BRAIN BASED THERAPY
Brain-Based Therapy marks the latest in specific diagnosis and treatment of pain syndromes, sleep and fatigue, cognition and behavior problems, balance disorders and stroke recovery.
These serious chronic conditions can now be unified in a viable model which clearly explains the cause and sheds light on treatment.
THE ANATOMY OF BRAIN-BASED THERAPY
Signals from the human body are delivered from the initial receptors of touch, sight, smell, pressure sense and balance to the Spinal nerve roots and on to the spinal cord where they are delivered to the lower part of the brain called the Cerebellum.
The brain is fed by these important signals and develops its response to the environment based on the information they convey.
The Cerebellum was once thought to coordinate movement. We now know that the Cerebellum controls all impulses including thought. The signals are transmitted to the Brain Cortex where it provides an increase in the frequency of firing which helps keep the brain viable and healthy. Without this stimulation the brain looses its ability to actively control primal functions regulating everything from breathing to pain regulation.
It is these Brain Stem malfunctions which cause many of the symptoms prevalent in the chronic acute syndromes prevalent in the modern medical failures.
The Brain Stem regulates the Cranial Nerves which are responsible for our senses of sight and smell, hearing and balance, and facial sensation and control. Cranial Nerve 10 is the Vagus Nerve which innervates all of our vital organs including Heart, Stomach, Liver, Intestines, Spleen and Adrenals. This important connection makes the upper cervical spine capable of disrupting everything from dizziness to digestion.
When the Cortex receives insufficient input from the Cerebellum it becomes incapable of properly controlling the brainstem functions and a process called Trans Neural Degeneration sets in.
The uncontrolled overactive Mesencephelon then creates imbalances in Cranial nerve function which can cause Photophobia (sensitivity to light) , Dizziness, Inner Ear Pressure and Sound Distortion, Problems with Sleep, Digestion difficulties including IBS and IBD, Heart Arrhythmias, as well as Systemic Pain and Fatigue .
KEY POINTS OF BRAIN-BASED THERAPY
The brain is dependant on input from the body and the other parts of the brain itself to maintain a sufficient level of neural activity for healthy brain function.
A decrease in the Frequency of Firing can cause a condition called Trans Neural Degeneration which prevents the normal control of the more primitive brain function
Plasticity or the brains ability to learn is increased by increasing the frequency of firing to the specific pathways which no longer function as a result of transneural degeneration.
Clinically, Frequency of Firing is increased by providing Fuel and Activation in the form of pathway-specific stimulation, exercise and oxygen.
BRAIN-BASED THERAPY concentrates on locating the specific pathways which are creating these imbalances. The Neurological Examination is designed to locate Cerebellar Imbalances first and Neocortical Imbalances as work continues.
By specifically firing the pathways with damage or deficient signals balanced function is restored.
BRAIN-BASED THERAPY can increase the body’s ability to heal itself by specifically diagnosing and reversing neuroplasticity impairment.