In pediatric chiropractic the focus is on the brain body connection. The importance of this connection is vital for proper body function, interfere with this connection and the body goes into a state of dis-ease. The purpose of chiropractic and pediatric chiropractic is to detect and measure the state of this connection and restore it where necessary. Pretty simple right?
New research shows Chiropractic increases brain function!
Amazing new research just published in the prestigious(1) journal of neuroplasticity shows that following a chiropractic adjustment there is a significant increase in brain function in the pre-frontal cortex. This study as well as several others (2,3,4)clearly demonstrate that the specific type of chiropractic helps you to better perceive and adapt to the world around you.
Ever wanted to know what your 6yr old might be learning in school?
Last month I was invited to give a talk to an elementary school class at my daughter’s school on the human body. I loved that one of the students actually called me herself to schedule it and iron out the details. Talk about teaching real life skills! Like many, the teachers and students thought my area of expertise was the spine and bones of the body. I told them that actually in pediatric chiropractic and as a pediatric chiropractor, I focus primarily on the Nerve System.
The Cerebrum – which is the largest part of the brain and allows us to think and speak
The Cerebellum – which is at the back of the brain and coordinates movement and balance like in sport
The Pre-Frontal Cortex – located at the front of the brain which allows us to plan and make decisions.
The Hippocampus – which stores and finds memories like a great filing system
The Amygdala – which controls emotions, like joy, sadness, anger, fear…(Yes, the kids all knew these feelings from the movie Inside Out!)
And what do you think is the most important system in our body?
Many of the kids said blood, heart, lungs, and a couple said the brain. So yes, the Central Nervous System is composed of the brain and nervous system. It’s job every second of our lives is to connect your brain to every single organ, tissue and cell in your body. To detect what’s going on in your ever changing environment. If its cold or warm your body has to adapt; if a car is pulling out in front of you. So many messages have to happen successfully in order for you to adapt; if your foot and ankle walk on a pothole, your body needs to adapt quickly so you don’t sprain your ankle or fall.
Millions of messages happen without you even thinking about it. Now what would happen if those messages didn’t get there as fast or were distorted? Would your body adapt as well, function as well, would it thrive?
Pediatric Chiropractic focuses on the brain-body connection.
In Pediatric Chiropractic I look specifically for distortion in the brain-body connection. I use specific technology, protocols and training to help locate any problem areas. Distortion in the brain-body connection can occur in the bones, joints and soft tissue that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Often a specific gentle correction is all that is needed to restore normal function. More questions, want to know what you can do to support you and your family? Reach out to us and we’ll be happy to help. Our contact info can be found at the top of this page or here at www.arcoflife.ca
1) Lelic, D, Niazi, IK, Holt, K, Jochumsen, M, Dremstrup, K, Yielder, P, Murphy, B, Drewes, A and Haavik, H (2016), “Manipulation of dysfunctional spinal joints affects sensorimotor integration in the pre-frontal cortex: A brain source localization study,” Neural Plasticity, Volume 2016 (2016).
2) Haavik Taylor, H. & Murphy B.A. (2007) “Cervical spine manipulation alters sensorimotor integration: A somatosensory evoked potential study” Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology, 118(2):391-402
3) “Cerebral metabolic changes in men after chiropractic spinal manipulation” Alternative Therapies Health Medicine 2011 Nov-Dec;17(6):12-7.
4) Biedermann H. “Kinematic imbalances due to suboccipital strain in newborns” J. Manual Med (1992) 6:151-156.