Why the Brain?
The Chiropractic Profession has always involved neurological functions. Since the brain, spinal cord, and spinal nerves compromise the nervous system, receiving a chiropractic adjustment can help your nervous system. The human response to stressors is under the control of the Central Nervous System (CNS) and its ability to maintain a regulatory balance with all other bodily system and organs . This Imbalance is often found in evaluating brain function as the result of the effect of stressor overloading the ability of the CNS to maintain the ideal balance.
Why it is Important to test your Brain ?
If you have cortical Beta brain activity above the ideal range (around 30%) it indicates that your life experiences have patterned your brain to be in “defense mode” all the time. The defense mode is designed for short duration and crisis situations. This “state of being” creates the production of the stress hormones including cortisol and adrenalin. The “on alert” state also effects another division of the nervous system, the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS). The ANS controls all the automatic responses in your body such as: heart rate, blood pressure, breathing rate, extremity temperature, muscle tension, hand moisture and effects all other functions including digestion, reproduction, healing, elimination, growth, hormone and immune system activity.
Neurological Chiropractic Facts
Many neurological disorders are caused by poorly functioning brainwave patterns.
Extensive research has demonstrated specific abnormal patterns associated with ADHD, insomnia, anxiety, depression, autism, memory issues, concussion, stroke, traumatic brain injury, and many others.
Neurofeedback provides a natural method of correcting these abnormal patterns and eliminating the symptoms associated with these disorders. It is a proven and effective alternative to many of the dangerous medications that are prescribed for these conditions.
In addition, neurofeedback can be used as a peak performance therapy for professional athletes, musicians, and high-level corporate executives to create optimal patterns of brainwave activity. The following discussion of the clinical basis for this therapy will explain why we have integrated this therapy into our practice.