Brain Clears Toxins During Sleep

Christine Green, MD’s Commentary –
Christine Green, MD
Sleep is mandatory.  We work on achieving restful sleep for all patients.  During stage 4 sleep your immune system kicks into high gear, you make hormones second.  This article shows how we clear toxins: sleep like a baby.

 

Brain Clears Toxins During Sleep
By Pauline Anderson
Posted on November 8, 2013 by Medscape

Scientists have long wondered why sleep is restorative and why lack of sleep impairs brain function.

Now, new animal research suggests how the sleep state may help clear the body of potentially toxic central nervous system (CNS) metabolites.

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The related research was published on October 18, 2013 in Science.

Emotional and Physical Pain Activate Similar Brain Regions

Theresa Garcia’s Commentary —
Theresa Y Garcia

Interesting article … basically, tylenol can help emotional pain feel better, which confirms that emotional and physical pain are similar. Very relevant to Rosen Method, explaining how touch impacts the emotions.

 

Emotional and Physical Pain Activate Similar Brain Regions
Where does emotion hurt in the body?
Published on April 19, 2012 by Alan Fogel in Body Sense

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16When people feel emotional pain, the same areas of the brain get activated as when people feel physical pain: the anterior insula and the anterior cingulate cortex. In one study, these regions were activated when people experienced an experimental social rejection from peers. In another more real-life study, the same regions were activated when people who had recently broken up with romantic partners viewed pictures of the former partner.