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Mood Disorders

There are many issues that affect our mood, however much emphasis has been placed on brain imaging that verifies that where blood flow is concentrated in the brain greatly affects many depressive mood disorders. Through the acupuncture system we can redirect blood flow from the lobes in the back of the brain to the front […]

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Epigenetics and Gene Expression

Epigenetic abnormalities have been found to be causative factors in genetic disorders, cancers, heart disease, thyroiditis, autoimmune problems and aging. These epigenetic pathways give us new approaches to silence a gene expression that is over active or to activate a chromosome inherited that has been turned off. Epigenetics is defined as changes in gene expression […]

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DNA Gene Expression and Athersclerosis

Endothelial cells undergo gene expression changes when exposed to disturbed blood flow. The dysfunctional endothelial cells perpetuate plaque development. DNA methylation has been implicated as a risk factor in atherosclerosis in smooth muscle cells. Hypermethylation of the estrogen receptor, a promoter, and high homocysteine levels, a source of the methyl group used for DNA methylation […]

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The Vagus Nerve as Our Safety Gateway

The vagus nerve is comprised of the parasympathetic nervous system, the sympathetic nervous system, and the enteric nervous system. The enteric nervous system influences the brain and is considered a gut response because it is centered in the solar plexus. The vagus influences digestion, metabolism and the relaxation response. Releasing the vagus nerve plexus has […]

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Pain and the Immune System

Some muscles, tendons, ligaments, tumors, and/or feeling ill can be caused by the innate sense of viruses, etc. by toll like receptors or pattern recognition sensors in the body. These responses to viruses, bacteria, and/or pathogens etc. And the pain sequencing response seems to differentiate myloid factors. Activation of the appropriate interference RNA helps to establish a […]

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Structural Integration

Structural integration can affect the neural, fascial, musculo and skeletal system balance that aligns the body in the gravitational field to reduce pain and decrease anxiety. Structural practitioners are trained in functional, biomechanical and kinesiological analysis to change structure. Structural integration was first developed by Ida Rolf in the 1930’s and evolved from sources like […]

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Conditioned Fear Extinction

Since there are competing views and observations for conditioned fear response, researchers have turned to the cellular level to release the specific brain mechanism of extinction. In particular these are brain structures of the amygdala, hippocampus, prefrontal cortex and specific neurotransmitter systems (e.g. GABA). A recent study by Amano, Unai, and Pare found extinction is […]

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Somato Sensory Overload

Symptoms of sensory defensiveness can be to high pitched noises, chewing sounds, lights, sudden touch, intolerance to fabrics, smells, difficulty with eye contact, intolerance to foods, tastes, texture or temperature and difficulty when exposed to a lot of sensory stimuli at once. This sensory stimuli provokes a fight or flight response. Those diagnosed with ADHD […]

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Anterior Cingulate Gyrus and Goal Directed Behavior

The anterior cingulate gyrus seems to decide which behavior is appropriate and what we should be paying attention to by monitoring conflict, pain, problems, errors, etc. Neural pathways have been identified for reintepretation of frontal lobe lesions with visceral & endocrine involvement in the hippocampus, amygdala, caudate nucleus. parietal lobe and temporal regions of the […]

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