive thoughts as tools, focusing more on positive emotions and less on negative ones, we can have a restorative effect on our immune systems, our endocrine systems, our central nervous systems and the healing chemicals that outsource from there.
Psychoendoneuroimmunology is a vast arena, as big as the name suggests. I've only touched on a few points and oversimplified in the process. But this is an intriguing field, full of surprises and discovery, and worth revisiting in future articles.
Psychoneuroimmunology: Bi-directional Interactions Between the Brain and the Nervous System
Cytokines, and Depression
Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine