The issue of immunity has become very topical in recent months, since it is from this property of the organism depends on the success in the fight against coronavirus infection. A new study showed that stress management and to strengthen the immune system, you can use meditation.
Meditation practice confirmed the effectiveness in strengthening the immunity against various infections and even cancer. The study also revealed the ability of meditation to increase the effectiveness of treatment of severe autoimmune disorders in a pandemic COVID-19 in the absence of vaccines. Doctors strongly advise people to strengthen the immune system by all means available. In an article published in the International Journal of Recent Scientific Research, is the connection between immunity and stress.
According to the authors of the study, when stress becomes chronic, that is observed when a constant stream of negative news from the media, many organs and body systems gradually get out of order. Sustained stress leads to excess levels of the hormone cortisol and other corticosteroids in the blood for a long time, which negatively affects the immune response. This makes people more vulnerable to infections, increases the risk of cancer, allergic disorders, gastrointestinal diseases and autoimmune ailments. Chronic stress also leads to anxiety disorders, depression, insomnia, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome.
There are different methods of dealing with stress. Its effect proved different relaxation techniques, which include yoga, positive thinking and meditation. The researchers found that after meditation the level of proinflammatory cytokines IL-6 produced by T cells, is reduced. And it plays an important role in the pathophysiology of various autoimmune diseases, various cancers and even dementia.