NEUROBAND HEADBAND TM

         This information is provided for medical doctors and healthcare
         professionals. Information and the professional use of this product are
         intended for educational purposes only. This information has not been
         presented for peer review and this product has not been approved by the
         FDA. NeuroBand is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any
         disorder. The Neuro Balancing Center makes no medical claims either
         expressed or implied. The use of this product is for educational purposes only.

  • Simple and easy to use

  • Safe and noninvasive

  • Helps to support cranial bone flexibility

  • Improves the cranial rhythmic cycle

  • Measurable results through, Applied Kinesiology and other clinically used methods

NeuroBand users report positive benefits with: Stress, Anxiety, Headaches,
TMJ, Dyslexia, Fibromyalgia, Attention Deficit Disorder, Sinus Problems,
Lower Back Pain and many other conditions.
Patients under the care of healthcare professionals that use the NeuroBand
have shown an increase in attention ability, reduced hypertonic
neuromuscular contractions of the head, neck and lower back regions and an
improvement in autonomic sympathetic function.
The NeuroBand works by applying a gentle pressure to specific areas of the
head to release and re-balance the Cranial Sacral region of the body
(skull, brain, spinal cord and nervous system), which aids in the release
of tension, promotes relaxation and improves circulation, allowing the
mind and body to become more internally balanced.



History and Theory behind the NeuroBand
The cranial sacral rhythm has been identified and studied by a large
number of physicians and scientists ever since the development of Cranial
Osteopathy by Dr. William Sutherland D.O., in the early 1900's.
Dr. Sutherland was intrigued by the idea that sutures of the skull (joints
of the bones of the head) appeared to be designed to contain motion. He
thought that in order for the brain and central nervous system to function
properly, the bones of the skull must move
slightly. He developed a helmet-like device in order to produce changes in
his own natural cranial motion so that he could experience the effects of
such changes. He described the experience as producing head pains, body
aches and problems with concentration and coordination. His wife noticed
personality changes. By the 1930's he had devised ways of gently
manipulating the skull to affect change in people who had various
musculoskeletal symptoms, much like those he had created in himself, with
the helmet. Sutherland's system became known as Cranial Osteopathy.
Craniosacral Therapy is the gentle, manual technique, of light touch to
the bones of the skull and spinal column in an effort to encourage natural
release and relaxation of the cranial bones, sutures, hypertonic
membranous and musculoskeletal connective tissues.

Physiology/Cranial Rhythms
The cranium has three major rhythmic pulsations that can be monitored.
1. Cardiovascular, 60 - 72 times per minute, this pulsation provides
circulation throughout the cranium and the rest of the body.
2. Respiratory, 14 - 19 times per minute this rhythm provides oxygen to
the vascular system.
3. CRI (cranial rhythmic impulse or craniosacral rhythmical impulse) 6 -
12 times per minute, this flexion/extension movement is synchronous with
tension changes to the membrane, within the dural system.
The CRI provides the main pumping motion to circulate the CSF
(cerebrospinal fluid) and maintain the existence of the neurological
components of the CSF.



Cerebrospinal Fluid
The Central Nervous System (CNS) is composed of brain and spinal cord,
both of which are covered by a protective layer. The space between this
layer and brain and spinal cord is filled with a fluid, which is called
cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Cerebrospinal fluid protects the brain from
trauma. It helps maintain the brain tissue in its normal structure,
supplies nutrition to the brain cells, removes metabolic waste products
and provides hormones and neurotransmitters to nerve cells, tissues and
organs. The cerebrospinal fluid is derived from blood plasma that is
produced by the choroid plexus in the lateral, third, and fourth
ventricles. Cerebral spinal fluid moves with the fluctuation of the CRI
(craniosacral rhythmical impulse). This reciprocation has a two-phase
cycle, a tide-like phenomenon, flexion and extension

Cranial Flexion/Extension
Flexion is a cycle or phase of motion during which the head becomes wider
transversely and shorter in its anterior posterior dimension. Extension is
when the head narrows and elongates. This flexion and extension movement
is synchronous with tension changes to the membranes within the dural
system.
When dural flexion occurs the distance from the internal margin of the
lambdoid suture and the superior posterior margin of the sphenobasilar
articulation decreases in distance. This decrease in distance produces a
slight tension to the external margins of the four processes of dural
mater, the falx cerebri, falx cerebelli, and the tentorium cerebelli. The
internal margin of the membrane produces a slight relaxation of the same
processes. This membrane tension change allows the external cisterns and
superior sagital sinus to decrease in volume and size. When this takes
place, the ventricles of the brain increase in volume and size.
This process produces the circulation of the cerebral spinal fluid.

How does the NeuroBand Work?
There are approximately twenty-eight cranial bones that make up the human
skull, of them the sphenoid, occipital and temporal bones have the
greatest neuralgic impact. Approximately 92% of the blood vessels and
cranial nerves are effected by or pass in direct contact with these bones.
The NeuroBand works by applying a gentle bilateral and anterior inferior
pressure to the occiput. In response to this pressure the paired temporal
bones move into external rotation. The transverse distance between the
superior margins of the temporal squama increases as they move anteriorly.
This in turn causes the posterior aspect of the sphenoid bone to rotate on
its transverse axis in a cephalad direction while its anterior aspect
moves in an anterior-inferior direction.
The relationship between the sphenoid, occipital and temporal bones
through their attachment to the dural membranes, the falx cerebri, falx
cerebelli, and tentorium cerebelli effect the ventricles, cranial nerves
and blood vessels within the cranial vault and that enter or exit the base
of the skull.

The Positive Effects of Cranial Flexion
When the cranium goes into flexion the ventricles of the brain fill with
cerebrospinal fluid, causing them to increase in volume and size, this in
turn helps to create a state of balance or homeostasis by equalizing the
right and left ventricular pressure. A second effect of the flexion phase
of the craniosacral cycle causes all of the paired bones of the body to
externally rotate, in addition all of the muscles, connective tissues and
fascia release and unwind.
Flexion and extension are equally important with respect to the
fluctuation of the cranial rhythmic cycle. The NeuroBand can aid towards
symptomatic relief by favoring a slight cranial flexion.
It is not intended for the NeuroBand to inhibit extension, but rather
enhance flexion.
This effect can be verified through palpation, eye tracking, improvement
in bilateral motor function and methods of Applied Kinesiology.
When wearing the NeuroBand you can monitor an improvement in the Cranial
Rhythmic Impulse, (CRI) both amplitude and symmetry.


Adjustment, Placement and Wearing the NeuroBand
The NeuroBand is adjusted equally and bilaterally by means of two velcro
straps with numeric markings. The back can be adjusted to conform to
contour the patient's head allowing sufficient clearance of the temporal
bones. The typical working pressure exerted by the NeuroBand is extremely
light, just enough to keep the band in place plus about 10 grams.
The two occipital pressure points applied by the NeuroBand are an equal
distance from the midline on the occiput avoiding the occipital mastoid
suture. The pressure should be superior to the external nucal ridge and
inferior to the lambdoidal suture. The front pad of the NeuroBand should
be slightly superior to the frontal eminence.
The lateral aspect of the NeuroBand is greater in relationship to the
skull than the anterior posterior dimension as supported by a frontal pad
and stiff but adjustable metal backing. This prevents medial contact to
the sphenoid, temporal and parietal bones. There is no elastic utilized in
the NeuroBand, as this could inhibit natural motion.
Alternate Placement of the NeuroBand
The NeuroBand can be placed lower, near the subocciptal area of the
occiput (base of the skull where the head and neck are joined), over the
posterior arch of the atlas or C1 vertebra. This position applies
pressure, similar to acupressure.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long do you wear the NeuroBand each day?
It is recommended that you start wearing it for 15-20 minutes at a time.
Once you feel comfortable using it, you can wear the NeuroBand as often as
you like during waking hours and during your normal activities, but not
more than 50% of your day. What positive effects have been reported by
people wearing NeuroBand?

What positive effects have been reported by  people wearing NeuroBand?
Most people report a calming effect and say that wearing the NeuroBand
helps them concentrate, focus on tasks, and read for longer periods of
time. Many say they like the way it makes them feel. They experience a
release of tension and greater mental clarity. Other benefits reported are
pain relief, stress reduction, a feeling of being more in control,
improvement in attitude and motivation

Can children wear the NeuroBand?
Currently, the NeuroBand is available for an adult size head only and has
not been designed to perform on children.

Can you wear the NeuroBand during sleep?
We do not recommend that you wear the NeuroBand during sleep.
Can the NeuroBand be worn during activities such as exercising?
Yes! The NeuroBand may be particularly effective during activities such as
exercising, fitness training, running and playing golf. Do not wear the
NeuroBand during contact sports, or in place of, or under appropriate
headgear.



Acupressure
Acupressure works by stimulating sensitive bioelectrical or bioenergy
trigger points. Bioenergy has definite and predictable pathways.
Stimulating these trigger points causes a release of endorphins which
relieves pain. When pressure is applied to the suboccipital fibers or
nerves it creates a neurological gate type mechanism. This in turn
elevates the gate so it takes more neurological pressure to make that
nerve fire along the nerve root, suppressing the nerve function or impulse
of the pain fibers. As a result, pain is blocked and the flow of blood and
oxygen to the effected area are increased causing muscles to relax and
promoting healing.
The NeuroBand works very close to acupressure point, GB 20. This point is
just below the base of the skull above the cervical atlas. Acupressure
point GB 20 effects the following conditions:
Stress
Headaches
Arthritis
Insomnia
Stiff Neck or Neck Pain  Jaw Pain or TMJ
Tendonitis
Ear aches
Irritability
Coordination
Sinusitis


        This information is provided for medical doctors and healthcare
        professionals. Information and the professional use of this product is
        intended for educational purposes only. This information has not been
        presented for peer review and this product has not been approved by the
        FDA. NeuroBand is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any
        disorder. The Neuro Balancing Center makes no medical claims either
        expressed or implied. The use of this product is for educational purposes only.
   
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