In researching ‘heart-brain’ communication, Doc Childre and Howard Martin have this to say in the “The Heartmath Solution”:
“In exploring the physiological mechanisms by which the heart communicates with the brain and body, Institute of HeartMath scientists asked questions such as these: Why do most people, regardless of race, culture, or nationality, experience the feeling or sensation of love and other emotions in the area of the heart? How do emotional states affect the heart, the autonomic nervous system, the brain, and the hormonal and immune systems? And how does the heart’s information-processing system influence the body’s other systems, including the brain?
What they found is that the heart communicates with the brain and the rest of the body in three ways for which theres solid scientific evidence: neurologically (through the transmission of nerve impulses), biochemically (through hormones and neurotransmitters), and biophysically (through pressure waves). In addition, growing scientific evidence suggests that the heart may communicate with the brain and body in a fourth way: energetically (through electromagnetic field interactions). Through these biological communication systems, the heart has a significant influence on the function of our brains and all our bodily systems.”
“Our state of mind affects pain perception some, so it always helps if you can be a kind, loving, understanding, calm parent to your infant/body when it is in pain. It is also essential that you communicate about your extra sensitivity to pain to those who can help. If they are well informed on the topic, they will take your reaction as a normal variation in human physiology and treat it appropriately. (But remember, you also may be more sensitive to pain-relieving medications.) pg. 192
Excerpt quoted from the national bestseller, ‘The Highly Sensitive Person’ by Dr. Elaine Aron, Ph. D. She also goes on to mention this about the highly sensitive trait from pg. 189-190:
Ways Your Trait Affects Your Medical Care
You’re more sensitive to bodily signs and symptoms.
If you don’t lead a life suited to your trait, you’ll develop more stress-related and/or “psychosomatic” illnesses.
You’re more sensitive to medications
You’re more sensitive to pain
You’ll be more aroused, usually overaroused by medical environments, procedures, examinations, and treatments.
In “health care” environments your deep intuition cannot ignore the shadowy presence of suffering and death, the human condition.
Given all of the above and the fact that most mainstream medical professionals are not HSP’s (highly sensitive persons), your relationships with them are usually more problematic.