Improving the brain’s self-regulation allows the brain to work more efficiently and helps an individual function in a more healthy way. The Brain Center at The Meadows Texas includes several different types of equipment, each with a specific purpose but overall aimed at decreasing anxiety, reducing stress, improving sleep, aiding digestion, and increasing oxygen and blood flow to the brain. For many therapies, patients recline in comfortable chairs with dim lighting and the option to use a weighted blanket.
The Brain Center offers supplemental therapy to help those with trauma, PTSD, addiction disorders, and anxiety by improving the function of the Autonomous Nervous System (ANS). Our body’s ANS supports health, growth, and restoration. The vagus nerve is the main controller of the ANS, connecting the brain to many important organs including the gut, heart, and lungs. That’s why we train patients to improve the “tone” of their vagus nerve. A higher vagal tone means that the body can relax faster after stress.