You may have wondered what starts to heal first? Brain’s circuitry or rest of the body? This is what dr. JWH says about it:
“With self-induced pause, the pericardium (membrane, or sac, that surrounds the heart) starts to heal first. The ability to have and feel the expansion in the chest in response to things beautiful or poignant. After that, the brain begins to reroute the electrical system in response to the pericardium’s instructions. This causes changes in the neural patterns in the brain and restoration of neural links in the striatum, thalamus, and substantia nigra. The changes in brain responses then lead to restored awareness of body parts. This is integrated with restoration of motor function, and with use, the muscles and such begin to heal.
Trigger starts in those brain parts we try to stimulate by talking to an invisible friend (striatum and thalamus). The pericardium and striatum are directly activated in a positive manner while talking to a friend, or even thinking about a friend with whom one can lovingly communicate.“
Hope this helps.