Functional Neurology and Heart Disease

www.usnews.comby Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD
Functional Neurologist

What your doctor does not know about your heart can hurt you.

Did you know that a heart attack can start in your brain? It’s true. The Brain Journal (2005*) discussed just such a possibility. And did you also know that the disruption discussed in that article can be found and fixed? True again.

Let me tell you a true story:
A patient recently told me of his heart issues. He had a history of fast and skipped heartbeats, and endocarditis (an inflammation of his heart muscle). He had seen three previous cardiologists about his problems before he came to see me. These three doctors told him that he was just fine aside from a little stress and not to worry about it. While he trusted these doctor’s input he somehow knew his symptoms were more significant. He came to see me because he knew of my unique perspective on heart conditions.

A short neurological exam in my office revealed functional timing errors between his heart and his brain that needed attention. We addressed his unique needs and gave him the treatment he needed to reset his heart-brain timing. During his reevaluated the patient volunteered that he felt much better. He revisited the original doctors who all agreed his heart was better!

Here’s the deal: Functional heart issues are not new to me and perhaps I can help your brain, too. In those patients who apparently have been told that there is no reason for their complaints of chest, heart, cardiovascular, or similar problems, the issues may be functional rather than pathological, and that is my specialty. My examinations and treatments do not take the place of a cardiologist. Rather, these procedures collaborate with the cardiology to help those patients with documented heart disease to use less medication, experience less chest pain, and increase their heart’s performance.

If you or someone you know has a heart condition, see your cardiologist if you need to, but consider what I have written. You may be helped by functional neurology.

* (Brain, Jan 2005; Mental stress and sudden cardiac death: asymmetric midbrain activity as a linking mechanism; 128: 75-85; Critchley, Taggart, et al)

One Response so far.

  1. Noah Veasman says:

    With the whole thing which appears to be developing within this specific subject material, your points of view are relatively radical. On the other hand, I appologize, because I do not give credence to your entire idea, all be it radical none the less. It appears to everybody that your comments are not entirely validated and in fact you are your self not thoroughly convinced of the point. In any event I did take pleasure in reading it.

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