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Osteopathic Approach Targeting the Vagus Nerve and the Neuroendocrine-Immune System. Part1.
This evidence-based course “ Osteopathic Approach Targeting the Vagus Nerve and the Neuroendocrine-Immune System (NEIS), Part 1,” will give the student the opportunity to discover and understand how to perform an osteopathic treatment specifically targeting the vagus nerve and the NEIS.
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About the event
This course will be given by Pascal Grolaux, BSc, DO. M.OSt.
This is a 3-day course. Part 1 of 2 Parts. Note that Part 2 will follow maximum 6 months after Part 1. Access to Part 2 is only possible if Part 1 is completed.
The course “ Osteopathic Approach Targeting the Vagus Nerve and the Neuroendocrine-Immune System and monitored by Heart Rate Variability, Part 1.” will give the student the opportunity to discover and understand how to perform an osteopathic treatment specifically targeting the vagus nerve and the neuroendocrine-immune system for the treatment of multiple complex conditions like auto-immune diseases. The student will be able to analyse the effects of his treatment on the neuroendocrineimmune system and will understand how he acts on this system.
The student will learn or review the general principles of neurophysiology and anatomy related to the vagus nerve, will study the anatomy of the central autonomic network (CAN) and the limbic system, the general principles of neuroendocrine-immunology and diseases-inducing factors. The student will understand the neuro-immunological mechanisms common to diseases, and the general physio-biological principles of
inflammation. The student will review the different osteopathic centers related to the
neuroendocrine-immune system. He will learn to use an electrocardiogram (ECG) and will understand the
principles of heart rate variability (HRV), used as a biomarker of sympathovagal balance. He will use the scientifically validated software, Kubios, for the analysis of HRV data in pre- and post-treatment.
This course is open to osteopaths and last year students in osteopathy.
At the end of the course " Osteopathic Approach Targeting the Vagus Nerve and the Neuroendocrine-Immune System. Part 1. " the student will be able to:
• Understand the principles of inflammation related to neuroendocrineimmunology
• Understand the "anti-inflammatory reflexes"
• Understanding the intestines-brain and heart-brain connections in relation with the vagus nerve
• Understand the functions and roles of brain structures of the autonomic central network as well as the limbic system
• Understand the principles of HRV as a non-invasive biomarker and how can sympathovagal balance predict disease or health?
• Set up an osteopathic treatment focused on osteopathic centers related to the endocrine system, immune system (including lymphatics) and autonomic nervous system
• Use HRV data to objectify effects on the neuroendocrine-immune system of osteopathic treatment
The course " Osteopathic Approach Targeting the Vagus Nerve and the Neuroendocrine-Immune System. Part 1. " is a course which, in addition to osteopathic treatment with adequate techniques for the modulation of the vagus nerve and
neuroendocrine-immune system, includes the simple practice of ECG, reading and analysis of the HRV.
The student will be shown optimal conditions for the analysis of heart rate variability, before and after treatment, using osteopathic maneuvers to modulate the neuroendocrine-immune system and the sympatovagal
balance. Different modalities will be used to facilitate learning, such as:
- • Reading and demonstration (typical osteopathic treatment targeting the neuroendocrine-immune system, use of ECG and manipulation of HRV data)
- • Discussions
- • Practice in groups of two (osteopathic treatment, ECG and HRV reading pre and post treatment evaluation)
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Drinks and snacks are included in short breaks.PriceCA$650.00
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