Nourishing the Nerves


Specific medicines

In these high stress times, herbal nervines, sedatives and adaptogens provide an important role in clinical practice, both in the treatment of disease processes and in staying healthy. Specific prescribing, individualized to the particular patient's response to their life experience in an y given moment, gives us tools for choosing among the wide array of herbs we have to prescribe for the nervous system.

The basic science of phenotype expression in normal and regenerating nerves


Signal transduction in neuropathic pain, with special emphasis on the analgesic role of opioids - Part I: The basic science of phenotype expression in normal and regenerating nerves

Neuronal injury evokes programmes of survival or apoptosis that have a natural history of at least 500 million years. In Part I of this trilogy, I present an in-depth synthesis of an hypothesis (...

Body Science: The Relevance of... The Parasympathetic Nervous System


The article discusses the relevance of the parasympathetic nervous system. The system has four cranial nerves that carry parasympathetic fibers and three nerves that exit from the sacrum. The par...

Evaluating the Cranial Nerves



A thorough neurological examination includes the evaluation of a patient's mental status and speech, motor system, sensory system, reflexes, and cranial nerves. Part I of this series, "Evaluating the Cranial Nervies," will give an overview of cranial nerves I and II. The twelve pairs of cranial nerves were classified by a German medical student, Samuel Soemmering, nearly two centuries ago. In general, the numbering of cranial nerves is determined by the order in which the nerves exit the cranium, from front to back.

Eastern Mind



Though we are sometimes governed by a desire to follow one pure form or philosophy, there is great potential for healing and insight in the combination of therapies, especially if a certain synergy exists between the two forms.

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