Have you ever wondered...
--what is neuroplasticity?
--how does my brain change and how does it affect me?
--what is cortisol and what does stress have to do with it?
Dr. Tony Ebel describes subluxation as being stuck in stress mode. I really like this idea of subluxation or misalignment - going into stress mode and not being able to get back to non-stress mode. This is a great illustration of what subluxation is. Read More
It would be similar to putting your car in neutral and then pressing the pedal to the medal. You'll use a lot of energy and not get very far.
Subluxation leads to increased cortisol levels which leads to adverse affects on the brain – specifically pre-frontal cortex, anterior cingulated and the hippocampous. This leads to dysregulated brain wave patterns that become ‘hard wired’ through neuroplasticity.
We’ve talked before about how people who are considered sensitive or have ‘sensory processing sensitivity’ show increased reaction within the brain when exposed to certain stimulus.
Research shows that those who suffer with post-traumatic stress disorder demonstrate increased activity within their brain when exposed to a trigger. Increased brain activity was also found in those who are considered sensitive when exposed to a stimulus. While the area’s that show increased activity are different between being sensitive and suffering from PTSD the brain and body’s reaction is remarkably similar. Read More
Sometimes we lack harmony and congruity with our own body! As bizarre as this may sound, it’s actually quite true. How much harmony do you experience with your body? Do you listen to what it’s trying to tell you? Pain, discomfort or other symptoms appear because your body is sending a message to your brain that something is wrong or needs your attention? How well are you paying attention to these messages? Read More