Neuroinflammatory Intensive Program

This comprehensive two-week program utilizes the power of functional medicine to assess and treat
neuroinflammatory issues at the root of cognitive and mental health symptoms.

What is the Amen Clinics Neuroinflammatory Intensive Program?

Experience relief from brain fog, slowed thinking, mental exhaustion, and other symptoms with our two-week outpatient program. This intensive plan—offered exclusively at our Reston, VA, location—is a specialized program that focuses on unraveling the intricate relationship between chronic diseases and their neurological impacts. Our team of experienced medical professionals combines cutting-edge functional medicine therapies with advanced diagnostics to address the root causes of your issues and provide targeted treatment for your condition.

Why Choose Amen Clinics for Help with Neuroinflammation?

At Amen Clinics, our dedicated team consists of functional medicine physicians, brain health experts, specialized nurses, nutritionists, and support staff who understand the complexities of neurological inflammation in chronic diseases. As a team, we will guide you through every step of your healing process, ensuring personalized care and support. In addition, we use brain SPECT imaging as part of a comprehensive evaluation to better assess and treat not only the symptoms associated with neuroinflammation but also its root causes. We will also help you find convenient and comfortable accommodations for relaxation and restoration through our partners, supporting your healing journey.

What are the Benefits of Our Neuroinflammatory Intensive Program?

Enhanced mental clarity, faster thinking, improved moods, better mental energy, and more restful sleep are just some of the benefits of this life-changing program. Thanks to the advanced diagnostics and personalized treatments in this program, you can regain control of your mind and your life. Ultimately, you can start feeling like yourself again.

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Who Can Benefit from Our Neuroinflammatory Intensive Program?

Children, adolescents, and adults of all ages can benefit from our program. This program is designed to help people who are struggling with neuroinflammation related to conditions, such as:

  • Tick-borne diseases (Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis, etc.)
  • Exposure to toxins (mold, heavy metals, etc.)
  • Viral or bacterial infections (COVID, etc.)
  • Autoimmune disorders (lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.)


of people report a better quality of life
after treatment at Amen Clinic

Symptoms Associated with Neuroinflammation

Neuroinflammation and its underlying conditions can lead to a wide range of symptoms such as:

  • Brain fog
  • Memory loss
  • Confusion
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Trouble with focus and concentration
  • Changes in personality
  • Poor decision-making
  • Hallucinations
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Addictive behaviors
  • Anger or violence
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Mental fatigue

These symptoms can range from mild to severe. They can interfere with everyday life, and in some cases, they can be debilitating. When people with any of these symptoms are not responding to standard treatments, it can be a sign that a neuroinflammatory condition may be involved.

Amen Clinics Neuroinflammatory Intensive Program Protocol

Here is an overview of this powerful two-week program:

1. Comprehensive Diagnostic Testing: Identify and address specific needs through advanced testing covering hormones, chronic infections, Lyme disease, chronic viruses, mold toxicity, heavy metal toxicity, autoimmune diseases, and more.

2. Brain SPECT Imaging: Gain insights into brain function with advanced imaging from Amen Clinics, allowing for more effective, targeted treatment plans.

3. Nutritional Consultation: Our experienced nutritionists will work closely with you to create a personalized nutritional plan that supports your healing process. By optimizing your diet, we can reduce inflammation, enhance detoxification, and provide cellular support.

4. Doctor Visits: You will have two one-on-one visits per week with your Amen Clinics physician, allowing for regular monitoring of your progress, adjustment of treatment plans, and addressing any concerns or questions you may have. Our doctors will guide you through your healing journey.

5. Nursing Visits: Our specialized nurses will provide support and care during your stay, ensuring your comfort and well-being. They will be available for scheduled nursing visits to assist you in various aspects of your treatment.

6. Nutritional Infusion Therapy: Detoxification and cellular support are crucial for neurological healing. Our program includes nutritional infusion therapy, delivering essential nutrients directly into your bloodstream for maximum effectiveness.

7. IV Antimicrobials: If needed, you may receive intravenous antimicrobials to treat underlying infections. Intravenous antibiotics reach tissues faster and at higher concentrations than oral versions of the same medications.

8. Nutraceuticals: Benefit from initial support with targeted nutritional supplements that support decreasing neuroinflammation.

9. (Optional) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Experience the benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), a noninvasive treatment that delivers increased levels of oxygen to your brain, accelerating neurological healing and promoting overall well-being.

10. Continued Support: At Amen Clinics, our commitment extends beyond the program with ongoing support through telemedicine consultations, follow-up appointments, and access to resources for continued care.

Common Conditions Associated with Neuroinflammation

Among patients at Amen Clinics, some of the most common conditions associated with neuroinflammation include:

Lyme disease

Getting bitten by a blacklegged tick, also known as a deer tick, that carries a bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi can cause Lyme disease. This infectious bacteria can infect the brain and lead to many psychiatric and neurological disorders. Memory problems, trouble with focus, and slowed mental processing are common issues seen in people with Lyme disease.

Mold illness

Stachybotrys is a toxin-producing “black mold” that can have a significant impact on a person’s brain, mental health, cognitive function, and behavior. Other neurotoxic molds—such as Aspergillus, Chaetonium, and Wallemia—can also affect the brain and mind. Some of the more common symptoms seen in people with mold illness are brain fog, trouble with concentration, depression, anxiety, and sleep disorders.

Heavy metal exposure

Having high levels of heavy metals—such as lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, aluminum, or chromium—can lead to mood problems, low energy, and cognitive issues. Brain fog, memory issues, anxiousness, and low moods are some of the signs of heavy metal toxicity.

Excessive exposure to heavy metals causes damage to the brain. Brain SPECT scans at Amen Clinics show that heavy metal toxicity is associated with decreased activity throughout the entire brain.


For about 70% of people who have long COVID, the second-most common symptom is brain fog, also known as cognitive dysfunction. Other issues include mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, sleep disturbances, and suicidal ideation.

Brain-imaging studies have found that being infected with the COVID-19 virus can have harmful impacts on the brain. On before-and-after SPECT scans performed at Amen Clinics, people who get infected with COVID develop excessive activity in the emotional centers of the brain. This is often seen in long COVID patients experiencing low moods or depression.

Autoimmune disorders

Conditions such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis have been associated with cognitive impairment as well as several mental health issues. Anxiety, depression, and psychosis are some of the more common mental health symptoms seen in people with autoimmune disorders.

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