Activation of catecholamines
The brain is the control tower for the whole of our body. It oversees all functions by means of neurotransmitters that send impulses through the nerve synapses to the organs, telling them what to do. If the amount of neurotransmitters is reduced, the brain loses the control of body functions.
Parkinson’s disease, for example, is due to the absence of dopamine that affects muscle movements.
Patients are treated with dopamine only against the symptoms, but in the current situation the school medicine is not able to restore the body and cure the disease.
The body’s most important neurotransmitters are adrenaline and noradrenaline. Most importantly is the adrenaline, which gives strength and energy at virtually all body functions, from memory and work to play and sex. The body is controlled by two parallel working systems: the sympathetic nervous system, which helps activation, and the parasympathetic which relaxes us. As long as these systems are in balance the body works normally. The catecholamines – neurotransmitters, such as adrenaline and noradrenaline – activate the sympathetic nervous system. Acetylcholine, another neurotransmitter, is instead activating the parasympathetic nervous system.
If a person has allergies, the parasympathetic system is over active. By restoring the balance it is possible to alleviate or get rid of their allergies. The first step is to increase the catecholamines in the blood, because they activate the sympathetic system. On the other hand, there should not be too much catecholamines, either. It is the whole art of life and health: finding the perfect balance.
Even if it does not feel so, your body starts to age as early as the age of 25. The levels of acetylcholine increase eventually and that cause the body to produce cortisol. The excess of cortisol in turn does weaken the immune system and reduces the amount of catecholamines, the neurotransmitters that make you feel vital and active. By measuring the cortisol content and the amount of catecholamines may assess the degree of aging in a human. If you do not take care of your health the acetylcholine starts to dominate after the age of 50. That will cause a poor memory, depression and increased blood pressure. Sodium will be stored in the body, which makes you liquid-fueled and swollen.Cortisol also has another fatal effect: it reduces the body’s sensitivity to its own hormones.
It does not help you to produce hormones on the cells cannot receive them. Each cell has receptors for various hormones. As we get older, the cholesterol storage is growing in the cell membrane. It is blocking the receptors and reduces their sensitivity. Unused hormones involved in the blood cannot make their job, but sets in place a problem. For example, we lose our sex drive and become impotent or frigid. The cholesterol itself can be both good and bad: Beta-cholesterol, the so-called LDLkolesterol is harmful to the body and a major cause of cardiovascular disease. Alpha cholesterol, so-called HDL cholesterol, however, is good for the body: it clears the cell membranes from beta cholesterol, and increases the receptors’ sensitivity to their own hormones again. And what on Earth does all of this have to do with breathing? At hypoxia, anoxia, catecholamines are formed, and also alpha cholesterol, which clears the cell membranes.
The sensitivity of the body’s own hormones is increasing, and the aging process is slowed down.
Cortisol has even more unpleasant characteristics. It enables the production of insulin and leads to
age obesity and sugar cravings. The more the body ages, the greater the urge becomes, since the body is constantly in need of quick energy. Eating in between meals also lead to sugar addiction that increases craving even more. We are depending on the kick, and become alert and active for a little while. But then the pendulum swings, and we begin crave for more. Also coffee activates catecholamines – that’s why we want our daily habitual cups. But when the catecholamines are activated artificially, we do empty our reserves, and we will need stronger and stronger stimulus to activate them again. This is the mechanism for all kinds of addiction – coffee and sugar as well as alcohol and drugs. The solution is again: create more catecholamines – By breathing!
Breathing exercises are a natural way to quickly create catecholamines and obtain energy to the body.