There are approximately 100 billion neurons in the human brain.
In simple terms, your brain operates through populations of neurons interacting with each other. Much of this interaction is through tiny electrical oscillations or brain waves. And many factors can disrupt the neurons in your brain, adversely affecting the activity between these neurons. These factors include:
- Illness or Disease
- A serious injury to the head or repeated head injuries
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
- Harmful addiction
- Developmental disorders such as autism, learning disorders, ADD, and ADHD
- Trauma, extreme stress, or anxiety
- Congenital conditions
These disruptions can be minor or significant, and the threshold of tolerance varies from individual to individual: Some people can still function in their day-to-day activities, while others are completely debilitated and have no quality of life.
However, with a little gentle stimulation in the right direction, very often brain function can be improved. That’s why your initial analysis comprises a series of diagnostics to see what exactly is happening in your brain.
Your first step in the initial analysis will be to understand the current state of your brain function and performance with an MRI, EEG, and/or Online Cognitive Test.
These diagnostics are non-invasive tests that measure brain wave frequencies.
Depending on your symptoms and issues, we will determine the needed initial testing. The scientific and clinical team will then analyze the test results ]to determine your current brain state and formulate a treatment protocol customized for you.
Using neurophysiological data, our approach is to develop a highly customized treatment plan to encourage healthy brain communication.
What is an MRI?
Our MRI is much faster than other forms of MRI. And it requires no sedation, no injections, and no claustrophobia because of being placed in a tube. It is easy and completely painless. After about nine minutes, you are all done!
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the head is a painless, non-invasive test that produces detailed images of your brain and brain stem and a high resolution of anatomic details in the brain without the requirement of radiation.
Our fast MRI scans use quicker imaging techniques and don’t require sedation or ionizing radiation. With this technology, we can identify traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and other physical issues with the brain, according to a published study.
An MRI provides excellent contrast between the different soft tissues of the body, which makes it especially useful in imaging brain pathology. However, the major disadvantage of the more commonly known full MRIs is the time they take (in some cases, up to one hour). Our MRI only takes about nine minutes for the entire procedure.
Long protocols increase the risk of motion artifacts in the acquired images, thus patients would often receive general anesthesia — at the expense of patient throughput, comfort, and cost. Our much quicker MRI protocols yield reliable information regarding the brain and other intracranial tissues with a shorter scan time — an ideal diagnostic imaging modality.