Hypersensitive to light and/or sound
What is it?
It can happen to you that light and sound are perceived as annoying while someone else in the same situation is not bothered by it. When light, sound and other stimuli "come in" way too loudly, we call it Sensitization. Of course, everyone is different and some are more sensitive than others. But what we treat in the Epiphora Method is the stimulus hypersensitivity that often occurs along with other symptoms we describe. The cause of Sensitization is usually complex. But what we see within our hypothesis is this: the Thalamus is an organ in the middle of the brain. The Thalamus receives all stimuli in our body, then sorts the stimuli and "delivers" them to the correct recipient in the brain. Compare the Thalamus to a Post.NL sorting center.
This Thalamus can become completely dependent on the blood supply from the neck arteries if there is a certain abnormality in the construction of the Circle of Willis. For example, when there is reduced flow from those neck arteries after whiplash, the Thalamus receives too little blood to remain at capacity. The Cortex (cerebral cortex) receives too few stimuli (anemia of stimuli) and after a while switches to a larger receptor area and stronger receptor activity. This is called: optimizing neuroplastic activity of the nervous system. Then, due to the general stress that this situation always generates in the brain, the whole system becomes dysregulated with the final result: sensitization. Interestingly, the organs that produce stimuli, such as the hands, have more neurons, which means that more stimuli are sent to compensate for the lack of stimuli in the cerebral cortex... This is why, for example, people diagnosed with Fibromyalgia Syndrome have painful hands and tender points in several areas of the skin where, incidentally, there is also insufficient blood flow.
So the Sensitization phenomenon is a kind of "messenger" of that something is not going well in the blood flow of the brain in the region of the Thalamus.
In this case, why does long-term analgesia work counterproductive? If you start taking strong painkillers for a long time when you are in this situation, the cerebral cortex will receive even less stimuli. As a result, the cerebral cortex increases neuroplastic activity, and becomes even more hypersensitive. Long-term pain relief is therefore counterproductive: you have to keep increasing the dose in order to still have fewer symptoms.
How does the Epiphora Method help with hypersensitivity to light and sound?
With the Epiphora Method we only solve the causes, so in this case our logic is: we have to make sure that the Thalamus gets a good blood supply again and we are going to improve the blood flow from the brain. We do this by specific exercises in the morning and in the evening, and during the day we try to maintain the movement posture in such a way that no blood supply deficiency is experienced in the Thalamus. This Thalamus is now going to deliver the stimuli properly again in the cerebral cortex, allowing the neuroplastic distresses to decrease and eventually disappear. In doing so, through the breathing technique in the Epiphora Method, we further reduce stress, allowing stimuli to pass through our bodies more peacefully. We also apply 'tapping': light tapping with the palm of the hand on the tops of your feet, your hands, and on the scalp where your hair grows. By doing so, you "create" stimuli that cause neuroplastic activity to decrease more quickly.
And: you regain your old hair color (according to the Chinese...).