What is a brain imbalance?
The most common brain “imbalance” occurred between the two hemispheres of the brain; the scientific name is a functional disconnection. Essentially it is a lack of connection, communication and integration between networks on either side of the brain. This lack of integration is most commonly a result of a developmental imbalance or developmental asynchrony. This means that one side of the brain is delayed or slowed in its development which causes the other to mature and grow faster, and this imbalance in growth and maturity prevents the two sides of the brain from properly integrating. This results in an unevenness of functional abilities where one side of the brain is advanced or even “too strong” relative to the other side which has skills and functions that are underdeveloped and weaker. Obsessive, compulsive or hyperactive behavior is an example of the left hemisphere being too strong and producing symptoms. This combination of strengths and weaknesses can result in many different types of physical, mental health and learning issues that can last a lifetime.
What are some issues connected to Brain Imbalances?
The brain controls everything so an imbalance in the brain can result in imbalances in every body system in any combination: ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, OCD, memory and concentration issues, depression, anxiety, hormone imbalances, blood sugar imbalances, muscle and sensory imbalances that can cause back pain, headaches, dizziness, immune imbalances that can cause chronic infection, food sensitivities, allergies and autoimmune issues and many more.
All of these issues have been increasing at epidemic levels and all can be a direct result of a developmental brain imbalance. There is no damage or pathology in the brain, there is no genetic mutation, and it is not a chemical problem. It is just a physiologic, electrical imbalance, and it can be corrected. When the imbalance in the brain is corrected all of the other imbalances are most often corrected as well.
Treatment plans: Individual patient-specific treatment plans are determined after the functional neurological exam. We determine the course of action by applying different forms of sensory input into the nervous system and retesting parts of the exam that we found were not functioning to their capacity. Using state-of-the-art technology including the Melillo Method, Neurosage and LLLT (low level laser) therapies as well as other procedure modalities that include sound, smell, vibration, specific eye movements, balancing exercises, vestibular exercises and much more. We need to be specific and activate the areas of the nervous system that are not doing enough and also decrease the amount of activation in the areas that are doing too much. Each patient will likely have different exercises and different protocols, depending upon the initial findings and the way he or she responds to therapy.
While patients typically see improvement in the first several sessions, long-term success requires time for neuroplasticity to take hold and a series of ten sessions is recommended before retesting the areas of deficit.