Osteopathic approach targeting the vagus nerve and the neuroendocrine immune system with Pascal Grolaux DO
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Accreditatie in aanvraag. Module 1 geacrediteerd bij NRO (module 2 in behandeling)
Main purposes of the course – Module1:
- Learning the basic of neuroendocrine-immune system bi-directional communication with the autonomic nervous system (ANS) in case of e.g., autoimmune diseases, chronic pain syndrome, mental health.
- Discovering the osteopathic centers in relation to the neuroendocrine-immune system.
- Understanding how to perform osteopathic manipulative treatment specifically targeting the ANS and the immune system.
- Understanding how osteopathic manipulative treatment via relevant and appropriate techniques acts on these systems.
Module 1 objectives:
- Understanding the principles of neuroendocrine-immunology and inflammation.
- Understanding ANS anti-inflammatory reflexes and common causes of diseases with the central role of the vagus nerve
- Understanding the gut-brain and heart-brain axis. Introduction to the gut-lung and lung-brain axis.
- Understanding the functions and roles of brain structures of the autonomic central network as well as the limbic system linked with pain, mental health, and inflammation.
- Set up a targeted evidence-based osteopathic manipulative treatment with specific techniques to modulate the neuroendocrine-immune and ANS.
- Theory: Review of neuroanatomy of the ANS, the vagus nerve, the autonomic central network, and the limbic system. Inflammatory reflexes and common causes of diseases.
- Theory: heart-brain and gut-brain axis. Introduction to the gut-lung and lung-brain axis. The osteopathic centers linked with the ANS and neuroendocrine-immune centers.
- Practice: applied osteopathic treatment targeting the ANS and neuroendocrine-immune reflexes (group of two).
- Practice: osteopathic manipulative treatment on the ANS and the neuroendocrine-immune centers (group of two)
Purposes of the course – Module 2:
- Learning what the V, VII, IX and X nerve have in common and why. Treating one affects the other one.
- Understanding the blood-brain-barrier (BBB) function and how inflammation enters and spread into the brain: a key element in mental health.
- Understanding other mechanisms to promotes inflammation into the brain and the critical roles of key hormones in neurotransmission.
- Reviewing evidence-based osteopathic treatment (general and specific) to target the vagus nerve and the neuroendocrine-immune system.
- Heart rate variability (HRV) analysis and the autonomic nervous system (ANS) balance as standard indicators in psychopathology and general pathology.
Module 2 objectives:
- Understanding that targeting other cranial nerves will affect the vagus nerve, the central autonomic network, and the anti-inflammatory reflexes.
- Understanding how inflammation cross the BBB and develop into the brain.
- Understanding the gateway reflexes and how manipulative treatment can have an influence on them.
- Understanding the role of key hormones in neurotransmission, like sex hormones, digestive hormones, and histamine.
- Performing HRV analysis based on short-term ECG and interpreting it.
- Set up a targeted manual osteopathic treatment on the neuroendocrine-immune system and the ANS, and verifying objectively via HRV analysis, its physiological effects.
- Theory: What do V, VII, IX nerves have in common with the vagus nerve?
- The blood brain barrier and how inflammation spread into the brain in relation with chronic pain syndrome, mental health disorders and auto-immune diseases.
- The Gateway reflexes.
- The Neuro-hormones and their roles in neurotransmission.
- Practice: applied osteopathic manipulative treatment targeting the ANS and neuroendocrine-immune axis (group of two).
- Heart rate variability analysis, exercises (group of two).
- Applied osteopathic treatment targeting the ANS and neuroendocrine-immune axis (group of two).