The purpose of chiropractic is to restore the natural ability of the nervous system to control the functions of the body.
But what if the nervous system itself needs to be repaired? A fantastic video captures the actual transport of individual proteins through a neuron. These proteins are essential for repair and healing of the nerve itself.
It was once thought that nerves could not regenerate or heal themselves. We now know that nerves can indeed heal! Just ask Peyton Manning.
In this video, the large blob on the lower right is the cell body. Most of the tendril or leg-like lines coming from the cell body are dendrites, portions of the cell that accept information. The cell sends out information along the longest leg called the axon, which stretches off the upper left hand side of the video. It is along the axon that we get to watch the protein packet move. In fact, you can watch proteins, structural pieces, and other molecular packages pass like traffic, both ways along all these superhighways of the ultracomplex nervous system.
Note: This video is not in real time, but has been sped up slightly.
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