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BRAIN-BASED THERAPY is a form of brain-based therapy (BBT) that is amazingly powerful and an all natural healing technique used to restore people to their optimum state of health.
How does the brain work? Your brain controls and coordinates each and every function of the body (Grey’s Anatomy). When functioning normally, the cerebellum, which is located at the back bottom part of your cranium, sends messages or “fires” to the brain (right and left hemispheres that look sort of like big noodles) which in turn “fires” to the brain stem (mesencephalon, pons, and medulla which is located just prior to the spinal cord). We call this the “Brain Loop”.
Your health, well-being, physical vitality, mental clarity, and emotional stability are all directly correlated with proper brain function….the “Brain Loop”. When functioning correctly, the cerebellum receives adequate input, sending normal input to the brain’s frontal lobes, which sends sufficient input to the lower brainstem, keeping the mesencephalon from over-firing. What goes wrong? Stress…physical, chemical, and emotional stress will adversely effect this “brain loop”. Stress is not necessarily a bad thing. However, it is the constant, pervasive, never-ending stress of our culture that is so detrimental. If one side of the cerebellum is not receiving enough nerve input, it cannot send sufficient nerve input to the frontal lobe, which can’t send enough input to the lower brainstem to keep the mesencephalon from over-firing. What’s the deal with the mesencephalon? The mesencephalon (a.k.a. upper brain stem, a.k.a. midbrain, a.k.a. cerebral peduncle) normally is inhibited by the brain. In other words, when the “brain loop” is intact, the mesencephalon is kept in check, think of a young boy with his father there beside him to keep him from acting up.
However, once there is some sort of interruption of the “brain loop”, the mesencephalon is left unchecked (think here of that same boy, left home alone with no supervision and free reign of the house!). Basically, the brain gets stuck in a sympathetic (fight or flight) response meaning that your body is running like you are in some sort of danger.
A mesencephalon that is not firing properly may cause symptoms such as fibromyalgia, ADD, hypertension, chronic pain, etc.
What about the cerebellum? Another key part to the “brain loop” is the cerebellum. This is the back, bottom part of your brain that controls your balance and coordination, spinal postural muscles, and terminates eye movements. When one side of your cerebellum is not firing properly it can lead to a host of common ailments.
A mis-firing cerebellum will cause one side of the postural muscles to be in constant spasm. This one-sided muscle spasm will change the motion of the spine allowing for injury and pain. Additionally, individual vertebrae will lock up and be restricted in their normal movement. Consequently, chronic back and neck pain, spinal degeneration, arthritis, disc herniations, and sciatica may develop. Once pathologies are ruled out, chronic dizziness and balance disorders are usually the result of cerebellar dysfunction.
How do you fix the brain? A thorough Functional Neurological examination using our exclusive BRAIN-BASED THERAPY testing will reveal which aspect of your brain is not firing properly. Since once side of the body is controlled by the opposite side of the brain (example: right brain controls the left side of the body), most treatments are given on one side of the body to stimulate the opposite hemisphere of the brain. A safe, gentle, hands-on, dynamic integration process is used to re-boot, reconnect and restore proper brain function. Traditional chiropractic instruments and/or adjustments are also used, but they are used in a very precise manner…to stimulate function in the effected part of the brain. In addition, visual, auditory, and olfactory stimulation, vibration, eye movements, eye exercises, warm calorics and other modalities may be used to increase brain firing.
What health problems can you help with? Please understand that our BRAIN-BASED THERAPY is not a specific treatment for any disease, illness or disorder. We do not try to cure anything. However…. My expertise lies in increasing the function of your Brain by using Receptor Based Stimulation (RBS) that is both appropriate and within your brains metabolic capacity. In essence provide stimulation that helps RE-WIRE YOUR BRAIN (called Neuroplasticity) which, in turn, will then be able to do what the brain was set up to do from the beginning which is direct your body’s systems, prompt your body to begin healing and take back control of those systems that have gone haywire and caused you so much grief and despair. Now once the “brain loop” is restored and the brain imbalances are minimized (brain balance restoration)…amazing things can and do happen. The following is a list of health conditions people have shown significant improvement through our BRAIN-BASED THERAPY treatments:
Who Pioneered Brain-Based Therapy? Brain-Based Therapy is a clinical, functional neurology protocol developed by Frederick Robert Carrick, DC, PhD, DACAN, DABCN, DACNB, DAAPM, FACCN, the country’s leading chiropractic neurologist and chiropractic’s only neurological fellow. The Carrick Institute offers classes internationally and helps patients around the world with severe neurological disorders. Take a look at our testimonials on this site and see how our clinic is using BBT to help people overcome their neurological challenges and also help others to get out of the cycle of chronic pain and and IMPROVE THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE! If you would like to see if BRAIN-BASED THERAPY might help you or a loved one contact us at 925.829.8484 for more information or to schedule an appointment.