Alternative and Complementary Medicine
The Vedic philosophy deals with harmony and balance between the mind and the body as well as interactions with nature. This ancient approach to health and well-being is being more and more appreciated in part as we understand the intimate relationship between the immune system, our major defense mechanism and the nervous system. Like other organ systems, the immune system is dependent on the central nervous system (CNS) and the endocrine system in its role for effective defense against foreign and domestic invaders.
Cone, Robert E., "Neuroimmune Interactions: a Bidirectional Flow that Leads to Health and Disease" (2006). SoM Articles. 23.