It is a science of remapping the organs by addressing sympathetic and parasympathetic failure in the pre and post ganglionic ANS receptor sites. Remapping of disrupted relay ganglia to and from the organ through the neurological tracts of the nervous system has the ability to positively affect:
• Brain activities and neurological output through ascending and descending neurological tracts and axons located in the IML, the brain stem, and the intermediate zone of the sacral spinal cord, which control sensory, motor, and respiratory function
• Control of the hormonal chain, including metabolism
• Organ chemical function (especially abdominal)
• Blood supply to the upper and lower extremities leading to normal motion and function
What is Organ Remapping? back to TOP
Using various applications and instruments we manually reactivate ganglia and pathways that have been chemically and neurologically dysfunctional. These are called neurological islands located on various epidermal layers. These neurological islands are supplied by a massive network of peripheral nerve receptors which task is to receive and transmit electrical energy from the neurological islands to relay ganglia (booster/relay stations) that are located near or in the wall of the effector organs. This electrical and chemical transmission, to various targeted organ systems, happens through pathways that fire back to the central nervous system which is the brain and spinal cord for electrical and chemical interpretation.
This mechanism is called feedback, ie feeding information back to the central nervous system through ascending pathways. This feedback mechanism is encountered by another mechanism called feed-forward ie, sending information back to different body and organic systems through descending pathways. When electric and chemical signals between these two mechanisms become compromised, decreased, or physiologically altered then body function is diminished or lost. Organ motility and mobility is slowed down, tissue becomes inflamed and a gradual neurodegenerative process is set off.
Organ Remapping is a science that works on reactivating or rewiring ie, remapping mismatched receptor activating systems in order to restore endogenous (internal) organ mobility, motility, and neurophysiological processes thus restoration and/or normalization of organ function. This normalization process directly impacts our inner status of well-being and heightens neurological function which is the core of our digestive system, metabolism, filtration, circulation and elimination processes.
The neurological rewiring and normalization processes of both mechanisms are achieved through specific Neuro-Visceral Application-NVA, which are the procedures of Organ Remapping.
Brain – Gut Connection back to TOP
The brain and gut connect through specific pathways that are represented by a topographical map of individual organs in the brain in an area called the insular gyrus. This area generates electrical control that merges with other pathways at adjacent and lower brain centers that crossover various regions and connect with different ascending and descending wires which carry electrical as well as chemical or neurological data. These connections make up the hardwiring of our autonomic nervous system through which all organ control happens non-voluntarily. Which means to say that we have no control of either shutting off, regulating , speeding , or slowing down any organ function. It has to happen through brain-gut control centers.
When the wiring system starts to fail between the brain and the gut or the gut and the brain, then the ability of our auto-pilot (autonomic nervous system) to autonomically control the massive biochemical cycles, receptor activating systems, and nerve conduction transmissions will start weaning or fading away. This abnormal neurochemical manifestation gradually leads to inability of individual organ system to achieve the task its designed to accomplish; Gradually leading to accumulation of symptoms such as IBS, diarrhea, constipation, bloating , gas, belching, acid reflux, stomach aches, abdominal cramps, GI inflammation and irritability, polyps, ulcers, hemorrhoids, internal bleeding, abdominal swelling, ascites, coldness in the abdomen, scar tissue formation, organ spasticity, decrease peristaltic movement, rashes, hives, itching, acne, skin ulcers, to name a few.
All these symptoms and more are a result of gradual organ failure and inability of the organ system to process, filter, and eliminate chemistry ie, the foods we eat.
Brain – Gut Interaction back to TOP
Several brain structures, those that regulate autonomic function, interact neurochemically with the gut and other body regions. For example:
• The insular cortex, anterior cingulate cortex, and amygdala are parts of the brain (cerebrum), that are in close contact with the hypothalamus and the brain stem and play a central role in integration of bodily sensations and emotions.
• The hypothalamic and thalamic nuclei are parts of the interbrain structures, and are essential for maintaining homeostasis and integrating autonomic and endocrine responses.
• The brain stem structures such as periaqueductal gray, parabrachial nucleus, nucleus tract solitarii (NTS), ventrolateral medullary (LVM), and medullary raphe all play crucial roles in cardiovascular function, respiration, and thermal regulation.
The NTS plays an important role in the central autonomic function. This important nucleus, situated at the dorsomedial Medulla, receives input from neocortical regions and from nuclei of the forebrain, higher brain stem, and the interbrain.
The visceral afferents, which convey information important to the reflex regulation of cardiac rhythm and motility, peripheral vascular tone, respiration, and gastrointestinal motility and secretion, terminate at different parts of this nucleus. The NTS also receives somatic afferents from spinal cord (dorsolateral horn) and spinal trigeminal lemniscus. This allows the NTS to serve as and integration station for the autonomic and somatic information, playing a vital role in the maintenance of body homeostasis.
Although this looks very technical, the point I’m trying to make is that neurological structures located in various parts of the brain are hard wired to the gut. This wiring system is neurologically complex and biochemically intricate. The constant and speedy interactive mechanisms between the brain and the gut use several neurotransmitters (chemical messengers) that act as neuromodulators or cotransmitters in brain-gut signaling to crosstalk. The following is just a short list of these messengers: Acetylcholine, norepinephrine, adrenaline, cortisol, substance P, calcitonin generated peptide (CGRP), somatostatin, vasoactive intestinal peptide, oxytocin, enkephalins, nitric oxide, ATP, catecholamines, dopamine, etc.
Various processes such as emotion, exercise, eating, smoking, caffeine, medications, time of day, blood volume, hypoglycemia, and pathologic state such as cardiac ischemia affects the release, reuptake, metabolism, and removal of these neurotransmitters, affecting by turn the crosstalk between the brain and the gut.
Perseverance of brain gut disconnection magnifies the deficiencies in neurotransmitters crosstalk, leading to the development of several dysfunctions, symptoms, and diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, diabetes, chronic renal failure, chronic inflammatory neuropathy, systemic sclerosis, resting tachycardia, diarrhea, constipation, male impotence, reduced vaginal lubrication, sleep apnea, disturbances of vision, stomach issues, abdominal cramps, esophageal motor incoordination, hypoglycemia, impaired breathing control, incontinence, bladder dribbling, diminished or excessive sweating, thyroid issues, liver issues, gallbladder issues, pancreas problems, intestinal disorders, lungs issues, heart problems, spleen issues, kidney problems, adrenal problems, hormonal problems ( males and females), and the list can be endless.
In other words, how chemistry is interpreted, processed, picked up and shunted to various end organs including the brain remains a profound foundation to the integrity of human function and the enjoyment of the quality of life that every one deserves. Organ remapping with its various neuro-visceral applications facilitate the brain-gut interactions for an ultimate neurological, metabolic and solid functional long-term outcome.
Digestive Disorders back to TOP
We live in a world that is loaded with environmental irritants and toxins. The sources of these irritants and toxins are overwhelming, pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, heavy metals, food preservatives, modified foods, food colorants, impure water, air pollution, genetically modified meats and crops, hydrogenated foods, irradiated nuts and beans, synthetic chemicals in hygiene products, cosmetics, and detergents; cooking ware, plastic containers, all embedded in our soil and vegetables; speedy lifestyles, sedative life style, high stress /pressure levels, too much alcohol, caffeine, sodas, artificial colored drinks colors, smoking and leisure drugs.
All these and more find their way into our system either through ingestion or inhalation. Then the damage begins. As the brain smells the junk and the gut has to deal with the junk, then the result is gradual collapse of the digestive system. How does this happen?
As the cells become loaded with toxins, they swell, harden and eventually rupture. This sets off a cascade of cellular apoptosis (programmed cell death), which can be systemic and destructive to the entire organ and nervous system. When this happens, certain organs, like the liver, the pancreas, the spleen, the kidneys, the intestines, start undergoing cellular aplasia (abnormal cell development), leading to gradual failure of metabolic and chemical processing. The blood becomes toxic, agglutinated, and nutrient deficient, leading to systemic malabsorption and inflammation (all the “…itis” family). As a result, the chemical and neurological cross talk between the brain and the gut and the gut and the brain starts a gradual decline, on the chemical, neurological, and processing levels leading to a wide array of digestive disorders. If left non-attended, non-treated, and non-remapped then a tsunami of digestive disorders and symptoms will hit and get exponentially worse until disease takes out life.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU ASK YOURSELF?
• Why do I feel bloated?
• Why does the food sit in my stomach like a cement block?
• This heartburn is killing me…What do I do?
• I have horrible gas and belching? Why?
• I eat great, but I’m constipated?
• I eat like a bird, and gain weight?
• No matter what I do, I cannot lose those pounds?
• I get terrible stomach cramps every time I eat?
• Why do I feel fatigued after I eat?
• It seems that I cannot get rid of my hemorrhoids?
• Why does my abdomen feel swollen?
• Why do I get a rash or feel itchy every time I eat certain foods?
• I do four cleanses a year, and still feel congested?
• Why do I get frequent colds, and runny nose?
• Why do I wake up exhausted?
• How can I be allergic to fruits and vegetables?
• Why does my urine have a foul odor?
• I get stabbing pain in my abdominal region, around my back and my doctor told me there’s nothing wrong?
• I have been seeing one doctor after another for years, and all they tell me is take this or that pill, and you should be all right? Why then do I feel more sick?
• My doctor told me I should stay on that drug all my life?
• My blood tests show normal…Why do I feel ill?
• I cannot go out and enjoy a meal with my friends, what kind of a life is that?
• I am depressed, despaired, medicated, confused, frustrated, and getting worse. I just can’t take this!!!
The science of Organ Remapping addresses these dysfunctions.
Leaky Gut / Leaky Brain Syndrome back to TOP
The nervous, gastrointestinal, endocrine and immune systems communicate across blood barriers and can impact the homeostasis of organs and systems along the bidirectional pathways.
Dysregulation of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) is a hallmark feature of numerous neurological disorders such as, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS- Lou Gherig’s Disease), Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Dystonia, Movement Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, Personality changes, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Infectious Mononucleosis, Systemic Lupus, Attention Deficit Disorder,Guillan-Barre Syndrome,Rheumatoid Arthritis,Thyroiditis, Allergies, and Chemical Sensitivities
A leaky gut causes a leaky brain and a leaky brain causes a leaky gut. Both need to be repaired at the same time, thus comes the science of organ remapping and the neuro-visceral applications, which are an aggregate set of targeted procedures to reconnect organ pathways to brain pathways, and brain pathways to organ pathways .
The interactions between the brain and the gut and immune systems have been recognized in the development of neurodegenerative disease. This can be related to the detection of neurotoxic environmental chemicals and their harmful effects on the brain.
Studies suggest that the detection of autoantibodies to nervous system-specific antigens may be used to monitor the development of neurotoxicity to environmental chemicals and that immune mechanisms may be involved in the progression of neurodegeneration. In a diseased central nervous system, interactions between damaged neurons and dysregulated, overactivated microglia (the first and main form of active immune defense in the brain and spinal cord). create a vicious self-propagating cycle causing uncontrolled, prolonged inflammation that drives the chronic progression of neurodegenerative diseases.
Systemic Impact of Organ Failure back to TOP
In 1992, the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) and the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) introduced definitions for systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), sepsis (a clinical syndrome that complicates severe infection and is characterized by systemic inflammation and widespread tissue injury), severe sepsis, septic shock , and multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS).
Multiple organ dysfunction is a domino effect, with incremental degrees of neurological and physiological alterations in individual organs; it is a process rather than an event. Alteration in organ function can vary widely from a mild degree of organ dysfunction to completely irreversible organ failure which has a major clinical impact.
Systemic organ failure leads to sepsis (a systemic response to infection ) which is a major clinical syndrome that results from the invasion of microbial microorganisms of normally sterile host tissue.
For instance, the symptoms of acute kidney failure result from the various disturbances of kidney function that are associated with the disease. Accumulation of urea and other nitrogen-containing substances in the bloodstream lead to a number of symptoms, such as fatigue, loss of appetite, headache, nausea, and vomiting. Marked increases in the potassium level can lead to irregularities in the heart, which can be severe and life-threatening. Fluid balance is frequently affected. Finally, inability to excrete sufficient fluid from the body can cause accumulation of fluid in the limbs (peripheral edema) and the lungs (pulmonary edema), as well as fluid accumulates in the pericardium (the sac in which the heart is enclosed).
Though this information is very technical, please continue reading very closely.
In early sepsis – autoregulation curve shifts rightwards (due to an increase in sympathetic tone).
In late sepsis – vasoplegia (low systemic vascular resistance and a high cardiac output) occurs- and autoregulation fails, making the organs susceptible to the swings that occur in systemic blood pressure. In addition, “steal phenomena” may occur (areas of ischemia may have their blood stolen by areas with good perfusion). This is known as “vasomotor neuropathy”.
Impact of Systemic Organ Failure on the “Brain”
Patients become confused, delirious and ultimately stuporose and comatose due to a variety of insults: hypoperfusion injury, septic encephalopathy, metabolic encephalopathy and, of course drugs used for sedation.
Impact of Systemic Organ Failure on the “Heart”
Myocardial O2 (oxygen) supply is dependent on diastolic blood pressure, which falls following vasoplegia, and intravascular volume depletion. This may lead to ischemia. There is reversible biventricular dilatation, decreased ejection fraction, and decreased response to fluid resuscitation and catecholamine stimulation.
Impact of Systemic Organ Failure on the “Lungs”
Ventilation / perfusion mismatches occur, initially due to increased dead space (due to hypotension and fluid shifts), Up to 70% of patients develop nosocomial pneumonia.The most dramatic manifestation of sepsis on the lung is acute respiratory distress syndrome.
Impact of Systemic Organ Failure on the “Kidneys”
Acute renal failure due to fluid redistribution, hypoperfusion and circulating nephrotoxins, many of which are released following cell injury.
Impact of Systemic Organ Failure on the “Liver”
ICU (Intensive Care Unit) jaundice with high incidence among critically ill patients. Uncontrolled production of inflammatory cytokines by the kuppfer cells (of the liver), preceded by ischemia and stimulated by endotoxin (derived from the gut), leads to cholestasis and hyperbilirubinaemia, and hepatic encephalopathy.
Patients with hepatic encephalopathy (brain disease due to liver failure) manifest numerous neurological consequences such as: loss of orientation, altered levels of consciousness, irregular sleep cycles, tremors, neuro-inflammation, systemic edema; and in advanced stages it often results in coma and, eventually, death of the individual.
Impact of Systemic Organ Failure on the “Splanchnic Circulation”
GUT mucosa is usually protected from injury by autoregulation. Hypotension and hypovolemia leads superficial mucosal injury. This leads to atrophy and translocation of bacteria into the portal circulation and stimulate liver macrophages causing cytokine release and amplification of SIRS ( systemic inflammatory response syndrome).
Impact of Systemic Organ Failure on the “Metabolic and Endocrine” Systems
Metabolic abnormalities in sepsis include hyperglycemia due to sepsis & catecholamines (both cause insulin resistance), lactic acidosis, which leads to muscle breakdown, in addition to hypothyroidism, hypopituitarism and adrenal insufficiency.
To sum up, organ failure has a systemic impact on normal host tissue. It sets off a generalized cascade of programmed cell death (apoptosis), degeneration, and relentless symptoms and diseases, which could lead to loss of life. Let’s prevent it!
Neuro – Visceral Applications back to TOP
As I mentioned earlier, a leaky gut causes a leaky brain and a leaky brain causes a leaky gut. Both need to be repaired at the same time, thus comes the science of organ remapping.
Neuro-visceral applications are an aggregate set of targeted non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical procedures applied by a trained doctor in order to neurologically rewire dysfunctional organ pathways to functional brain pathways, and dysfunctional brain pathways to functional organ pathways . These specific applications bring neurological awareness and activation to the end organ and thus the entire brain-gut network.
The result is a symptom-free, quality of life.
Dr.Gilbert Jaudy, DC, FACFN
Developer and Founder of Organ Remapping™ and Neuro-Visceral Applications-NVA™