Glymphatic System, Alzheimer's, Multiple Sclerosis, Strokes, Brain Injuries and CranioSacral Therapy
This weeks Washington Post had an excellent article about scientific research of the glymphatic system of the brain and how it may help understand Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis, strokes and traumatic brain injuries. Quote from the article: "the glymphatic system is like a dishwasher for the brain. The brain is very active....and so it produces a lot of junk that needs to be cleaned out.” Read about the study by clicking on this article link.
This past January I received advanced training applying CranioSacral Therapy techniques for the brain and spinal cord. The structures mentioned in this article are addressed. Those with early symptoms of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's may benefit from this very gentle, relaxing work. I also have experience working with clients who have post concussion symptoms.
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Do you consume caffeine, processed food, sugar, alcohol, or sweat when you exercise? These are only a few of the factors that may decrease your magnesium levels which in turn may affect hundreds of functions of the body including muscle pain, insomnia and headaches.
According to Web MD: "Magnesium is required for the proper growth and maintenance of bones. Magnesium is also required for the proper function of nerves, muscles, and many other parts of the body. In the stomach, magnesium helps neutralize stomach acid and moves stools through the intestine."
You've probably heard about the importance of getting enough vitamin D and those of us in the northern states most likely don't get enough in the winter. "Magnesium is essential for absorption and metabolism of vitamin D and calcium."
Some possible symptoms of a lack of magnesium include the following:
Food sources high in magnesium include dark leafy greens, nuts, seeds, fish, beans, whole grains, avocados, yogurt, bananas, dried fruit, dark chocolate. In fact, my naturopathic doctor told me chocolate cravings may be a clue the body is searching for magnesium!
Epsom salt baths and magnesium glycinate are other options for incorporating more magnesium into your routine. (Please consult a physician for all medical advice.)
One last note: because it may act as a laxative, if you start getting too much magnesium into your diet, your stools will become loose.
Another great article about low magnesium levels may be found on the Wellness Mama website.
Excellent, easy to follow explanation of CranioSacral Therapy. Tad Wanveer LMT, CST-D is presenting in the Harvard Integrative Medicine Research Fellowship Seminar Series on a Glial Cell Model of Craniosacral Therapy April 12, 2017.
My advanced training applying CST specifically to the brain was with this instructor.
There may be a variety of reasons for vertigo. If it's due to positional vertigo this technique may work for you.
How the Brain Gets Rid of Waste, Brain Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Science and CranioSacral Therapy
Scientific finding on how the brain cleanses itself and the effects it may have on different disorders and injuries to the brain. Neuroscientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center discovered an unknown cleansing system in the brain with this research.
The latest advanced training I received supports the brain more specifically and helps encourage it to cleanse itself more efficiently. It's extremely gentle, relaxing work. People who have had any sort of an injury to the head from a hard hit to a concussion, or any type of neurodegenerative disorder including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's may benefit from this advanced work.
Hope for patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's and dementia. This 7 minute Ted Talk video discusses how CranioSacral Therapy (CST) along with a change in diet and exercise may help reverse the effects of these devastating conditions. Lisa Snyder Bodywork in Maple Grove specializes in pain relief with CranioSacral Therapy. This work is also very helpful for those suffering from anxiety and depression.
CranioSacral Therapy, Concussions Study, Upledger Foundation and NBC's "The New Celebrity Apprentice"!
Struggling with neck, back, shoulder, arm, or even hand pain? Are you sleeping poorly? How old is your pillow?
It's ideal to have your head, neck and spine in neutral alignment while sleeping otherwise it can cause a chain reaction of muscle and joint pain with time. If you suspect it's time to replace the pillow, you might want to check out stores that specialize in bedding for your best fit.
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