So many people these days are tired, life can be stressful. But imagine feeling exhausted all the time, at a level where you’re finding it difficult, if not impossible, to function. This is chronic fatigue syndrome, an increasingly common chronic illness that is a mystery for most of the medical community.
Hey everybody, Dr. Rick here. Today, let's delve into the complex world of chronic fatigue syndrome, a condition that's affecting a growing number of people. While the medical community often discusses causes and symptoms, I want to share a different perspective on this condition that might give you a new insight. So, buckle up, we're about to take a ride.
Have you ever wondered how your nervous system operates, constantly signaling whether you're safe or under threat? Enter Network Spinal (NS, aka Network Spinal Analysis, Network Chiropractic), a unique technique designed to deeply integrate the body/mind, going beyond the conventional approaches like meditation, breathwork, and cold plunges.
Seen on a bumper sticker: “I meditate, I drink green tea, I light candles, and I still want to smack someone!”.
In this blog post, we'll explore how NS stands out in its ability to regulate the intricate dance of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, the polyvagal system, and the limbic system.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:
Understanding and Managing Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment
As the calendar turns to a new year, many of us embark on a journey of self-improvement by setting New Year's resolutions. Whether it's adopting a healthier lifestyle, cultivating new habits, or pursuing personal growth, the pursuit of resolutions often involves a complex interplay between our goals and our nervous system. In this blog, we will explore the significance of a coherent nervous system in achieving and sustaining our New Year's resolutions.
Understanding the Nervous System:
The nervous system serves as the body's command center, coordinating
A recent study that came out of Harvard that's really unique because it tracked for 85 years: What makes people happy?
They discovered there is one key indicator that helps create happiness. Can you guess what it is?
Watch the video to find out the answer!
One of the most significant and widespread underlying causes of disease is called systemic inflammation. What is systemic inflammation? Imagine if you sprained your ankle. Your ankle swells up and it hurts. This is a form of acute inflammation. Now imagine your whole body is swollen like that, chronically. Your cells, tissues, organs and nervous system, (think brain inflame!) for example. We find that this has a major impact on how your body and brain function. It also impacts the body’s ability to eliminate any accumulation of toxins you absorb through your environment. And we’re talking about toxins that exist in your food, water, and even your home - not just the ones that come with a warning sticker on their container.
So what do we do?
I wanted to give you some practical tools you can use to help reset and regulate your nervous system. Let's say you're just kind of wrecked, the family put you over the edge, holiday shopping and bills are weighing on you, general stress, travel stress from airports and commuting, or whatever is going on. Here are some good exercises for you to help you reset your nervous system out of the fight or flight state to the other side, the parasympathetic side, of rest and digest and growth.
There are three exercises in this video, try them all to see which one works for you. And as always, if you have questions or comments please feel free to share them with us.
The holiday season often evokes images of warmth, joy, and togetherness. However, for highly sensitive people (HSPs), this time of the year can also bring about overwhelming emotions, overstimulation, and stress. The heightened sensitivity that characterizes HSPs can amplify both the positive and negative aspects of the holidays. But fear not! With the right strategies and self-care practices, highly sensitive individuals can navigate this festive season with grace, embracing the joy while safeguarding their physical, emotional, and mental well being.
Understanding Sensitivity during the Holidays
Highly sensitive people possess a deeply perceptive nature, noticing subtleties others might miss. This acute awareness can lead to feeling overwhelmed by crowded spaces, loud noises, intense emotions, and the general hustle and bustle associated with the holidays.
Self-Care Tips for Highly Sensitive People: