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Nervous system -  reboot

The nervous system is divided into the central nervous system, which includes the brain and spinal cord, and the peripheral nervous system. The central nervous system serves as a control center for information processing. The peripheral nervous system includes the nerves that run outside the spinal canal with their connections to the muscles and organs.

Functionally, a distinction is made between the somatic (animal) nervous system, which corresponds to conscious perception (sensory impressions, skeletal muscles) and the vegetative (autonomous) nervous system, which corresponds to unconscious perception (breathing, digestion, metabolism, organs). This is further subdivided into the sympathetic nervous system (tension, stress - attack or flight), the parasympathetic nervous system (rest, relaxation - recovery) and the enteric nervous system. The parasympathetic nervous system also includes the vagus nerve with its central (myelinated) and dorsal (non-myelinated) branch.

The somatic and vegetative nervous systems influence each other. In addition, both the central and the peripheral nervous system contain autonomous (vegetative) and somatic parts.

You can find out more about the structure of the nervous system here .

The human nervous system is our control system. It is at the top of the hierarchy of human biology with its control systems. It is our boss, so to speak. There are instructions to the other control systems.

If it is out of balance due to everyday stress (this can already begin in the womb), this can trigger a cascade of imbalances in other systems of the body with different symptoms that are often not really explainable.  

The nervous system in the brain is wired to the whole body. Depending on the situation, the nervous system is very much on fire and the "wires" glow (for example when we are extremely excited about something and the heart beats faster with joy in the burst because we are so excited). Or it is very quiet (for example when we feel tired and want to sleep).

If the "glowing wires" no longer come to rest, the body is no longer able to process stimuli adequately. The whole body is so to speak electrified. We feel "tired but wired". As the wire mesh is located throughout the body, a wide variety of symptoms can occur, as mentioned above.


Here are the main signs and symptoms of nervous system dysregulation.

  • Weak gag reflex

  • Slight fright

  • Excessive gag reflex

  • Restless sleep

  • Waking up tired

  • Difficulty dealing with change

  • Fatigue after too much conversation

  • Loss of bowel motility

  • Any kind of immune disorder

  • Reactions to supplements and medications

  • Constant reactions to food

  • Nothing you do works

  • All healthy things hurt you

Often too little attention is paid to the nervous system in conventional medicine. If the symptoms are not tangible or explainable, or if the doctor has already tried everything with therapies and medication, maybe even with dietary supplements, and you still feel no better or even worse, the problem is often an overactive nervous system. We can then try to get "healthy" for a long time, without a "reboot" of the nervous system this is only possible to a limited extent.

It is important to note that we are working on different areas of the nervous system at the same time. This includes:

  • Restoring the parasympathetic balance

  • The vagal nerve signaling

  • The re-regulation of the limbic system


The parasympathetic nervous system is the resting and digestive circuit, or the calm and relaxed part of your body. It controls the healing reaction and regeneration.

So when the parasympathetic nervous system is out of whack it is almost impossible to get well!


Next we have the vagus nerve.

The signals from the vagus nerve are the connection between your intestines (second brain) and your brain. It is very important for sleep, a calm mood and healing. It is also very important for motility - and can play a role in both constipation and diarrhea.


Then we have the limbic system.

The limbic system is the part of the brain that controls fears and emotions. It's always active and sends messages before you even have a thought or idea.

It's part of your fight or flight response.


These areas can be addressed through certain types of yoga, e.g. Hata yoga, meditations, certain types of breathing, specific exercises for the vagus nerve and retraining of the brain or the amygdala (alarm center), trauma therapy, HNC , Z-Health , integration of early childhood reflexes , Cranio-Sacral-Therapy, Feldenkreis and additionally osteopathy can be regulated.

More about it here .

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