What Can You Do To Reverse Brain Trauma Today?

Blog-What Can You Do To Reverse Brain Trauma Today

The World Health Organization ranks traumatic brain injury (TBI) as the leading cause of both disability and mortality in individuals below the age of 45. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, two million new TBIs are reported each year in the United States as a result of falls, accidents, and concussions. Millions of others go unnoticed leading to what many researchers have called the “silent epidemic.”

TBIs, including concussions, are a major cause of psychiatric illness and few people know this, because most psychiatrists never look at the brain. In fact, TBI has been linked to:

• Homelessness
• Drug and alcohol abuse
• Anxiety
• Depression
• School failure
• Job failure
• Murder
• Suicide
• Domestic violence
• Incarceration

What Research Has Shown

New research published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal shows that “even mild concussions sustained in ordinary community settings might be more detrimental than anyone anticipated; the long-term risk of suicide increases threefold in adults if they have experienced even one concussion.” An additional study reiterated the seriousness of traumatic brain injury stating it is “the leading cause of death and disability in young adults in the developed world” and that “individuals with mild TBI, with concussion, had an elevated suicide risk by 81 percent.”

This link between TBIs contributing to poor outcomes later in life was recently investigated in much greater depth. Research published in PLOS Medicine studied more than a million people born since 1973 and followed them to see how head injuries impacted their lives in the coming decades.

It was discovered that people who had suffered even a mild traumatic head injury (which was defined as a head injury which left them feeling dazed or confused) were 60 percent more likely to have died in the studied period than people who had no injury.

Even more of a concern, they were also 91 percent more likely to have been hospitalized for a psychiatric problem, 55 percent more likely to have done less well in education, and 52 percent more likely to have needed disability benefit.

How We Can Help

When Amen Clinics performed the first and largest study on active and retired NFL players, the results showed high levels of brain damage. This came at a time when the NFL was still maintaining that they didn’t know if playing football causes long-term brain damage.

We put the players on our program with The Amen Clinics Method and demonstrated that 80 percent of them could improve in the areas of a blood flow, memory, and mood.

That study provided even more compelling evidence that you are NOT stuck with the brain you have and you can make it better on a brain-healthy program.

Amen Clinics has helped thousands of people heal their brains and they can help you, too. With targeted treatment you can change your brain and change your life. If you feel that you or a loved one could benefit from an evaluation, contact the Amen Clinics Care Center today at 888-288-9834.


  1. what treatment modalities do you use. if you don’t tell me, I feel as though this is a money making bait and switch feeling thing. Most of us with TBI’s are no longer wage earners and cannot afford to make mistakes. SO: what treatment therapies etc do you use after the initial scan is completed?

    Comment by sacred_dog — October 26, 2016 @ 4:15 PM

  2. @sacred_dog
    I went in for a spect MRI brain scan and I can tell you it’s 100% worth every penny spent. I am 44yrs old and since age 20 I have been searching to heal and I was applying every modality possible. Each portion of my brain showing distress has specific prescribed “to do now” assignments and application (supliments, diet, medication if needed, exercise, reading, brain building activities, etc.) each important and specifically tailored protocol to heal my (your) brain. I came home with a full packet with so much info and to do’s, I’m still working on each step. Every bit is worth my life! It can be worth yours too. 🙂
    Patient – SLC – Utah.

    Comment by Tgslc — October 26, 2016 @ 9:04 PM

  3. That’s great to hear about your positive experience and that you have a plan of action. I’m sure many would be interested to know your results after a few months on your healing protocol. Wishing you much success.

    Comment by Kristie Ebersoldt Hurst — October 27, 2016 @ 8:41 AM

  4. do you have anything more specific? I take supplements, do neurofeedback, acupuncture, meditation, infra red light exposure, reflexology and several spiritual things (all involving prayer). I have been to a native american medicine man for doctoring, a saint from india, and would not sniff at ANY alternative treatment if it would help.
    I am post morbid about 20 years as well and although most of the grosser disabilities have subsided greatly, I am left with a handful the worst of which are anxiety, depression, and stimulation overload.
    what about YOU? (if you’d prefer, I’d be happy to give you my private email so nothing is public.)

    Comment by sacred_dog — October 27, 2016 @ 6:20 PM

  5. oh yes. and how long have you been doing amen’s recommendations?

    Comment by sacred_dog — October 27, 2016 @ 6:21 PM

  6. I’m with you.

    Comment by sacred_dog — October 27, 2016 @ 6:21 PM

  7. Yes please.. your email and we can chat. Or you can pm me on fb if you’d like. My fb should be Tgslc in the search bar or Traci Dodge Grant.

    Comment by Tgslc — October 28, 2016 @ 3:11 PM

  8. @Kristie.. I am so excited. It’s the best choice I’ve ever made. The spect MRI is a perfect map of what should be focused on. I am on my way to feeling the joy of life that others have. 🙂 while I was there I got to see Dr. Daniel Amen. I stopped him and said, “you are about to rock my world” .. he and I both were happy to see the energy I had for this exciting turning point in my life.

    I don’t usually follow groups online.. not sure if I will remember how to get back to share progress… but find me on fb .. I’ll gladly share in a pm. Tgslc or Traci Dodge Grant.

    Comment by Tgslc — October 28, 2016 @ 3:18 PM

  9. My Spect MRI was on Sept 15, 2016. I flew from SLC, Ut. to Orange County, Ca.

    Comment by Tgslc — October 28, 2016 @ 3:21 PM

  10. A home hyperbaric chamber is helping me tremendously.

    Comment by KarenRG — January 19, 2017 @ 6:39 AM

  11. it really depends on the severity of the brain injuries, what kind, where the injury is..i have 2, 1 had several bleeds, 1 was a concussion..and the one one with the bleeds was severe and in the pattern of a stroke so the areas were high functioning and to come back..you cannot make that kind of guarantee..that is like saying we are a cookie cut out..every brain injury is different..every person is different so the results for one will be different for another no matter how much research, how much education, how you take it apart, how much nutrition..it depends on your body chemistry, your make up..I just keep going to neuropsychology then to cognitive rehab..But i myself researched what parts are damaged to enhance what is not..and i try to do things based on the damage to try to advance on my own and i brought my IQ back up to where it was from the first accident..When you have dialated ventricles it throws your world off..so 2011..10 years after my first my iQ plummeted, it is 2017 now it is finally back up again..but i am still injured..i do take natural supplements, i walk, i read..but it is hard to say evey brain can heal when every person is different, right? i love Dr. Amen’s books..great information but we are on individual paths and what can work for one person does not always work for another….

    Comment by Barbara Welsh Martin — July 7, 2017 @ 7:24 AM

  12. Irlen lenses help many calm their brain too. Susan Hughes

    Comment by Susan Hughes — January 8, 2018 @ 8:12 AM

  13. I’m on Dr. Amen’s protocol based on 4 major concussions over my life. I had SPECT scans just 2 weeks ago at the Walnut Creek, California office. I have learned already so much from the scans and analysis of scans from the psychiatrist. He really did an excellent job informing me of what has been going on. And in my situation is complicated by the fact that I also have Lyme Disease. The bacteria from that do cross the blood brain barrier. I’m already feeling some improvements in functionality. So happy I decided to go to Dr. Amen’s clinic.

    Comment by Linda Goldstein — January 8, 2018 @ 10:13 AM

  14. I have been feeling a dragtic change in my memory
    I just happen to watch Dr Amen on WETA talking about Brain Warrior’s Way and I decided to call and requested the program for $20.00/mo.
    Now I am ready to go further and. Request the SPECT
    I want to see how my brain looks like

    Comment by Renée Marie-Anne Clermont — January 12, 2018 @ 8:05 AM

  15. Hello Renee, thank you for your comment! If you’re ready to speak to a Care Coordinator about options regarding a SPECT scan, please call 888-288-9834 or 949-266-3715 for more information about treatment options and how to begin.

    Comment by Amen Clinics — January 12, 2018 @ 10:35 AM

  16. I am interested in hearing more about/participating in your protocol. I had a concussion when I was three and have never been able to hold a real job my whole life. At age 6, I can only succeed if I am medicated for PTSD and depression despite the fact I was a mensa candidate. I have failed life.

    I am returning to school again for my third degree because it’s free now. I would like to study diet and the brain because I can start with my own.

    Thank you, Lisa

    Comment by Lisa Ferguson — August 22, 2018 @ 11:59 AM

  17. hi there, unfortunately there are no amen clinics in toronto, ontario, canada. do you have any advise who i can consult with. also have heavy metal toxicity and i could not tolerate chelation treatment. i have other health issues as well. thanks.

    Comment by elisa — September 14, 2018 @ 4:20 AM

  18. My son was in a terrible car accident in 2003. At 18 after the accident he started on drugs and had home schooling at 15 yrs old when the accident happened. At 22 yrs old he was incarcerated due to drugs. Life has been tough with him if you see or speak to him you would never know. He lives alone in California and I as his mom live in NY. I worry about him my whole life. He’s just not right ever since his accident. So sad

    Comment by Lori — September 14, 2018 @ 4:23 AM

  19. My life was saved in late 2006 by the protocol of Andrew Cutler, a Phd who himself had severe metal toxicity (mercury and lead) and developed a better way to chelate than traditional IV or chorella/cilantro. I had already done all that; couldnt handle the IVs; just too toxic. Took me three years but I finally got down to where I am doing well. I still have some lingering neuropathy in my fingers esp; I still go back and read up on the latest – theres a Facebook page now; used to do the Yahoo group list – and may in the future do some more rounds to help “mop up” what leaches out of the bones into the tissues. (Purely anecdotal: I notice that I need to when mosquitoes don’t bite me but are attacking others, ha. My sweat has the toxins in it I guess!) Good luck in your journey to good health. Just understand; we’ll not ever be back to “perfect” – but we’ll be great! / DA

    Comment by Donna — September 14, 2018 @ 11:25 AM

  20. Please y’all consider putting an Amen Clinic in the Houston Texas area! We have the Texas Medical Center, home to some of the most innovative clinics and hospitals in the world. Plus we are headquarters for Camp Hope, for PTSD veterans. I urge you to consider us. I will be happy to do whatever I could to assist your search for property here! And Im not even a realtor!

    Comment by Donna — September 14, 2018 @ 11:28 AM

  21. Yes, please come to Houston. I am in great need of your help.

    Comment by AR — September 15, 2018 @ 2:08 AM

  22. My adult son played soccer, fell hit his head on concrete and experienced a light concussion, and was exposed to chlorine gas at a waterpark and a young age. After two successful years in college, he had to drop out due to anxiety and other symptoms that were diagnosed as schizophrenia. I’ve often wondered what other options we could’ve taken at the beginning. The initial diagnosis was given by a Doctor Who would not even meet me. And most heartbreaking time for both of us. What options do you have to evaluate his diagnosis? Kathy

    Comment by Kathy — September 15, 2018 @ 1:55 PM

  23. Hello Kathy, thank you for reaching out and sharing about your son. We’d like to have a Care Coordinator reach out to you via email today. Please look for communication from us, and if you’d like to reach us directly please call 888-288-9834. Thank you.

    Comment by Amen Clinics — September 17, 2018 @ 9:40 AM

  24. We plan to open a clinic in Texas, stay tuned!

    Comment by Amen Clinics — September 17, 2018 @ 9:41 AM

  25. I am from Spain and read about the clinic in the web.At the age of 8 I had a concussion playing football in my forehead,I lost consciousness and woke up in the way to hospital,all they did was put some stitches on and that’s all,I remember the doctor saying that I had to have a brain scan made later on,it never happened.All I can say is that I turned into a completely different person,I had difficulty paying attention in school,didn’t like others company and particularly problem s with my family at home,constant fights,etc.The thing is,since that time I isolated myself more and more,ended having no relation with any of the members of my family whatsoever.I have.had a decent life but I have never been happy,my Kids have made me happy though.I always lived under the impression that I lived below my capacity and my cognition abilities have been somehow diminished by that accident I had because I was never checked

    Comment by Juan García — September 21, 2018 @ 1:44 PM

  26. For the past 4 months I have been suffering from the side effects of a month long anti-psychotic use. Is there hope for my recovery? How long do you suspect that recovery will take?

    Comment by Kelly Sekou — February 19, 2019 @ 3:56 PM

  27. get yourself an ozone generator from a2z ozone Inc in louisville,KY and bubble it in the tub and get a nylon cleaning body suit used for painting ect and use it.
    oxygen and nutrients and God brother is the ticket.
    have healed cte over and over for 22 yrs dealing with a back missing l4, and l5 back discs and heating with wood and taking narcotics to do it and sometimes diluted elderberry wine.
    ed McCabe the guy that wrote the 2 modern definitive books on oxygen therapy educated me over the phone in 1990.

    Comment by bob carlisle — August 18, 2019 @ 3:41 AM

  28. I’ve had HBOT treatments and they’ve helped each time I’ve had them. So far 187 dives with the last 40 using a home HBOT chamber. Six brain injuries that included two TBIs, three whiplash concussions, and a hemorrhage during a brain surgery trying to remove a secondary arachnoid cyst caused by the first TBI in 2005. I’ve had significant improvements and even objectively verified healing being seen in SPECT brain scans and neuropsych testing results. I did not go to the Amen Clinics but because of contacting them I did go to one of the pioneers in HBOT treatments in NOLA. Many use his protocol and are building upon it. This is for chronic injuries too. I didn’t have the first block of HBOT treatments until 2015.

    Comment by Mary B Underwood — September 7, 2019 @ 11:37 AM

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