Positional Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome: How can Functional Neurology Help?
Positional Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) is a complex and often debilitating disorder that affects the autonomic nervous system, leading to an array of symptoms such as rapid heartbeat, lightheadedness, and fatigue upon standing. Managing POTS requires a comprehensive approach, and at Axon Integrative Health in Denver, we offer a unique blend of functional neurology techniques to address the underlying issues contributing to POTS symptoms.
Functional Neurology and POTS
Functional neurology focuses on the intricate connections within the nervous system and how disruptions can manifest as various health issues. When it comes to POTS, dysfunction in the autonomic nervous system is a key factor. Our approach involves a detailed assessment of the patient’s neurological function to identify specific areas of concern.
Photobiomodulation, or light therapy, is a cutting-edge technique that utilizes low-level light to stimulate cellular function. In the context of POTS, photobiomodulation can enhance blood flow, reduce inflammation, and improve cellular energy production. This non-invasive therapy aims to address the physiological dysregulation often seen in POTS patients.
Autonomic Training (Vagus Nerve Stimulation, Breath Work)
The autonomic nervous system plays a crucial role in regulating bodily functions, and dysregulation contributes to POTS symptoms. Through targeted interventions like vagus nerve stimulation and breathwork, we aim to restore balance to the autonomic system. Vagus nerve stimulation can modulate heart rate and improve blood pressure regulation, while breathwork helps promote relaxation and reduce the stress response.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized room or chamber. For POTS patients, HBOT can enhance oxygen delivery to tissues, reduce inflammation, and promote overall healing. By addressing cellular oxygenation, HBOT becomes a valuable adjunctive therapy in the comprehensive treatment of POTS.
Brain Training Techniques
Functional neurology also incorporates brain training techniques to enhance neural connections and improve overall neurological function. Neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to reorganize itself, is harnessed through targeted exercises and activities. This approach aims to optimize brain function and may contribute to symptom relief in POTS patients.
Personalized Treatment Plans
At Axon Integrative Health, we recognize that every individual with POTS is unique, and a one-size-fits-all approach is inadequate. Our practitioners work closely with patients to develop personalized treatment plans based on their specific neurological profile, addressing the root causes of POTS symptoms.
Holistic Approach for Lasting Results
While POTS primarily affects the autonomic nervous system, its impact extends to various aspects of an individual’s life. Our holistic approach encompasses not only the physiological aspects but also considers lifestyle, nutrition, and mental well-being. By addressing the whole person, we aim to provide lasting results and improved quality of life for those with POTS.
In Denver, Axon Integrative Health stands at the forefront of POTS treatment, offering a comprehensive and integrative approach rooted in functional neurology. Our commitment to personalized care, coupled with innovative therapies such as photobiomodulation, autonomic training, HBOT, and brain training techniques, sets us apart in the pursuit of alleviating POTS symptoms and improving the overall well-being of our patients. If you or someone you know is struggling with POTS in Denver or elsewhere in the country, we invite you to explore the possibilities of functional neurology at Axon Integrative Health.