Our brain controls our bodies. It tells the muscle to pull, the lung to breathe, and the heart to beat. It does this by sending out tiny electrical signals, called nerve messages. But the brain also controls specific processes in another way, through natural body chemicals, called hormones. These are made in hormone or endocrine glands. The hormones travel around the body in the blood and affect how our body works. When we are frightened, and our heart pounds, that’s a hormone at work, called adrenaline.
It helps us to regulate our emotions, behaviors, and metabolism.
The endocrine system teaches us about peace, balance, and detach-involvement.
The endocrine system begins to break down when we experience fear and rejection of life.