Talking to your T-Cells – first sign of madness? Not really, particularly when you reflect on how the brain and body work together.
Every word that we speak and every thought we generate is produced by body cells.
Our words are produced by neurones in the brain and when these cells die, perhaps as a result of stroke, speaking becomes difficult or impossible.
It seems logical to me that if my body cells are smart enough to produce language then they should also be smart enough to receive instructions in the other direction.
Your immune system is remarkable and it performs its work without conscious instructions from the brain.
However, could you direct it consciously?
Internationally respected neuroscientist Candice Pert suggests that although it is difficult to get hard evidence to support this process there is nothing that excludes the possibility either.
In fact the field of medicine called PSYCHONEUROIMMUNOLOGY is devoted to exploring these very processes.
If you’d like to get on talking terms with your immune system grab a pen and paper and ask it this question:
Is there anything in my life at the moment that makes your task more difficult than it needs to be?
Allow the intuitive part of your mind to provide the answers.
T-cells are produced in the thymus gland which works flat out for the first few years of life and then rapidly shuts down. Our lifetime supply of T-cells diminishes with age and the process can be accelerated by stress and disease. After they go, so do we.
In this photo the T-cells (coloured white) are attacking a defective body cell. T-cells are an essential part of our immune system and their depletion in old age increases the risk of cancer.