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Your Brain and Your Nervous System

The autonomic nervous system includes the parasympathetic and the sympathetic systems. The parasympathetic system is in charge of the organs and their functions, while the sympathetic system is in charge of the fight or flight response to perceived danger or stress, whether that means running from a dangerous animal, being stuck in a dreadful job, or dealing with a difficult boss! Excess fear or anger, stress or shock can cause the sympathetic nervous system to turn on and shut down the parasympathetic system. When this happens the organs don’t receive their usual instructions and stop functioning normally so that all energy is diverted to the “fight” or the “flight”.

Sometimes after the shock is over or the danger has passed, the sympathetic nervous system forgets to revert control back to the parasympathetic system, which in turn inhibits proper organ function, and could lead to disease if prolonged. This state is called sympathetic dominance, a term used by Dr. Lawrence Wilson, and indicates a pattern of over-utilizing the sympathetic nervous system. Sympathetic dominance can also occur when there is not enough downtime for recovery between stress responses.

Individuals who are sympathetic dominant usually have a very active mind to begin with, and can easily become overactive. Often it is rooted in a background that taught them not be lazy, to be productive and to not waste time; which can develop into a compulsive or obsessive quality. Some people may experience emotions of fear, anger, worry or other negative feelings that drive them to achieve highly or just to keep moving all the time. This can make relaxing, sleeping or just sitting even more difficult. The reason for this is that the body is often in a “second wind” mode of living much of the time. Many who are stuck in sympathetic dominance, if they were honest with themselves, would admit to being fearful and always somewhat depressed; the high state of activity or achievement provides them a way to “run away” from dealing with situations that trouble them, otherwise they would not feel well.

Sympathetic dominance is often a lifestyle pattern. This means it is usually more of a habit, rather than a strictly physical illness or condition.

Other Symptoms of the Sympathetic Dominant Personality Type include:

  • Lots physical activity – often run around too much physically
  • Forever busy
  • Difficulty relaxing, sitting still, resting, and being idle
  • Highly driven and compelled
  • Somewhat obsessive or compulsive
  • Often stressed as if being “chased by tigers”
  • Believe that to relax is a “waste of time” or “unproductive” or “lazy”
  • Identify themselves as a “doer” with lots of physical or mental activities
  • Struggle to be happy without needing to run around or do much of anything
  • Anxious or worriers. This is a form of “running around aimlessly” in the mind
  • Tired, but usually somewhat out of touch with the fatigue and exhaustion
  • Might only feel tired when they slow down. If you relax, you feel like going to sleep
  • A very active or analytical mind
  • Willful, often willing themselves to think and do too much
  • Fearful and always somewhat depressed underneath due to fears, worries and fatigue. Constant busyness allows them to avoid feeling these unpleasant emotions.
  • Desire to “move on”, but unsure how to do this
  • Somewhat lonely but try to ‘fit in with the crowd’
  • Overwork, overachieve, and generally run themselves ragged
  • Try to please others and exhaust self in the process
  • Reduced libido in some cases. This may stem from hidden fatigue, and an inability to just relax.
  • Un-grounded and not centered enough. This goes with the tendency to run around too much or worry too much.

Correcting Sympathetic Dominance

A Balancing program is geared to correct sympathetic dominance in many different ways.

  1. Chiropractic Care- The atlas is the top bone in your neck, it is the master circuit breaker for your entire body. Whether you have problem with your pinky toe or your neck we will always check to make sure this area is free from subluxations and that your body is communicating at its  highest level, thereby allowing you to function at your optimal performance.
  2. Good nutrition – those with sympathetic dominance often have digestion and elimination concerns. This is addressed with the right food, good eating habits and the use of supplement nutrients to aid in healing and supporting a healthy digestive system. Specific nutrients are important to rebuilding the brain and nervous system, along with eliminating stimulants such as caffeine and sugars.
  3. Balancing the oxidation rate – this helps eliminate toxic metals and restore the autonomic and other parts of the nervous system to optimal functioning. Balancing the oxidation rate increases energy production and energy efficiency of the body. It is like pedaling a bicycle at the right speed, which greatly enhances your power and endurance. In the body, an optimum oxidation (metabolism) rate may provide an optimum physical and chemical environment in which millions of enzymes function best. If we can provide this, the body simply functions better with less stress.
  4. Lifestyle – We recommend a lot more rest and sleep, going to bed early, and making a concerted effort to slow down your thinking, moving, eating, and all other activities. Other lifestyle recommendations include learning to start each day slowly, taking walks during the day and deep breathing on a regular basis.
  5. Detoxification – Using a near infrared lamp sauna each day is extremely helpful. Foot reflexology and chiropractic adjustments can also be very helpful in reducing tension in the body.
  6. Brain Tap/Meditation/NeuroFeedback- retrain, reboost and rejuvnate your brain waves.

If we are stuck in the Sympathetic Dominant state, we are never able to rest, digest and heal.

So many people today are in sympathize dominance and like so many other things in our life we have to find balance with our autonomic nervous system as well as everything else. We believe that Chiropractic care, nutritional balancing, hydration and BrainTap can be a great ways to get started with achieving this balance. The body is about homeostasis, or in other words balance; balance of emotions, of systems, or energy, of chemical processes, of hormones, etc.

Why We Recommend Brain Tap

After decades of research, Dr. Porter has developed a truly revolutionary concept in BrainTap — a powerfully effective tool designed to help people like you achieve balanced brainwave states that enhance production of all the necessary neurotransmitters needed for optimal function of body and mind.

This exclusive, copyrighted technology has been extensively tested to create the perfect symmetry of sound, music, and spoken word for the ultimate in brainwave training and relaxation, providing your mind and body with all the benefits of meditation without the disciplined effort.

Unlike meditation apps, BrainTap’s neuro-algorithm produces brainwave entrainment — the synchronization of brainwaves to a specialized sound — with no user effort. The result of which is full-spectrum brainwave activity. Using this matrix of neuro-activity, each of BrainTap’s sessions is encoded differently to ensure maximum neuroplasticity — the brain’s ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections, resulting in a flexible and resilient brain.

The science behind BrainTap relies on four key elements that enable the sessions to induce brainwave entrainment. Those four elements are:

 Binaural Beats

When two different tones, separated in frequency by only a few Hertz, are introduced — one in each ear — the brain perceives a third, unique tone. Binaural beats work by creating this phantom frequency, which the brain then mimics. For example, if we play a 220 Hz carrier tone into the left ear and a 226.5 Hz carrier tone into the right ear, your brain perceives the difference between the two, which is a subtle beat frequency of 6.5 Hz, the same frequency associated with deep, meditative states. Your brain naturally follows this frequency, and you experience this deeply relaxed state.

BrainTap’s proprietary algorithms have been shown to produce a state of calm and concentration in the brain, yielding the full effect of the guided visualization, and resulting in extraordinary levels of performance that would otherwise take years of practice to achieve.

Guided Visualization

In general, the visual imagery process involves the individual setting aside a period for relaxation, during which he or she contemplates mental images depicting a desired result or goal. This exercise is done during the spoken-word sessions to help the listener envision a consistent image (either literal or symbolic) of the results desired from the session.

Visualization has been studied for decades, having been shown to have the power to affect mental states, improve physical and athletic performance and even heal the body. And when combined with the other elements of BrainTap, these effects are increased and optimized.

10-Cycle  Holographic Music

Another aid to the guided meditation is 10-cycle holographic music, which is a sonic technology that produces a 360-degree sound environment.

In this sonic environment, the visualizations become more real to the mind, helping the user take full advantage of the power of the visualizations by creating a more receptive learning state.

Isochronic Tones

Isochronic tones are equal intensity pulses of sound separated by an interval of silence. They turn on and off rapidly, but the speed depends on the desired brain frequency. The discrete nature of isochronic tones makes them particularly easy for the brain to follow. While binaural beats rely on balanced hearing in both ears, isochronic tones work effectively for nearly everyone, except for someone with complete hearing loss. This is one of the reasons BrainTap’s proprietary algorithms incorporate both types of tones.


In addition to the sonic effects of braintapping, the BrainTap headset delivers gentle light pulses that travel through the retina and ear meridians, sending direct signals to the brain and guiding you into unparalleled brain states.

Pulsing light, in the correct pattern and intensity, can produce levels of deep relaxation known to affect serotonin and endorphin levels, with an average increase of 21 percent in one study. These increases not only can calm and relax the mind but also produce powerful effects in maintaining a positive outlook and optimistic thinking.


What is the BrainTap Headset and the BrainTap Library?

The BrainTap Headset delivers gentle pulses of light and sound combined with visualization, guided imagery and soothing music in the BrainTap Library of audio sessions to take you to the profound levels of relaxation known for focus, learning, achievement and healing. How well does it work?

Well, one study, using blood analysis before and after relaxation sessions using flash emitting goggles showed an average increase of beta-endorphin levels of 25% and serotonin levels of 21%. Beta-endorphins are produced by the pituitary gland and are known to have greater analgesic (pain-relieving) potency than morphine, and serotonin is a naturally occurring chemical in the brain that is responsible, in part, for regulating brain functions such as mood, sleep, and memory.

BrainTap is a fresh approach for calming stress, emotional eating and other addiction patterns as well as changing the habits and behaviors.

And these are just a few of the reasons BrainTap is becoming so popular that, according to Dr. Porter, hundreds of thousands of North Americans are now taking advantage of its benefits daily.

What do I love most about BrainTap? It’s so simple to use! You just put on the BrainTap Headset, then kick back and experience deep relaxation and body/mind rejuvenation. It’s a 20-minute light & sound show you’re going to love!


A Special Gift for You, My Valued Patient…

Those of you who are a part of my regular chiropractic program know that I’ve left no stone unturned in making sure you get everything you need to not only to help you nervous system function at its highest level but also help you experience the best possible quality of life. That’s why, if you are a current patient, you can accept this letter as my personal invitation for you to attend a Free BrainTap trial session at our office. The session will take about 30 minutes and there is no charge or obligation for attending. In fact, most people say the sessions are “fun” and “relaxing,” like a “mental vacation.” With some background information from you, we will set you up with the BrainTap program that’s perfect for you. That’s all it takes.


Why am I so excited about BrainTap Technology ?

I’m so grateful to have discovered BrainTap Technology for you. It’s a simple and effective method for retraining the brain’s pathways while re-patterning your thoughts and emotions relating to food, health, and self-esteem, thus eliminating the symptoms of conditioned hyper-eating. BrainTap works by eliminating negative habits and replacing them with positive new ingrained habits that can give you the weight-loss winner’s edge!


But that’s not all BrainTap Technologies can do!

Want to kick your smoking habit? Eliminate stress or pain from your life? Experience deep, restorative sleep night after night? Develop positive habits that can lead to freedom from alcohol or any other addiction? Develop a heart-healthy lifestyle? Evidence shows many have, with the help of the technologies offered by BrainTap.

Or maybe achievement is your thing. Do you want to improve your golf game, get into the sport zone,accelerate your learning ability, develop wealth consciousness, achieve sales mastery? BrainTap Technologies can help you accomplish these goals and so much more! I personally have seen an eight to ten stroke improvement in my golf game.

Of course I will still bring you the quality chiropractic care you’ve come to expect from me. But now I can offer you even more!

With BrainTap Technologies I can offer you possible solutions for stress, menopause, or irritable bowel syndrome. Best of all, I can offer these things to you in my own office, at far lower prices than you’d pay for nicotine patches, risky medications, or private coaching sessions.


An Exclusive Invitation

So please take advantage of this personal invitation for you to attend a Free BrainTap Technology trial session at our office. If you’re like most patients, you’ll enjoy every relaxing moment of the experience…and you’ll feel the benefits for hours or even days after the session is done.

Why am I doing this? Because, as your doctor, I know the stakes are too high. Your health and happiness are too important. I believe you have the right to live your life exactly as you wish, and I’m finally able to offer you the means to make that happen! That’s why I’m willing to do whatever it takes to help you start benefiting from this proven system right away.


Here are some facts you should know about BrainTap Technology:

Fact: Using the BrainTap Headset is as safe and easy as falling asleep at night.

Fact: A twenty-minute BrainTap session increases blood flow to the brain, and better blood flow can create clearer thinking, better concentration, improved memory and enhanced creativity.

Fact: Using the BrainTap Headset produces the relaxation response, a state known to improve brain chemistry by increasing serotonin and many of the other beta-endorphins that help you feel calm, balanced, focused, happy and alert.

Fact: People who use the BrainTap Headset report better sleep, feeling more energetic and optimistic and enjoy an overall sense of wellbeing.

Fact: People who practice the techniques contained in the BrainTap Library of audio sessions tend to have a clearer sense of purpose and develop a better ability to manage stress.

Fact: Brain-based wellness expert, Patrick K. Porter, PhD, has spent decades perfecting this brainwave technology. Thousands of people have used the system and received astounding results. In fact, we estimate that 100,000 people listen to Dr. Porter’s BrainTap Technology audio-sessions every day! Here is what just a few of those people have to say about their results.


“I Kicked My Smoking Habit Without Withdrawals!”

“I started smoking when I was a teenager. I tried to quit cold turkey and, when that didn’t work, I tried weaning myself off. I’d have horrible mood swings and suffer intense cravings, especially around other smokers. When I started gaining weight, I’d cave. Once I met the creator of SMT, Dr. Patrick Porter, everything changed. Dr. Porter showed me how to kick my habit without withdrawals. Not only did I not have mood swings, I felt empowered. He taught me how to use SMT to become a nonsmoker for life!”

~ John Conkle, Musician


“Helps Golfers Get the Crucial Mental Practice They Need”

“Golfers are known for losing their temper, overanalyzing, and second-guessing their club selection. Without mental focus, most people tend to quickly revert to old swing faults. Dr. Porter’s SMT program helps golfers get the crucial mental practice they need. It can also replace many of the repetitions needed at a golf driving range, saving them money and time. I’ve seen Dr. Porter’s SMT program help dozens of golfers gain mental control, which translates to lower golf scores.”

~ Bobby Lopez, PGA Professional & ESPN Radio Host


Instant Relaxation and Deep Sleep!

“Night after night I would lie awake in bed tossing and turning. Then I discovered SMT and everything changed. Before I knew it, I was falling asleep easily and staying asleep. Thanks to SMT, I reach deeply relaxed states instantly and am experiencing the benefits daily.”

Annette Fritz

Danville, CA


I have thoroughly researched and reviewed the technology and methods used in the BrainTap Technology programs and I’m confident it will make our services more effective than ever before. Best of all, you can receive these kinds of results at a surprisingly affordable rate.

I urge you to call the office for your FREE BrainTap session to experience this profoundly relaxing experience for yourself… you may also test out the Brain Tap app from your home with your phone and your headphones. It will only be about 50% effective compared to use with the headset.. but a 50% better brain is still better!  Just click the link below to get a 15 day free home trial.

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