The autonomic nervous system, along with the endocrine system, controls the body’s internal organs and regulates many overall body functions such as blood flow, basal metabolism, muscle tone and our ability to relax or stay alert and ready for action. This system is divided into two parts ; the sympathetic and para sympathetic. A balanced system is vital for our health and wellbeing.
An unbalanced system is characterized by:
Sympathetic dominance which can be caused by being in a state of stress, trauma, worry or pain and is often referred to as flight or fight. Due to the stresses of life many of us although we may not know it are functioning via a dominant sympathetic system. Symptoms of this imbalance include: Muscle tension, poor digestion, joint pain, shallow breathing, insomnia and emotional overwhelm.
Para sympathetic dominance: Often referred to as Freeze state. If we find ourselves stuck in the sympathetic nervous system dominance mode for too long there is a danger we could end up in this freeze state. Symptoms of this include depression, withdrawal and chronic fatigue.
An unbalanced system also reduces Nitric Oxide production and in extreme cases a complete shutdown of production. This then leads to a depressed immune function which may manifest initially as fatigue, joint pain, depression and poor digestion. Over a longer period of time if nitric oxide rhythms are not re stimulated these symptoms can escalate into major diseases including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Alzheimers, autoimmune diseases and cancer.
Sound healing can help to accomplish a shift in this balance by raising or lowering the pitch of the system. Toning the vagus nerve is the key to achieving balance in the system which can be done with healing frequencies and toning exercises, allowing more flow, peace and a return to natural state. The body simply cannot heal if the system is not balanced. I will work with you individually to tone your system and show you how with the use of certain exercises and your voice you can do this in the comfort of your own home. fight flight freeze sympathetic v parasympathetic nervous system