What you are about to read is something I will often try to explain to psoriasis patients who pay me a visit, it is an explanation of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) and how it can bring you a lot of joy or a lot of grief in your life. When you understand this system reasonably well, you will be in a good position to be able to more effectively balance your ANS and bring about harmony to your nervous system that in turn can have a tremendously positive effect on your immune system.
The stronger your immune system, the better your body will be able to resist psoriasis and the quicker it will be able to recover from virtually any illness. I consider this information to be priceless and one of those gold nuggets you will find in The Psoriasis Program. For those in particular who have had chronic psoriasis for many years, a healthy, well-balanced ANS that in turn can build a powerful immune system will be worth more than the most powerful dietary supplement or herbal medicine you could ever wish to buy.
The best awareness you can have is self-awareness of how stress can push your buttons and what you can do about it. Your autonomic nervous system is the system that automatically regulates your body in times of stress, and then helps to de-regulate your body and chill it out after any stressful event. The sympathetic nervous system is the accelerator of stress, it primes your body in preparation for any upcoming stressful event, no matter how small (like hurting your toe) or how big (like jumping out of a plane) and your parasympathetic nervous system is the brake and will help to normalize your body after any stressful event. Now letâ€™s look at this fantastic system a little more closely.
Your autonomic nervous system is a part of your nervous system that regulates key involuntary functions of the body, including the activity of the heart muscle; the smooth muscles, including the muscles of the intestinal tract; and the glands. The autonomic nervous system has two separate divisions: the sympathetic nervous system, which accelerates the heart rate, constricts blood vessels, and raises blood pressure, and the parasympathetic nervous system, which slows the heart rate, increases intestinal and gland activity, and relaxes sphincter muscles.
Of all of your bodyâ€™s systems, your nervous system is most probably the most fragile. Its delicate balance is easily affected by emotional, physical and chemical factors or more commonly by a combination of these stresses. As a result of an imbalance, you can readily suffer from a wide variety of health problems, and because your entire body is controlled by your nervous system, chronic stress has been linked with just about every single illness known to man.
If you can relate to stress and you have psoriasis then I’m certain you will get a lot of benefit from The Psoriasis Program. Check it out.