What is neuro-optimization?
Neuro- means having to do with the nervous system
Optimization- make better or more efficient, improve upon
Neuro-optimization is a process by which the body creates a better or more efficient nervous system. Your nervous system is like a computer and the master controller of your body. It sends and receives information to every cell, organ and tissue in your body.
Why would we need to improve upon our nervous system? The body is constantly seeking to adapt to change. When we cut our hand, our body locates the injury and starts to heal. When we get a cold or cough, the body also moves towards healing. So, how is it that sometimes, it seems like it takes our body forever to heal from something? Perhaps we’ve had low back pain for what seems likes years or a chronic illness that simply won’t go away? Long term conditions that seem to never go away mean that the nervous system is prevented from getting the correct signals to the necessary areas in order for healing to occur...there is a disturbance within the force.
What are some factors that decrease the ability of our nervous system to function optimally?
How is neuro-optimization achieved?
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Dr. Amanda is a non-traditional chiropractor who focuses on Neuro-Optimization Chiropractic in Ottawa, Canada.