WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
We use a neurologically-focused treatment protocol called Brain Based Therapy to treat chronic conditions. When used in conjunction with the several other treatment methods offered by Dr. Lo, a very unique and effective treatment program is created for the patient.
What is Brain Based Therapy?
Brain Based Therapy (BBT) is an amazingly powerful, all natural healing technique used to restore patients’ optimum state of health.
How does the brain work?
Your brain controls and coordinates all functions of the body (Gray’s Anatomy). When the brain is functioning correctly, the cerebellum, which is the back bottom part of your cranium, sends messages to the left and right frontal lobes of the brain. This in turn sends messages to the brain stem (mesencephalon, pons, and medulla). This is called 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”.
What goes wrong?
Stress ! Physical, chemical, and emotional stress will adversely affect the “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 to our health.
In the example above, the right side of the cerebellum is not receiving enough nerve input, so it cannot send sufficient nerve input to the left frontal lobe. This will prevent the left frontal lobe from sending enough input to the lower brainstem (Pons and medulla). The end result is a mesencephalon that is over-firing.
What’s the deal with the mesencephalon?
Under normal conditions, the mesencephalon (a.k.a. upper brain stem, a.k.a. midbrain, a.k.a. cerebral peduncle) is inhibited by the right and left frontal lobes of the brain. In other words, when the “brain loop” is intact, the mesencephalon is turned down by the frontal lobes of the brain.
However, once stress interrupts the “brain loop”, the mesencephalon is left unchecked. The brain essentially gets stuck in a sympathetic (fight or flight) mode.
A mesencephalon that is not firing properly causes symptoms such as fibromyalgia, migraines, insomnia, ADD, sciatica, etc.
What about the cerebellum?
Another key part of 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 misfiring cerebellum will cause one side of the postural muscles to be in constant spasm. This one-sided muscle spasm will cause vertebrae or the bones of the spine to misalign. Additionally, individual vertebrae may lock up and be restricted from their normal movement. Consequently, chronic back and neck pain, spinal degeneration, arthritis, disc herniations, and sciatica may develop. Chronic dizziness and balance disorders can be the result of cerebellar dysfunction as well.
How do you fix the brain?
A thorough BBT neurological examination 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 BBT treatments are done on one side of the body to stimulate the opposite side 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, heat, eye movements, eye exercises, and other modalities may be used to increase brain firing.
What health problems can be helped?
Please understand that BBT is not a specific treatment for any disease, illness or disorder. We do not attempt to cure patients’ conditions.
Our expertise lies in naturally and holistically re-wiring your brain and then getting out of the way so your body can heal.
Once brain imbalances are minimized and the “brain loop” is restored…amazing things can happen. The following is a list of health conditions that have shown significant improvement with BBT.
- balance disorders
- arm/shoulder pain
- low back pain/sciatica
- bulging/herniated discs
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- early Alzheimer’s symptoms
- RLS (restless leg syndrome)
- hip/knee/feet pain
- tremor disorders
- MS symptoms
- neck pain
- spinal stenosis
- post-stroke symptoms
Who discovered BBT?
Brain Based Therapy is a clinical, functional neurological protocol developed by Dr. Fred Carrick, the country’s leading chiropractic neurologist. The Carrick Institute offers classes internationally and helps patients around the world with severe neurological disorders.
Integrative Chiropractic and Wellness – Dr. Jay Lo