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A Few Words About Psycho-Neuro-Immunology

Posted By on 2 November 2014


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Alisa Blumberg, BSc, DC
Doctor of Chiropractic

I often ask new patients to focus on the difference between ‘normal’ and ‘common’ when they describe the complaints that brought them to see me. Feeling an underlying level of stress, having persistent aches and pains (particularly as we age), or suffering from seasonal or recurrent allergies may have become status quo for many in our over-active and over-achieving society. This makes these conditions common – but are they normal (i.e. according to how we were built to function)?


Chiropractors focus on neurology – how the complex computer in your brain monitors and controls the function of every system in your body. That study branches off into neuro-immunology – the study of how ‘the computer’ works with the ‘department of defense’ (and why, in the case of allergies, the system is amped up too high, seeing everyday encounters as reason to mount an all-out warfare).

Recent years have seen the progression from neuro-immunology to psycho-neuro-immunology – taking into account the effect of your thoughts and emotions on how you function both in regulating day-to-day activity and in times of crisis. Persistent stress, negative thought patterns, or holding onto bygone ‘wrongs’ can be diverting energy away from healing and self-regulation. The body gets exhausted and symptoms or dis-regulation sets in.

AI look forward to discussing these and any other issues with you – come find me.

Dr. Alisa Blumberg is proud to be bringing her passion for holistic, natural, self-directed healing to the north-Toronto area through her work at Pinewood Natural Health Centre.

As a Chiropractor and Master level B.E.S.T. Practitioner, Dr. Blumberg’s mission is to educate and empower patients of every age, symptomatology and health goal on their unique journey towards optimal health and absolute wellness.

You can book an appointment with Dr. Alisa Blumberg by calling (416 ) 658-8100.

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