The Role of the Nervous System in Healing: A Holistic Approach

By Julia Worrall RN, CCRN, SANE

You are probably already aware that the most profound healing comes from addressing the root cause of an issue, rather than merely concealing the symptoms. This is a central tenet of holistic medicine and one that we firmly believe in at Holistic Bio Spa.

But, did you know that a hyperactive nervous system is a significant contributor to numerous physical conditions? Chronic fatigue, pain, brain fog, poor sleep, a weakened immune system, and even fibromyalgia can all be traced back, at least in part, to an overactive nervous system.

Unraveling the Impact of a Dysregulated Nervous System

A dysregulated nervous system, triggered by an inappropriate stress response, can even increase your risk for many potentially fatal illnesses if left untreated over time. This is not a minor issue.

The nervous system plays a crucial role in how our bodies function. It controls everything from our heart rate and breathing to our body temperature and digestion. When this system is out of balance, it can cause a cascade of health problems.

And here’s the kicker: Most of us have an at least somewhat imbalanced nervous system. This imbalance often stems from unresolved trauma, daily modern stressors, and other challenges that life throws our way.

The Mind-Body Connection: A Path to True Healing

At Holistic Bio Spa, we firmly believe that the mind and body are one integrated unit. This belief underscores our approach to healing. We understand that true healing only comes through addressing both the conscious and subconscious aspects of the nervous system.

This means not just treating physical symptoms but also addressing emotional and psychological stressors that can disrupt the nervous system’s balance. By doing so, we can help our patients not only manage their symptoms but also address the underlying causes of their health issues.

The result? More effective and lasting healing. Instead of being caught in a loop of treating symptoms, our patients can achieve true wellness, with their bodies and minds working in harmony.

Sleep Your Way to a Better Nervous System

Quality sleep plays an essential role in keeping your nervous system functioning properly. When you get enough restful sleep, your body and brain can better regulate hormones and neurotransmitters such as cortisol, serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. These chemicals play a role in regulating mood, stress levels, energy levels, attention span, metabolic rate, muscle tone and digestion. 

The importance of good oxygenation during sleep cannot be overstated. Adequate levels of oxygen supports the brain’s ability to rest and repair itself while we are asleep. Restorative sleep also helps to reduce inflammation in the body which is beneficial for overall health. 

Relaxed muscles are vital for restful sleep. Tense muscles can lead to disturbed sleep or insomnia because they cause discomfort which makes it harder to fall asleep and stay asleep. When tension builds up in the jaw muscles due to teeth clenching or grinding it can create headaches and disturb our night’s rest. Similarly, if you suffer from restless legs syndrome (RLS), involuntary movements in the legs can prevent you from sleeping well because they cause a great deal of discomfort that wakes you up multiple times during the night.  To improve your quality of sleep it’s important to focus on relaxation techniques that help promote deep calmness throughout the body so that your muscles are relaxed before you go to bed each night.

A Holistic Approach to Health

We are passionate about helping our patients understand the critical role the nervous system plays in their overall health. By addressing nervous system imbalances and their root causes, we can help you navigate your way to better health.

Remember, your body has an incredible capacity for healing. But to tap into that potential, we need to treat the whole person – mind, body, and spirit. At the Holistic Bio Spa, we are dedicated to doing just that.

In conclusion, the road to health is not about masking symptoms; it’s about digging deep to find the root cause of your issues and addressing them head-on. With a balanced nervous system, you are one step closer to achieving optimal health and wellness.

Holistic Bio Spa® is in Plaza Marina, Local B-10, AND Plaza Parabien in NV
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