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Involuntary muscle controlled by Nervous System

Some gastrointestinal issues effect the esophagus, causing difficulty swallowing. There is some relation to the Nervous System. The esophagus has an involuntary muscle, while the muscle in the mouth is voluntary.

Swallowing is involuntary

The involuntary phase of swallowing is controlled by the Autonomic Nervous System, induction of muscular contractions called peristalsis in the esophagus. Panic and anxiety can cause fear as the life force is in jeopardy.

Digestion is an important system, only recognized when it's not working so well. A gluten-free diet helps as does keeping the Parasympathetic Nervous System in its optimal state. Yoga is a best friend for this one, in particular its Nervous System cleansing effect.