Ispectrum Magazine Ispectrum Magazine #06 - Page 8

By Jvnkfood (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons part of the flight or fight response. The parasympathetic system is calming, enhances digestion and is generally trying to restore balance. What goes wrong that can affect people’s health? The biggest problem is functions get stuck in one division of the ANS at the expense of the other. For example, someone may be operating primarily from their sympathetic system and they are not being balanced by the parasympathetic system. The opposite could also be true. When this happens it throws off a myriad of functions within the body and sets the stage for illness at some point in the future. Most treatments focus on effects of this imbalance, but that is only treating symptoms of some7