Our child’s academic ability is precious to them and to us, we always want to see our children excel in life, and in a world where academics has a heavy focus we want to make this an easy process for them.
It is interesting that when scientists dissected Einstein’s brain they found that he did not necessarily have a ‘bigger’ brain than anyone else. What they did notice however was that within his brain there were far more connections.
This is like having two computers the same size but within one of them there are more wires and therefore it can store more information and work faster.
With the understanding of the human brain and development we know that it has a rapid ability to grow and learn. This process is not achieved through growth in the size of the brain, but through increasing the amount of ‘connections’ within the brain.
We increase our connections through learning and repeating of tasks. One area with much research now is how correct movement of the spine allows for better communication and connections within the brain. It also demonstrates that poor spinal movement can significantly impact the brain by reducing efficiency and development.
There are several studies that show how stimulation to the spine though specific, safe and gentle chiropractic adjustments can have a large beneficial effect on the brain. Both with the increase in a person’s ability to cope with stress and speed of processing of information.
We often see children under care at Epoch improve with their school work and academic capability as well as a reduction in their stress patterns, in particular those with behavioural challenges.
So be confident that you don’t need a bigger brain to be smart, you just need more connections. You can build these connections by increasing the activity and movement through your spine to stimulate your brain. And if you know anyone who many benefit from seeking more advice on this, why not contact the Epoch Team!