Symptoms of Metabolic Syndrome

Symptoms include:

  • waist getting larger
  • blood sugar is high
  • blurred vision
  • and symptoms of late onset diabetes  

One who has metabolic syndrome can develop type 2 diabetes, heart & blood vessel disease, heart disease diabetes and stroke. Risk factors are increased blood pressure, and high blood sugar levels (insulin resistance). Metabolic syndrome X is a combination of risk factors that affect your body by causing a buildup of plaque in your arteries. Clogged arteries can lead to cardio vascular disease and stroke.

Metabolic X can lead to kidney disease, type 2 diabetes and poor blood flow to the legs. It is thought that some infections cause inflammation which play a role in the development of insulin resistance. Obesity and a diet high in refined carbs and sugar as well as fatty acids also can alter gene transcription, etc. Exercise will cause muscles to burn fat and eliminate insulin resistance. Other factors causing problems are sleep apnea, smoking, vitamin D deficiency. Working with kinesiology and bodywork get muscles firing at optimum level to start reversing metabolic issues.

Social Intelligence

There is no one part of the brain attributed to success in social behavior. In 1995, Kermiloff – Smith identified multiple sensory, motor, cognitive and emotional processing that contribute to confidence in social intelligence.

When a client identifies a difficult, dissociative memory related to sociability in a meaningful relationship, we can identify the part of brain, neurology, etc. to create great improvement in similar social tasks. It is tremendously rewarding for clients to experience this newfound confidence to reframe social behavior in a job, giving a speech, having newfound friends and success in intimate relationships.

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 of the brain to the prefrontal cortex and also from the left of the brain to the right which is more of solution oriented creative part of the brain. This redirecting of the blood flow to new areas of the brain have proved to be helpful in create forward movement for clients.

Correcting Defective Genetic DNA Replicating Immune Issues

Recent research has revealed that plasma cells in bone marrow exhibit unique general transcription mechanisms that are involved in cell death and renewal of healthy cells. The NIH has published the need of mature bone marrow plasma cells to affect gene expression in human health.

When we find gene disruption in human B cells we can activate protein secreting plasma cells to repair the protein deficient diseases. By activating the plasma cells, it causes cell death for the virus, infection , etc. by repairing the replication of the disease and allowing B cells the proteins needed to heal the presenting protein deficient immune issue.

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 that occurs without a change in DNA. Environmental as well as heritable factors play a role. The contribution of protein alterations and mRna expression are manifested. Decreases in DNA methylation and some hypermethylations can be regulated by DNA methyltransferase to prevent athersclerosis. Research in genetics is now center stage to reveal diseases, treatment options, and healthy lifestyle changes.

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 were found in atherosclerosis patients. Regulation of the gene’s cAMP response, the master switch, can be reset so the gene can be returned to normal.

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 the ability to heal sexual stress and trauma.

Unfortunately, many medical professionals treat sensations of fast heart rate, passing out, shortness of breath with anti-anxiety medication without considering the vagus nerve’s regulatory role in the expression of emotions. The assessment method of the vagus is housed in the amygdala, and the hypothalamus or mid brain which scans every perception to assess whether a situation will make me feel safer and/or make me more or less secure.

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 localized antiviral state to limit viral replication.

In kinesiology we activate a neural signal of a glycoprotein such as interferone that signals a protein released by the host cell. Glycoproteins seem to play a significant role in binding and entry in the cells. When detecting pathogens, the glycoprotein stimulation of the the neural signal prevents replication through killing the virus, etc. And the RNA is upgraded.

After the neural connection to the glycoprotein receptor is degraded the pain is diminished over time. After the neural signaling is activated, release of the pain in muscle, tenden, ligaments, etc. is more easily facilitated.

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 osteopathy, chiropractic, yoga, etc. The work is based on the premise that each segment of the body should relate properly to the others. The focus is on the connective tissue matrix of the body to bring all parts into balance.

Chronic structural problems can cause a fixation in the spinal column and nerve pain that are benefitted greatly from spinal cord release in order to facilitate freedom from pain in muscles, tendons, bones, etc. The therapist who performs these release techniqes calls the work structural integration, myofascial release and somato release or sometimes deep tissue massage. The trained therapist can determine quickly where the stress is coming from to release the constricted area.

In the case of muscle constriction, the sarcomeres between muscles are usually stuck and need to be released by stimulation to the part of the brain sending the constricting message to the golgi tendon or flower spray messaging of the muscle. In this case, there is often an emotional memory that was painful and releases as well.

Some of this release work can be done by phone and is better in person.

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 correlated with synaptic inhibition in the fear output of the neurons in the amygdala that project to the periaqueductal gray that controls freezing behavior. They infer that inhibition comes from the prefrontal cortex and suggest targets at the cellular level for new treatments for anxiety.

When an aversive stimulus is coupled with a neutral stimulus it affects long term plasticity in the hippocampus in memory formation. Since the neutral stimulus gates to the amygdala, an aversive stimulus occurs even when aversion isn’t there.

Through neural emotional pathways, it is possible to determine if the stress is somatosensory, visual, auditory, etc that is causing pain in processing and functioning. In further use of neurons, we create a resolution, bring up a suppression, modulate or have an expression of the conditioned fear to alleviate the stress and provide more comfortable functioning.

This can be done by phone and in person.