Para-Sympathetic Nervous System

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  • Two of the branches of the Autonomic System are the Sympathetic Nervous System and the Para-Sympathetic Nervous System.
  • The Para-Sympathetic Nervous System is characterized by the words Rest, Digest and Reproduce.
  • I reads a very enlightening book called "A Calm Brain" by Gayatri Devi , M.D. In this book she emphasizes how most of us spend our waking hours in the Sympathetic Nervous System, living in fear, with fight (anger), fear and freeze as our dominant emotions as we fight for our me, me, me world of survival. She tells stories of people who experienced physical and mental breakdowns as a result of this pattern of living. Then she introduces us to the Para Sympathetic Nervous System by suggesting we get out of our heads and into our bodies.

This section is not finished. PSNS needs work