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The Herbal Drugstore

Linda B. White, M.D. (See book keywords and concepts)

Function-, reduce muscle spasms by acting on the parasympathetic nervous system. Side effects: dry mouth, blurred vision, dizziness, nausea, nervousness. Other Drugs Amantadine (AmanSymmetrel). Function: affect the release of dopamine. Side effects-, headache, restlessness, depression, irritability, insomnia, agitation, confusion. herbal remedies Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) The leaf of this ancient tree boosts microcirculation to the brain, helping deliver more oxygen to all of the brain's cells.

Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy: Modern Herbal Medicine

Simon Mills and Kerry Bone (See book keywords and concepts)

The atropine-like alkaloids in plants of the Solanaceae (such as deadly nightshade, henbane and jimson weed) block muscarinic receptors in the parasympathetic nervous system. The effect of dried orange peel on digestive activity was blocked by atropine, suggesting activity on the muscarinic receptors.

Healing Touch: A Guide Book for Practitioners, 2nd edition

Dorothea Hover-Kramer, EdD, RN (See book keywords and concepts)

Meditation or centering focuses the mind, but it also permits activation of the parasympathetic nervous system's responses and the biochemical changes that produce endorphins and increase functioning of the immune system (Chopra, 1990). Complementary Practices The times seem ripe for numerous complementary approaches to augment the tremendous strides that have been made in the biochemical sciences.

Look for changes in skin color, temperature, voice level, respiration, and pulse rate that come with the relaxation response and activation of the parasympathetic nervous system (Benson, 1987). Transfer or Modulation of Energy Direct laying on of hands for the modulation of the client's energy is the second basic healing technique described by Krieger (1993, pp. 70-71) and by Alice Bailey (1978, p. 649). The hands are placed directly on the selected area of the body and held still to allow a transfer or modulation of energy from the healer to the healee.

Prevention's Healing With Motion: An All-New Approach to Health and Healing Based on Simple Mind and Body Exercises

The Editors of PREVENTION (See book keywords and concepts)

It triggers a relaxation response from your parasympathetic nervous system, says Dr. Harley. Say a prayer or mantra. If you're religious, get in the habit of praying twice a day You can break the worry habit by feeling part of something larger than yourself, says Dr. Hallo well. If you're not religious, perhaps you can use daily meditation by repeating a mantra (words or sounds used as a tool for focusing the attention) to subdue negative emotions and achieve the feeling of being in tune with the rest of the world, he says. Arthritis ^^^mmii^bbiwilwmiilllllwii'tiliili'l11 "~ "hi i1 j 11 ".I

The practice of progressive relaxation training activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which helps reduce the heart rate, blood pressure, and other body changes associated with panic or stress symptoms," says Dr. Sullivan-Durand, who has created several audiotapes that teach relaxation techniques. "Relaxation is a skill that can be learned. It's best to set aside the same time each day to make it a habit." Rooting Out Panic at Its Source Experts also recommend some mental exercises designed to develop our abilities to concentrate and silence irrational thoughts. Turn to juggling.

These relaxation/meditation techniques activate the parasympathetic nervous system," explains Dr. Sullivan-Durand. "They can help reduce your heart rate, blood pressure, and other physical changes associated with stress." Shift to a lower gear. Stuck behind a slow-moving train of cars on the way to work— again? When you start to fret, try focusing on taking slower, deeper breaths from your belly, recommends Dr. Sullivan-Durand. "Diaphragmatic breathing can be used any time—at a meeting, in your car, or at your desk," says Dr.

The Way of Chinese Herbs

Michael Tierra, L.Ac, O.M.D. (See book keywords and concepts)

Nervous system: The essential yin physiological energy is expressed through the complex functions of the parasympathetic nervous system. These involve bodily repair and maintenance, reproductive capacity, digestion, cooling, and anti-inflammatory aspects, such as the secretion of cortical hormones and other complex physiological mechanisms that tend to control heat and inflammation. Yang physiological energy is embodied in the sympathetic nervous system that allows us to react to danger and stress, manifest ambition and motivation, and act on our impulses.

Quantum Psychology: How Brain Software Programs You and Your World

Robert Anton Wilson (See book keywords and concepts)

Reich, incidentally, used muscular relaxation techniques to move patients from sympathetic nervous system dominance to increased parasympathetic nervous system activity. But since Certified Government Bureaucrats condemned his ideas and burned his books, you all know he "was really" a nut, right?) 7. Since the neuropeptides travel through virtually all the body fluids (blood, lymph, cerebrospinal fluid etc.) as well as between neurons, the neuropeptide system acts more slowly but more holistically than the central nervous system. The experimental attitude differs totally from "common sense" ?

The Natural Pharmacy: Complete Home Reference to Natural Medicine

Schuyler W. Lininger, Jr. DC (See book keywords and concepts)

These appear to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, leading to production of bile, saliva, and sweat.3 Modern research has not been conducted on blue flag or western blue flag. How Much Is Usually Taken? At most 10 drops of tincture of the dried rhizome should be taken 3 times per day.4 The tea form is unlikely to be effective, since the active compounds in blue flag are not water soluble. Are There Any Side Effects or Interactions? Blue flag, in excessive amounts, can cause nausea, vomiting, and loose stools.5 People should not exceed the recommended amount given above.

Alternative Medicine the Definitive Guide, Second Edition

Larry Trivieri, Jr. (See book keywords and concepts)

It energizes us by increasing our heart rate, blood pressure, and muscle tension; the thyroid, pituitary, and adrenal glands are sympathetic-influenced.The parasympathetic nervous system conserves body energy, slows heart rate, and increases the activity of the intestines, liver, and pancreas. People who are ANS dominant tend to be dominant in either sympathetic function or parasympathetic function. • Oxidation Rate—Oxidation refers to the process of converting food into energy.

V Krakov demonstrated that red light stimulates the sympathetic nervous system (which expends body energy and is associated with arousal and stress), while white and blue light stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system (which conserves body energy, slows heart rate, and increases intestinal and most gland activity). Earlier experiments revealed that certain colors stimulate hormone production, while other colors inhibit it.23 Specific colors can also have an effect on specific diseases.

Within the ANS, there are two branches, the parasympathetic and sympathetic, which are believed to counterbalance each other. The parasympathetic nervous system slows heart rate, inhibits activity, conserves energy, and calms the body, but stimulates gastric secretion and intestinal activity. The sympathetic nervous system involves the expenditure of energy and is associated with arousal and stress. It prepares us physically when we perceive a threat or challenge by increasing our heart rate, blood pressure, and muscle tension.

The sympathetic nervous system is associated with arousal and stress; it prepares us physically when we perceive a threat or challenge by increasing our heart rate, blood pressure, and muscle tension. The parasympathetic nervous system slows heart rate and increases activity of the intestines and glands other than the adrenals.

The sympathetic nervous system is associated with arousal and stress; it prepares us phys-ically when we perceive a threat or challenge by increasing our heart rate, blood pressure, and muscle tension. The parasympathetic nervous system slows heart rate and increases intestinal and most gland activity. diarrhea.

When the endocrine glands are stimulated, heart rate, glucose metabolism, and oxygen consumption increase. The parasympathetic nervous system is also stimulated, which begins a process of relaxation. The pituitary gland responds by releasing a variety of hormones throughout the body, which influences the defensive and adaptive mechanisms. Endorphins, the body's own natural painkillers, are also released.8 The adrenal glands are responsible for the production of the hormones epinephrine (adrenaline) and norepinephrine (noradrenaline).

The Practical Encyclopedia of Natural Healing

Mark Bricklin (See book keywords and concepts)

Zofchak explained, has a powerful relaxing effect on the parasympathetic nervous system. This herb was also of help to a retired Army captain with a long-standing heart condition who had taken all kinds of medication. After taking valerian, he reported that "nothing has helped me more than this." As a calmative, nervine and antispasmodic, valerian also plays an important role in treating headaches. It should be combined with wood betony and camomile, Dr. Zofchak said, adding that if the headache is due to an upset stomach, peppermint should also be taken.

Sugar Blues

William Duffy (See book keywords and concepts)

Our parasympathetic nervous system is affected; and organs governed by it, such as the small brain, become inactive or paralyzed. (Normal brain function is rarely thought of as being as biologic as digestion.) The circulatory and lymphatic systems are invaded, and the quality of the red corpuscles starts to change. An overabundance of white cells occurs, and the creation of tissue becomes slower. Our body's tolerance and immunizing power becomes more limited, so we cannot respond properly to extreme attacks, whether they be cold, heat, mosquitos, or microbes.

Quantum Psychology: How Brain Software Programs You and Your World

Robert Anton Wilson (See book keywords and concepts)

Alpha wave activity, and lower brain frequencies, correlate with inner-directed passivity and dominance of parasympathetic nervous system functions. Daily practice of yoga, which often correlates with improved health, decreases the total amount of beta the "belief" reflexes in the cortex get transduced into neurochemical and hormonal processes when they pass through the hypothalamus, an ancient little part of the back brain which regulates and/or influences many body programs, including the immune system.

Textbook of Natural Medicine 2nd Edition Volume 1

Michael T. Murray, ND (See book keywords and concepts)

As noted above, digestion is a process largely controlled by the parasympathetic nervous system. Eating in a rushed manner, in a noisy or hurried environment is not conducive to good digestion or good health. Food allergies People with symptoms of anxiety or chronic fatigue need to be concerned about food allergies. As far back as 1930, pioneering allergist Albert Rowe began noticing that anxiety and fatigue were key features of food allergies.

The Enzyme Cure: How Plant Enzymes Can Help You Relieve 36 Health Problems

Lita Lee, Lisa Turner and Burton Goldberg (See book keywords and concepts)

This leads to dominance by the parasympathetic nervous system which is responsible for increasing glandular and gastrointestinal activity. Bed-wetting can be the result. Adults who have an underactive thyroid are generally not bed-wetters because they have trained themselves to wake up and are more sensitive to visceral irritations, including a full bladder. The lack of sex hormones in children may also account for the difference between children and adults.52 Estrogen and testosterone are brain excitants—in fact, one function of estrogen may be to make women with children wake up easily.

The sympathetic nervous system is associated with arousal and stress; it prepares us physically when we perceive a threat or challenge by increasing our heart rate, blood pressure, and muscle tension. The parasympathetic nervous system slows heart rate and increases intestinal and most gland activity. phrenic nerve is a motor nerve to the diaphragm). When the diaphragm is "locked" in inhalation mode, the patient's sympathetic nervous system becomes dominant.

The sympathetic nervous system is associated with arousal and stress; it prepares us physically when we perceive a threat or challenge by increasing our heart rate, blood pressure, and muscle tension. The parasympathetic nervous system slows heart rate and increases intestinal and most gland activity. the parasympathetic branch ot their autonomic nervous system (SEE quick definition) is more activated than the sympathetic branch.

The Natural Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs

Frantisek Stary (See book keywords and concepts)

The drug also has a sedative effect in the form of baths which are recommended for neuroses during menopause and for disorders of muscle tone governed by the action of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system. For this purpose an infusion is prepared from three to four tablespoons of the drug from flowers or six to eight tablespoons of the drug from the flowering stems per one litre of water. In folk medicine the drug is a popular remedy for digestive disorders and as a mild diuretic.

The Woman's Encyclopedia of Natural Healing

Dr. Gary Null (See book keywords and concepts)

That is our fight or flight nerve. The parasympathetic nervous system is our night nerve, our rest and relax nerve. This is the nerve that lymph drainage affects in order to calm the patient down." COMPRESSION BANDAGING In addition to MLD, compression bandaging is used to apply pressure around the affected limb. Exercises performed with the bandage enhance muscular contractions that help with lymph flow.

The Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants

Andrew Chevallier (See book keywords and concepts)

Saussarine depresses the parasympathetic nervous system. History & Folklore Kuth root has been used in Indian medicine for at least 2,500 years. It has also been exported to China and the Middle East. The fragrant root is often used in perfumery. In India, it is valued as an aphrodisiac and for its reputed ability to prevent gray hair. Medicinal Actions & Uses Kuth is used in the Ayurvedic and Unani Tibb traditions in India for its tonic, stimulant, and antiseptic properties. The root is commonly taken, with other herbs, for respiratory system problems such as bronchitis, asthma, and coughs.

Reduces sweating • Sedative Research • Tropane alkaloids The tropane alkaloids inhibit the parasympathetic nervous system, which controls involuntary body activities. This reduces saliva; gastric, intestinal, and bronchial secretions; as well as the activity of the urinary tubules, bladder, and intestines. Tropane alkaloids also increase heart rate and dilate the pupils. Traditional & Current Uses • Folklore Deadly nightshade was believed to help witches to fly. Its other name "belladonna" (beautiful woman) is thought to refer to its use by Italian women to dilate the pupils of their eyes.

Root The root is known to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, which controls involuntary bodily functions. It also relaxes the artery muscles, thereby lowering blood pressure. Chinese research has shown the root to have a notable ability to reduce fever, and in one clinical trial it had a significant effect in reducing fever in malaria. Traditional & Current Uses • Blood tonic In China, lycium berries are taken as a blood tonic.

It affects the parasympathetic nervous system and has a stimulant action on the uterus. Vervain is bitter and stimulates the digestion, causing vomiting at high doses. The constituent verbenalin, a mild purgative, may be responsible. • Digestive tonic A tonic for the digestion, vervain improves the absorption of food. • Nervous system Vervain is prized as a restorative for the nervous system and is especially helpful for nervous tension. It is thought to have a mild antidepressant action, and is used specifically to treat anxiety and the nervous exhaustion that follow long-term stress.

Nature's Medicines : From Asthma to Weight Gain, from Colds to High Cholesterol -- The Most Powerful All-Natural Cures

Gale Maleskey (See book keywords and concepts)

Kava helps shift the body into the parasympathetic nervous system, a state of total relaxation, which is required for sleep," says Dr. Fassler. "Normally, people are in the sympathetic nervous system, or the fight-or-flight response mode—rushing here and rushing there." Kava's active ingredients are a group of chemicals called kavalactones. Animal studies show that these ingredients act on your limbic system, the part of the brain that is the center of your emotions. People who have taken kava for insomnia say that it continues to be effective over time, and it's not addictive.

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