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The Brain-Health Connection

by Deena Kloss

Brain-Health LAThe brain—the “command center” of the body’s nervous system and its most complex organ—plays a vital role in good health and well-being. “When the brain is off-balance following an injury, illness or bouts of high stress, certain functionality can be compromised,” says Lisa Witherow, owner of Peak Brain Performance, in Worthington. “The symptoms can include depression, anxiety, poor sleep, lack of focus, memory loss, headaches and even pain.” Her company helps clients focus on health and relaxation by offering a holistic, non-invasive approach to balancing and optimizing brain function and improving health.

Witherow is no stranger to health challenges. She lost several loved ones during childhood, including her mother when she was 3 years old. When she and her husband Chris had children of their own, Witherow’s interest in maintaining good health grew into an imperative. An early demise was not an option. “Not having either of my parents alive to meet their grandchildren is a constant reminder that I have to do better for my own health and that of my kids,” she explains. “I feel like I’ve been given an opportunity to share the effective tools I’ve found with others, so they can also benefit.”

Peak Brain Performance offers brainwave optimization sessions, developed by Brain State Technologies. Prior to the sessions, an electroencephalogram (EEG) is performed on clients to measure the electrical activity of the brain. The EEG, which causes no discomfort, allows clients to see what imbalances exist, if any, giving them the information they need to decide if it makes sense to conduct sessions.

Witherow has expanded the business to include additional therapies that support health and promote relaxation. “Relaxation is one of the most often overlooked and underutilized techniques that can improve well-being,” she advises. “If you don’t relax often, your body and brain stay in a tense, vigilant position. That weakens the system and eventually results in symptoms, and can allow the body to succumb to illness. We educate people about the many ways to maximize health and provide enjoyable techniques that make a difference.”

Location: 97 E. Wilson Bridge Rd. For more information, call 614-505-6519 or visit Peak-Brain-Performance.com.

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