Optimal health has numerous dimensions, and there are none more important than the health of your brain and the proper functioning or your mental processes (referred to as “Neurocognition”), which involve the higher brain functions such as learning, remembering, concentrating, solving problems and making decisions. These neurocognitive processes are active throughout virtually all of our waking hours and daily activities. Proper functioning of the brain is becoming increasingly recognized as a major factor in determining not only a person’s health but also their quality of life.
Neurocognitive disorders may involve problems with memory, as well as difficulty with orientation in regard to people, places, and time, levels of consciousness, and other “thought” functions may also be affected. Causes of these symptoms often occur as a result of abnormalities in neural chemistry, structure, brain physiology or may be secondary to systemic illness. Those affected by neurocognitive disorders may have psychiatric symptoms, such as mood changes, anxiety, irritability, paranoia, and psychosis. Neurodegenerative disorders may include Parkinsons, ALS, strokes and Alzheimers.
Other conditions directly related to impaired brain wellness are; schizophrenia, bipolar disorder / manic depression, narcolepsy, depression, ADD/ADHD (Attention Deficit Disorder / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), (PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), sleep disorders, insomnia, sleep apnea, anxiety disorders like social anxiety, panic attack and even suicidal thoughts.
Dr. Dave and his team at Oasis Integrative Medicine are passionate about effectively and compassionately treating patients who are suffering from any of these mental disorders by improving their brain wellness. Their mission is to help them “get their mind right” and keep it right.
Brain wellness services provided by Dr. Dave and his team:
Comprehensive Blood Work
Provides an overall picture of your body’s chemical balance and metabolism (physical and chemical processes in the body).
Functional EEG Testing
EEG (electroencephalography) used for monitoring brain function.
Combination of the words nutrition and pharmaceutical an nutraceutical is any substance that is a food or a part of a food and provides medical or health benefits.
Commonly known as medicines or drugs.
A method of using certain amino acid supplements as a natural way to establish neurotransmitter balance.
Stress Reduction Techniques
These techniques include instructions on relaxation, how to meditate, yoga, mindfulness practices, breathing exercises and more.
A technique useful for learning how to control your body’s responses, such as your heart rate and the activity of some of the regions of the brain.
Specific exercises to improve overall brain wellness.