Massage can play an important role in helping to manage the symptoms of many chronic illnesses. Individuals with Sjorgen's Syndrome may benefit from using facial massage as it stimulates the exocrine glands of the face -- the Parotid, Submandibular, Sublingual, and Lacrimal glands. This article by Lake Tahoe Massage Therapy illustrates how an individual can employ self massage techniques, so that they can play an integral role in their own self care.
Figure 2: Subtypes of muscarinic and nicotinic receptors - the peripheral nicotinic receptors at the neuromuscular junction are of the N1 or Nm type and the central nicotinic receptors are of the neuronal nicotinic acetylcholinesterase subtype (Nn or N2). All five (M1 to M5) muscarinic receptor subunits are present in the central nervous system. The peripheral muscarinic receptors are predominantly of the M3 subunit although the M2 subunit is also represented in the heart and exocrine…
The intercalated duct, also called intercalary duct, is the portion of an exocrine gland leading directly from the acinus to a striated duct. The intercalated duct forms part of the intralobular duct. This duct has the thinnest epithelium of any part of the duct system, and the epithelium is usually classified as "low" simple cuboidal. They are found in both the pancreas and in salivary glands.[
Sjogren’s Syndrome - What is it? That’s a good question, it’s an autoimmune disease that attacks the exocrine glands that produce sweat and saliva. Not being able to sweat in the summer or living in the south is not at all good for a person, and the dry mouth must be awful. This is a great poster that shows where it works in your body. Forewarned is good practice.