The nervous system is divided into two parts:
(1) Central Nervous System (CNS) - brain and spinal cord
(2) Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) - cranial and spinal nerves.
- Sensory (afferent) Neurons - transmits impulses TO the CNS
- Motor (efferent) Neuron System - transmits impulses FROM the CNS to effectors.
a) Somatic Nervous System - directs contraction of skeletal muscles
b) Autonomic Nervous System - controls activities of organs and various involuntary muscles, such as cardiac and smooth muscles. Has 2 systems that generally target the same organs but are antagonistic.
i. Parasympathetic Nervous System “Rest and Digest”or “Brake” - activates tranquil functions. E.g. secretion of saliva or digestive enzymes.
ii. Sympathetic Nervous System “Fight or Flight”or “Accelerator” - prepare body for action. E.g. increasing heart rate, increasing sugar release from liver to blood.
Chronic low-level inflammation (CLII) involved in almost all health problems
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General electrotherapy health benefits. Used systemically and/or locally at specific problem areas of the body, its effective application has many benefits:
|Detoxification||Wellness / Healthy aging||Pain relief|
|Relief from insomnia||Immune system restoral||Anti-Inflammatory|
|Maximizes cellular energy production||Accelerated tissue /bone
|Muscle relaxation / rehabilitation||Increased blood oxygen
There are several reasonably affordable electrotherapy devices available for personal use. The following electrotherapies are those that have received a significant amount of positive feedback:
|Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapy|
|Near Infrared (NIR) class 4 laser therapy|
Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) applies specific frequency patterns to the head area, with the following benefits:
|Balances neurotransmitters||Relieves pain||Treats depression|
|Substance abuse withdrawal||Relieves insomnia||Relieve stress / anxiety|