Today, during the illuminating Brain Train Group Visit Session at the Texas Center for Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Ruan delved into a captivating topic: the Trigeminocardiac Reflex (TCR). This fascinating neurological phenomenon, also known as TCR, sheds light on the intricate relationship between the trigeminal nerves and our mental well-being. In this article, we'll explore the insights shared during the session and understand the implications of TCR on anxiety and panic.
The Trigeminal Nerves: A Gateway to Understanding
One compelling theory discussed at the session suggests that head injuries can trigger PTSD by manipulating the trigeminal nerve. The trigeminal nerve, responsible for transmitting sensory information from the face and head, has a profound impact on our emotional responses. This connection between traumatic head injuries and PTSD opens a window to understanding how the trigeminal nerve might influence our mental health.
The Lingual Nerve and the Trigeminocardiac...
In the quest for optimal health and well-being, it's easy to overlook one of the most powerful and accessible tools available to us: sleep. Sleep is not merely a state of rest; it is a fundamental pillar of good health, particularly when it comes to cognitive, brain, and mental health. For those navigating the challenging waters of any emotionally turbulent season, sleep becomes even more critical. In this article, we will explore why sleep is the most important piece in a person's health journey, especially for managing cognitive functions, brain health, and mental well-being amidst the complexities of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Sleep and Cognitive Functions
Think of your brain as a well-tuned orchestra, with different cognitive functions working in harmony to create a seamless symphony. Now, imagine what would happen if one instrument were out of tune - the whole performance would suffer. Similarly, when we lack sufficient sleep, our cognitive functions are affected,...
At TCLM, we are thrilled to invite you to our transformative Brain Train Group Sessions, led by the esteemed Dr. Cheng Ruan, MD. We would love to take you on a journey through the enriching experience of our virtual group sessions, designed to equip you with the tools and knowledge needed to conquer the challenges of modern life and boost cognitive function and mental wellness.
These are a few of our favorite things about our Brain Train Group Visit Sessions and what you can expect!
At Texas Center for Lifestyle Medicine, we strive to provide our patients with the most advanced and personalized treatment plans that address their unique needs. In our pursuit of holistic healthcare, we have embraced an innovative technology known as BrainView Brain Mapping.The BrainView Neuralscan Pro is a QEEG device that we use to measure and analyze brain activity in our patients. It uses sensors placed on the scalp to detect the electrical activity of the brain, and then converts that activity into a visual representation called a brain map. This allows us to see patterns in the brain's activity and identify areas that may be functioning differently than normal.
This cutting-edge tool allows us to delve deep into our patients' brainwave patterns, enabling us to uncover the root causes of their concerns and craft tailored treatment plans that integrate physical healing tools, mental health techniques, and neurotherapy training.
Good afternoon, We wanted to make sure that you are aware of all of the new group visit opportunities we have available for you plug into! Mind-body sessions offer a chance to embrace empathy, support, and healing for you and your loved ones here at TCLM. We have both group and one-on-one sessions with Geny Moreno.
This month and next month, Geny will be teaching virtual and in-person group visits to empower you with tools that develop emotional resiliency, self-awareness, mindfulness and inner healing. Our Mind-Body Medicine Group Visits offer a unique opportunity for you to engage in a nurturing and non-judgmental atmosphere, surrounded by like-minded individuals who are on a similar path towards wellness. These sessions aim to cultivate empathy, create a safe space for expression, and foster healing through various mind-body practices.
We have an exciting lineup of group visits scheduled for this month and the next, designed to cater to different interests and...
Did you know that your dental health is intricately linked to your overall well-being? While most of us understand the importance of brushing, flossing, and regular dental check-ups, there's a whole realm of dental health that often goes unnoticed. Hidden infections, toxins, and poor oral hygiene practices can lead to chronic health issues that affect not only your mouth but your entire body. This is where the power of holistic and biological dentistry comes into play.
Understanding Holistic and Biological Dentistry:
Holistic and biological dentistry approaches oral health from a comprehensive perspective, considering the interconnections between the teeth, gums, airway, and the rest of the body. These approaches recognize that the health of our mouth affects the health of our entire system. They emphasize treating the root causes of dental issues rather than just addressing the symptoms.
The Role of Dental Infections and Toxins:
Gum infections and oral microbiome...
In today's fast-paced and stressful world, it is becoming increasingly important to find ways to manage our physical and emotional well-being. One approach that has gained recognition and popularity is mind-body medicine. Mind-body medicine recognizes the intricate connection between our thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and physical health, and aims to harness this connection to promote healing and overall well-being.
At Texas Center for Lifestyle Medicine, we understand the significance of mind-body medicine in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. We offer a range of tools and techniques to help individuals manage their physical and emotional health effectively. Through our one-on-one sessions with Geny Moreno, our skilled mind-body medicine practitioner, and our group visit sessions, we strive to empower individuals with the knowledge and skills to enhance their well-being.
So, what exactly is mind-body medicine? It is an approach that integrates the power of the mind and the body to...
Living with fibromyalgia and chronic pain can be an overwhelming and isolating experience. At TCLM, we understand the challenges you face and are committed to guiding you through your healing journey. Our clinic offers a range of services and a compassionate team of experts dedicated to addressing the complex nature of fibromyalgia and chronic pain. In this blog post, we will delve into the diverse services we provide, aiming to support your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
Yesterday, in our Kitchen Behavior Training session, we had such a great conversation around brain health and realistic lifestyle tools proven to impact brain and mental health. Lifestyle Chef, Franklin discussed useful cooking and meal planning tips to help us increase foods and (especially healthy fats) that love us back! He also shared tips used to reduce inflammatory fats that may be hidden in common foods we consume.
Ruben Lespron, Registered Dietitian, opened the floor for the group to share their idea of balance when it comes to healthy foods versus foods that may be deemed as “bad,” such as sugar. With our mind-body medicine practitioner, Geny Moreno, we dove deep into unpacking our relationship with food and belief systems we have constructed in our minds that impact our intake of quality foods!
We also discussed the powerful impacts of having positive community involvement and meaningful relationship connections. Geny discussed how quality friendships and...
At TCLM, we understand how difficult it can be to battle the symptoms of complex, chronic conditions. Often, patients state that they have felt lost in the system, unheard, or passed around to various specialists with no real answers. Many who feel this way are those suffering from symptoms of fibromyalgia and chronic pain. Unfortunately, those with this condition are often left to their own devices when managing these symptoms and are generally misunderstood or untreated by the medical community.. That is why we have partnered with specialists who have unique insights into the pathophysiology of fibromyalgia development and ways to begin treating the root cause(s) of fibromyalgia.
Professionals on our team have met with various knowledgeable health professionals who are dedicated to unpacking the intricacies behind the development of complex conditions, and those who struggle with fibromyalgia. Such specialists within our ecosystem consist of chiropractors, sleep...