What Influence Our Nervous System Can Have on Our Well-being – Interview with Annika Cost
In today’s interview, we engage in a conversation with our physiotherapist, Annika Cost, exploring the impact of our nervous system on overall well-being. Additionally, we delve into its potential connection with endometriosis and examine the role played by the vagus nerve in these dynamics.
Dr. Nadine Rohloff: Welcome back, everyone. Today, I am joined once again by Annika, our dedicated physical therapist. For those who may have missed our last interview, would you mind reintroducing yourself?
Annika Cost: Absolutely, Nadine. It has been over a year since our last conversation, so a reintroduction seems fitting. I am Annika, a physiotherapist based in Frankfurt am Main. My focus lies exclusively in the realm of women’s health, with a particular passion for endometriosis and its treatment. I find great joy in this specialization and actively contribute to an app, where I develop content centered around pelvic floor health and physiotherapy. Over the past few months, my pursuit of knowledge has led me to acquire new skills, and I constantly find myself immersed in the next three planned training courses.
Dr. Nadine Rohloff: It is crucial to emphasize, as we discussed in our first podcast, that physiotherapy for endometriosis is genuinely justified, even if it tends to be overlooked by doctors and health insurers.
Annika Cost: Absolutely. In today’s discussion, we will delve into the autonomic nervous system—a component controlling various involuntary functions like breathing, heartbeat, blood pressure, and digestion. It operates seamlessly in the background throughout our day. This system can be categorized into three states, each with distinct impacts on our overall well-being, potentially extending to endometriosis. We will explore how we can consciously influence these states. It is a fascinating topic that I believe deserves more attention, so keep listening to gain a more in-depth understanding.
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