Within the human body there are many different systems: emotional, nervous, immune, and hormonal. PNI is a budding field of study that is interested in the connections within the body’s systems. Rather than viewing each system as its own separate process, PNI recognizes that all systems in the human body are interconnected; therefore, changes within one system will necessarily affect the others. In other words, there is one “supersystem”. For this reason, we must also understand and treat physical and mental health illnesses from the perspective of the supersystem.
Click here to read a thought-provoking article by Dr. Gabor Mate on this topic.