Two Hidden Reasons Your Brain Doesn’t Work As It Should
What You Can Do About It
The Two Secrets of Craniosacral Harmonics
Craniosacral Harmonics is a gentle form of hands-on treatment that can help integrate your brain function and lead to improved health.
If you aren't familiar with the workings of the brain (or the benefits of manual therapy), you might wonder: How can hands-on bodywork influence mental function and impact overall health?
As scientists try to understand this important phenomenon, there are two themes which are emerging. Together these two scientific models go a long way to explain some of the clinical results I've seen in my practice from the use of Craniosacral Harmonics.
Brain Secret #1
There are hundreds of million - maybe billions - of nerve impulses being fired in your brain every second.
Imagine that each individual electrical discharge happening in your brain could be turned into a sound. Would your brain sound smooth, harmonious, rhythmic and purposeful? Or would it sound like noisy, grating static?
Nobody's brain waves are going to sound quite like Mozart. But a certain degree of electrical harmony has been shown to correlate with effective mental function - allowing you to be both relaxed and focused at the same time.
How do you achieve that type of brain coordination?
Tests of monks experienced with meditation have shown that their brains have a harmonious pattern of electrial discharge.
So meditation is one important health practice you can adopt. Craniosacral Harmonics gives you another choice. Here's how it works:
Your brain isn’t just sitting there passively waiting to generate a thought. Your brain receives zillions of signals from your body every second. Actually, the amount of feedback coming into the brain from inside your body - from the joints, muscles, and internal organs - far exceeds the amount of information coming (via the special senses like sight or hearing) from outside your body.
Everything your brain does - every thought you think - is modulated and fashioned by this network of background information.
If the signals coming in from the body are disjointed, noisy and grating, then your brain activity will also be disjointed, noisy and grating.
Craniosacral Harmonics, using sustained, gentle, hands-on touch, can actually soothe those incoming signals from the body to the brain. That harmonizes brain activity. You feel very, very relaxed.
But that’s not all Craniosacral Harmonics does for you….
Brain Secret #2
Your brain cells are very, very finicky.
More than any other type of cell in your body, your brain cells need a precisely controlled inner environment in order to work right. The concentration of sodium, calcium, glucose, and every other chemical substance has to be exactly right. And the pressure in the fluids bathing your brain has to be exactly right too.
Fortunately, your body has designed a mechanism to keep the brain's environment in balance. Your brain is wrapped by the remarkable connective tissue known as the dura mater.
Your dura mater is usually your best friend - but when there’s a problem it can become your worst nightmare.
Normally the dura mater can stretch slightly to adapt to changes in fluid pressure, sparing the brain. But after injury or stress the dura mater will tighten and become less responsive. Like any other connective tissue in the body, it can get warped, twisted, or shortened.Then, when pressure builds up, the skull can't expand to accomodate it, and the brain feels the excess.
Dura mater restrictions also affect the flow of fluid that bathes your brain cells. Then they don’t get the normal energy supply they need and can't get rid of their waste products.
That’s where Craniosacral Harmonics comes in. It takes those twists and kinks out of your dura mater to restore normal brain function.
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Because Craniosacral Harmonics can have these two powerful effects on the way your brain is working, it can at times be helpful for people with many common health problems. From chronic pain to balance problems. Migraine, TMJ syndrome, brain trauma. Depression and anxiety. Tremors and Tourette syndrome. Frozen shoulder and carpal tunnel syndrome. And lots more.
Contact me for more information or to schedule a convenient appointment. Here are my two phone numbers:
In New York City: 212-400-9663
In Princeton, NJ: 609-497-1944
Ronald Lavine, D.C.