Brain-Based Care allows us to use the latest research to specifically diagnose and treat pain syndromes, sleep and fatigue, cognition and behaviour problems, balance disorders and stroke recovery.
This process puts the brain back where it belongs, allowing for control of the runaway impulses of brain stem malfunctioning that contributes to a host of chronic conditions that includes Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, ADD/ADHD, Insomnia, Dizziness, and brain impairment from MS or Stroke.
THE ANATOMY OF BRAIN-BASED CARE
Signals from your body are delivered from the initial receptors of your senses (touch, sight, smell, pressure sense and balance) to your spinal nerve roots and then 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 then develops its response to the environment based on the information it receives.
The Cerebellum was once thought to only coordinate movement, but we now know that the Cerebellum controls all impulses, including thought.
The nerve signals are transmitted to the Brain Cortex where it provides an increase in the frequency of firing, which helps keep the brain healthy. Without this required stimulation, the brain loses its ability to actively control primal functions regulating everything from breathing to pain regulation.
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 provides the nerve power for all of our vital organs including our Heart, Stomach, Liver, Intestines, Spleen and Adrenals. This important connection means the upper cervical spine is 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 Mesencephalon 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.