Illnesses from A to Z


Neurological disorders

Illnesses of the nervous system can occur in extremely different ways – carpel tunnel syndrome is just as much one of these as are migraines (insert LINK), multiple sclerosis (insert LINK) or dementia (insert LINK). The approaches in diagnosis and treatment are accordingly varied.

However, as a rule: The nervous system is very sensitive and requires a long time to regenerate following illnesses or injuries because cell division for nerve cells takes place very slowly. Neurological disorders often are also chronic and incurable illnesses for which the most important therapeutic measure is to stop the progression or at least have a positive influence on it.

The active assistance of those affected is always very important.Damaged nerves have to be stimulated in a targeted way so that they can regain their functions. Physiotherapy is thus essential for peripheral neurological diseases and the training of the brain as part of the central nervous system is, for instance, hugely important after a stroke or for dementia. A balanced, varied diet is at least as important.Studies confirm that vitamins, particularly vitamin C and E and the B vitamins, trace elements such as zinc and certain amino acids are of great importance for the optimum functioning of the mitochondria, the small “power stations” in the nerve cells. However, toxins such as alcohol and nicotine disrupt the provision of the body with vital substances.
 

Medicinal mushrooms for neurological disorders


Reishi
With its balanced combination of valuable bioactive substances, Reishi is important for a good supply to the organism of all essential substances for the cell metabolism and thus also for the functioning of the nervous system. Deficiency symptoms, which express themselves for instance in the form of concentration problems or paraesthesia are prevented in this way.

Hericium
Japanese scientists have identified components in the powder of this medicinal mushroom that stimulate the nerve growth factor. This can support the regeneration of peripheral nerves for neuronal illnesses and also generally be of benefit for nervous diseases.

Shiitake
Particularly for migraines, Shiitake has proven itself thanks to its blood flow-promoting and adaptogenic properties.

Our suggestions about the usage of medicinal mushrooms is no substitute for treatment from a doctor or alternative practitioner. Medications currently being taken or ongoing treatments should not be stopped without first consulting your doctor or alternative practitioner.