Addressing the Challenge of the Blood Brain Barrier – the 1st Piece of the Puzzle
Article By: Paula L Rochelle, N.D.
Article Date: 08/30/2010
The blood brain barrier is a network of tight junctions of endothelial cells in the central nervous system vessels. The cells are polarized into luminal (blood-facing) and abluminal (brain-facing) plasma membrane domains. These protective membranes serve to allow substances to cross into and out of the brain selectively. In a newborn, it takes approximately six weeks for the blood brain barrier to become formed.
Within the blood brain barrier there are circumventricular organs which include: a.) the Pineal body which secretes melatonin, associated with the normal twenty-four hour sleep/wake cycle; b.) the posterior Pituitary which releases neurohormones like oxytoxin (responsible for bonding) and vasopressin (which plays a key role in the regulation of water, glucose, and salts in the blood; c.) the Subfornical organ which is important for regulation of body fluids and; d.) the Vascular organ, a chemosensory area that detects peptides. Each of these organs is sensitive to toxicity. If any of these organs are toxic, the most common symptom manifested is hearing sensitivity.
Most infants are born with a substantial toxic load. A study of chord blood performed by the Environmental Working Group identified almost 200 chemicals present in the chord blood of newborns; chemicals which include PCB’s (plastic), chemicals which cause cancer, heart disease and even heavy metals. At birth, these chemicals already have entered the brain due to the poorly formed plasma membranes.
The mandatory Hepatitic B shot given in somewhat of a robotic fashion without regard to the vitality or size of the infant only adds to the toxic burden. This vaccination permeates the poorly formed blood brain barrier which is already toxic. A vaccination designed to create immunity. . now in a place it should never have been allowed to access.
After approximately six weeks, and before there are any concerns, the blood brain barrier closes and locks toxicity inside of the brain. Most chemicals including antibiotics are now too large to cross the blood brain barrier. Accessing the toxicity must be done through another means.
Leaving the world of chemistry and entering the world of physics is now providing a unique approach to neutralizing toxins inside the blood brain barrier. In much the same way that you would use a tuning fork to tune a piano, specific vibrations placed in an electrolyte solution are demonstrating substantial improvements in sleep, behavior, ‘stimming’, and bonding. It appears that the brain does not differentiate between the vibration and the actual substance such as oxytocin or ACTH.
‘It is like the key that unlocked the door’ for 9 year old Bailey who now carries on an interactive conversation without her normal hand-flapping. Playing with her imaginary friends at a tea party is a delight for all to see.
While there are many issues which must be addressed in working with individuals on the spectrum, this is proving to be one of the most effective and unique approaches to addressing the challenge of the blood brain barrier . . . a challenge which has haunted many practitioners and parents alike.