How the Nervous System Controls BALANCE?

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 The nervous system:

·      Enables the body to adapt to different types of environments.
·      Continuously monitors the state of all of the organs
·      Makes predictions regarding what is needed to sustain health
·      Prioritizes which systems need the most attention in order to maintain an internal balance
·      Transmits signals to the brain that ensure these needs are met [.1] .
·      Works in 3 very specific ways:


      1.  Nerves receive information from the body and and the outside world and send it

           up to the brain influencing its interpretation of your outer and inner world.
      2.  The brain uses this nerve input in order to control all the functions in your body.
      3.  Spinal motion has been found to work like a motor that powers the brain.

Proper spinal motion allows for healthy nerve input, optimal brain response, and healthy body function.   A famous theory of health based on homeostasis is called the, “Thalamic Neuron Theory” coined by the respected Dr. Tsun-Nin Lee.  He explained that “the central nervous system is involved in all disease conditions as the nervous system not only processes incoming physical and chemical information from the body, but also sends out commands in order to maintain homeostasis (or balance) for the entire body.”
[.1] Schulkin, J. “Allostasis, Homeostasis, and the Costs of Adaptation.”  Cambridge University Press, 2004 (Zimmet et al., 2001).