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Psychoneuroimmunology and Ethics

Describe how this complementary medicine, psychoneuroimmunology, is an ethical or legal issue regarding its use in treatment and what it brings to healthcare providers.

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Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI)

What is PNI?

The scientific study behind PNI is called psychoneuroimmunology (Psychology, P; Neurology, N; and Immunology, I). While neurology and immunology have been the foundation of much of the current body of knowledge, both systems (N and I) are connected to the psychological system. A psycho-neuro-immunological approach is very holistic, thus taking all the aspects of an individual into account in order to better understand the symptoms they are presented with, illnesses, and diseases. The field has been especially helpful in the world of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). In essence, the theoretical basis for this explains and supports the relationship between the immune system and the brain, which the research has supported for decades now; the mind truly influences the processes and events in the body.

The field was discovered in the 1980s, when ...

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