Think of your brain as the road map to better health.
It can tell you exactly how to get to the root cause of nagging health issues – then the best way to solve it.
Calgary’s Neurvana ™ Health uses that map to deliver results-oriented care to its patients – and has since 2016. They don’t want to just manage symptoms; they want to fix your health problems.
One of the co-founders and the group’s medical director, Corey Deacon, who has degrees from the University of Alberta and University of Greenwich in Neuroscience and Biomedical Science, was on a mission to find answers to his own health issues.
At the time, he was a researcher, finishing up his bachelor’s degree.
“I started getting some problems with memory and focus and attention. I started developing anxiety and it slowly worked into the point where I was getting panic attacks every day,” said Deacon.
Doctors couldn’t tell him why. They told him as a student he was dealing with a great deal of stress and anxiety, “so here, take this pill,” Deacon said.
“Being a researcher, I’ve been taught to figure out what’s the answer, why is this happening?” Deacon said.
Deacon considers himself more research based than anything else. He’s pulled together the best of different principles of medical care. That’s when he found brain mapping.
“One of the most profound discoveries… there are all these good doctors utilizing technology to basically figure out what’s going on in somebody’s brain,” he said.
qEEG Brain Mapping
Once he plugged into the neurological aspect of disease, Deacon said it helped him further understand what was going on with patients’ health.
“The brain is essentially talking to us all the time,” he said, calling the brainwaves a “language.”
“We’ve just been learning how to decipher it.”
Using a database of more than 5,000 brain maps, Deacon and his team can navigate a patient’s specific condition and deliver potential treatments.
It’s called quantified electroencephalograph – qEEG is easier. It’s a non-invasive way to track body function based on the brain’s electrical activity.
It measures what MRI or CT scans can’t necessarily see: Brain function.
Once a they pinpoint a potential problem, they’re able to employ a plan of action to get results.
“You get an actual objective measure,” said Deacon.
All the tools in the integrative medicine toolkit
Deacon said they use an integrative approach to care. They provide patients with options, including naturopathic and homeopathic remedies, acupuncture, chiropractic and aromatherapy – whatever achieves the ideal patient results.
There’s a place for traditional medicine, too.
“The problem that I’ve found is that we’ve taken traditional medicine and we’ve tried to put it into every single box,” Deacon said.
“And it doesn’t fit in every box.”
He said quite often they bring in traditional medicine when they’re working on primary conditions that take some time to deal with. Traditional medicine comes in to “take the edge off,” Deacon said.
“It’s not about ignoring conventional medicine because there’s a place for it,” Deacon said.
“It just doesn’t fix everything.
In the end, Deacon just wants to use all the tools at his disposal to find the cause and fix it. Not just manage the symptoms.
“We know the body has an innate ability to heal,” he said.
“We just need to remove the barriers that are preventing it from getting that and give the body what it needs to heal. And it will.”
If you have a nagging health issue and you want a different approach to find the root cause, visit the Neurvana™ Health website for more information.