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Franz Alexander's term, organ neurosis, used to describe a host of physical illnesses or diseases caused by the mind and unresolved emotional issues


The study of the effects of stress on disease; treats the mind, central nervous system, and immune system as one interrelated unit

Autonomic Dysregulation

Increased sensitivity to perceived threats resulting from heightened neural (sympathetic) responses speeding up the metabolic rate of one or more organs

Immune Dysregulation

An immune system wherein various function are suppressed; now believed to be affected by emotional negativity


Immune system cells that are housed throughout the lymphatic system, with 2 percent in circulation at any one time


The family of cells that constitute the major component of the immune system

T-cytotoxic Cells

best known as the cells that attack and destroy tumorous cells by releasing cytokines


Also known as CD8, these cells decrease the production of antibodies, thus keeping a healthy balance of T-Cells

Natural Killer (NK) cells:

Large lymphocytes that can detect endogenous antigens, thus helping to destroy mutant cells``


Another term for cancerous tumors


unique messenger hormones produced in the brain (and other organs of the body) that fit into the receptor sites of lymphocytes


A term used to describe various stress management techniques that appear to boost the immune system

Human energy field

Subtle human anatomy that goes by many names, from the electromagnetic field around an object to a colorful aura. The human energy field is thought to be composed of layeer of consciousness that surround and permeate the physical body

Subtle Energy

A series of layers of energy that surround and permeate the body; thought to be associated with layers of consciousness constituting the human energy field

Etheric Energy

The layer of energy closest to the physical body (also known as the etheric body)


Another term for the etheric layer of energy closest to the physical body

Kirlian photography

A technique developed by Russian Semyon Kirlian enabling the viewer to see the electromagnetic energy given off by an object such as the leaf of a tree or human hand. The technique is one of several technologies that substantiates the human field.

Subtle Anatomy

Also called energy anatomy, subtle anatomy comprises the human energy field (aura), the chakra system, and the meridian system of energetic pathways that supply energy (also known as chi or prana) to the organs and physiological systems with which they connect


Sanskrit word for spinning wheel. 7 major chakras are directly associated with various aspects of the mind-body-spirit dynamic. When a specific chakra is closed, distorted or congested, disease and illness may ensue

Energy Psychology

A term used to describe the collaboration of subtle energy with psychological issues and trauma involving certain aspects of stress


A river of energy with hundreds of interconnected points throughout the body, used in the practice of acupuncture and shiatsu massage

Sympathetic Resonance

A resonating vibration given off by one object that is picked up by another object in close proximity.


The mutual phase locking of like oscillations; in human physiology, organs or organisms giving off strong vibrations influencing organs and organisms with weaker vibrations to match the stronger rate of oscillation.; thought to conserve energy

Placebos vs Nocebo

1. Fake medication that works because someone has faith

2. Medication that doesn't work because the taker believes it doesn't work


The first stage of coronary heart disease, wherein a fat streak appears on the inner lining of artery walls.


The second stage of coronary heart disease, wherein artery walls slowly become occluded by cholesterol-plaque buildup


The third and final stage of coronary heart disease, wherein the arteries become hardened by cholesterol buildup, calcium deposits, and loss of elasticity

Broken Heart Syndrome

Symptoms of a heart attack occur as a result of emotional stress; when stress hormones temporarily overwhelm heart tissue cells


An underreactive immune system affected by external pathogens (e.g., colds and flu)


An overreactive immune system affected by external pathogens (e.g., allergies)


An overreactive immune system affected by internal pathogens (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis and ulcers)


An undereactive immune system affected by internal pathogens (e.g., cancer)


A gene in the DNA double-helix strand thought to be responsible for producing a mutant (cancerous) cell