Why do we do brain exercises?
Brain exercises are an integral part of what we do at Puckette Integrative Healthcare. The brain is important in our day-to-day functioning and “weak links,” the dysfunctional neurological pathways, can negatively affect that functioning. By exercising and strengthening weak links in our neurological system, we can start healing and maintain the progress we’ve have already made.
How to exercise the weak links in our brain
Exercising the weak links in our brains is just like exercising our muscles. When you go to the gym you strengthen the target muscles, and as they become toned and start to work better, it gets easier to use them. The brain is just the same! When you exercise the neural pathways that are not functioning or are in disuse, you are strengthening your brain and improving its overall function.
The weak links can have many causes, but one of the most common ones is stress. Constant stress keeps the body from relaxing and functioning in daily life. This stress puts a heavy strain on our nervous system and can lead to some of the problems that you are suffering from. When your nervous system is weak, the signals your body is sending don’t always reach their destination, creating dysfunction. Practicing brain exercises reconnects these paths. Although brain exercises aren’t a magic fix for everything, they can make big improvements in your life!
Which brain exercises are right for me?
To figure out which exercises you need, we give you a neurological exam that finds the neural pathways that aren’t firing well. Since the brain is the control center of the body, it’s important to start there. This process is safe, non-invasive, yet hands-on, and will require your participation throughout the process. To stimulate the different parts of the brain, we use visual and auditory stimulation along with other therapies to test and increase brain function. This allows us to see what links can be strengthened and leads us to the brain-based therapies and exercises that are right for you. As you progress, we retest these pathways to see how you’ve improved.
Practicing brain exercises
In order to maintain the progress you’ve made during adjustments, it’s important to do your exercises regularly. The adjustments help make your nervous system function, but the brain exercises allow you to reap the full benefits. You’ll be able to see the progress your body and brain make as you continue to do the exercises and strengthen those weak pathways. Keep up with your exercises!
Here’s To A Better Life,
Dr. Steve Puckette