trophotropic


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troph·o·trop·ic

(trof'ō-trop'ik),
Relating to trophotropism.

trophotropic

[trof′ətrop′ik]
Etymology: Gk, trophe + trepein, to turn
pertaining to a combination of parasympathetic nervous system activity, somatic muscle relaxation, and cortical beta rhythm synchronization, such as in a resting or sleep state.

troph·o·trop·ic

(trō'fō-trō'pik)
Relating to trophotropism.

trophotropic (trō·f·trōˑ·pik),

adj relating to the innate inclination for preservation and restoration of depleted nutritional supplies.
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Lex (30) suggests that trance states activate a trophotropic (relaxation) pattern in the brain, which presents as a parasympathetic discharge which elicits a state of relaxation of the musculo-skeletal system and subsequently synchronizes the cortical rhythms which indicates right hemisphere dominance.
The Ss then were assigned randomly to one of four treatment groups designated: Hypnotic treatment, biofeedback treatment, trophotropic treatment, and control.
The dual physiological mechanisms can be conceptualized as the two directions in which consciousness can be altered: the ergotropic pathway of increasing arousal through sympathetic nervous system activation, culminating in the extreme of mystical ecstasy, and the trophotropic pathway of decreasing arousal through parasympathetic nervous system activation, culminating in deep trance (Fischer, 1971).