DAY 7

Nervous system

STEPS OF THE FIRST  EXERCISE:

  • Open your mouth relaxed.

  • Place the palm of the right hand on the jaw where the fingers are on the right jaw joint and the start of the palm on the chin.

  • Push the jaw with the right hand towards the left.

  • Push the jaw now to the left.

  • Do the same on the left side of the face.

Modern way of life

Everyone is in a hurry, constantly chasing something, without knowing exactly why. To get to the goal or result faster, we use stimulants in the form of coffee, cigarettes and even stronger drugs. Naturally or not, the stimulant always gives us higher productivity, while our body is less naturally capable. When night comes we cannot fall asleep. So we take CBD pills, melatonin or even sedatives and sleeping pills. So the vicious circle begins, as the next morning we need that little dose of something again to wake us up. We can go like that for years. But one day, our body can simply fail: there is exhaustion, we burn out, and the entire repertoire of nerve diseases get green light. These can also lead to more serious mental distress. We need to be aware that these types of diseases do not come overnight.

In traditional Chinese medicine, the essence is balance. It is necessary to balance between activity and rest, excitement and peace. This idea of ​​balance is beautifully symbolized by the yin and yan concept - the dynamic balance of two opposites, balancing each other. The nervous system also has two aspects within it that clearly point to this balance. These are the sympathetic (yang) and parasympathetic (yin) nervous systems. Both are part of the autonomic nervous system, over which we have no conscious influence, it works automatically and unconsciously.

Sympathetic nervous system: regulates our response to fight or flight. It responds when we are in danger, whether we feel threatened (physically or emotionally) and in stress. Part of the reaction is:

  • production of adrenaline and cortisol,

  • blood goes to the muscles and lungs so we can respond to escape or fight,

  • oxygen exchange in the lungs increases,

  • heart rate increases,

  • pupils dilate to provide more light for better vision,

  • stimulation of orgasm,

  • less blood in the gastrointestinal tract.

It is good to eat supplements and help the body (with minerals, vitamins). But not all the time, especially not those that only have an invigorating and calming effect. Supplements should be taken systematically in specific time blocks. However, once our balance is so shattered that our body can no longer find its balance, then we help with supplements, but not with stimulants and sedatives. Changing your lifestyle is hard. But the only way to find balance back. The nerves endure a lot and last as long as possible. In case of burnout, people don't even feel particularly tired for years, they just can't get out of bed one day. Often also our hormonal system collapses.

The parasympathetic nervous system regulates our response to feeding and reproduction. The point is to slow down so that we can digest more easily, relax, and be able to really enjoy ourselves. Its functions:

  • Increases blood flow in the gastrointestinal tract, for better digestion and absorption of nutrients;

  • stimulates the pancreas,

  • slows breathing and the heart rate,

  • stimulates sexual arousal.

STEPS OF THE SECOND  EXERCISE:

  • Open your mouth relaxed.

  • Press the tip of your tongue against the roof of your mouth.

  • Open and close your mouth now. Work with the whole jaw, not the lips.

The greatest art of life is to find balance in everything we do and what surrounds us.

SOOTHING TEA:

Mixed tea is made from stemless carline thistle, linden flowers and marjoram flowers. This tea can be drunk several times during the day, and especially in the evening.

MORNING TEA:

Morning sage tea gives us mental strength, rosemary,  and thyme also work. Herbs can be used together or separately in tea.
But be careful with teas. Although they are the most gentle of all the herbs used, they have power.

What is good for the nerves:
all B vitamins - B complex
Vitamin C, omega 3, Schisandra berries, Ashwagandha.
This program is for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any health problems, injuries or any other concerns, always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider. I do not take the responsibility for your results. The use of any information and exercises provided in this program is solely at your own risk.
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