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April 11, 2022

Understanding Neuroplasticity

Understanding Neuroplasticity

Our brains are phenomenal!

What is neuroplasticity and how does it work?

Did you know that your brain is constantly changing? It’s true! The brain is a “plastic” organ, which means it can change and grow in response to new experiences. This phenomenon is called neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity allows the brain to reorganize its neural pathways in response to injuries, new learning, and changes in environment or behavior. In this blog post, we will explore the mystery of neuroplasticity and discuss some of the ways it affects our lives.

Understanding Neuroplasticity

How can you use neuroplasticity to improve your life?

We all know what it’s like to hit a bump in the road. Whether it’s a stressful project at work, an unexpected car repair bill, or something else entirely, life is full of surprises. And when these surprises crop up, it can be tempting to just let them get the best of us. We might lash out at others, withdraw from our social circles, or simply bury ourselves in our work. But what if there was another way? What if we could use neuroplasticity to our advantage and improve our lives despite these bumps in the road?

Seems like a magical solution, doesn’t it? Our brains are pretty amazing and with the science behind neuroplasticity, we can harness this for good to make improvements in our lives.

Chiropractic Care Also Improves Brain Health

Chiropractic care can play a role in keeping your brain healthy. Chiropractors focus on adjusting the spine and other joints in the body to help improve overall health, including neurological health. So if you’re looking for ways to keep your brain healthy, consider seeing a chiropractor. They may be able to help!

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What are some of the benefits of neuroplasticity?

Neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections. This ability allows you to learn and adapt as you age, and can be used to improve your life in many ways. For example, you can use neuroplasticity to:

  • learn new skills
  • overcome challenges
  • change your habits

By harnessing the power of neuroplasticity, you can achieve greater success and happiness in all areas of your life.

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Are there any risks associated with neuroplasticity?

Neuroplasticity has been shown to have a number of benefits for healthy adults, including improving memory and learning ability. However, there are also risks associated with neuroplasticity, which should be taken into account before embarking on any training program.

According to an article by Debbie Hampton titled, 3 Ways Negative Neuroplasticity Hurts You:

Your experiences, repetitive behaviors, and thoughts actually can change the circuitry of your brain to help and hurt you.

Bad Habits – Forming a habit involves a neuroplastic change in your brain. A person desires something because their plastic brain has become sensitized to the substance or experience and craves it. These can be good or bad habits.

Brain Decline – A lot of the ways in which our brain function degrades that we typically think of as part of “just getting old” is really negative neuroplastic change. As people grow older, they unknowingly contribute to their brain’s decline by not using and challenging it as much.

Mental Illness – It’s also because of neuroplasticity that some of the major brain illnesses and conditions show up in humans. Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive and phobic behaviors, epilepsy, and more occur because of neuroplastic change.

Understanding Neuroplasticity

How can you learn more about neuroplasticity and its effects on your life?

According to Healthline.com here are 6 Ways to Rewire Your Brain:

  • Play video games
  • Learn a new language
  • Make some music
  • Travel
  • Exercise
  • Make art
With a bit of time and patience, you can rewire your brain, which may help with certain mental health symptoms and protect against cognitive decline.
Don’t forget to include chiropractic care for your brain and whole body. Click here. To make an appointment or call (517) 781-4884

Here is another article from Edutopia on Resources on Learning and the Brain.

In conclusion, neuroplasticity is the ability of our brains to change and adapt as we experience new things. This means that we can improve our brain function by learning new skills or challenging ourselves mentally and physically. So how are you going to go out and improve your brain today?


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