Functional Neurology incorporates similar training to medical neurology but differs in application, treatments and therapies. Consequently, Functional Neurologists may recommend treatment or therapies that may not be familiar to other practitioners, and may be news to you as well. Such treatment, known as afferent stimulation, is the use of elements of the physical environment that are non-invasive and non-surgical. Examples of afferent stimulation include chiropractic adjustments, brain exercises, light, heat, water, sound, and electric stimulation. When these afferent stimulation modalities are specifically and correctly applied to your case, immediate results are often observed. Your nervous system will begin to regain its optimal function and you will begin to regain your life.
Functional Neurology provides effective, drug-free solutions for many difficult to treat conditions including:
* ADD and learning disabilities
* Brain injuries and strokes
* Problems with memory and balance
* Headaches and long-term pain
It is based on the principle of neuroplasticity, your brain's ability to grow and change, and on the ability of your brain to affect physical, mental and emotional health. When your brain works better, you are healthier and you feel better.
Functional Neurology is a new field being developed by a multidisciplinary group of research scientists and clinicians from around the world working to find new ways to help your brain work better. It applies principles from cutting-edge brain research and uses innovative, drug-free procedures to change your brain and improve your health. The results are often remarkably fast and long lasting.
The emphasis in Functional Neurology is on your brain's ability to change and to work better. In conditions like ADHD, learning disabilities, memory and balance problems, headaches and chronic pain, the problem is usually not that your brain is broken or defective. It simply needs a tune up. Some pathways in your brain are not being used as much as they should be, and some areas are dormant when they should be active. A Functional Neurologist will identify those areas of your brain that are working well, those that aren't and devise a treatment program to get you back to health. A Functional Neurologist will also help you identify and address stressors that might be limiting your progress, physical problems in your neck, back, and the rest of your body that might be affecting your brain, and talk with you about daily habits of work, rest and diet.
A Functional Neurology treatment program includes neurological exercises that you do at home for ten to fifteen minutes a day. These are usually physiological exercises more than mental exercises and they include balance, coordination, and eye exercises, and sensory input like listening to sounds that help your brain work better.
Functional Neurology fills an important need in modern health care, both traditional and alternative, because it offers an effective way to help you brain work better, and provides effective relief for many otherwise difficult to treat conditions.