All of the body's nervous system is controlled, regulated, and communicated through the nervous system. The nervous system receives and interprets signals from the body's internal and external environments before deciding what is best for it. We must first understand how our nervous system works in order to understand why it goes into overdrive.
The autonomic nervous system, commonly known as the involuntary system that runs in the background, is the subject of this blog. This system is divided into two parts: parasympathetic and sympathetic. The parasympathetic nervous system is in a condition of "rest and digest," whereas the sympathetic nervous system is in a state of "fight or flight."
Your sympathetic nervous system would engage if you were being followed by a bear, whereas your parasympathetic nervous system would activate if you were meditating on the beach. Although both systems are required for the body's survival, the parasympathetic system should be utilized the most.
What causes our sympathetic response to become stuck in our nervous system? As chiropractors, we aim to work on three fundamental reasons: thoughts, traumas, and toxins. Depressive sensations, worried thoughts, self-limiting, and negative beliefs all generate neurotransmitters that excite the sympathetics. Trauma can be stored in the body and affect how we process and interpret other stressors, whether physical, mental, or emotional. On a daily basis, we are exposed to chemicals, pesticides, harmful electromagnetic frequencies, microplastics, and other poisons in our food, drink, and air. Our bodies can't clear poisons fast enough in today's society because there are more pollutants than ever before. This causes sympathetic overdrive, which causes our bodies to be constantly stressed.
What can you do to help your sympathetic nervous system to function more efficiently? Chiropractic care can assist in restructuring accumulated tension and putting your body in a parasympathetic condition. Consistent care can help your body relax and adapt to all of life's stresses. Most people will be able to maximize the function of their nervous system by combining these two factors.