The Autonomic Nervous System

"I can explain the underlying cause of most diseases in just 13 words: “the failure of our brains sets into motion the failure of our bodies”."

Dr. Patrick Nemechek, D.O.
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A New Approach to Medicine

Understanding whether you have Autonomic Dysfunction is often the key to many of your medical mysteries.

I am Dr. Patrick Nemechek, D.O. and I focus on the Autonomic Nervous System because modern disease is Autonomic Dysfunction. I do not rely on pills or surgeries to mask symptoms, I treat the underlying physiological processes that are making people sick.  I am a classically trained internal medicine doctor and I’m an expert in the Autonomic Nervous System because this is where your brain becomes unable to control your cells, organs, bodily functions, and inflammation.  Everyone has an opportunity for improved health or disease reversal, with improved or restored Autonomic function.

The reversal of a wide range of symptoms, illnesses, and chronic diseases by repairing your cellular, brain, and nervous system damage is a new and whole-body approach to medicine. Combining my 30 years of internal medicine expertise with Autonomic Nervous System analysis and an in depth understanding of cell function and inflammation, we can induce stem production and other reparative mechanisms within the nervous system and the body to repair themselves.


It is personal, and it is universal.

The Autonomics are the main communications network between the brain and the heart, the organs, the digestive tract, the lungs, and as well as immune system and hormonal regulation. Early signs of Autonomic Dysfunction include headaches, heartburn, intestinal distress, fatigue, dizziness or lightheadedness. It is also the inability of the brain to properly regulate the heart, blood pressure, blood sugar, digestion, temperature, lungs, hormones, and sleep cycles. The Autonomics also coordinate our emotionality and how intensely we react to stressors, and are tied to the cellular damage that creates anxiety, depression, PTSD, and Autonomic disorders.


There are two main branches in the Autonomic Nervous System, the Sympathetic and the Parasympathetic.

The Sympathetic branch is responsible for energy expenditure (“fight or flight”) and the Parasympathetic branch is responsible for energy conservation and restoration (“rest and digest”).

If the Sympathetic commands are disrupted people feel tired, crave salt or sugar, or get anxious.  People may get heart palpitations, tingling or numbness, disrupted night vision, varicose veins, erectile dysfunction, stiff necks and shoulders, headaches and insomnia.

If the Parasympathetic commands are disrupted they affect the intestinal tract (heartburn or constipation), immune system (autoimmune disorders), and produces chronic pain syndromes. People may get sleep apnea, “restless legs”, morning nausea, night sweats/hot flashes, or power surge sensations when they should be at rest, and non-restorative sleep.

Balance between the two Autonomic branches is necessary for a long and healthy life. Autonomic imbalance reduces your ability to fight disease and stress, and eventually places you at a higher risk of death from all causes.  – Dr. Patrick Nemechek, D.O.

Causes of Autonomic Dysfunction

Compounding Factors


Autonomic Disorders

Autonomic Dysfunction is present in most all chronic diseases which is why repairing the Autonomics helps improve or reverse a wide array of symptoms, illnesses, and diseases.

Because the Autonomics control our entire body, Autonomic disorders include the brain not properly regulating the heart, lungs, kidney, liver, blood pressure, blood sugar, digestion, bladder and bowels, immune system, sleep cycles, hunger cycles, temperature, circulation, hormone production, and the immune system. Autonomic disorders are involved in childhood illnesses such as ADD and Autism, and our emotionality such as anxiety, depression, and PTSD.

Dr. Patrick Nemechek, D.O.

My medical practice is based on groundbreaking, science-based, medicine.​

I understand that the failure of our bodies begins as unrepaired injury or damage in our brains. And because I understand the way our cells, brains and nervous system are supposed to function, I can work to restore the body to equilibrium, thereby ending symptoms and maximizing health. Stem cell regeneration, stimulating the bodies’ natural defenses, and rebalancing the intestinal tract and nervous system can reverse many disease processes and put metabolic inflammation into remission.

Dr. Nemechek is a classically trained internist who is often able to quickly zero in on the cause of your symptoms though a simple question-answer session – a skill that is missing from modern medicine.

Skype conferences (limited only to those living outside the U.S.) let people discuss with Dr. Nemechek about his protocol in detail. Only in-office appointments with Dr. Nemechek allow you to receive the full medical benefit of The Nemechek Protocol® medical consultation and treatment services. 

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