Los Angeles, CA: Institute for Functional Medicine International Conference 2017
June 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am - June 3, 2017 @ 9:30 pm
The Dynamic Brain: Revealing the Potential of Neuroplasticity to Reverse Neurodegeneration
Plenary Speakers featuring the thought leaders in neuroplasticity and neurodegeneration
These speakers include Dale Bredesen, Norman Doidge, Michael Merzenich, Rick Hanson, David Perlmutter, Skip Rizzo, and Rudolph Tanzi.
Neurodegenerative and other brain disorders are already a significant public health issue, and this is only expected to increase in the coming years.
Once thought of as an unchanging, static organ, we now know that the brain continues to reorganize itself throughout life by forming new neurons and new neural connections. This process, called neuroplasticity, allows the neurons in the brain to compensate for injury and adapt to new situations or changes in their environment.
Healing the damaged brain is therefore more possible than we ever imagined. For patients who have experienced neurodegenerative disease or trauma, the outcome is no longer a forgone conclusion.
Yet, while this new dogma of a dynamic brain is now firmly entrenched in neurosciences, it has been slow to get from the bench to the bedside.
Martha Herbert and Anat Baniel Joint Presentation
Saturday, June 3, 2017, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Rehabilitation and Recovery with NeuroMovement®
Movement is the most basic and most concrete way of communicating with the brain. Anat Baniel, founder of Anat Baniel Method® NeuroMovement® states that “movement is the language of the brain, and provides information the brain needs to grow and organize itself.” Thus movement creates and fosters neuroplasticity. Focusing on stroke, Ms. Baniel and pediatric neurologist Martha Herbert will demonstrate how NeuroMovement uses an informational, dynamic systems approach at the neurological level. This approach wakes up the brain to resume a potent process of differentiation and integration, providing a trajectory of recovery rarely seen in traditional rehabilitation. Videos, lecture, short experiential lessons and demonstrations will be used to discuss and clarify how NeuroMovement opens up new possibilities for adults and children with neurological trauma. Attendees will learn core principles of applied neuroplasticity, the “Nine Essentials,” that they can use in their everyday practice.
Note: The Early Bird Special Offer Ends March 17, 2017.