Neuropeptides and Perception.
Neuropeptides also commonly known as Peptides they are small protein-like molecules used by neurons, a specialised cell transmitting nerve impulses to communicate with each other.
Neuronal signaling molecules influence the activity of the brain in specific ways. Different neuropeptides are involved in a wide range of brain functions, including analgesia, reward, food intake, metabolism, reproduction, social behaviours, learning, and memory.
It is essential for us to remember that Neuropeptides link perception in the brain (our thoughts; the way we see things) to the body.
Neuropeptides carry messages back and forth between mind and body have a profound effect on our nervous system.
Peptides are continually changing their configuration along with our emotional state.
When our mental and emotional state is out of balance, neuropeptides will make physical symptoms appear in the body.
Neuropeptides were initially only identifiable in the brain. With advances in science neuropeptides form part of the Bodymind notably as a communication network.
Candace Part PhD.
"the chemicals that are running our body and our brain are the same chemicals that are involved in emotion."
Neuropeptides are in the cells of the immune system. They are floating around in the bloodstream going to all of our different organs.
These chemicals regulate almost all of the life processes of our cells. Effecting the way our cells communicate with each other.
We can generate a hormonal response that is in alignment with our recovery by changing our mood.
When we "feel" an emotion, our entire body is feeling it.
Understanding the different types of stress can help us make informed decisions about stress management.