The Autonomic Nervous System ANS serves as the control center for the brain to direct the “automatic” or unconscious, involuntary functions that maintain a stable environment in the body. This includes regulating blood pressure, heart rate, digestion, temperature control, hormone secretion, organ function, pupillary reflexes, and more.
This autonomic network is wired throughout our brain, brainstem, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. Dysfunction with this can lead to conditions like dysautonomia.
Therapy for the autonomic nervous system is tailored case by case as a result of this. Some of those options are tilt table therapy, HRV, breathwork, vestibular therapy, vagus nerve stimulation, vision therapy, cognitive therapy, low level laser therapy, and more.
Helping regulate and optimize this system can create profound changes.