Are you feeling grateful?

Hello again everyone: As Thanksgiving has just passed us by, I want to share an important article with you about gratitude. Not only is it good for your heart and spirit, it turns out that daily embracing and expressing gratitude can have profound and lasting effects on our health. As you know, our practice focuses on total health improvement as a means of increasing wellness in all areas of our lives, and especially the brain and nervous system. Depression, anxiety, memory, focus and attention, cognitive difficulties, learning and other brain issues have become epidemic in our world. The science is revealing that these brain problems have multiple causes, which means that in order to alleviate them you must address all of these underlying causes. Fortunately, we can usually figure out what these underlying concerns are and construct a comprehensive optimal health program. Part ... Read more

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Hello everyone: This week’s news is about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). I have enclosed a link to a recent paper about the treatment of ADHD with Neurofeedback. First of all, ADHD is a much more serious condition than most realize. If you have a child or family member with ADHD, or you are a teacher, you will easily realize the accuracy of that statement. It is not a matter of disciplining the child, or being stricter…although that may be helpful and needed. It is more a matter of understanding that in reality there are areas of the brain that are under-active in ADHD, and that the child with this developmental disorder will carry all of these problems into their future and have serious challenges with:

  • relationships,
  • jobs,
  • earning capacity,
  • depression,
  • anxiety,
  • motivation,
  • emotional ... Read more

WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL NEUROLOGY?

What is Functional Neurology? Functional neurology is the practice of neurology without drugs or surgery. Our brain will give off signs and symptoms of dysfunction called either ‘hard’ or ‘soft’ neurologic signs. We assess these signs in our examination by using non-invasive diagnostic tools. By revealing how your brain and nervous system are functioning, we then know what neurologic imbalances are contributing to your condition. This knowledge can then allow us to rehabilitate specific parts of your brain with individualized exercises. Brain rehabilitation strategies offer real hope to those suffering with behavior, mood, movement and other cognitive disorders. Functional Neurology isn’t just for those looking for answers because of symptoms of an apparent neurologic condition. A great many patients are surprised when their exam reveals a lot of neurologic soft signs and that their ... Read more

THE THREE FUNDAMENTAL TYPES OF BRAIN CONDITIONS

The three fundamental types of brain conditions. 1. Functional issues 2. Pathological issues 3. Both together 1. When the brain has functional or developmental problems, these conditions have been called by various names such as: Functional Disconnection Syndrome, or Functional Neurologic Disorders to name two. Or neuroscientists may say that the brain has lost functional connectivity, or it lacks temporal coherence, that development has stalled or accelerated in some areas, or the brain is uncoordinated, or desynchronized. In any case, when functionality is impaired it results in soft and hard signs. Examples of functional disorders are things like depression, anxiety, ADHD, learning disorders, memory loss, math problems, problems with focus and/or concentration, irritability, anger control issues, insomnia, balance problems, brain fog and more. For a more comprehensive list see ... Read more