Neuroplasticity: The Brain's Ability To Rewire Itself
You Can Overcome Your Chronic Health Condition
What Is Neuroplasticity?
Neuroplasticity, also known as brain plasticity or neural plasticity, is the brain's ability to reorganize itself, both functionally and physically through the process of forming new neural connections throughout life. Without this ability, the brain would not be able to develop from infancy to adulthood.
Neuroplasticity allows the neurons (the brain's nerve cells) to compensate for disease and injury and to adjust their activities in response to new experiences, environment changes, behavior, thinking and emotions.
What Does Neuroplasticity Look Like In Everyday Life?
Neuroplasticity makes the brain resilient. It is also the process in which all permanent learning occurs in the brain, for instance, learning a new language or an instrument.
Our Brain Is Shaped By New Experiences
We create new connections between neurons when we experience something new, our brain is rewired to adapt to the new circumstance. With the repetition of every action, emotion or thought, we reinforce a neural pathway. Even with respect to our immune system. And with each repetition, we begin to form a new way of being. When these small changes are repeated frequently enough, they change our brain works. This is a process that not only happens on a day to day basis but is something we can actively stimulate and encourage. In our hypothesis, we are taking advantage of the neuroplastic aspects of our brain, to directly retrain unconscious nervous and immune system responses.
Neuroplasticity Can Be A Double-Edged Sword
That Can Make Certain Individuals More Prone To These Types of Chronic Illnesses
Neuroplasticity is one of the hottest topics in neuroscience and has far-reaching implications & potential for most aspects of our lives. However, the same characteristic that makes your brain resistant also renders it vulnerable to internal and external, often unconscious influences which can, unfortunately, result in people with certain risk factors developing these chronic conditions.
Do You Have A Neuro-Immune Conditioned Syndrome (NICS)?
I call the conditions such as CFS/ME, Fibromyalgia, MCS and Related Conditions that we treat " Neuro-Immune Conditioned Syndromes” or “NICS”.
These defence responses are all over the body, but I believe that they start off in the brain.
You Have A Real Condition With Real Physical Symptoms Caused By A Traumatic Event On The Brain
The Amygdala and Insula Hypothesis
The Amygdala & Insula Hypothesis a ‘vicious cycle’ that, once triggered by severe stressors in people with certain risk factors can perpetuate neurological overstimulation, physiological dysfunction, and many physical symptoms.
These conditions are real physical illnesses in the body, and they are caused by the effects of a traumatic event on the brain. This causes the brain to go into an extreme survival mode. The brain becomes hypersensitive and hyper-reactive.
It is the brain which is over-triggering the sympathetic nervous system and the immune system. And this is due to something called “conditioning” – It is when our brains learn to do something new, again and again. In the brain, the conditioning may specifically occur in parts of the brain called the insula and the amygdala.
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The Evolutionary Basis for These Conditions
Over Millions of Years of Evolution
Our bodies have evolved so we can survive in our environment. Our body’s number one priority is survival! And there are threats that we face that can compromise our survival, and these can be of many different types.
It is called the sympathetic nervous system response. And the opposite of the stress or sympathetic system is called the parasympathetic nervous system, often mediated by the vagus nerve. This is when the body calms down and heals, rests, and repairs itself.
In The Modern World...
Most of our threats are actually not physical but more mental and emotional threats. But our bodies keep responding as if they are real physical threats, for example, rejection or separation. There are other defense responses too like pain responses, where the brain focuses our attention on the source of that pain; then it magnifies those pain signals and triggers aspects of the immune system.
So our bodies create a unique pattern of defense response depending on the need of the situation, and it is all so we can survive.
The Reason Why Traditional Medicine Finds It Hard To Treat These Conditions...
The reason why traditional medicine finds it hard to treat these conditions, is because traditional medicine separates these two branches of medicine. We have a separate immunology department, and a separate neurology department, and in fact a separate psychology department. But the brain makes no difference between all of these different aspects of the body. The brain simply says, “What do I have to do to survive?” and then the body triggers a unique pattern of defense responses to ensure survival.
For instance, when we have flu, our immune system is triggered but this also has an effect on our emotions and how we feel. We feel like we just want to take a rest. And biologically this is to ensure that healing occurs so that we survive.
Currently, I do not believe there are any pharmaceuticals that could target such a specific reaction in the brain.
Most pharmaceuticals or supplements target the symptoms rather than the underlying cause.
If conditioning is mild, successful treatment of symptoms may bring recovery, but in the majority of cases, this may not occur. However, it is still important that you are guided by your Doctor.
What Does Have To Do With Chronic Conditions Such As CFS/ME, Fibromyalgia, Chemical Sensitivities, IBS, etc?
I believe all of these conditions are caused by an over-stimulation of these survival responses. These defense responses, are traumatized and over-responding. This means the immune system and the sympathetic nervous system is overstimulated, and it all results in too much inflammation in the body and the symptoms you experience.
How The Symptoms of These Conditions Are Created
Learn more the range of physical, cognitive and emotional symptoms that those with ME/CFS, fibromyalgia, and associated illnesses may experience – explaining how they may be products of amygdala hyper-sensitization.
Amygdala & Insula Retraining Breaks This Vicious Cycle By Applying Techniques That Encourage The Brain To Discontinue This Overstimulation.
Luckily the amygdala and insula constantly communicates with other parts of the brain, and that’s where retraining can take place. Amygdala & Insula Retraining is designed to strengthen the prefrontal cortex and restore inhibitory mechanisms in the insula, anterior cingulate and other associated structures.
The unconscious brain reaction involved in amygdala and insula dysfunction is not normally under a patient’s control, but I believe that my highly specialized“brain retraining” techniques derived from NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), breathing, meditation techniques, and others, can target the reaction and control the amygdala.
A Pilot Study Published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine
It is estimated that at least 2% to 5% of the population suffer from Fibromyalgia, a complex pain condition in some form, and until now there has been a lack of effective treatments. The novel Neuroplasticity program known as “Amygdala and Insula Retraining” was combined with Mindfulness to create 'MAIR', also known as the Gupta Program, and was tested for 8 weeks against a control group engaging in an equivalent amount of relaxation techniques.
The pilot study results found that after just an 8 week intervention, the MAIR group had significantly greater reductions in symptoms and pain, and increases in overall health, compared to the control group. These are the key results from the 8-week study:
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