Anxiety and Nervousness Can Be Helped By NeuroCranial Restructuring
Anxiety is a condition of the brain. Drugs like Xanax and herbs such as kava kava, skullcap, valerian and hops have all been used successfully to treat anxiety symptoms. Sometimes counseling is effective for treatment of anxiety, but the patients who seek my care have found it ineffective. For them, the underlying cause of anxiety is a functional problem of the brain, so treatment of anxiety must address brain functioning.
Standard treatment techniques incorporate methods to change the levels of neurotransmitters in the brain. In this way, the areas of the brain that lack or have too many neurotransmitters can be normalized, temporarily alleviating the problem. The drugs and herbs used to treat anxiety temporarily change the levels of neurotransmitters in the brain. When the levels of neurotransmitters in the brain are raised or lowered, changes in feelings and behavior are seen and felt everywhere in the brain. This can often help a patient to feel less anxious.
The problem with medications is their lack of specificity in the brain. They make their changes throughout the brain instead of the specific area of the brain under concern. This can lead to side effects. The areas of the brain that have abnormal neurotransmitter levels (too high or too low) will change, hopefully in the way the doctor wishes. But the areas of the brain that already had normal levels of the neurotransmitter will now have the wrong level, leading to a side effect associated with the previously normal area of the brain now being over- or under-stimulated.
The problem of anxiety is associated with neurotransmitter levels. However, it is rarely a simple situation of under- or over-production but instead a problem of the distribution of neurotransmitters in the brain. Some areas of the brain have too low a level of some neurotransmitters, or some areas of the brain have too many neurotransmitters, or both situations are occurring simultaneously in different areas of the brain. This situation makes it difficult to give medications that are both effective and have no side effects.
The flow of cerebrospinal fluid and the flow of blood govern the distribution of neurotransmitters. The shape of the skull determines this. With NeuroCranial Restructuring, the skull shape changes, improving the patterns of the flow of cerebrospinal fluid and blood. As the fluid flow characteristics change, the patterns of distribution of neurotransmitters are changed as well. The problem of the medications is circumvented with NeuroCranial Restructuring. With NeuroCranial Restructuring the distribution patterns of blood and cerebrospinal fluid can be normalized, ensuring normal levels of neurotransmitters throughout the brain.
As skull shape is optimized, then, the function of the brain becomes more optimal too. This creates a lasting change in conditions like anxiety.