Discover the Facts About Nervous System Health
The Nervous System Faces a Variety of Potential Stresses
The nervous system closely parallels the electrical system found in many machines. A brief tour of the nerves, protective myelin sheathing and encasing bone structures will trigger an appreciation of the electro-mechanical nature of the human body, its amazing properties, and vulnerabilities. Unexpected factors may influence nervous system health, while those experiencing symptoms may not realize their body is sending its best warning signals.
Proper care for the nervous system involves a combination of maintaining proper levels of nutrients, living a lifestyle that promotes body system vitality and reducing toxic exposures. A frequently overlooked, but glaringly important aspect of nervous system health involves maintaining proper body alignment to prevent pressure on the nerves. Many cases of back pain or tingling arms may be traced to pinched nerves or nervous system injuries.
Pressure on nerves may result from strain or shifted joints, resulting in tingling, pain or even coldness in the hands and feet. Physiotherapy, Osteopathy, Massage, Kinesiology, Chiropractic and BowenTherapy may therefore prove useful in cases of impaired function. Be sure to start by consulting with your medical doctor if you suspect you may have a nervous system disorder, an infection or any type of injury to your nerves.
Proper dietary or supplemental mineral intake and water consumption, along with ample fresh air and relaxation may advance body system vitality, including the health of the nervous system. One of the most interesting angles for approaching nervous system health is the use of Lecithin. While herbal products may address the availability of neurotransmitters or directly exert a calming influence, Lecithin may affect the structural health of your nerve pathways. This fatty compound referred to in our previous writings has garnered interest for its potential role in supporting myelin sheathing construction, required for proper nerve transmission.
Certain herbal products may help play a role in nervous system health. Island Healthworks recommends the use of Quality Controlled herbs for best results. We only source our herbs from trusted suppliers with rigorous standards such as Nature's Sunshine. Stress Formula contains calming herbs including Valerian and Hops, as well as vitamins and minerals to offset higher levels of nutrient use under stress. Adrenal Support contains Holy Basil, a herb traditionally used in Ayurveda. Recent pharmacological research has established a scientific basis for the traditional use of this plant for a variety of complaints. Included nutrients support the adrenal glands, which chemically regulate many body functions including nervous system responses. STR-C includes Ginseng and Licorice herbs. This traditional mix may support muscle relaxation and calmer moods.
HVP herbal supplement may assist in improving sleep quality, easing tension and may affect blood pressure regulation. HTP Power contains Adaptagenic herbs that may assist in serotonin production. This premium herbal mix with bioavailability enhancing B6 and Zinc may be of interest to those with depression or insomnia. A simple traditional product, Passion Flower acts as a mild natural sedative, and has potential ability to address headaches, and states that may product restlessness, anxiety or muscle tension.
All in all, remember the vital but delicate nature of nerve pathways in your day to day life. A healthy nervous system requires care that considers the diversity of elements that must be maintained for good health, ranging from myelin sheathing to properly aligned skeletal structures that prevent nerve pressure or irritation.
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