Brain fog/ Clear the Waters
Updated: Nov 24, 2021
My thoughts on Brain fog.
Our Beautiful delicate brains and spinal cord have a plumbing system. Plumbing as we all know consists of bringing fresh water and disposing of waste water, just like in our homes. In the brain this consists of
a. the blood supply and
b .the Lymphatic system which brings toxins away from the brain.
Within the inner workings of the brain, we have a flow of fluid called the Cerebrospinal fluid(csf).
CSF is a clear fluid that nourishes and protects the brain and spinal cord. It is continuously being replenished in the brain, providing a fresh supply of nutrients to the delicate brain tissue. The constant fresh flow of CSF through and around the brain and spinal cord maintains good brain health, however if viral or bacterial infections enter the system, it may be that the lymphatic system is not clearing the toxins effectively and a build up of toxins is present in the CSF, this will eventually lead to Brain Fog . We will start feeling tired, have fuzzy head feeling, difficulty finding our thoughts, lack of concentration, we cant get proper sleep ,etc....
Concussion/ Hormonal imbalances/ chemotherapy/ meningitis / chronic insomnia are other causes of Brain fog.
Craniosacral therapy can be beneficial in boosting the flow of CSF in the system by correcting imbalances in and around the spinal cord and the head and neck.
I liken it how rivers bring fresh water to a stagnant lake. Open up the blockages to allow fresh water to circulate and as a result toxins can be cleared away.
For further reading , I include a few links below.
A new look at cerebrospinal fluid circulation (iahe.com)