To maintain excellent health these two branches, need to be in balance – this is referred to as homeostasis. When the system is out of balance and the two arms are not in rhythm it is referred to as dysautonomia. A poorly functioning central autonomic system, a so-called “dysautonomia” state, may be the root cause of many modern diseases including type-II diabetes, attention deficit syndrome, hypertension, congestive heart failure, PTSD, migraine, systemic inflammation, sleep apnea, chronic fatigue, and hormonal imbalances. Treating the underlying cause rather than just the symptoms can lead to a much healthier lifestyle.
Holistic Treatment for Dysautonomia
In traditional medicine, treatment is aimed at symptom reducing by primarily focusing on reducing sympathetic dominant symptoms. The problem with this, is that usually, the sympathetic nervous system is already functioning at a deficiency, but patient symptoms are sympathetic dominant because the parasympathetic nervous is functioning at a worse deficiency.
Dr. Nickels understands this through important testing that is not done in traditional medicine. Her patients feel better quickly, as her treatment is to balance and support both sides of the autonomic nervous system! To her, this is curative!