The Nervous System
Compiled by George Parker
The nervous system is a group of nerves called the “central nervous system (CNS)”, which consists of the brain and spinal cord; and the “peripheral nervous system (PNS)”. The CNS is responsible for all life functions and receives all sensory input from internal and external environment that integrates the input, and responds to the stimuli it receives. The PNS consists of the cranial, spinal, and peripheral nerves of the outer-skin and the motor and sensory endings. The brain communicates to the body through the spinal cord and the nerves of the PNS that functions and serves a general purpose of transferring information for the bodily processes. Every nerve in the PNS has a specific function, so symptoms depend on the type of nerves affected and they are the:
(1) Sensory nerves that receives
the sensations of temperature, pain, vibration or touch of the outer-skin;
(2) Motor nerves that control muscle movement; and
(3) Autonomic nerves that control functions such as blood pressure, heart rate, digestion and bladder.
Many sufferers are not aware that they display the signs and symptoms of “peripheral neuropathy (PN)”:
(1) Numbness, prickling or
tingling in your feet, ankles or hands, which can spread upward into your legs
(2) Sharp, jabbing, throbbing, freezing or burning pain;
(3) Extreme sensitivity to touch;
(4) Lack of coordination and falling; and
(5) Muscle weakness or paralysis if motor nerves are affected.
If “autonomic nerves” are affected, signs and symptoms might include:
(1) Heat intolerance and altered
(2) Bowel, bladder or digestive problems; and
(3) Changes in blood pressure, causing dizziness or light-headedness.
Most chronic disorders (neurological, cardiovascular and hemodynamic) are associated changes within the” autonomic nervous system (ANS)” that experiences changes in the membrane potentials of ganglia and nerve fibers, which lead to changes in conductivity. Under certain circumstances, the dysfunction can spread to neighboring ganglia and affect both “afferent (arrival)” and “efferent (exit)” nerve fibers of the axonal nerves. These changes are due to the deterioration of the myelin sheaths, which in turn affects mast cells causing the release of histamine into the body. The response to the histamine produces oxidative stress that leads to the calcium-gated voltage within the membranes.
Abnormal signals from the PNS can
overwhelm the control mechanisms at the spinal cord level (the gate mechanism),
and it can cause a “mass effect” in the spinal cord causing a state of
electrical chaos at the spinal cord leading to failure in the control and
selection mechanisms of the body.
Abnormal neuronal signals flood the brain that leads to disturbances in the CNS, ANS, and hormonal system.
The ANS unconsciously and regulates bodily functions such as the heart rate, digestion, respiratory rate, papillary response, urination, sexual arousal and certain reflex actions (such as: coughing, sneezing, swallowing and vomiting). The ANS is the primary mechanism in control of the fight-or-flight response. This is another reason why sufferers feel they are having a “panic attack” or believe they are suffering an “allergy” or “sensitivity.
Many sufferers apply themselves to alternate “neural therapy” in an attempt to break the neuropathy cycle. The first step in healing of the nerve ends (myelin sheaths) is to go back to the primary beginning of the “primary lesion,” the structure that gave the original abnormal signal into the ANS. The alternate practitioner will always go back to the first effect upon the nerve ends that they refer to as the “interference field” and they focus at the site of injury—the primary. Many acute illnesses are seen by them as an “active focus” of the affected structure or organ; and sufferers need to do the same.
In normal treatment, when the “interference field” is found, such as, the nerve ends (the primary) with a repair protocol of the membrane (myelin) of the nerve and by doing so the calcium-voltage channel can also be repaired. Sufferers need to understand that once a nerve membrane has lost its “electrical potential”, the cell membrane cannot work and the cell is “electrically paralyzed” and becomes unworkable. Certain waste products of the cell cannot be eliminated from the interior of the cell and “toxic waste” accumulates inside the cell. This toxic waste is responsible for the perpetuation of the abnormal membrane potential. By restoring the membrane the cell wall is restored and begins to eliminate the “toxic waste”. This is what sufferers need to understand when trying to heal them, as there is no quick fix or golden bullet.