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Overview of Traumatic Brain Injury

Complimentary and alternative treatments for TBI, PCS, and CTE that are considered below include:

  • Low Dose Naltrexone
  • Neuro-Gen High Performance Neuromodulation (HPN)
  • Neuro-feedback
  • Neurotransmitter Balancing

Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury

Please see conventional, complimentary and alternative medical treatments for important background information regarding the different types of medical treatments discussed below.

Naturopathic, Complimentary and Alternative Treatments

Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)

According to the Low Dose Naltrexone home page [LDN], LDN has been seen to benefit many different neurodegenerative diseases associated with neuroinflammatory processes, including Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Disease. Although Dr. Weyrich is not aware of any reports of treating TBI using LDN, Dr. Weyrich speculates that TBI may also respond to LDN.

Dr. Weyrich has been trained in the use of Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN). However, Dr. Weyrich has not treated any cases of TBI with LDN.

Please see What is Low Dose Naltrexone? for more information.

Neuro-Gen High Performance Neuromodulation (HPN)

HPN has been reported to be useful for treating chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-concussive syndrome (PCS) [Snook], [Willis]. Dr. Weyrich has been trained in the use of Neuro-Gen High Performance Neuromodulation system by it's inventor, Corey Snook. However, Dr. Weyrich has not treated any cases of CTE, TBI, or PCS with this technique.

Please see What is Neuro-Gen High Performance Neuromodulation? for more information.

Conventional Neuro-feedback

Neuro-feedback has proven useful for treating chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-concussive syndrome (PCS). Dr. Weyrich has been certified in Neuro-feedback since 2008, and more recently completed an additional residency training program at ADD Clinic of Scottsdale, AZ. While at the ADD clinic, he treated several cases of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, traumatic brain injury, or post-concussive syndrome.

Please see What is Neurofeedback? for more information.

Neurotransmitter Balancing

Neuro Research [Hinz2015] reports that Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-Concussive Syndrome (PCS) can be benefited by balancing neurotransmitter levels in the body.

Dr. Weyrich has been trained in neurotransmitter balancing protocols, but has not treated Traumatic Brain Injury or Post-Concussive Syndrome using this technique.

Please see What is Neurotransmitter Balancing? for more information.


References for Traumatic Brain Injury