Parasympathetic Nervous Division...
The parasympathetic nervous system is a complementary system to the sympathetic nervous system,
the parasympathetic nervous system controls body responses during rest and responses include:
- · Pupil constriction
Stabilization of heart rate
- · Increased gastrointestinal function
- · Waste excretion
The parasympathetic division is largely responsible for relaxing and calming the body. Energy expenditure is reduced and normal states of digestion and waste elimination along with additional body
maintenance functions are most active. This neurophysical state is referred to as the “resting and digesting” state.
A common misconception regarding the autonomic nervous system is that the autonomic divisions operate according
to an “all or nothing” principal-in either sympathetic or parasympathetic, but not both.
In reality, the body is in a constant reaction state of reaction. The autonomic nervous system can react in seconds to internal and external
influences and most changes in both the SNS (sympathetic nervous system) and the PNS (parasympathetic nervous system) are imperceptible. Because the body is continually adjusting and readjusting, both autonomic division must be active simultaneously. This
background of constant activity is referred to as autonomic tone, or homeostasis, and the balance between sympathetic tone and parasympathetic tone shifts in accordance with the body’s changing needs.
In summary, the autonomic nervous system is responsible for homeostasis. Its primary action is through unconscious control of glands, smooth muscle (stomach, intestines, bladder, blood vessels, respiratory tract, etc.) and cardiac
muscle targeting mainly the viscera (organs) of the thoracic and abdominal cavity.
The AromaTouch Technique improves well-being by helping to balance and restore autonomic tone (homeostasis) by modulating physical and emotional stressors.
CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils are also known to enhance and improve normal autonomic function by inhibiting these stressors.