You are your nervous system. All sensation is processed and "experienced" in the massive neural network that is your brain. It is where our consciousness resides, the centre of our experience. We really are our nervous system.
How is our nervous system related to health?:
It is connected to everything and regulates the function of all the organs of the body.
I would like to simply and succinctly outlines the functions of your body and
how disturbance to the nervous system can cause drastic damage to health
S.O.T Chiropractic works on the nervous system via
the organs, spine and skull. It is a gentle, effective technique which
will bring your body back to health and balance and help it remain
Outlining Sacro Occipital Technique (S.O.T):
There are two words that I'm going to repeat a lot, and those are: "Nervous System".
of your body. What is it? Skin, muscles, tendons, bone, all driven by
the nervous system. Our bones stay strong so that the muscles can pull
on them and create movement at joints. Our organs process food and
nutrients and deal with the waste products of cellular respiration.
of it is coordinated and controlled by the nervous system. But what is
the nervou system? It is where our consciousness resides, the centre of
our experience. All sensation is processed and "experienced" in the
Our five senses have sensory organs to transmit
signals back to the brain where they can be interpreted: Eyes, ears,
tongue, olfactory bulb in the nose, pressure receptors in the skin and
musculoskeletal system, all passing information along a biological
pipeline into the spine and up to the brain.
With this being the
case then, who are we? Are we not really our nervous systems? Bundles of
interwoven neurons pulsating away in unison. Our thoughts flying around
like mini lightning illuminating whole sections of cortex at once some
fleeting, some sustained. Our nervous system is plugged into everything.
If we took awayall the other flesh and just left the nervous system, we
would still be recognizable as ourselves.
So here we are,
a Biological Machine and the only part of us that's actually
consciously experiencing anything is the nervous system.
So how is
the nervous system related to health? It regulates the function of all
the organs of the body. How does the heart know to beat faster or the
kidney to retain more water? The nervous system commands it to happen.
The process is augmented by the hormonal system, with the hormonal
organs all controlled by the nervous system.
Failure of accurate communication by the nervous system is the only method of malfunction. Read that sentence again because it's important.
how does alteration occur to nervous system messages? The thing to
remember here is that it is a biological pipeline. This means that it is
really a series of tubes.Tubes can be blocked by pressure. Especially
when they are squishy like nerve cells. This can have many effects apart
from blocking flow. It can create local changes which affect the amount
of stimulation needed to create a response. Nerve cells can become
hyper-sensitive making an increase in function. Or they can become
hypo-sensitive resulting in decreased function in the target tissue or
incorrect feedback information to the brain
This can affect
feedback with the brain having to constantly monitor functions which
should be taking care of themselves. It's like sitting on a chair with 2
legs missing.You can do it, but it's harder to work and concentrate and
you get tired more quickly and start hurting yourself just to keep
doing what you used to be able to do easily. In computer terms, it's
using all your RAM and making processing of other functions much slower.
this will make you sick. Organs begin functioning disharmoniously and
inefficiently. Fatigued muscles start breaking down, needing to be
constantly goaded into action by a nervous system which is itself under
strain already. The adrenal glands are overworked and make demands of
the liver for difficult to produce molecules. The liver in turn strips
minerals from the bloodstream and the kidneys can't maintain the fluid
levels necessary for a healthy body.
Now we need toknow how to fix
it. Simple, take the kink out of the hose. Release pressure from the
nervous system. Stop things from pulling on it and squashing it. And
where are we going to have maximum effect in doing this? The brain and
S.O.T adjustments aim to relieve pressure from the
nervous system by preserving the alignment of the pelvis with the
cranium. Specific adjustments of the skull allow pressures on the brain
to be altered directly.
Paramount in the mind of the practitioner
is that they are effecting nerve function with their adjustments. Thus
they are gentle and move with the body. Most often they are done with
breathing, as restoring proper respiratory function is part of returning
health to the being. Organs are also adjusted as their function isalso
impaired by pressure and tension.