Understanding Nervous System Function

Your Central Controlling Mechanism (Pt. 1)

Your CENTRAL CONTROLLING MECHANISM is made up of your energy-meridian and nervous system and they function as a single entity. To make it easier to explain and understand, we'll break it down into two parts.

The first system we're going to look at in the clinic is the energy-meridian system; we're interested in how the energy flows through your body. If it’s moving the way it should, then your nervous system will function properly, and healing will happen automatically. If it gets blocked or interrupted, then healing slows or stops.

What I’m talking about is similar to the energy meridian system that doctors of acupuncture and acupressure have been using for thousands of years all over the world (but we don’t use needles).

Wellness center, alternative medicine, holistic health,  mind-body, wellness, disease prevention, alternative health 07.

Aura Spectrophotometer

While it’s not necessary for you to know a lot about your energy system to get great results, I think you’ll find the discussion about the HUMAN ENERGY SYSTEM, and the associated pictures that look at energy spectrums fairly interesting.

Be mindful that you are receiving a steady flow of vital information for regulating your health from the electromagnetic field around your body; this flow of vital information continues through your energy-meridian system, to your interconnected nervous system, and is then further communicated via electrical and chemical signals (called neurotransmitters) throughout your whole body.


Wellness center, alternative medicine, holistic health,  mind-body, wellness, disease prevention, alternative health 08 We're going to evaluate the second system, your NERVOUS SYSTEM first.

Your nervous system consists of your brain and the nerves that run from the brain through the spinal column, and branch off into all other parts of your body.

If your nervous system is functioning properly, your brain will be able to unerringly control and coordinate the functions of your body’s organs, glands, muscles, tissues, and cells.

If there is interference in any of the nerve pathways, then the area that is innervated by that particular nerve (or nerves) is going to be compromised.

Now, something is causing all of these things to happen to you, and your body isn’t fixing them even though it has the capacity to do so. So if it isn’t doing the healing, we have to find out why rather than chase all of your unhealed symptoms, illness, and pain around in a circle.

Usually there is one major thing going on that causes all of your symptoms. When we discover what that is and treat the CAUSE, all of the symptoms typically begin to fade away too. So I’m after the umbrella that is over these things and that’s what I’ll be looking for.

Your Nervous System


The TWO DIVISIONS in your Nervous System

The first part is the Central Nervous System which controls our voluntary and outward physical reactions and is under conscious control; it’s where you do your thinking, planning, and decision making. It’s your conscious process.

Wellness center, alternative medicine, holistic health,  mind-body, wellness, disease prevention, alternative health, 08.

The other part is the Autonomic Nervous System (autonomic = automatic). This part is the subconscious mind that governs your body; it controls and coordinates your internal physiological environment.

It is responsible for keeping your heart beating without you having to think about it; it keeps you breathing; it regulates your blood pressure, your hormones, and keeps you digesting your meals, and it does it all automatically, even if you’re sleeping or unconscious.

In fact, your subconscious mind is responsible for regulating ALL of the many thousands of processes needed to keep you alive, second by second, and you don’t even have to remember to do anything! It's all automatic.

It’s also responsible for the self-healing and self-regulation process, so if that's not happening, it's probably because of interference in your energy-meridian system or blockage in your nervous system.

Since more than 90% of all brain activity occurs in the subconscious part, we’ll spend more time with it. It can also be divided into two categories.


The TWO SUBDIVISIONS of the Autonomic Nervous System

The Autonomic Nervous System has two subdivisions; the sympathetic part REVS you up in emergency "fight or flight" situations. The parasympathetic part CALMS you down when the emergency is over so you can get back to filtering, cleansing, healing, and replenishing the immune system.

Wellness center, alternative medicine, holistic health,  mind-body, wellness, disease prevention, alternative health, 09 So, to sum it up, your autonomic nervous system must balance long-term health and short-term survival. You’re either in one mode or the other all the time.

These two systems are supposed to remain in balance with each other; your body should be able to effortlessly shift back and forth between these two modes.

So, when it’s appropriate for you to be “revved” up for an emergency you will be, and when it’s not appropriate, then you can come down out of that emergency physiology into a relaxed internal state where the body can get back to the work of cleansing, filtering, and healing itself, and concentrating on digestion and rest.

The Fight or Flight Response

Wellness center, alternative medicine, holistic health,  mind-body, wellness, disease prevention, alternative health, 10.Example: BEARS and the “fight or flight” mode

If we’re sitting here relatively relaxed, and a BEAR charges in through the nearest door and growls, both of our nervous systems are going to jump into this emergency mode and REV us up; our heart rate and blood pressure will increase, the adrenals will rev up, muscle tone will increase, our eyes will dilate, and all nonessential life functions, like digestion, cleansing, filtering, and healing will be cut off.

This "fight or flight" reflex will keep us REVVED up until the danger from the BEAR goes away. Then we’re supposed to come out of the emergency mode and return to a relaxed healing, filtering, and cleansing mode so our internal intelligence can  take care of any problems that the emergency might have created during our encounter with the BEAR. It should also go back to work at healing things like your low back, neck pain, headaches, sinus problems, or whatever it is that caused you to seek out help.

We are designed to be moving back and forth between these two subdivisions of the nervous system -- the emergency mode (REV) or the healing mode (CALM), depending on what is appropriate for the time. That’s the way it should work.

Modern-day BEARS are not a physical
threat, but the body responds the same

Unfortunately, in the real world, the BEARS can be really big (like a death in the family, a divorce, an accident, or a job loss), or there can be two or three bears all at once, and this overwhelms us putting us into the emergency mode when we shouldn’t be there (because there is no physical threat), and we get stuck there.

Sometimes our BEARS go away, but we remain stuck in the emergency mode; the auto-damaging memory patterns from our unresolved experiences and the associated physically harmful feelings keep us there. Even though being stuck is inappropriate, we can get stuck where healing does not occur.

Now your number one priority is SURVIVAL, and if your internal intelligence believes you are in danger, it will stay in this emergency "fight or flight" physiology and refuse to shift back into the healing mode. So now you have this pain or problem and perhaps your nervous system is not even trying to heal it. It’s over here trying to get away, running from these BEARS. So, if you’re not getting better, we need to discover why; we need to find and remove the reason you're stuck in the emergency mode, and return you to the healing mode so you can get better.

These BEARS come in many shapes and sizes:
   
  • The worry-anxiety bear
  • The bad relationship bear
  • The loss of a loved one bear
  • The bad kids/relatives bear
  • The bad boss/coworker bear
  • The finance/debt bear
  • The bad traffic bear
  • The stressful life bear
  • The "too busy" bear
  • The trauma/injury bear
  • The unforgiveness bear
  • The toxicity/pollution bear
  • The dietary imbalance bear
Wellness center, alternative medicine, holistic health,  mind-body, wellness, disease prevention, alternative health, 11.

There can be a lot of BEARS in our lives. So how does this relate to these symptoms you are having? It’s probable that you have either energy-meridian system interference that is disturbing your nervous system, or a nervous system imbalance caused by conscious and subconscious incongruencies, and that all of your unhealed symptoms, illness, and pain could have the same cause.

We’re looking for the CAUSE of your problems. We don’t want to treat symptoms; we want to remove the cause so the symptoms become unnecessary.


Shoulder, neck, back, or knee problems

Usually people with constant shoulder, neck, back, or knee pain are stuck in the emergency "fight or flight" mode (in sympathetic dominance).

For illustrative purposes, let's say you have neck pain. It’s normal to have tight muscles if there’s a BEAR in the room with you, but not if you're lying down in your easy chair. And if those muscles are tight enough long enough, they’ll pull the vertebra out of position, pinching the nerves.

If your nervous system was working as it should, the muscles would be properly pulling the vertebrae to maintain spinal symmetry.

Wellness center, alternative medicine, holistic health,  mind-body, wellness, disease prevention, alternative health,  13

So if you have a vertebra that is out of position in your neck (and it's not because of trauma), it’s because the muscles pulled it out; and if the muscles pulled it out, it’s because they received motor commands from the brain via the nerves through the spinal column, telling them to do so; and if they received motor commands from the brain telling them to do that, then the motor commands from the brain were probably the wrong commands because of high brain interference (a timing issue), or they were derived from aberrant physiological memory patterns stored subconsciously.

Remember, we live our lives through the nervous
system and our subconsciously stored memories.

Wellness center, alternative medicine, holistic health,  mind-body, wellness, disease prevention, alternative health, 14
The physiology of a traumatic injury or negative experience can get STORED with the dominant feeling you were having when it occurred. It can become a memory pattern that is activated when you think about something that generates that feeling(s). So every time you think of that experience or have that feeling associated with it, your body will manifest some of the symptoms from it.

Now we can’t blame the muscles for pulling a vertebra out, because they are only doing what they are being told to do. And we can’t really blame the nerves because they are only delivering the message from the brain.


How our mind-body technique works

Fortunately, our mind-body technique coupled with muscle testing enables us to identify your priority health issue so you won’t have to tell me a bunch of things; I’m going to be able to tell you what is interfering with your health and you’ll be able to put 2+2 together in your own mind and figure out what got in your way.

Then, using our mind-body technique, we’re going to stimulate specific areas of your brain to restore balance in your energy-meridian and nervous system so your body can move back into the self-healing and self-regulating mode and correct these asymmetries that we’re seeing.

Your body is working harder than it needs to be working and it just needs to relax, and that’s what we’re going to show it -- how to relax. You shouldn't get stuck in the “fight or flight” mode. Your complaints can’t be healed when you’re stuck in this way. It slows or stops the healing process.

During the treatment, I’ll have you lie face-up on a treatment table while I compare leg lengths, leg strengths, spasticity, and arm strengths.

Wellness center, alternative medicine, holistic health,  mind-body, wellness, disease prevention, alternative health, 15.

Then, I'll go through a comprehensive flowchart while using muscle tests, so your subconscious/internal intelligence can guide us to your priority health issue, so we will know where to begin your healing work.

Wellness center, alternative medicine, holistic health,  mind-body, wellness, disease prevention, alternative health, 16 Next, we'll find an appropriate feeling, contact points, eye position, and breathing pattern. Our treatments will clear the energy-meridian and nerve interference and neutralize harmful physiological memory patterns that are stored subconsciously.

This improves internal neural communication and balances the nervous system so you can move from the emergency mode to the healing mode. It’s like rebooting a malfunctioning computer; you’ll notice an immediate difference.

   
Our mind-body treatments require only light contact on certain muscle groups, nerve centers, and on specific meridian access points (these energy centers are also called Pulse MAPs and Body MAPs).

Our mind-body technique is safe, nonforceful, and pain-free. When we address the root cause of your health crisis, it restores your body's ability to heal and regulate itself.

Wellness center, alternative medicine, holistic health,  mind-body, wellness, disease prevention, alternative health, 17

Return to top of page


Please bookmark this site so you can
find your way back to Inviting Wellness!

Contact Us Now!