Enhancing the Plasticity of the Brain
“Neurons That Fire Together, Wire Together”
Things Have Changed – Neuroplasticity!
The past two decades of research has ended 400 years of belief that the brain was a fixed organ and when broken there was little if nothing to repair it. We now know that the brain is plastic – it can change:
– grow new neurons and make new connections
– another area of the brain can take-over control
and return function where it was lost
Go Beyond Conventional Care
Conventional care includes surgery (tumor removal, stop internal bleeding & stint implants), medications to suppress neuro-dysfunction symptoms and therapies to recover function (Occupational, Physical and Speech/Language).
At Tahoe Neuro Healing your therapy program is individually designed using natural and non-invasive therapies to support brain neuroplasticity not found in the conventional healthcare system. These therapies are adjunct to conventional care. As well the newest and advanced lab testing and
imaging studies not covered by insurance are
available to provide the best possible assessment of
your condition and foundation for your program.
As seen in the above video, Dr. Cynader’s lecture focuses upon scientific advances of ‘memory enhancement’ and what is true for memory is true for other brain dysfunctions due to failed neuron connections. The therapies are clinically proven to support:
– Assist recovery from injury: TBI, Stroke, Concussion, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, medications, substance and alcohol abuse
– Alleviate pain: Phantom Limb, migraines, fibromyalgia, RSDS aka Complex Regional
– Facilitating child development
– Increase function: Autism, Asperger’s, Down Syndrome
– Reduce degeneration: Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Dementia
– Enhance athletic, academic or mental performance
– Added care for autoimmune diseases: Multiple Sclerosis, ALS
– Treatment for neuro-psychiatric, mental & emotional disorders such as: Bi-polar, OCD, ADHD,
PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Hypersensitivity, memory loss, aphasia, mental fatigue, insomnia
Tahoe Neuro Healing’s Innovative Approach to Brain Healing
Neuroplasticity is just one of the components of brain healing and in order for it to occur it is dependent upon several factors. In addition, brain function is also dependent upon the interrelationships of the brains various regions which are connected by neuron networks and chemistry pathways and neurotransmitters. At Tahoe Neuro Healing we address all of these factors. Healing the brain and re-establishing function is an intricate web that requires the following:
1) Awaken the Brain via multi-sensory stimulation
2) Timing & Sequencing – improve neuron efficiency and synchronize brain regions with real-time computer assisted therapy
3) Neurophysiology – Nutrition for brain health and neuron function
4) Eliminate Interference of neuron function caused by environmental and food substances that can damage neurons, blood vessels and other brain structures.
5) Mind-Body Connection – facilitate to stabilize emotions and brain chemistry
6) Holistic Healthcare – healing the brain requires managed care of the whole body, patients relationships and life circumstances.
1. Awaken The Brain
Several forms of neuro-stimulation are used to increase brain activity: acupuncture, binaural sound, visual, laser & Infared, guided movement, Chinese herbs, essential oils, flower essence, touch along with convetional therapies.
Stimulation of the brain is achieved by changes in behavior, environment, neural processes/sensory stimulation, thinking, emotions, as well as changes resulting from bodily injury. This approach integrates various stimulations to the brain to maximize neuroplasticity.
2. Improve neuron Efficiency and Synchronize Timing
All neurological activity is dependent upon precise timing and synchronized activation of neurons, neuro-networks and neurotransmitter pathways. Lack of well coordinated neuro activity leads to many disorders and dysfunction. The Interactive Metronome is a computerized therapy that measures then provides realtime feedback to establish correct timing and planning-sequencing. Both the USA Dept of Defense and Veteran’s Administraions research found significant greater outcomes treating TBI. Current studies indicate excellent treatment for PTSD. Extensive research indicates IM for the treatment of OCD, ADHD, reading and comprehension disorders, Autism, Asperger’s, Cerebral Palsy, aphasia, stroke, memory loss, MS, ALS, Parkinson’s, essential tremors and more.
Neurons depend upon nutrients for electrical conductance, enzyme action, neurotransmitter production and new tissue growth. Detailed diet plans and nutrient protocols are prepared using state of the art nutriceuticals and custom herbal formulas manufactured in the USA (FDA compliant, Kosher).
4. Eliminate Interference &Damage by External Substances
Modern processed foods, the environment and medications are filled with pro-inflammatory substances and neurological excitatory toxins that can cause neuro-degeneration and interfere with normal funciton. Cutting edge laboratory tests are used to identify autoimmunity, food allergies, gluten and protein sensitivities.
5. Mind-Body Connection
Thoughts alter physiolgy and emotions which can negative effect the body. To prevent and counter act those negative effects patients are taught skills for visualization, meditation and affirmation specific to each patients condition.
6. Holistic Healthcare
Healing the brain is a complex process requiring oversight by a primary care physician to ensure all bodily systms are working properly such as cardio-pulmonary, metabolic, Neuro-endocrine Immunology. Coordination with your current healthcare team, access to local hospital along with providing support care to families.
Brain Healing & Neuroplasticity
Neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections throughout life. Neuroplasticity allows the neurons (nerve cells) in the brain to compensate for injury and disease and to adjust their activities in response to new situations or to changes in their environment.
Brain reorganization takes place by mechanisms such as “axonal sprouting” in which undamaged axons grow new nerve endings to reconnect neurons whose links were injured or severed. Undamaged axons can also sprout nerve endings and connect with other undamaged nerve cells, forming new neural pathways to accomplish a needed function. Also, recent discovery is dendrite growth for neuron connections.
For example, if one hemisphere of the brain is damaged, the intact hemisphere may take over some of its functions. The brain compensates for damage in effect by reorganizing and forming new connections between intact neurons. In order to reconnect, the neurons need to be stimulated through activity.
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Below is more information on Neurological Rehab Therapy
All chronic health problem have at least some origins in the central nervous system which is composed of the brain, the brain stem, the cerebellum, and the spinal cord. In most chronic health problems, the brain becomes functionally altered. This is called a functional lesion and means that the specific part of the brain is still intact but it is not functioning normally. This can be compared to a structural lesion of the brain like a stroke or a tumor where the specific area of the brain in question is physically changed or destroyed. In a function brain lesion the area of the brain in question is not destroyed but rather it becomes weakened due to some underlying metabolic process, most likely inflammation. When a part of the brain becomes weak, it cannot function properly and the result is dysfunction in the body often times associated with physical symptoms such as pain, weakness, fatigue, sleep problems, depression, decreased energy, bowel problems, brain fog, headaches, etc.
Functional lesions of the brain can be rehabilitated, just like a weakened or dysfunctional muscle. Take for example a weak right bicep muscle. It will not work as effectively as the left bicep. You can regain normal function of the altered right bicep muscle by exercising it. When you exercise the right bicep muscle, you make the muscle fire every time you move it. The more that muscle fires, the stronger it becomes. The stronger it gets, the more normal it functions. The same process holds true for functional lesion in the brain. When an area of the brain becomes weak, it does not function properly. When you stimulate that area of the brain, it fires. The more it fires, the stronger it becomes.
The stronger it gets, the more normal it is going to function. The more normal it functions, the less symptoms you are going to feel, and the better you become.
Different therapies can be combined and utilized to make these weakened structures in the brain fire (active neurons). These include therapies such as Neuro-acupuncture, electrical stimulation, vibration therapy, balance exercises, core muscle rehabilitation, eyelight therapy or specific visual stimulation, metronome therapy, exercises with oxygen therapy, stretching techniques, etc.
Oxygen therapy can be an important factor of neurologic rehab because oxygen is one of the two fuel sources for the brain. Without oxygen and glucose, which comes from the foods that you eat, your brain will die. Oxygen therapy can be combined while performing neurologic rehabilitation to make sure the brain has enough fuel to get the most out of the rehabilitative procedures being preformed. Also, nutraceutical supplementation can increase oxygen binding to red blood cells and vasodilation to micro-blood vessels to increase oxygen delivery 24/7.
Again, as the weak structure inside the brain becomes stronger, symptoms will become less and less evident, and you will improve.