Central Nervous System

Definition of Central Nervous System:

A collective term for the brain, spinal cord, their nerves, and the sensory end organs.  More broadly, this can even include the neurotransmitting hormones instigated by the CNS that control the chemical nervous system, the endocrine glands.

Topics Related to Central Nervous System

Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)

...the condition
“...It can then spread to other parts of the body, including the lymph nodes, liver, spleen, central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), and testicles (in males)...”

Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)

...the condition
“...It can sometimes spread to other parts of the body including the lymph nodes, liver, spleen, central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), and testicles in males...”
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Addictions / Addictive Tendencies

...the condition
“...Calcium and Magnesium help nourish the central nervous system and help control tremors by calming the body...”


...as a treatment
“...It supports the immune system and strengthens it by producing antibodies; it aids in the metabolism of glucose; it is an important source of energy for muscle tissue, the brain and central nervous system; useful in weight control.”


...related topic
Central nervous system stimulant.”


...as a treatment
“A non-essential amino acid, asparagine maintains central nervous system balance.”


...the condition
“...It is a complex disorder of the central nervous system that affects many different expressions of brain development, including social interactions and communications...”


...as a treatment
“...The following physiological effects of caffeine may enhance athletic performance ... stimulation of the central nervous system, which leads to reduced perception of effort (reduced fatigue), or enhanced use of muscles...”

Caffeine Intoxication

...the condition
“...Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant and may be taken to help restore mental alertness when unusual tiredness, weakness or drowsiness occurs...”


...as a treatment
“...Calcium is essential for a healthy Central Nervous System, muscle and cardiac function...”

Calming / Stretching Exercises

...as a treatment
“...Tai Chi Chuan (Tai Chi) stimulates the central nervous system, lowers blood pressure, relieves stress, and gently tones muscles without strain...”


...as a treatment
“...The primary uses are for central nervous system disorders and impotence...”

Chronic Fatigue / Fibromyalgia Syndrome

...the condition
“...Since many wells contain environmental toxins such as pesticide run-off, we feel there could be a definite link, especially since fibromyalgia seems to be a central nervous system disease.  In one study, 75% of urine specimens obtained from CFS patients contained elevated levels of 5-HIAA, (5-hyroxyindole acetic acid), a breakdown product of serotonin...”

Cluster Headaches

...the condition
“...Because such dilation appears to follow, not precede, pain, however, some researchers believe that some other process involving the central nervous system in the brain is more likely to be the primary cause...”

Cocaine Addiction

...the condition
“Cocaine is a powerful central nervous system (CNS) stimulant that heightens alertness, inhibits appetite and the need for sleep, and provides intense feelings of pleasure...”


...related topic
“...These abscesses tend to form in the subcutaneous tissues, skin, bone and the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord).”


...as a treatment
“...It also invigorates the central nervous system, being a nerve stimulant and antispasmodic...”


...related topic
“...It is also involved with vitamin C in the formation of collagen and the proper functioning in central nervous system.  More than a dozen enzymes have been found to contain copper...”

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infection

...the condition
“...Cytomegalovirus is probably spread through the body in lymphocytes or mononuclear cells to the lungs, liver, and central nervous system where it often produces inflammatory reactions...”


...the condition
“...The worm is harmless in raccoons but can produce severe central nervous system disease, including encephalitis, in humans...”

Excessive Yawning

...the condition
“...The majority of disorders associated with yawning are those of the central nervous system, including epilepsy, encephalitis, brain tumors, multiple sclerosis and progressive supranuclear palsy...”

Ginger Root

...as a treatment
“...Standard anti-nausea medications often work through the central nervous system, causing drowsiness...”


...as a treatment
“...Glycine aids in skin and tissue repair; it is important to central nervous system function.  Glycine is a part of many proteins in plants and animals...”

Green Tea

...as a treatment
“...Caffeine is a common central nervous system stimulant found in coffee at similar or higher levels...”


...relationship to Leukemia
“Headaches can occur due to involvement of the central nervous system in ALL and AML.”

Heavy Metal Toxicity

...recommendation Cilantro
“...This is a revolutionary discovery and makes Cilantro the first known substance that mobilizes mercury from the CNS (Central Nervous System).”


...the condition
“...Symptoms of disseminated histoplasmosis include ... central nervous system dysfunction; typically an infection in the form of meningitis...”

Hydrazine Sulfate

...as a treatment
“...WARNING!  Hydrazine sulfate is a monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor and is incompatible with tranquilizers, barbiturates, alcohol and other central nervous system depressants...”

Hydrochloric Acid Deficiency

...recommendation Inositol Hexaniacinate
“...Its benefits may be due, in part, to its stress-moderating properties upon the central nervous system.”


...relationship to Magnesium Toxicity
“The symptoms of magnesium toxicity include central nervous system depression, muscle weakness, fatigue and sleepiness.”


...the condition
“...Central nervous system changes, adrenal hormone output and detoxification (what the body tries to do when it is not busy digesting food) also contribute to the overall symptom picture...”

Hypotension (Low Blood Pressure)

...the condition
“...Secondary to diseases such as central nervous system disorders, for example Shy-Drager syndrome; peripheral neuropathy and autonomic neuropathy (nerve problems), such as may be caused by diabetes mellitus; cardiovascular...”


...as a treatment
“...Inositol also has a prominent calming effect on the central nervous system, so it may be helpful to those with insomnia...”


...recommendation GHB (Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate)
“...During both normal and GHB-induced sleep, the central nervous system continues to be responsive to "noxious stimuli" (pain and other irritations), a factor which sets limits on GHB's uses in anesthesia...”

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

...the condition
“...Other organ systems may become involved (i.e. pericarditis or, much less commonly, hepatitis, pulmonary interstitial fibrosis or central nervous system involvement)...”


...as a treatment
“...Like Valium and Xanax, they may influence GABA, the neurotransmitter that acts as a brake on the central nervous system.  Kava's relaxant properties are related to the lipid-like compounds known as lactones or pyrones...”


...as a treatment
“...It is a cumulative poison that is retained in the central nervous system, bones, brain, glands and hair...”

Learning Disorder

...related topic
“...These disorders are intrinsic to the individual and presumed to be due to central nervous system dysfunction...”
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Lecithin / Choline

...as a treatment
“...Lecithin, with other phospholipids, is essential for every cellular and sub-cellular membrane in the body, especially the brain and central nervous system.  Lecithin helps to regulate fat and cholesterol metabolism and is beneficial in atherosclerosis, hypertension and diabetes...”


...as a treatment
“...Important to the heart muscle, white blood cells, musculoskeletal system, and central nervous system, it has been used in the treatment of breast cancer, anxiety, poor brain function, epilepsy, and Down syndrome children...”


...as a treatment
“...Magnesium may increase the central nervous system depressant effects of alcohol, antidepressants, narcotics, anti-anxiety medications, barbiturates, sleeping medications, anti-psychotics and general anesthetics...”

Magnesium Toxicity

...our question about Individual weak muscles
“Magnesium overload can depress the central nervous system, causing muscle weakness, lethargy, sleepiness, hyperexcitability, mental status changes, nausea, appetite loss, extremely low blood pressure, and irregular heartbeat.”


...as a treatment
“...It is also being increasingly used to treat menstrual cramps, PMS, depression, dysentery, and central nervous system disorders...”

Mercury Toxicity (Amalgam Illness)

...recommendation Cilantro
“Cilantro may help mobilize heavy metals from the brain and central nervous system.”

Migraine/Tension Headaches

...relationship to Environmental Illness / MCS
Central nervous system dysfunction is common, resulting in headaches, chronic fatigue, poor short term memory, hyperactivity, and increased appetite leading to food cravings and overeating.”
...recommendation Therapeutic Fasting
“It is believed by those specializing in detoxification that the major cause of both tension headaches and migraines is the retention of toxins or tissue irritants within the central nervous system.  These chemical irritants may cause an oversensitivity of nerve tissues to other stimuli, resulting in headache...”

Multiple Sclerosis

...the condition
“...The central nervous system (CNS) consists of two types of tissue: grey matter and white matter...”
...related topic
“Demyelinating disorder of the central nervous system, causing patches of sclerosis (plaques) in the brain and spinal cord, manifested by loss of normal neurological functions, e.g. muscle weakness, loss of vision, and mood...”

Muscular Dystrophy

...the condition
“...The disease causes muscle weakness and affects the central nervous system, heart, gastrointestinal tract, eyes (causing cataracts) and endocrine (hormone-producing) glands...”


...the condition
“...Narcolepsy is a heritable central nervous system disorder that is a common cause of sleep disturbance...”


...related topic
“A substance that depresses central nervous system function, bringing sleep and lessening pain...”

Neural Tube

...related topic
“...It gives rise to the brain, spinal cord, and other parts of the central nervous system.”


...the condition
“...Central nervous system involvement may cause strokes or seizures...”

Poor Cerebral Circulation

...the condition
“...Without significant variation between wakefulness or sleep or levels of physical/mental activity, the central nervous system uses some 15-20% of one's oxygen intake and only a slightly lesser percentage of the heart's output...”

Pregnancy-Related Issues

...recommendation Zinc
“Inadequate amounts of zinc can lead to central nervous system and other malformations, small-for-age babies and miscarriage...”

Premenstrual Syndrome PMS C (Craving)

...the condition
“...A deficiency of the prostaglandin PGE in the pancreas and Central Nervous System may also be involved in PMS-C...”

Premenstrual Syndrome PMS D (Depression)

...the condition
“...The depression in PMS-D patients is usually associated with low levels of biogenic amines in the synaptic vesicles of the Central Nervous System, most likely due to increased MAO-A levels as a result of decreased peripheral estrogen...”


...related topic
“Psychoanaleptic drugs: Central nervous system stimulants that reverse depression.”


...related topic
“...It also participates in the utilization of energy in the brain and nervous tissue and is essential for the regulation of the central nervous system.”

Rubbing Alcohol

...as a treatment
“...Rubbing alcohol is a central nervous system depressant and can be toxic to humans in amounts of more than 1gm per 5kg of body weight when swallowed, absorbed through the skin, or inhaled.”


...the condition
“...E2 is a central nervous system depressant...”

Seizure Disorder

...relationship to Leukemia
“Seizures can occur due to involvement of the central nervous system in ALL and AML.”


...the condition
“...It may precede or coincide with infections of the bone, central nervous system or other tissues...”

STD Syphilis

...the condition
“...It is characterized by changes in skin, mucous membranes, internal organs and the central nervous system.  Up to 50% of individuals with untreated syphilis may develop tertiary syphilis with lesions many years after the initial infection...”


...related topic
“...May be needed for the proper development and maintenance of the central nervous system.  Taurine's role in bile formation is important for fat metabolism and blood cholesterol control.”

Test Immune System Function

...as a treatment
“...The immune system works closely with the central nervous system, the endocrine system and the liver to maintain homeostasis...”


...the condition
“...Tetanus is a bacterial infection that spreads through the body and affects the central nervous system.  It causes painful muscle contractions, in most cases affecting the jaw and neck, which is why it is also called "Lockjaw"...”


...related topic
“...They promote central nervous system growth, stimulate the making of many enzymes, and are necessary for muscle tone and vigor...”

Uric Acid Levels Low

...relationship to Multiple Sclerosis
“...Uric acid works by inactivating peroxynitrite, a toxic compound that may cause damage to the central nervous system in MS patients...”


...the condition
“...Diagnosis can involve physical examination, medical history, laboratory tests for infection, autoimmune disorders, central nervous system disorders, and eye tests (visual acuity, funduscopic exam, ocular pressure, slit lamp exam)...”

Valerian Root

...as a treatment
“...No drug interactions have been reported, but the possibility still exists that valerian might enhance other central nervous system depressants, such as sedatives, sleeping pills, and alcohol...”

Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis)

...the condition
“...Areas affected outside of the lungs may include blood cell generating tissues, skin, kidneys, bones, the central nervous system and heart muscle...”


...as a treatment
“...there is an increase in serotonin and acetylcholine concentration, which are neuromodulators found in virtually all autonomic ganglia (the clusters of brain cells that serve as bridges between the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system...”

Weight Loss

...as a treatment
“...Sometimes dieters resort to the use of metabolic stimulants such as caffeine and ephedra (often from the herb ma huang) which are central nervous system stimulants that, when combined, may help people lose weight...”

Wilson's Disease

...the condition
“...In about 40 to 50% of patients, the disease first affects the central nervous system (CNS).  Although copper diffuses out of the liver into the blood and then into other tissues, it has disastrous effects only on the brain...”
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