A happy mood is a great thing. It’s well documented that a person’s mood can positively impact their health. Feel happy and your body and mind are firing on all cylinders. But, if you’re in a bad mood, watch out; you may get headaches, feel depressed, lose your appetite, and have sleepless nights. And, even worse, if you don’t snap out of it, you can even develop chronic illnesses. For example, high blood pressure, cardiac problems, and gastrointestinal issues.
Happy Mood: Cancer Tumors Can Feel Really It
It does appear so from results reported by scientists at the Technion Institute in Israel. They attacked and reduced cancer tumors in mice by stimulating the reward system in the brain. Amazingly, over time, the mice that received stimulation had significantly smaller tumors than control mice that were not administered the therapy. The immune system was also strengthened by this stimulation.
The researchers concluded that, “The relationship between a person’s emotional state and cancer has been demonstrated in the past, but mainly in relation to negative feelings such as stress and depression and without a physiological map of the action mechanism.”
“Several researchers, for example, Prof. David Spiegel of the Stanford University School of Medicine showed that an improvement in the patient’s emotional state may affect the course of the disease, but it was not clear how this happened. We are now presenting a physiological model that can explain at least part of this effect.”
Be happy, my friends.