Serotonin affects the hypothalamus, and the serotonin made in the gut gets to the brain, which is where the hypothalamus is. The vagus nerve starts in the brain and follows along the esophagus and goes to the stomach and eventually all the way to the colon. So it's another gut-brain linkage.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) may be miscommunication between the mucosal cells and the intestinal nerve cells. Sick people have more nerve activity than well people. And of course they are looking for a drug answer.
Can use hypnosis to turn down the activity to lower pain— my woo sense starts to tingle. Hypnosis is the power of suggestion, and I will acknowledge that certainly pain response is in the brain, I’m all for getting people to alter their brain’s response in anyway possible. But you have to suggestible to have this work. And you have to want it to work. If you think it’s bunk it won’t work.
The gut might contribute to subconscious. So maybe Freud’s ego is in the gut? Maybe there will be a new filed of “gastro psychoanalysis?”
The two brains communication, therefore the two brains might share diseases. In fact, maybe the disease starts in the gut. Such as Parkinson’s Before intellectual symptoms show up, sufferers have constipation and other bowel issues, which I didn’t know. They have found the same lesion in the gut neurons as in the brain. That’s significant. Gut biopsies aren’t a big deal. Brain biopsies… different story. Looking into diagnose with the gut biopsies.
This research is being done in Nantes, France. I wonder if Alzheimer’s disease would be similar. Why isn’t this better known? Is the show overstating the facts? Perish the thought. Or the field in its infancy and just hasn’t been publicized yet in journals?
More woo offered up. Now we are talking about chi and Chinese medicine: “invisible energy flow…” Then they talk about abdominal acupuncture. I don’t disagree that looking at the body holistically isn’t important… but Western medicine superseded Chinese medicine for a reason. At the center they visit, Chinese medicine is practiced along side western medicine. In other words, integrated or complementary medicine.
The chinese doctor claims there is a sensitive zone around the navel. He says the navel is a “hidden” system. What? My question is what does happen at the navel after birth? The following is derived from this site
, which I did verify from other sources.
When the infant breathes for the first time the pressures in the lungs, and subsiquently, the heart change, closing the foramen ovale, an opening between the right and left artia. In a few cases, it doesn't close, causing an atrial septial defect, requiring open heart surgery.
The ductus arteriosus is a small vessel that also closes due to the pressure changes in the lungs. It takes a little longer to close, because it's dependent on blood flow to remain open. When it remains open, beyond the expected period, the surgery is less invasive, since the PDA is on the outside of the heart.
The navel is what remains after the umbilical cord falls off. What’s behind the navel in adults?
You've got it - the plumbing's gone. In a fetus, the umbilical cord contains two arteries and one vein, which connect to the fetus's iliac arteries and liver, respectively, and circulate blood into and out of the placenta. In a newborn infant, the umbilical vessels can indeed be used to administer drugs and fluids or to withdraw blood for testing. But as the child grows, those blood vessels (no longer useful after birth, since the placenta's gone) swiftly close off and eventually are reduced to narrow bands of fibrous tissue. There's nothing functional attached to the inside side of your umbilicus now, just a little bit of fibrous tissue connecting it to your liver.
The navel is a scar, there isn’t anything else attached to it. It just happens to be located near the “gut.” Shows like this don't help their argument showing nonsense like abdominal acupuncture. I suppose the argument could be that the needles touch nerves which are all interconnected, but that is not what was argued.