The sympathetic nerve cells are located in the spinal cord. The sympathetic nervous system can be imagined as a borderline that runs to the left and right of the spine. From there signals are sent to the target organs, it being assumed that each segment of the spine provides an indication of a disease.
Since the sympathetic nervous system is part of the autonomic nervous system, performance depends on it. In stressful situations, the heart sequence and blood pressure can increase, with the muscles becoming more tense. If vertebral blockages arise, the sympathetic nervous system can be very irritated. After all, the sympathetic trunk and its nerve nodes run where irritation can arise – at the vertebral joint or the vertebrae. If there is a blockage of individual vertebral joints, this can usually be attributed to a fault in the muscle, tissue or fascia structure. In order to solve complaints, sympathetic therapy starts exactly where it begins – in the spine.
There are two successful treatments that are effective against vertebral blockages and that are as part of one physical therapy can be used.
Treatment methods as part of a sympathetic therapy
Micro-pressure for tender points
The micro pressure works with pressure, with the focus on the tender points. Tender points are pressure points that are located between the bones and tendons. More precisely, these are positioned at the origin and insertion of the muscle. The micro-pressure starts at the most painful point at the tender point. Incidentally, this point is also called point maximum, matching the painful superlative.
To loosen blockages, the most painful area is often treated with a rounded tool or a flat tool. After locating the point, the therapist remains in the affected area for about two minutes.
Use of permanent needles
Needles are known from acupuncture. To relieve pain, needles are used that stimulate the meridians in certain places. Inserting needles stalls the flow of energy, which is why symptoms can be resolved. However, permanent needles are not to be equated with acupuncture. As part of a permanent needle treatment, a small plaster is used with a needle in it, which can be of different lengths. The aim is to permanently reduce muscle tension at the point where the micro-pressure starts to apply in order to dissolve blockages in the vertebral joints.
Areas of application for sympathetic therapy
Sympathetic therapy has high success rates in eliminating persistent pain, such as migraines. In addition, this type of therapy can also alleviate the following complaints or symptoms:
high blood pressure : Since the sympathetic nervous system can regulate the cardiac output, there is an increased cardiac output and at the same time an increased blood pressure as soon as the sympathetic nervous system is irritated. The sympathetic therapy aims to resolve the irritation of the sympathetic nervous system in order to lower the blood pressure again.
Internal organs : Blockage of sections of the thoracic spine and malfunctions in the nervous system promote the release of stomach acid, which in turn can lead to inflammation. With the relaxation of affected segments of the spinal cord as part of sympathetic therapy, many diseases of the internal organs, such as gastric mucosal inflammation, irritable bowel syndrome or Crohn’s disease, can be treated.
Visual disturbances : Visual disturbances that cannot be diagnosed by an ophthalmologist, for example because they are not hormonal, can occur as a result of irritation of the sympathetic system. If there is a blockage in the first or second cervical vertebra, this can lead to a visual impairment that can be resolved as part of sympathetic therapy.
Heel spur : A heel spur often arises as a result of fascial bottlenecks, whereby a protruding bone is formed. Since the origin of this cannot be determined exactly, the sympathetic therapy locates the beginning – usually starting with the pelvis – and tries to correct the misalignment from there.
The sympathetic therapy treats many other diseases, whereby the goal is always to release blockages that lead to symptoms such as inflammation, pain or tension in the first place. Such a therapy is well suited to treating symptoms from the ground up and eliminating them if possible without the influence of medication.