Neuroscience: improving cognitive function, and treating chronic pain, mood disorders and infection or trauma related brain injury
Dr Hale has been using neuroscience-based assessments and management techniques for more than three years now and is always up-dating management options to find the most effective and safe methods available to help her patients. The clinic will soon be combining EEG and qEEG brain mapping with the MRI brain neuroquant volumetric assessments to better define the BRAIN problems underlying cognitive decline, mood disorders, severe post infectious fatigue, anxiety (either isolated or associated with mould/mycotoxin illness and gut disorders such as SIBO), and cognitive problems after traumatic brain injury
Why use neuroscience?
Neuroscience is the science of how the BRAIN is functioning at the level of the nerve cell and all the supporting structures such as myelin and the glial cells. It is also the science of the techniques that assist in the coherent function of a the brain as a whole. Examples include LENS neurofeedback and audio-visual entrainment. Neuroscience techniques also assess and treat trauma-related cognitive and behavioural problems by helping the brain damp down its own ‘fright and flight’ system. The fright and flight system in the brain involves the limbic system which includes the thalamus, hypothalamus, hippocampus and amygdala. The ‘fright and flight’ system also involves the cerebral cortex, the cerebellum, the adrenals, the GUT and other organs and these components can all be involved in either reducing or magnifying the ‘fright and flight’ related illnesses.
Can Neuroscience techniques improve patients with dementia?
It is early days in the research behind neuroscience techniques, but the earlier you can attend to all the unique underlying factors that are contributing to your cognitive decline, the better chance you have of slowing down the decline. Success also depends on having an effective support team (at least 2-3 family members) ensuring the patient can adhere to the dietary, lifestyle and the neuroscience techniques.