Chiropractors have known about the connection between subluxations and blood pressure for many years, but people continue to be in prescription medications for this diagnosis. This video does a fantastic job explaining and illustrating the important connection between the nervous system, high blood pressure, and the effect aRead More >
Great Mention of Chiropractic on Justthefactsbaby.com
My wife sent me a great little article about chiropractic care and pregnancy written by Dr. Jennifer Wise, D.C. from Toronto, ONT, Canada. It’s always great to see positive and accurate publicity about the benefits that regular chiropractic care can provide for a healthy pregnancy. Here are someRead More >
Neuroplasticity: Can Chiropractic Help the Brain Change Itself?
As my wife finishes her master’s degree in early childhood education, I like to imagine a place where parents in Seattle have access to such a program for their struggling student. I realize there are programs, but most are focused on accepting a disability and not attempting to rewire their pliable brains so it goes away. Permanently.
When I saw this I wondered if the same stimulation could be used via the other senses of touch while using less used cortical stimulus via the cranial nerves. Could smell or aromatherapy used via the olfactory nerve? Could a chiropractic adjustment be used to effect a certain spinal tract and relay the impulse to a weak area of the brain?
Some of these questions are rhetorical as I already know the answer, but it is a shame that only small niche groups of Chiropractors strictly focus on the brain as it relates to neuroplasticity. Yes, many of us are creating this positive response via the adjustment, but there could not be a better time to educate our patients on the subject. Now could be the time to ask the public to send it patients who have struggled with brain injuries, learning difficulties and strokes.