Acupuncture Brain Balance Technique

    When using disposable one-inch electrodes from Zimmer Medzin System (, place the center of the pads over the acupuncture points and connect a milliampere electric stimulator to the electrode with the alligator clips, with black lead superior to the red lead. Increase intensity to patient comfort level. Set frequency to 10. Treatment time should be 10-30 min.

    Tell the patient: Acupuncture was developed in ancient times and still holds many mysteries. Recent scientific studies using brain scans with fMRI before and after acupuncture procedures has shown that much of the therapeutic benefits of acupuncture come from a brain-balancing phenomenon that results from acupuncture stimulation. I have chosen these points and stimulation method to provide the optimal brain balancing effect for your particular condition.

    The Natural Relationship between Chiropractic and the Brain:
    The effects of acupuncture on health manifest in the nervous system.

    The Era of Brain Health

      During any one-year period, 20% of the world’s population is affected by brain-based mental illness. Five percent are disabled.
      Emotions, not logic, are the primary drivers of our behavior.



      Earth Phase: The Limbic System:
      Metal Phase: The Cingulate Cortex:
      Water Phase: The Basil Ganglia
      Wood Phase: The Temporal Lobe
      Fire Phase: The Prefrontal Cortex
      Prefrontal Cortex Functions:
        Prefrontal Cortex Problems:

          • Short attention span
          • Distractibility
          • Lack of Perseverance
          • Impulse control problems
          • Hyperactivity
          • Chronic tardiness/poor time management
          • Disorganization
          • Procrastination
          • Unavailability of emotions
          • Misperceptions
          • Poor judgment
          • Trouble learning from experience
          • Short term memory problems
          • Social and test anxiety
          • Earth Phase: Limbic System
          • The emotion center
          • Sets emotional tone
          • Stores highly charged emotional memories
          • Filters external/internal states
          • Appetite control
          • Limbic System Problems:
          • Moodiness, irritability, clinical depression
          • Increased negative thinking
          • Decreased motivation
          • Chronic pain
          • Appetite and sleep problems
          • Limbic System Treatment:
          • LI 4 ST 36
          • Supplements
          • Exercise
          • Metal Phase: Cingulate Cortex
          • Allows shifting of attention
          • Cognitive flexibility
          • Adaptability
          • Helps individual move from idea to idea
          • Gives the ability to see options
          • Helps one “go with the flow”
          • Cooperation
          • Worry
          • Holds onto hurt feelings from the past
          • Obsessions
          • Oppositional behavior/argumentative
          • Uncooperative-tendency to say no
          • Addictive behaviors
          • Cognitive inflexibility
          • Eating disorders
          • Road rage

          Water Phase: Basil Ganglia

            Basil Ganglia Problems:
              Wood Phase: Temporal Lobe

              • • • Dominant side: Understanding and processing language
              • Intermediate and long term memory
              • Auditory learning
              • Retrieval of words
              • Complex memories
              • Visual and auditory processing
              • Emotional stability
              • Non-dominant side:
              • Recognizing facial expressions
              • Decoding vocal intonation
              • Rhythm
              • Music
              • Visual learning
              • BOTH LOBES:
              • Feeling of De’ja’vu or jamais vu
              • Periods of spaciness or confusion
              • Religious experience
              • Hypergraphia/excessive writing
              • Seizures
              • Factors Affecting Brain Balance
              • The Synapse
              • Quantity of neurotransmitter
              • Receptor affinity
              • Shape of dendritic spines
              • Rate of reuptake
              • Presynaptic modulation
              • Ionotropic vs. metabatropic
              • Some genes that effect brain health
              • 7 repeat allel
              • Apolipoprotein E (APOE)
              • KIAA0319
              • P2RSX7
              • Short Arm Form of the Serotonin Transporter Gene
              • Combinations of Genes
              • Diet
              • Electromagnetic stress
              • Gut Flora
              • THB
              • Sedentary lifestyle
              • Trauma
              • Pathology
              • Toxic exposure
              Factors that Effect Acupuncture Impact on Brain Function
                Diagnostic Protocols

                  Treatment Protocols