BRAIN-BASED THERAPY

Heal the brain - Heal your body!

What is Brain-Based Therapy?

Brain-Based Therapy encompasses the latest in specific diagnosis and treatment of pain syndromes, insomnia and fatigue, digestion problems, migraines, fibromyalgia, cognition and behavior problems, balance disorders and general mental decline associated with aging.

These serious chronic conditions can now be evaluated in a viable model which clearly explains the cause and sheds light on effective treatment.

Brain-Based Therapy can increase the body's ability to heal itself by specifically diagnosing and reversing neurological impairment. Treatments are non-invasive, safe and do not rely on the use of medication to create changes in neuron activity. Neurons require 3 things to remain healthy: stimulation, proper oxygen levels and fuel nutrition; we evaluate and address all 3 of these factors in our programs.

The healthy brain consists of healthy neurons. It is impossible for the body to be healthy when the brain is not functioning properly.

How does the brain work and what symptoms occur when it isn't functioning properly?

Cerebellum:

The Cerebellum was once thought to only coordinate smooth movement of the body. It is now understood that it participates in many other vital functions. We now know if plays a vital role in keeping the cortex and brainstem healthy. The cerebellum is very important to evaluate when someone suffers from muscle, joint and bone problems because it maintains the proper tone of muscles and stability of joints. Decreased function of the cerebellum may lead to:

  • Chronic low back pain
  • Chronic neck pain
  • Bulging, herniated or degenerated discs
  • Early onset of arthritis and joint pain
  • Shoulder pain and rotator cuff problems
  • Hip, knee, ankle and foot pain
  • Problems with balance
  • Poor coordination of movements

Brain Stem:

The Brain Stem regulates many functions, many of which fall under a large category referred to as autonomic function. The brain stem also contains groups of cells called the cranial nerves which are responsible for vision, eye movement, hearing, balance, taste, facial movement and sensation, etc. The brain stem is the region of the brain where many neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine are produced for the brain.

One of the most common problems encountered with the brain stem is that its upper portion, called the mesencephalon, is not properly controlled by the cerebellum and cortex and it starts to over-function. Over-function of the mesencephalon creates many health problems (see diagram below). Decreased function of the brainstem can lead to:

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Headaches / Migraines
  • Poor memory or "brain fog"
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Hypertension
  • Digestion problems; heartburn, IBS, constipation
  • Sensitivity to light or sound
  • Blood sugar problems
  • Adrenal gland fatigue
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Increased heart rate
  • Heart palpitation
  • Dry skin, dry eyes or dry mouth
  • Bladder problems or urinary tract infections
  • Poor blood circulation to the hands and feet

Cortex:

The cortex has too many functions to list here but one of the vital roles of the cortex is to keep the mesencephalon (part of the brain stem) from over-firing and spinning out of control. Other health problems associated with decreased cortex function include:

  • Depression or anxiety
  • Difficulty expressing what you want to say
  • Problems doing simple math addition or subtraction in your head
  • Learning disabilities
  • Changes in behavior
  • Irritability
  • Forgetting where you have placed things
  • Inability to stay focused on tasks
  • Loss of motivation and drive

Summary of Brain-Based Therapy:

  1. The brain is dependent on sensory input from the body and the other parts of the brain itself to maintain a sufficient level of nerve activity. This is necessary for healthy brain and body function.

  2. The brain's ability to function is enhanced by increasing the frequency of firing to specific neurons. Neurons are like little muscles, the more they are simulated the healthier and stronger they become. Neurons also need proper levels of oxygen and fuel.

  3. Brain-Based Therapy concentrates on locating deficient pathways which are creating neurological imbalances. The neurological examination is designed to locate imbalances in the cerebellum, brain stem and cortex.

How a healthy brain works:

Heal the brain - heal your body!

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