In this opportunity we will address the relationship between the nervous system, heart and intestines. In order to better understand how they are linked, and to be able to better interpret the results of Healy‘s analysis when related problems are detected.
It is worth mentioning that the central nervous system (CNS) plays a crucial role in regulating and coordinating the body’s functions, including those of the heart and intestines. This intimate connection is often underestimated, but it is essential to our overall health and well-being.
To better understand the connection between the nervous system, heart and intestines, we must begin by knowing what neurons are and what role they play in our body.
What are neurons and their relevance to mental and bodily functions?
The fundamental units of the nervous system, which includes the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves, are neurons. Cells specialized in receiving, processing and transmitting information through electrical and chemical signals.
Neurons are vital to all functions of the nervous system. Here are some of the reasons why they are so important:
- Communication and control: Neurons are responsible for communicating with other cells and controlling their activities.
- Information processing: Neurons in the brain and spinal cord process information from the senses, create thoughts and memories, and generate emotions.
- Body regulation: Neurons help regulate many bodily functions, from heart rate to digestion.
- Behavior and movement: Neurons are involved in planning and executing movements, and are crucial for everything from blinking to solving a complex mathematical problem.
What is the influence of the Nervous System on the heart and intestines?
The heart and intestines, although they have autonomic functioning mechanisms, are highly influenced by the CNS through the autonomic nervous system (ANS). The ANS is the network of nerve fibers that regulate the involuntary functions of the body and is divided into two main parts: the sympathetic nervous system and the parasympathetic nervous system.
The sympathetic nervous system acts as an accelerator in stressful situations, increasing heart rate and blood pressure. On the other hand, the parasympathetic nervous system acts as a brake, decreasing heart rate and increasing intestinal activity.
As we can see, the nervous system plays a fundamental role in the coordination and regulation of cardiac and intestinal functions. Therefore, its alteration can lead to a series of problems, from cardiovascular disorders to digestive problems.
Nervous system in intestines
In the case of the intestines, we find the enteric nervous system (ENS), which refers to an extensive network of neurons in the walls of the gastrointestinal tract that regulates the functions of the digestive system.
The enteric nervous system, also known as the “second brain,” can function autonomously to regulate many processes in the gastrointestinal tract, including motility, secretion and blood flow.
Although it can operate autonomously, the Enteric Nervous System is in constant communication with the Central Nervous System, allowing it to respond to emotional cues and stress.
In addition, it is important to mention that our digestive system produces and stores more than 90% of our body’s serotonin. This neurotransmitter is very important, because it is related to well-being, behavior, sexual activity and sleep.
For the most part, serotonin is synthesized in the intestines from an essential amino acid called tryptophan, which is only obtained through food.
Nervous system in the heart
As for the heart, it does not contain neurons in the conventional sense, but is innervated by the autonomic nervous system, which includes the sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions. These nerve fibers release neurotransmitters that regulate the frequency and strength of cardiac contractions.
Although most of the regulation of the heart rhythm is carried out through autonomic innervation, the heart also has a system of specialized cells that generate and propagate electrical impulses, known as the conduction system of the heart, which includes the sinoatrial node and the atrioventricular node.
Interpretation with Healy
According to traditional Chinese medicine the small intestine and the heart are connected on an energetic level through meridians with Healy Holistic Health.
Many times we feel a conflict between what we feel and what we think. On a physical level, we can feel this manifesting in our mind, heart and intestines. This is because each has its own neural system that influences both physically and emotionally.
It is important to understand this because when we do an analysis with Healy, we can often get results linked to the heart and gut meridians. Which tells us the underlying conflict.
That is, when Healy device suggests a program for one or both of these meridians (Healy Holistic Health), we may be in the presence of a communication conflict between what we feel and how we process those emotions or feelings.
In this way it will be easier to understand whether our problem is energetic, physical or emotional. For example, if Healy device refers us to remedies such as the application of Bach flowers, we can intuit that there is a conflict of the neuronal system with a mismanaged emotion.
Whereas, in the presence of physical or biochemical problems, the device could be suggesting remedies such as homeopathy or schüssler salts.
While the interpretation of the results can be very coarse, in some ways a better understanding of how the neural system works can help us better identify the source of the conflict and the conditions or symptoms that derive from it.
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