I have known and worked with Chris Edwards for over 10 years now. Prior to meeting, I was still operating under the old belief system that the brain was immutable or unable to be changed after age 23, for most patients. In my initial training we were taught that there was very little that could be done, from an organic standpoint, for anyone who had sustained some type of insult or injury to the brain. The same was true for mental patterns that had been established as a child or young adult. When I first met Chris, I had just started learning functional medicine. This is really where our practices started to overlap. Since then we have shared numerous patients over the years. He often refers patients to me to look for food sensitivities and other sources of inflammation.
I have seen Chris and his team make profound changes in the lives of many patients that I have treated over the years. I have watched him grow from a one-man operation to training and having a staff of 2 additional therapist. His approach is unique in that he tries to address the whole person and not just the brain, using an integrative approach. He not only looks at the brain and how it is communicating with itself, but at the way that lifestyle is contributing to and possibly impairing the recovery of the brain. Some of the areas he looks at include nutritional deficiencies, food sensitivities, chronic stress, emotional and psychological coping strategies, and for signs and symptoms of systemic inflammation.
I have seen patients from seven to seventy experience significant improvement from neurotherapy. Although all ages benefit from neurotherapy, this is especially true with the children and young adults. I have seen patients with severe ADHD become calm and focused. I have seen patients with anxiety and or depression develop the ability to function comfortably without medication. Patients with traumatic brain injuries are an especially interesting area where I have seen dramatic results with Chris’s application of neurotherapy. Even years after they have completed conventional physical or cognitive therapy, I have seen patients experience sustained increase in their mental clarity and dexterity, improved response to stress, enhanced quality of sleep, and improvement in relationships with friends and family members.
In my own life Chris has also made a profound difference. He helped me to significantly reduce different medications I was using. Several years prior to meeting Chris, I had undergone surgery on the back of my brain and skull for what is called a Chiari malformation. While working with him, I was able to see what my brain was doing, in real time, while taking medication and as a result was able to significantly decrease my use of medication. I do not believe this would have been possible without Chris’ extensive understanding of neurotherapy and his ability to interpret results in the moment.
I highly recommend Chris and his team for any of the problems I have discussed above. They have extensive knowledge and training in neurotherapy. Many people practicing neurotherapy use a symptom-based approach. Meaning that they apply a “one size fits all” protocol based on the symptoms the person is having. For neurotherapy to be beneficial, each person’s plan must be tailored to the specific patterns of their brain and then adjusted as these patterns change.