What Makes It So Different?
The focus of traditional health care is on germs and blood. Chiropractic is different. Chiropractic produces results by helping your nervous system work the way it should. An emphasis on blood overlooks the role of the nervous system, which controls your blood, your blood pressure and millions of other details.
Chiropractic care focuses on your spine because it is the most vulnerable part of your nervous system.
Doctor's don't heal. The very best doctors remove interferences to your healing ability. That's the purpose of chiropractic. Today's chiropractic doctor is well educated and passes stringent licensing examinations before earning the right to practice. Chiropractic is the natural choice for those who want to be their best while avoiding drugs and surgery.
It's a scientific fact that your brain, spinal cord and the rest of your nerves control every aspect of your body. Hinder the vital nerve links between your brain and your body, and ill health can result. A common source of interference comes from the moving bones that encase the "information super highway" of your spinal cord. These subluxations can produce a variety of health problems. Nerve pressure can cause numbness, weakness or the under-performance of organs and tissues. Or, spinal misalignment can cause nerve tissue to stretch, chafe or become irritated. This can distort nerve messages between your body and your brain. The result? Hyperactive organ function, high blood pressure or even pain.
The medical approach puts chemicals into your bloodstream to artificially change the way your body works. Laxatives to speed up elimination. Antacids to reduce stomach acid. Besides the fatal mistakes, side effects and possible kidney damage, drugs often ignore the real cause of the problem. Instead, the focus of chiropractic care is on the integrity of your nervous system. A thorough examination helps locate areas of nervous system compromise. The moving bones of the spine are common culprits. Then, specific chiropractic adjustments help reduce these interferences. The intent is to restore your body's ability to regulate and heal itself. Without drugs. Without surgery. Chiropractic is simple. It's natural. It honors the wisdom of your body. And it has helped millions enjoy relief and better health for more than a century.
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 can help with:
~Balance disorders ~Neck pain ~Low back pain/sciaticaDizziness ~RLS (restless leg syndrome)
~MS symptoms ~Low immunity ~Migraines ~InsomniaBulging/herniated discs
~Hip/knee/feet pain ~Numbness ~Fibromyalgia ~Arm/shoulder pain
~Headaches ~Spinal stenosis ~Tremor disorders ~Early Alzheimer’s symptoms
~Carpal tunnel syndrome
Brain Based Therapy 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.
Understanding how the brain works 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, senses 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 occur 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 reconnect and restore proper brain function. In some 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. Additionally, other modalities such as exercises, are sometimes used.
Who discovered BBT? Dr. Fred Carrick, the country’s leading chiropractic neurologist is credited as the designer and creator of Brain Based Therapy. The Carrick Institute developed the clinical and functional neurological protocol that helps patients around the world with severe neurological disorders.
If you would like to have more information or to set up a consultation and see how we can help you (or someone you know), with Brain Based Therapy, give us a call in SOUTH LAKE TAHOE 530-577-5433 to schedule an appointment to see if you or members of your family are candidates for care.