An estimated 1.7 million people in the U.S. sustain a traumatic brain injury (or TBI) every year. Most of these injuries – about 75% – are concussions, or some other mild form of TBI. These can be a result of falls, motor-vehicle traffic, other accidents, and more. Medical expenses can pile up, along with indirect costs such as lost productivity, leaving many patients who deal with TBI looking for the quickest and most effective treatments for recovery.
If you or a loved one suffers from TBI, there are many ways to re-train and improve the brain after injury.
We use revolutionary technology called Brain Mapping and Neurofeedback Brain Training to literally rewire the brain and train it to optimal health. By creating a brain map, we can see different color ratios called tomography and that allows us to pinpoint which parts of the brain are working too hard and which parts are not working hard enough.
The next step is to develop a protocol based on the brain map. We do training in a variety of ways using neurofeedback where wires are attached to your head, and the information coming from your brain is shown on the computer screen in a variety of ways. This helps us form tests and training exercises to recondition your brain, allowing new neuropathways to develop! Once they’re completed, the new pathways are the ones that are firing rather than the old ones, and that’s what makes recovery permanent. What’s more, we can train all areas of the brain or target very specific areas for improvement.
We also use other forms of treatment to help reform healthy patterns in the brain. Acupuncture can interrupt neurological signals to help change them, literally resetting the body’s self-repair system so that the body can heal itself. Meanwhile we also use dietary, herbal, and nutritional therapy to holistically treat the brain and make sure it’s getting the foods and nutrient cofactors it needs to recover and stay healthy.
For more information or to get started with a strategic plan for treatment of a traumatic brain injury, call our team today at (619) 287-4005.