Therapies and Services
What Is Brain Mapping?
Each part of a brain communicates with the rest of the body it’s in with its neurons. These neurons send and receive electrical impulses that create brain waves. A brain map (also called a neuro map) captures a window of brain activity, analyzes it and creates a visual representation of each specific brain wave (Delta, Theta, Alpha, Beta) to look for communication gaps.
How Does Brain Mapping Work?
Waves are captured through a skullcap - a procedure known as an electroencephalogram (EEG). It takes about 15 minutes to convert the results into a visual brain map report that displays the results in an easy-to-understand format.
This is the brain's ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections throughout life. Strong neuroplasticity in a brain helps it compensate for injury and disease, and adjust to new situations or environmental changes.
Promoting Bilateral Integration (Art therapy, monkey bars, obstacle course)
Many children with learning issues show signs of Dysfunction in Sensory Integration (DSI) - also known as Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). It makes reading and writing difficult because it impairs the processing of what they see.
Symptoms include difficulty using two hands for one-hand tasks, showing no hand dominance and an unwillingness to cross the midline of the body - the imaginary divider running down the centre of the body to establish right and left.
Children with “bilateral integration" difficulties appear clumsy and struggle with fine-motor skills such as handwriting, but exercises that force children to use both hands together and cross the midline help them develop hemisphere coordination. Actually, these activities are beneficial to all students.
In people with ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism, Reading Disorders, Auditory Processing Disorder, Parkinson’s and cases of brain injury due to trauma or stroke, the connections are simply being made more slowly.
By addressing timing in the brain with Interactive Metronome (IM) alongside functional therapy interventions, we address the functional part of the problem. This leads to more efficient treatment and better overall treatment outcomes. In fact, studies have shown IM’s positive impact on output, attention, focus, executive function, coordination, impulsivity and sensory integration.
Biofeedback is a mind-body therapy using electronic medical instruments to help individuals gain
awareness and control over psychophysiological processes. Biofeedback instruments measure muscle activity, skin temperature, electrodermal activity, respiration, heart rate, heart rate variability, blood pressure, brain electrical activity, and brain blood flow. Research shows that biofeedback, alone and in
combination with other behavioral therapies, is effective for treating a variety of medical and
psychological disorders, ranging from headache to hypertension to temporo-mandibular to
Biofeedback therapies guide the individual to facilitate the learning of voluntary control over body and mind, and take a more active role in maintaining personal health and higher level mind-body wellness.
Neurofeedback is a specialty field within biofeedback, which devotes itself to training control over electro-chemical processes in the human brain. Neurofeedback uses a feedback electroencephalogram (EEG) to show the trainee current electrical patterns in his or her cortex. Many neurological and medical disorders are accompanied by abnormal patterns of cortical activity. Neurofeedback assessment uses a
baseline EEG, and sometimes a multi-site quantitative EEG (QEEG), to identify abnormal
patterns. Neurofeedback practice is growing rapidly, with the widest acceptance for applications to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning disabilities, seizures, depression, acquired brain injuries, substance abuse, and anxiety.
Biofeedback and neurofeedback are ideal approaches for those individuals seeking complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies. They also provide the kind of evidence-based practice, where it emphasizes training individuals to self-regulate, gain awareness, increase control over their bodies, brains, and nervous systems, and improve flexibility in physiologic responding. The positive effects of feedback training enhance health, learning and performance
You probably know that food, water, sunlight, and oxygen are required for life, but there is a fifth element of health that is equally vital and often overlooked: The Earth’s magnetic field and its corresponding PEMFs (pulsed electromagnetic fields. These frequencies are absolutely necessary for the human body’s circadian rhythms, energy production, and even keeping the body free from pain. The new science of PEMF therapy (a branch of energy medicine), based on modern quantum field theory has many proven health benefits.
PEMF considered as a battery recharger for the human cell. We now know that the voltage of a healthy cell is about 70- 110 millivolts and when we get sick that voltage drops below 50 millivolts or less and cancer cells are 30 millivolts or less. PEMF act like a catalyst and battery recharger for the human cells and these PEMF's are critical for human metabolism. PEMF's also improve microcirculation, oxygenation (up to a 200% increase), help in nerve regeneration, pain management and many other health promoting benefits. There are over 1000 clinical studies and over 7000 research papers validating the therapeutic benefits of PEMFs. Our world's most advanced PEMF technology, the one and only android based PEMF system in addition to the brain wave entrainment, has all the same research proven earth based frequencies, intensities, ideal waveforms and Biorhtyhm Clock allow a variety of integrated, comprehensive and highly effective applications
- Improved cell regeneration speeds recovery from physical exertion, strenuous activities and workouts, etc.;
- Balances the body’s acupuncture meridians in just a few minutes;
- Strengthens the immune system;
- Helps the overexerted muscles and tissues to recover more quickly;
- Normalizes action of the cellular electrical voltage potentials for healthier metabolism;
- Strengthens the cardiovascular system;
- Improve blood circulation and microcirculation, reduces blood platelet adhesion (stickiness).
- Regulates high and low blood pressure – stimulates natural release of Nitric Oxide to relax and expand blood vessels;
- Improves the cholesterol level, increases the oxygen partial pressure;
- Increases oxygen uptake and reduces respiratory problems.
A meaningful perceptual experience takes in sensory information from all five senses at the same time. Some people can’t organize the information they take in, leading to sensory confusion and frustration.
Multisensory integration (or multimodal integration) studies how a person’s senses work with their nervous system and alter what they see, hear, touch, taste and feel.
Emotional intelligence is a huge part of overcoming neurological difficulties. The HeartMath System, a recognized global leader in emotional physiology and stress-management research, addresses this and significantly advances the understanding of heart-brain interactions, heart-rate-variability analysis, and the physiology of optimal learning and performance.
HeartMath’s techniques and technology are featured in peer-reviewed journals like The American Journal of Cardiology, Harvard Business Review and Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, with more studies taking place at Arizona State University and University of Northampton.
The therapeutic use of essential oils (EOs) and/or hydrolats has a long tradition. Nowadays the pharmacological and/or psychological properties of odorants are acknowledged and in many cases the combination of both play an important role. EOs are used as an adjunct in school medicine, folk medicine, Chinese medicine, alternative medicine, aromatherapy and massages, as well as in the cosmetics and perfumes industries, and in food flavourings and cleaning products. A great number of studies exist which refer to the effects of EOs on the central nervous system (CNS), also several biological properties such as peripheral antinociceptive effects, anticancer effects, antiphlogistic effects, antiviral activity, antioxidative activity, and penetration enhancement are also documented in the literature.
Activities of EOs on the CNS have been extensively studied, such as analgesic effects, anxiolytic effects, effects on the treatment of stress, effects on learning, memory, attention and arousal, effects on relaxation, sedation and sleep, effects on mood, behaviour and perception, anticonvulsive effects and the treatment of epilepsy. The components of the EOs were often analysed and the mechanisms of action were assessed. Not only the EOs in their entirety are responsible for the potency, but also single fragrance compounds (e.g. linalool as the main constituent of lavender), exert many effects. The studies mentioned prove that EOs can, apart from the autonomic nervous system, also influence the CNS, even if expectancies or the mental state sometimes play an important part.
The relationship between body health and brain health cannot be overstated. But it can be evaluated. One way is with an Organic Acids Test (OAT): 70 markers that make up a metabolic snapshot of a patient’s overall health. Among its results is an accurate evaluation of intestinal yeast and bacteria that can cause or worsen behaviour and movement issues, mental fatigue, hyperactivity, disorders and immune function.
How is it used?
Metal exposure is seen as a significant contributing factor to neurological issues. So we screen for heavy metal poisoning in those who may have been acutely or chronically exposed to one or more heavy metals and to monitor excessive metal concentrations in those who work with various heavy metals.
Some of the metals we look for include:
Light Therapy can act in a natural way by supporting the regenerative and rebalancing capacities as well as the processes of the human defence-system and therefore help the body release its own healing potential. It promotes the process of biostimulation (which means that it stimulates diverse biological processes in a positive manner and thereby enhances body functions).
Our unique worldwide-patented light therapy is a medical device with a specific optical unit emitting light that is similar to the part of the electromagnetic spectrum produced naturally by the sun but with no UV radiation. Our light therapy is polarized, polychromatic, incoherent and has a low energy which can be directed at the pineal gland, hypothalamus, thyroid to increase neurotransmitter and hormonal production, or over the chakras to balance or stimulate.
Promoting Bilateral Integration (Art therapy, monkey bars, obstacle course)
For a better understanding of Brain Mapping or any other Neuro services, please do not hesitate to call and speak to one of our specially trained Brain Trainers!
A small amount of a suspected allergen is placed on or below the skin to see if a reaction develops. There are three types of skin tests:
- Skin Prick Test: We prick the skin and place a small drop of allergen on the site. Redness or itchiness indicates an allergy.
- Intradermal Test: We inject an allergen solution. This is done when an allergy is suspected even when the skin prick test yields a negative result.
- Skin Patch Test: We tape skin with an allergen-soaked pad to the skin for up to three days to detect a skin allergy called contact dermatitis
This is meant to look for antibodies and is used when skin tests are not possible. Most common is the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA, EIA) that measures the blood level of a type of antibody (called immunoglobulin E, or IgE) that the body may make in response to certain allergens.