It automatically activates when you are faced with a life-threatening situation.
The parasympathetic system is our body’s maintenance system. More specifically, it slows down or shuts off the parasympathetic nervous system and activates the brain, which in turn triggers the release of adrenaline, noradrenalin, and glucocorticoids (stress chemicals).
Nerve blocks in this area have been used for years to treat chronic pain due to over-activity in the sympathetic nervous system.
For the last two years this technique has been tested on PTSD patients by Walter Reed Hospital, Duke Anesthesiology, and a private group in Chicago.
Antidepressants repair chemistry in the VMPF (ventral medial prefrontal cortex) so it can calm the amygdala again.
That decreases feelings of sadness, fear, and rage.
Those chemicals travel through the bloodstream and affect your whole body.
2) THE NEWEST TREATMENT IS THE STELLATE GANGLION BLOCK.
The Stellate Ganglion is a collection of nerve cells located in your lower neck.
The round red part at its lower end is the amygdala, which promotes emotions like sadness, fear, and anger.
The blue area is the hypothalamus, which controls the gray area below it, the pituitary gland.