The missing link to your symptoms
The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) is the part of the nervous system responsible for control of the bodily functions not consciously directed, such as breathing, the heartbeat, and digestive processes. As well as regulating our internal organs it also controls some of our muscles.
The ANS is most important in two situations:
- In emergencies that cause stress and require us to “fight” or take “flight” – this relates to your sympathetic nervous system)
- In non-emergencies that allow us to “rest” and “digest” – this relates to your parasympathetic nervous system.
In today’s pace of life it’s hard to not feel busy, overwhelmed and wound-up. Sometimes it can feel like you are constantly chasing a variety of symptoms that seem to have no real link. It could be because your sympathetic (‘fight or flight’) mechanism has taken control of your life!
Some symptoms of Sympathetic Dominance
These symptoms can all point back to a common starting point: a system that is overwhelmed and stuck in survival mode.
- Shoulder and neck tightness
- Sensitivity to light and noise
- Light sleep and vivid dreams
- Anxiety or depression
- Digestive upsets such as bloating, IBS, allergies or diarrhoea or constipation
- High blood pressure
- Increased blood clotting factors including, risk of DVT or stroke
- Problems with inflammation
- Gallbladder problems
- Hormone imbalances
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
- Uterine Fibroids
It was previously thought that the ANS was automatic and that it couldn’t be controlled, but research has now found that with some simple tools you can have a powerful impact on the way your nervous system functions.
Treating Sympathetic Dominance at Saltuary
If Sympathetic Dominance (SD) sounds all too familiar, never fear! With a few simple steps, you can regain control of your nervous system. With over 30 years of experience, Saltuary’s Chiropractor, Mark Uren, can help you restore much-needed balance to your health!
Mark will conduct a functional neurology review in order to assess how you can rectify SD and gain back control. Chiropractic adjustments, diet and lifestyle can all be a part of your tailored treatment to get your life back on track.