Functional Neurology
of Middlesex County
Gregory Symko, D.C., D.A.B.C.N.
747 Main Street Suite 205
Concord, MA 01742
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What is Brain-Based Therapy?

Brain Based Therapy (BBT) is an amazingly powerful, all natural healing technique used to restore people to their optimum state of health.

BBT: A safe, gentle, hands-on, dynamic integration that re-boots, reconnects and restores proper brain function. Precise chiropractic adjustments are also used to stimulate affected parts of the brain.

How the brain works

brain_frontalYour brain controls and coordinates all functions of the body.

When functioning normally, the cerebellum sends messages to the brain’s right and left hemispheres which in turn fire to the brain stem consisting of mesencephalon, pons, and medulla. This firing is called the “Brain Loop”.

Your health, well-being, physical vitality, mental clarity, and emotional stability are all directly correlated with proper brain function.

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 – will adversely affect this “brain loop”.

Stress is not necessarily a bad thing but 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.

Watch a video of Dr. Symko explaining the Functional Healthcare approach:

How do you fix the brain?

A thorough BBT neurological examination will reveal which aspect of your brain is not firing properly.

Since one side of the body is controlled by the opposite side of the brain, 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 adjustments are also used, but they are used in a very precise manner to stimulate function in the affected part of the brain.

In addition, visual, auditory, and olfactory stimulation, heat, eye movements and exercises, and other modalities may be used to increase brain firing.