Center for Healing Neurology Blog

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Keeping Your Joints Happy and Healthy for a Lifetime of Movement

We at CHN believe movement and exercise are a critical element of long term health. But if you are in pain, that can be a challenge. Joints, cartilage, ligaments, tendons and synovial fluid (for joint lubrication) undergo a continuous but slow turnover and remodeling process. This is affected by many physiological factors such as diet, […]

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MAST CELLS AND AUTONOMIC DYSFUNCTION

Mast cells are implicated in a wide array of disorders. At one extreme is mastocytosis with a true proliferation of mast cells. At the other end, and often all in between, are the mast cell activation disorders where there is episodic activation and degranulation of mast cells and release of their contents, mainly histamine, causing […]

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How Leaky Gut Connects to Leaky Brain

Written by Carley Squires, ND, LAc There is a two-way communication between the brain and the gastrointestinal tract often referred to as the “brain–gut axis,” so it makes sense that increased inflammation in one would result in inflammation of the other. But, how do we get inflammation in the gut or brain? And, how exactly […]

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Stem Cell Question: Why Personal Cell Therapy (PCT)?

Courtesy of Cell Surgical Network. Center for Healing Neurology is an affiliate of Cell Surgical Network. Allogeneic cells represent a robust business model for tissue banks and ultimately for big pharma who will industrialize them once approved through the FDA. Tissue banks selling umbilical cord stem cells have popped up left and right selling a […]

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BEATING BRAIN FOG

“Brain fog” is a phrase commonly used by patients when they are trying to describe a lack of mental clarity, a mild confusion, a loss of focus and attention, poor concentration, or even just a generalized sense of not feeling well. As a neurologist, it is of course my obligation to ensure nothing serious is […]

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Traumatic Brain Injury

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Concussions, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, and Post-Concussive Syndrome There has been a lot of attention and media coverage surrounding Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in veterans, professional athletes, and younger athletes. This attention is warranted due to the potential severity of the associated symptoms and illnesses that brain […]

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Multiple Sclerosis: An Integrative Approach

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and neurodegeneration of the brain and spinal cord. MS is a disorder that causes demyelination resulting in destruction of the protective lining of nerves causing neurologic dysfunction. Symptoms of neurological dysfunction may present as the following, but are not limited to: Weakness and/or numbness in […]

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Treatment of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Using Regenerative Medicine

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a genetic connective tissue disorder affecting skin, bones, joints, blood vessels and other organs of the body. Individuals with EDS have problems making the structural protein collagen.  Collagen is the framework of all connective tissue in the body providing structure, strength, and proper elasticity.  Abnormal collagen production causes skin hyper extensibility, […]

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