Why Should You Measure Your Brain Function?
What controls and coordinates every function in your entire body?
So if you are having problems with any part of your body don’t you think it would be a good idea to check the master control system of your body?
We do…and that is why we measure the function of the brain and nervous system to find out if abnormal brain function and communication may be the CAUSE of your health issue (s).
What causes Abnormal Brain Function
Our bodies have a built-in warning system that picks up on different threats and alerts the body to be ready to respond. Most of this reaction occurs below your conscious awareness and triggers a cascade of protection responses such as increasing blood pressure, heart rate, hand moisture, muscle tension & breathing. This warning mechanism is coordinated by your brain and nervous system, which is the master control system of your body.
These “threats” can be actual threats like a fire alarm going off or they can be perceived threats such as financial worries or relationship issues. Your brain responds to these threats in similar ways. These responses are designed to move us into “survival” mode in order to save ourselves from the threat. For example, our heart rate and breathing rate will increase when the fire alarm goes off to help us escape a fire. Once we are safe however, they should return to normal. .Our brain reacts similarly if we perceive a “threat” around finances or relationships. These “threats” however tend to become chronic leaving our brains “stuck” in an abnormal pattern without being able to return to normal. This leads numerous health issues.
The instrumentation we use at our office actually measures your brain’s ability to adapt to and recover from stress. It will tell us if your brain is “stuck” and if so, what area it is stuck. This helps us to determine the best care plan possible based on your specific brain function. This test is called the Stress Response Evaluation.
Poor Brain Function Can Lead To The Following:
- High Blood Pressure
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Sleep Issues
- Low Energy
- Brain Fog
- Bladder Issues
- Memory Issues
- Digestive Issues
- Learning Disorders
In our office we focus on restoring proper brain function and communication leading to better health.
What is the Stress response
A Stress response is the reaction your brain and nervous system has to a perceived emotional or physical threat, whether actual or imagined. Such a reaction includes increased heart rate, reduced hand temperatures, increased beta wave activity in the brain, adrenalin production and many other things.
Ideal Response – An ideal response is one that will best prepare you to handle the stressor in an efficient manner and will quickly return you to an ideal resting state once the stressor is removed.
Poor Response – This means an inappropriate response to a stressor or a poor recovery once the stressor is gone. If the system is severely out of balance the responses can be completely reversed. This leads to numerous health issues such as high blood pressures, digestive issues, anxiety, depression, pain and more.
Exhausted Response – In the case of an exhausted nervous system, you will find that the nervous system is in such dysfunction that it is no longer capable of adapting to meet the challenges of stress and there is little recovery ability. This now involves the immune system leading to autoimmune disorders and the inability for your immune system to work properly.
System Failure – If the poor recovery continues, what can result is a chronic exhausted stress response. This state now involves the relationship between the nervous system and the immune system. The immune system has become overwhelmed and over reactive. This high and chronic level of stress is the foundation for all auto-immune illnesses and can be considered life-threatening.
Components of the Stress Response
Health is the ability of your body to respond to a stressor appropriately and recover all the systems to an ideal state within 90 seconds.
What does the research say?
Recent brain research shows that how you respond to—and recover from—stress may be a better indicator of your current (and future) health, than any other factor including: your age, your sex, your weight, whether or not you smoke or exercise…or even if you have high blood pressure..
March 2013: CDC states that 95% of all diseases / illnesses are caused by stress
Jun 20, 2017: The most common stress-related diseases are cardiovascular diseases (CVD, i.e., hypertension and atherosclerosis), metabolic diseases (i.e., diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, NAFLD), psychotic and neurodegenerative disorders (i.e., depression, Alzheimer’s disease, AD and Parkinson’s disease, PD), cancer (Cohen et al., 2007). Frontiers In Human Science
Apr 02, 2012: “When under stress, cells of the immune system are unable to respond to hormonal control, and consequently, produce levels of inammation that promote disease Science Daily
Mar 24, 2021: Stress that’s left unchecked can contribute to many health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes and more. Mayo Clinic
What others are saying . . .
NO MORE DEPRESSION AND OTHER GREAT RESULTS
Connie came in with the following health concerns, depression, anxiety, irritable bowel syndrome, memory loss, fatigue and more. After three months of care reevaluation revealed, no more depression and fatigue, and much improvement in anxiety, memory loss and irritable bowel condition.
Neurologically based chiropractic corrective care works to remove nerve interference so your body can heal, become well and stay well. Connie followed her plan consistently and her results proved it!