Is the human brain fixed and unable of any changes? No. Brain science asserts the fact that you can change and improve brain functions with brain rewiring activities.
How does that happen?
There are several small and large areas of the brain. These brain areas control a specific set of mental and physical actions. Neuroscientists believe that repeated practice of brain rewiring techniques can empower these areas of the brain and improve a person’s physical and mental abilities.
Now let’s come to the main topic of discussion.
Why Scientists and Brain Therapists Are Advising Brain Rewiring To Cope With Mental and Physical Disorders?
Scientists and brain therapists believe that it is possible to change the brain and regain its optimal functions naturally. This is especially encouraged in people who are eager to prevent mental diseases like depression, ADD or schizophrenia or want to reduce the impact of Parkinson’s disease.
Why is this possible? Here are the reasons:
1. A person can prevent or reduce the impact of brain diseases because the brain has a natural ability to change. Brain’s natural ability to change its structure is called neuro-plasticity.
2. The structure and functions of the brain change through various life experiences.
3. As the brain has a natural ability to change, a person can create and expose the brain to positive life experiences and regain its functions and abilities over time.
Rewiring the brain means changing the brain. You have to rewire the brain to encourage it to function appropriately.
If we can help our brain be healthy without the mainstream medicines, then why not?
How Does The Brain Change Through Life Experiences?
The brain changes every time it goes through a real-life experience. Professor Michael Valenzuela from The University of Sydney also believes the same.
During an interview, while explaining neuroplasticity and its scope for brain therapy, he said that every physical and mental experience a person goes through has an impact on specific regions of the brain.
For example, the brain structure and functions of a person who has post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) will be very different from a healthy brain.
Due to a traumatic experience, stress hormone goes up, and the area of the brain (Amygdala) responsible for memories like fear, shame, joy, grief grows in volume. This is not good.
Amygdala is responsible for developing new memories related to fear. An excess level of stress hormone and an overactive Amygdala makes it almost impossible for the victim to get over the effect of the traumatic experience and memory of his/her life.
What Happens to The Brain In Case of Parkinson’s Disease?
Parkinson’s disease occurs due to the death of few critical cells in the temporal lobe. It’s a progressive disease that starts with the death of the cells and gradually spreads to the nerves that control muscle movements.
The initial signs of the disease are difficulty in walking, standing, rigid muscle movements, etc. Many patients eventually develop anxiety, depression, dementia and memory loss.
If you want to prevent any chance of Parkinson’s disease, mental disorders like depression, ADHD, and want to improve memory, you have to empower the area of the brain responsible for it.
In this case, the temporal lobe is responsible for managing your memory and emotions. So what do you do? You get to engage in brain rewiring activities that can help the temporal lobe grow and get healthy.
How To Encourage the Brain to Change?
You have to involve in activities that can force the various regions of the brain to evolve. Practice memory exercises. Try moderate intensity strength training under the supervision of experts. Practice mindfulness meditation.
Learning a new skill or language is an excellent brain changing process. For examples, scientists didn’t know that learning a new language can influence the deep parts of the brain. When researchers taught a new language to a group of 21 Indian women, all around the age of 30, their brain scan revealed that even the deep layer of their brain changed.
This finding reestablishes the science of neuroplasticity. Yes, you can rewire the brain to help it improve its functions.
Also, create better life experiences for yourself and your loved ones.
You may have heard psychologists say that surround yourself with positive or inspiring people. They say it so you can generate positive or happy emotions. As our life experiences and emotions deeply impact our brain, you have to make sure you create right sort of experiences for your brain’s growth.
As brain changes happen throughout the lifespan of a person, scientists now recommend that you practice brain changing activities to improve its functions and delay brain aging-related diseases.
So if you want your brain to be healthy without the mainstream drugs, you have to help it experience positivity and enforce brain rewiring. Is not it much safe than consuming the modern medicines without knowing their side effects?