- Chemicals that transmit nervous system messages: “neuro-transmitters” between the brain and organs.
- Serotonin, dopamine, epinephrine, etc.
- Analogous to the body’s internal telephone system or computer circuitry
- Required for healthy living!
Questions to answer
- What is the link between pain, depression and fatigue and the nervous system?
- What is the role of neurotransmitters in these processes?
- Why are Neuro-Transmitters critical to our health?
- What is their contribution to clinical conditions?
- What role do Neuro-Transmitters play in stress response, sleep and depression ?
Neuro-Transmitters Affect the ENTIRE Human Being
- Emotionally: Mood, Behavior, Social Attitude
- Mentally: Focus, Learning, Balance
- Physically: Sleep, Cardiac Function, Metabolism/Weight
Neuro-Transmitters also play a big role in the body’s energy levels.
- Energy: Motivation, Enthusiasm, Stamina, Cognitive function
- Low Energy: People who have low energy levels, are constantly fatigued, or have don’t have any motivation are typically low in many of the same Neuro-Transmitters: Low Epinephrine, Low Norepinephrine, Low Serotonin, Low PEA
PEA plays a big role in cognitive function, or also known as brain function.
Low PEA levels are associated with brain fog and unclear thinking.
Adequate PEA levels allow the brain to process information quickly.
Neuro-Transmitters are divided into two categories:
- Excitatory: Energizing, Motivating, Provide focus, Rev up the system
- Inhibitory: Calming, Relaxing, Sleep inducing, Slow down the system
Scientific studies suggest the incidence of Neuro-Transmitter imbalances in the population is very high.
Where do Imbalances Come From?
- High levels of stress
- Poor dietary habits
- Environmental toxins
- Stressful lifestyles, wired society accelerates body’s loss of neurotransmitters
- Adrenal Burnout Leads to very low levels over time.
- Poor dietary habits (processed food, sugars, etc.) do not provide the body with the building blocks for neurotransmitters, called amino acids.
- Environmental toxins kill brain cells: industrial cleaners, air & water pollutants, solvents
Brain cells containing neurotransmitters CANNOT be replaced!
Brain Based Care is used in conjunction with any testing or treatment of Neuro-Transmitter Imbalance.
Evaluation of the Brain Based Care Patient
- Screening Exam
- Insight Technology Scan
Sensitive Computerized scans to determine Autonomic Nervous System Function, Pain Levels, and Physical Performance that may be affecting Cortical and Cerebellar input.
X-rays, MRI’s or other imaging may be important to access damage to spine and nervous system.
Much of long term physical trauma is forgotten or minimized.
- Comprehensive Health History
Allows us to identify any past and present stressors in your life – especially those resulting in Long Term Pain or Dysfunctior
Physical Stress- Current and Past Trauma, LT Pain
Chemical Stress – Metals, Hormones, Pesticides
Emotional Stress – Financial, Personal, Social
- Comprehensive Functional Neuro and Physical Exam
- Functional lab tests – as needed
- Analysis of Metabolic Conditions using Advanced lab Tests – Neurotransmitter Testing for Serotonin, Dopamine and Epinephrine levels – Comprehensive Digestive Testing for Intestinal Permeability, Dysbiosis and Metabolism – Super-sensitive Thyroid Testing – Mitochondrial Function Test for Energy Conversion Problems – Toxicity Tests – Adrenal Function for Stress
A Suite of Therapies Used for Brain Activation
- Vibration Therapy on One Side of the Body
- Gentle Chiropractic Adjustments on One Side of the Body
- Oxygen Therapy
- Exercise with Oxygen Therapy
- Low Light Emission Laser
- Auricular Therapy
- Olfactory Stimulation
- Mirror Imagery
- Spin Therapy
If you would like to see if BRAIN-BASED CARE might help you or a loved one contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment.