Brain Based Therapy and Functional Neurology Explained

Brain based therapy is a form of treatment that is amazingly powerful, all natural healing technique used to restore people to their optimum state of health.

-The Brain Explained-

Your brain controls and coordinates each and every function of the human body (Grey’s Anatomy).

When functioning normally, the cerebellum, which is located at the back bottom part of your cranium, sends messages or “fires” to the brain (right and left hemispheres that look sort of like big noodles) which in turn “fires” to the brain stem (mesencephalon, pons, and medulla  which is located just prior to the spinal cord).

This is called the“Brain Loop”.

Brain Based Therapy NormalYour health, well-being, physical vitality, mental clarity,and emotional stability are all directly correlated with   proper brain function…the “Brain Loop”. When functioning correctly, the cerebellum receives adequate input, sending normal input to the brain’s frontal lobes, which sends sufficient input to the lower brain stem, keeping the mesencephalon from over-firing.

What goes wrong? Stress…physical, chemical, and emotional stress will adversely affect this “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.

If one side of the cerebellum is not receiving enough nerve input, it cannot send sufficient nerve input to the frontal lobe, which can’t send enough input to the lower brain stem to keep the mesencephalon from over-firing.

What’s the deal with the mesencephalon?

The mesencephalon (a.k.a. upper brain stem, a.k.a. mid-brain, a.k.a. cerebral peduncle) normally is inhibited by the brain. In other words, when the “brain loop” is intact, the mesencephalon is kept in check, think of a young boy with his father there besid him to keep him from acting out.Brain based therapy abnormal firing However, once there is some sort of  interruption of  the “brain loop”, the mesencephalon is left unchecked (think here of that same boy, left home alone with no supervision and free reign of the house!).

Basically, the brain gets stuck in a sympathetic (fight or flight) response meaning that your body is running like you are in some sort of danger.

If our mesencephalon is not firing properly it may cause symptoms such as:

        • Fibromyalgia
        • Attention Deficit
        • Hypertension
        • Chronic Pain
        • Anxiety

Brain Based Therapy Midbrain loss of inhibition

What about the cerebellum?

Another key part to 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.

decreased firing brain cerebellumA mis-firing cerebellum may cause one side of the postural muscles to be in constant spasm. This one-sided muscle spasm will change the motion of the spine allowing for injury and pain.

Additionally, individual vertebrae will lock up and be restricted in their normal movement. Consequently, chronic back and neck pain, spinal degeneration, arthritis, disc herniation, and sciatica may develop.

Chronic dizziness, Vertigo and Balance Disorders are usually the result of cerebellar dysfunction if no pathology is present.

How do you fix the brain?

A thorough Functional Neurological Examination will reveal which aspect of your brain is not working optimally. 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 treatments are given on one side of the body to stimulate the opposite hemisphere 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, vibration, eye movements, eye exercises, warm calorics and other modalities may be used to increase brain firing.

What health problems can you help with?

Please understand that BRAIN BASED THERAPY is not a specific treatment for any disease, illness or disorder. We do not try to cure anything. However…. My expertise lies in increasing the function of your Brain by using Receptor Based Stimulation (RBS) that is both appropriate and within your brains metabolic capacity.

In essence we RE-WIRE YOUR BRAIN which, in turn, will then be able to do what the brain was set up to do from the beginning which is direct your bodies systems,  prompt  your body to begin  to heal and take back control of those systems that have gone haywire and caused you so much grief and despair.

Now once the “brain loop” is restored and the brain imbalances are minimized (brain balance restoration)…amazing things can and do happen!

The following is a list of health conditions people have shown significant improvement  through our Brain Based Therapy

  • Neck Pain
  • Migraines/Headaches
  • Sciatica/Leg Pain
  • Insomnia/Trouble Sleeping
  • Hip/Knee/Foot Pain
  • Tremor Disorders
  • Hypertension
  • Hypotension
  • Numbness/Tingling
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • ADD/ADHD/Autism/Tourette’s

-Brain Based Therapy-Origins & Future-

Brain Based Therapy is a clinical, functional neurology protocol developed by Frederick Robert Carrick, DC, PhD, DACAN, DABCN, DACNB, DAAPM, FACCN, the country’s leading chiropractic neurologist and chiropractic’s only neurological fellow.

The Carrick Institute offers classes internationally and helps patients around the world with severe neurological disorders.

In addition, Dr. Michael Johnson,  a board certified chiropractic neurologist, and author of the best selling alternative health book, What Do You Do When The Medications Don’t Work? He has developed a Neurological Brain Based Therapy (BBT)  program for doctors who wish to pursue this difficult and time consuming  post graduate training.

Building on these two and other great doctors like Dr. Brandon Brock of Dallas and Dr. Shane Steadman of Denver, Dr. Walter K. Crooks has pioneered an exclusive treatment program based on  BRAIN BASED THERAPY.

-Find Out If We Can Help You-

Take a look at our testimonials on this site as well as the ones at and see how our clinic and hundreds of other clinics across the country are using BBT to help people overcome their neurological challenges and also help others to get out of  the cycle of chronic pain and and IMPROVE THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE!

If you would like to see if our  BRAIN BASED THERAPY might help you or a loved one contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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