If you have difficulty remembering things, or being able to focus, understanding how the body works may be helpful.

Your brain functions by utilizing the oxygen and nutrients in blood, so if your brain is not able to receive or release that blood properly, its function is not optimal.

  • Increase blood flow to your brain by taking the kink out of your vertebral arteries, utilizing the NUCCA technique.
  • Increase venous drainage (keeping it from pooling in the veins creating a buildup of waste products and pressure where it needs not be), utilizing the NUCCA technique.   See the research that UCRF is doing on venous drainage.
  • Improve hormonal function and production.  Hormones are being synthesized by the body depending on how much the nerves tell the cells to make.  When the nerves are functioning properly, the balance of hormones is optimal.  This improves mental outlook, function of organs, including that for diabetes, digestion, menstrual cramping, conception, breastmilk production, stress management, and the list goes on.  NUCCA can help with this, too.
  • Decrease pain.  When pain levels are decreased, you’re much more able to focus on other things.  Pain is extremely distracting as well as exhausting.  NUCCA can help with pain, including chronic pain.

Here are some tips (other than the aforementioned NUCCA) to help you in your quest.

  • Create lists of things to do, so that you can refer to it as you progress through your day or through the grocery store.
  • Praying and meditation will help you develop the skill of focusing.  This helps get you used to paying attention to one thing and getting rid of the other thoughts that flit through.
  • Drink lots of water.  Water helps flush your body and to hydrate the tissues and lubricate your joints.  It’s really important for brain function as well.  Drink water – not juice, caffeine, soda or other drinks.
  • Practice focusing on one thing at a time.  The more you exercise your abilities, the better they are able to re-create them at will.
  • Use memory tools.  Attach a to-do or an item on your grocery list to an object in your kitchen or your car.  When you think of (or see) that object, you will be reminded of what you attached to it.
  • Reduce clutter.  Clutter is extremely distracting.  It’s very difficult to focus on one thing when you have so many other things in your visual field.
  • Stay in one room.  When you are cleaning up or working on a project, make piles to later take to another room.  If you leave the room you’re in, you’re more likely to get distracted by another whole room (or several) full of projects.
  • Have a system.  If you have difficulty creating a system, or following through on a system you created (meaning it doesn’t work and you need another one), reach out to someone else to help you create these systems.  Lori Brandes is one such organizer.


To schedule a complimentary NUCCA consultation, call 925-281-3889 or just click the button below.

If you are outside of the local area, you can find an Upper Cervical Doctor near you at www.uppercervicalawareness.com.

Dr. Andrea Pritchett of Vital Life Wellness Center in Dublin, California is an Dublin Chiropractor and Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Her upper cervical clinic also serves Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon and Danville. She is uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including children’s conditions such as ear infections, colic and scoliosis and problems that adults face including migraines and other headaches, fibromyalgia, sciatica, neck and back pain, and more. More information can be found on our website at https://www.vlifewellness.com/