The unsung hero - the Autonomic Nervous System

You have an unsung hero in your body. It Is called the Autonomic Nervous System.

The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) acts as a control system for the body, operating largely at the unconscious level

The ANS affects…

  • Heart rate
  • Digestion
  • Respiration rate
  • Salivation
  • Perspiration
  • Pupil Diameter
  • Reproduction

The ANS consists of two systems – the sympathetic nervous system and the parasympathetic nervous system. Both these systems have to balance each other out for the body to be in good shape. When these two systems are not in balance, it causes dysautonomia.  Most diseases especially chronic pain (fibromyalgia, CRPS, RA e.g.) have ANS problems.

Most systems of medicine (especially the Eastern ones) emphasize this balance. In fact when you are doing yoga, meditation or getting a massage, you are actually balancing these two systems.

Till next time. Keep your ANS balanced!


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