Archive for autonomic

Immobilized by ME/CFS and/or FM? The Polyvagal Theory, the ANS and Movement Restriction

The Polyvagal Theory The autonomic nervous system is traditionally described as consisting of two antagonistic and balanced branches, the sympathetic and the parasympathetic system. The sympathetic system or the "fight or flight" arousal system kicks into gear when we perceive threats. When that Read more [...]

When Touch Hurts and Blood Matters: Getting at the Pain in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Sydnrome (ME/CFS)

(Please welcome Tim Vaughan to Health Rising's team of bloggers as he digs deeper into issues raised in earlier blogs and outlines an intriguing theory about the nature of pain in fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and other disorders.) Touch the tip of your forefinger to the tip of Read more [...]