Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Spinal Cord

Often referred to as the 'Spinal Column' the Spinal Cord is made up of two Columns.  

The Lymphatic System and the Sympathetic.

The lymphoid system is the part of the immune system comprising a network of conduits called lymphatic vessels that carry a clear fluid called lymph (from Latin lympha "water"[1]) unidirectionally toward the heart. Lymphoid tissue is found in many organs, particularly the lymph nodes, and in the lymphoid follicles associated with the digestive system such as the tonsils. The system also includes all the structures dedicated to the circulation and production of lymphocytes, which includes the spleen, thymus, bone marrow and the lymphoid tissue associated with the digestive system.[2] The lymphatic system as we know it today was first described independently by Olaus Rudbeck and Thomas Bartholin.
The blood does not directly come in contact with the parenchymal cells and tissues in the body, but constituents of the blood first exit the microvascular exchange blood vessels to become interstitial fluid, which comes into contact with the parenchymal cells of the body. Lymph is the fluid that is formed when interstitial fluid enters the initial lymphatic vessels of the lymphatic system. The lymph is then moved along the lymphatic vessel network by either intrinsic contractions of the lymphatic passages or by extrinsic compression of the lymphatic vessels via external tissue forces (e.g. the contractions of skeletal muscles). Eventually, the lymph vessels empty into the lymphatic ducts, which drain into one of the two subclavian veins (near the junctions of the subclavian veins with the internal jugular veins).

The (ortho-) sympathetic nervous system (SNS) is one of the three parts of the autonomic nervous system, along with the enteric and parasympathetic systems. Its general action is to mobilize the body's nervous system fight-or-flight response. It is, however, constantly active at a basal level to maintain homeostasis.[1] 'Tree Story' image on facebook research and journaling by poeticgarden.com source by wikipedia

Basic aNatoMy 101: oRgaNic aNd fuNdaMeNtal ~ tHe tRee is tHe laRgest oRgaNism iN tHe woRld to a spiNal coRd of a neRvous systeM. A fRactuRed bRaNch is like a bRokeN coRd.

Saturday, November 19, 2011


The term "autoimmune disease" refers to a varied group of illnesses that involve almost every human organ system. It includes diseases of the nervous, gastrointestinal, and endocrine systems, as well as skin and other connective tissues, eyes, blood and blood vessels. In all of these diseases, the underlying problem is similar - the body's immune system becomes misdirected and attacks the very organs it was designed to protect. The fact that women have enhanced immune systems compared to men increases women's resistance to many types of infection, but also makes them more susceptible to autoimmune diseases.
Taken together, autoimmune diseases strike women three times more than men. Some diseases have an even higher incidence in women. In fact, of the 50 million Americans living with autoimmunity, 30 million people are women, some estimates say. Autoimmune diseases have been cited in the top ten leading causes of all deaths among U.S. women age 65 and younger. 
Moreover, these diseases represent the fourth largest cause of disability among women in the United States.  Even though there is some universally accepted knowledge about autoimmunity, its victims -- mainly women -- have suffered from a lack of focus and a scattered research approach. 
For example, autoimmunity is known to have a genetic component and tends to cluster in families as different autoimmune diseases. In some families, a mother may have lupus; her son, juvenile diabetes; her sister, antiphospholipid syndrome; and her grandmother, rheumatoid arthritis. 
Getting a proper diagnosis is sometimes as difficult as living with the disease itself. Victims face problems not only because physicians often don't think of autoimmunity, but also because of who they are, namely, women in the childbearing years. As a rule, this is a time in a woman's life when she looks healthy, though looks can be deceiving. Often, women who suffer from autoimmune diseases are not taken seriously when they first begin consulting their doctors. A woman's symptoms are likely to be vague in the beginning, with a tendency to come and go, and hard to describe accurately to her physician. In a typical scenario, she is often shunted from specialist to specialist and forced to undergo a battery of tests and procedures before a correct diagnosis is made, which can sometimes take years.
According to a 2001 survey by the Autoimmune Diseases Association, over 45 percent of patients with autoimmune diseases have been labeled chronic complainers in the earliest stages of their illness. This can be devastating to a young woman who may then begin to question her sanity as she tries desperately to find out what is wrong. Tragically, many of these patients suffer significant damage to their organs in the meantime and end up carrying this health burden with them for the rest of their lives because of the delay in diagnosis.  Earlier screening of these diseases could not only prevent significant and lifelong health problems but also actually prevent some autoimmune diseases. Taking an active approach with persistence and faith is key.

~image by Google
 Research and Journaling by poeticgarden.com


Under (NSD) primary secondaries that will be discussed and researched are Autoimmune Disorders, Degeneration, Trauma, Infections, Spinal Cord and Brain
Over 14 million out of 22 million people go undiagnosed with Autoimmune Disorders associated with (NSD).  With a lack of funding in research or inadequate care, at times the multi-symptoms that occur within the body can change daily, making it difficult to diagnose and manage.  Keeping a detailed journal of daily symptoms can help assist in pin pointing which of over 100 Autoimmune Disorders the body may have.
In order to understand Nervous System Diseases, we must first in laymen terms imagine the branches of a tree as Autoimmune Deficiencies and the trunk of the tree being the spinal cord and brain stem of the body in turn acting as the Central Nervous System.

Autoimmune Disorders arise from an overactive immune response of the body against substances and tissues normally presented in the body.  The body actually attacks it's own cells.  The immune system mistakes some parts of the body as a pathogen and attacks it.  This may be restricted to certain organs or involve a particular tissue in different places.  Which may affect the membrane in both the lung and kidney.
I am not one who likes to use the word treatment as if to cure sense there is no cure.  Rather to manage Autoimmune Disorders with immunosuppression- medication which decreases the immune response. However through years of trial and error with an array of synthetic drugs and their associated side-effects, can actually aggravate the body causing serious harm when attempting to suppress the nervous system from attacking itself.  I personally know this to be true sense I live with permanent damage as a direct result in the miss use of synthetic drug prescription iN beiNg a medical guinea pig when managing the multi-symptoms that are associated with Autoimmune Disorders.  It's important to discover the intricate layers of the body in order to completely understand (NSD)

(Tree of Life ~ Google Image)
Research and Journaling by poeticgarden.com

Friday, November 4, 2011

Introduction to (NSD)

Introduction to (NSD) Nervous System Disease Awareness

I can remember like it was yesterday, 16yrs of age laying in bed my Jr. and Senior year of High School receiving home schooling, struggling with unknown health problems.  My first search and discovery tests were done at Washington State University, finding that my Adrenal Glands were not working properly.  But that would be one of a whole host of untreated medical conditions my body was experiencing.  With a lack of adequate care and struggling to get out of bed, I used my time wisely and took the initiative to document and journal my symptoms that were obvious and apparent sense grade school or as young as I can remember.  
Effecting my ability to participate in everyday life, feeling extreme isolation and a lack of parental support, I was determined to discover why my body was in so much pain and not normal like others.  In grade school I struggled as I found it hard to grip a pencil to write without soaking my papers in severe perspiration from the palm of my hands and severe cramping, resulting in me having to carry and use a dry wash cloth to protect my work and to help enable me to write.   But all it did was draw negative attention in school and what would be years of ostracizing from my peers and teachers.  Resulting in Post Trauatic Stress, Abuse, labeling and neglect early on in my life. Determined to not give up, by age 17 I submitted my first Research Journal Entry Report to Readers Digest, which would be the first of many submissions discussing broad over views of
(the amount of Synthetic Drugs being sold and pushed like candy to attempt treating a broad range of symptoms that a doctor didn't know how to treat or over looking an improper diagnoses)
Not realizing then that my internal navigational system was far more advanced, which would take years for me to grow into of what I know today.
Research and Journaling by poeticgarden.com

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Nervous System Diseases Terms and Definitions

Diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system. This includes disorders of the brain, spinal cord, cranial nerves, peripheral nerves, nerve roots, autonomic nervous system, neuromuscular junction, and muscle.
Research and Journaling by poeticgarden.com
image by Google