The Hypothalamus, the Nervous System, and the Endocrine System

The hypothalamus is a cluster of brain cells just above the pituitary gland, which coordinates interactions between the brain and the endocrine system. It is the emotional center of the brain and transforms emotions into physical response by controlling appetite, blood sugar levels, body temperature, adrenal, heart, lung, digestive and circulatory systems. It is linked to the nervous system, and responds to signals sent through the nervous system about the internal and external environment. It is also connected to and influenced by the cerebral cortex of the brain.

The important cluster of brain cells influences the endocrine system through constant communication with the pituitary gland, the primary gland of the endocrine system. The pituitary gland, located just below the brain above the roof the mouth, transforms that output into millions of peptides (amino acids). Cortisone, and adrenaline are the main hormones released by the body as a reaction to stress. They elevate blood pressure and prepare the body for a fight or flight response. Your thought becomes a molecular messenger of emotion and releases the peptides associated with that state.

Peptides, the chemical messenger hormones, carry emotions back and forth between the mind and body. They link perception in the brain to the body via organs, hormones and cellular activity.Peptides influence every major section of the immune system, so the body and mind do work together as one unit. The pituitary gland, located just below the brain above the roof the mouth, transforms that output into millions of amino acids.

While western medicine has traditionally placed more emphasis on the function of the hypothalamus, eastern medicine places the emphasis on the pituitary gland. It is the master gland of the body systems, coordinating all messages within the body, but also the communication with the divine. The pituitary gathers information from signals from the hypothalamus, and translates the waves of information it senses about the environmental temperature, light exposure patterns, smells, feelings, memories, and associations into the chemical responses that are responsible for everything we experience.

In eastern medicine the pituitary gland represents the third eye, or the window between our human selves and our divine selves. This is where your divine energy passes through the body.Information about our bodies and the surrounding environment is translated into messages to the pituitary gland, which produces a corresponding chemical response, which is sent to the rest of the body through the endocrine and nervous systems. This is the interaction responsible for all energy and information that travels through the body systems.

These different view are insignificant because our bodies and minds are connected in one entity, and create a field of its own. Within this field everything reacts with everything else. Whenever a thought takes place, there will be a corresponding chemical reaction in every cell of the body.

The Hypothalamus and the Endocrine System

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