How the Nervous System Affects Your Health

Your nervous system runs and powers every organ and every other system, from your brain to your digestion, breathing and beyond. But what many people don’t consider is that stress, trauma, toxins and diseases can damage your nervous system, and therefore your overall health and well-being. At Bozeman Counseling Center, we use brain and nervous system based strategies to help clients increase their nervous system health and balance.

What does the nervous system do?

Your nervous system is a bit like the Internet. But instead of nodes, your nervous system is a large network of specialized cells called neurons that “talk to each other.” These messages, which are really electrical signals, travel between your brain, skin, organs, muscles and glands. And all of the messages help your body to feel sensations, move and work correctly, and help important information get back to the brain.

Keeping Your Nervous System Healthy to Keep YOU Healthy

Once you begin to understand that the nervous system is what powers the rest of your body, all of its organs and other systems, you begin to realize how important it is to keep your nervous system healthy. Any hit to your nervous system can result in digestive issues, chronic hyper arousal, headaches, migraines, muscles spasm, learning difficulties and more.

So how do you keep your nervous system healthy?

  • Eat right
  • Exercise
  • Get Plenty of Sleep
  • Reduce Stress
  • Heal Past Trauma
  • Practice Mindfulness
  • Meditate

If you’re someone who hasn’t given much thought to your nervous system and all it does for you, it’s time you start. Take care of it and it will take care of you! If you would like to learn more about how to balance your nervous system for optimal health, feel free to reach out to Bozeman Counseling Center.

SOURCES:

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/21202-nervous-system

https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/nervous-system

https://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/neuro/conditioninfo/functions