The Truth Behind Acid Reflux, GERD, And IBS

Digestion Troubles in Lawrenceville GA

Cause and Effect : Having an understanding of how the body works enables you to increase its ability to heal itself from these conditions.

The human autonomic nervous system is divided into two parts:

  • The Sympathetic Nervous System (controls fight or flight)
  • The Parasympathetic Nervous System (controls digestion)

These two systems are designed to be in balance with each other.

When one nerve system is stimulated more than the other, this can trigger the fight or flight response in the body. The body is put into fight or flight for two reasons:

  • There is a stressful event that puts the human body into peril
  • Pressure on the nervous system due to the misalignment of bones.

The characteristics of fight or flight are:

  • Increased adrenaline production
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Increased respiration
  • Increased heartbeat
  • Increased Stress

When the body is put into fight or flight, the sympathetic nervous system is stimulated. Due to this stimulation, the parasympathetic nervous system is put on standby and leads to decreased organ function and digestion—when one part of the central nervous system is stimulated, the other part is diminished. A see-saw effect, if you will.

When bones of the neck get out of place, they put pressure on the central nervous system. Because of this, the body can remain “stuck” in fight or flight, or keyed up and stressed out until the pressure is removed. The sympathetic (emergency) nervous system remains stimulated and the parasympathetic nerve system (digestion, and other basic functions) remains on standby. That’s why digestive issues develop.

Once again, the parasympathetic nerve system controls the digestive system. This includes every valve and gate within the digestive tract. There are a number of them that we are going to discuss,

When the sympathetic nervous system is being stimulated, it takes over the valves, or sphincters, throughout the tract. As a result, the sphincters lose muscle tone, keeping them from functioning properly, leading to a loss of function.

The first major valve in the digestive tract is the Cardiac Sphincter-this is located between the esophagus and the stomach. When the muscle tone of this valve is lost, stomach acid leaks into the esophagus—a condition known as:


GERD, Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease. Or, back in the day, Acid Reflux

The next major valve is the Pyloric Sphincter-this is located between the stomach and the small intestine. When the muscle tone of this valve is lost, stomach acid continuously drips into the first section of the small intestine. This causes a condition known as:


Ulcers in the first section of the small intestine. AKA : Duodenal ulcers.

Further down the digestion tract is the colon. Its main function, aided by the valves, is to absorb water. If muscle tone is lost, water cannot be held back—resulting in diarrhea.

After all water is lost, fecal matter has no moisture and becomes harder to push—resulting in constipation. Transition back and forth between diarrhea and constipation is called:


Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS

All of these conditions can be caused by the same thing: imbalanced or improper nerve system function.

All of these conditions can be caused by bones of the spine being out of place, causing nerve interference, altering nerve function, making them chiropractic conditions.


ALL HEALING IS FACILITATED BY THE NERVE SYSTEM!!

The secret to healing is to remove the nerve interference. This is done by restoring the proper alignment of the bones of the spine. This in-turn, removes nerve pressure, and restores normal function of the nerves, which control EVERYTHING.

The Atlas Orthogonal Procedure corrects this problem by eliminating nerve pressure at the brainstem, which is the control center for all internal organ function.

 That is what makes chiropractic so effective for these conditions.

Chiropractic eliminates the CAUSE, rather than treating the SYMPTOM.

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Maloof Family Chiropractic
1235 Pleasant Hill Road
Lawrenceville, GA 30044
(770) 923-1111