Brain based therapy is an all natural and powerful healing technique used to restore people to a greater sense of well-being and overall health. Brain Based Therapy (BBT) is a very effective program that works for a wide variety of patients.
Your brain is the main computer that controls and coordinates all functions of your body. Optimum health requires your brain (including the cerebellum) to perform at the highest and most efficient way possible.
The Brain Loop
The cerebellum, found in the back part of your cranium, sends messages to both the left and right hemisphere of your brain, then fires the messages to your brain stem (including the mesencephalon, pons, and medulla), creating the Brain Loop. It's this brain loop that manages your mental clarity, emotional stability, vitality and sense of well-being.
When the cerebellum does it job, it receives adequate input, then sends normal input to the brain's frontal lobes, which in turn, send the proper input to the lower brainstem. This keeps the mesencephalon in check and free from over-firing. However, if one side of the cerebellum is not receiving enough input, it cannot send sufficient input to the frontal lobe.
The effect of stress on the brain loop
Many types of stress, including emotional, physical and even chemical has an adverse effect on the all-important brain loop. Based on our fight or flight response, short bouts of stress are not always a bad thing. It's the continuous, non-stop stress that has such an adverse effect and interrupts the brain loop and the mesencephalon if left unchecked.
The mesencephalon and why it is important
Conditions such as ADD, sciatica and fibromyalgia can be aggravated when the mesencephalon is not firing properly. The mesencephalon is normally inhibited by the brain and when the brain loop is intact, the mesencephalon is considered to be off or firing on a very low setting (which is normal). It's when the mesencephalon is over- firing that problems occur.
The cerebellum is key to the brain loop
Another key to the brain loop functioning properly is the cerebellum, which has a number of responsibilities including your balance, coordination, spinal posture, eye movement and a number of other functions that keep you body healthy and active.
Poor functioning of the cerebellum can cause a wide variety of problems, including problems with your postural muscles, (including a one-sided muscle spasm that adversely affects your spine). Once this occurs, certain vertebrae become restricted and spinal degeneration, arthritis, disc herniations, chronic back and neck pain, even sciatica may develop. Dizziness and balance disorders are often attributed to cerebellar dysfunction.
Treatment and Brain Based Therapy
After a thorough BBT neurological examination, a dynamic, safe, gentle and hands-on integration process is carried out to help rebalance the functioning of the brain. In most cases, traditional chiropractic adjustments are part of the treatment, given in a very precise manner designed to stimulate function in the effected part of the brain such as the cerebellum. Additionally, other modalities such as heat, eye movements and exercises, and visual stimulation may be used.
How we can help
Brain Based Therapy is not to be seen as a cure or specific treatment for disease. It's power lies in naturally and holistically improving the function of your brain loop so your body can heal and restore itself naturally. BBT may help with:
- Early Alzheimer's symptoms