Functional neurology, also referred to as chiropractic neurology, is at the forefront of evidence-based treatments specializing in the remediation of cognitive dysfunction caused by brain-related injury and trauma. This specialty within chiropractic has made great advances through the collaboration of science-based programs, board-certified clinicians, and survivors of traumatic brain injuries.

One foundational method of functional neurology is neuroplasticity, a breakthrough that has revealed the brain’s ability to change its structure and function throughout life and after injury. Traumatic brain injury patients can experience improved cognitive function with assistance from functional neurology specialists at a Functional Neurology Center like The Hartman Center.

Take a look at our top ten functional neurology books below to learn more about how this type of treatment can help heal your brain, body, and mind. 

The Mind-Gut Connection: How the Hidden Conversation Within Our Bodies Impacts Our Mood, Our Choices, and Our Overall Health

The Mind-Gut Connection by Emeran Mayer gives readers a practical guide to the biological connection between our brains and bodies. This book highlights the important link of the “gut feeling” and the neuroscience behind how our emotions — particularly our stressful ones — communicate with the rest of the body. Receive important insight into balancing your microbiome, preventing brain fog and fatigue, and healing both your mind and gut.

The Gut-Immune Connection: How Understanding the Connection Between Food and Immunity Can Help Us Regain Our Health

Explore key observations into both neurological and physical health with The Gut-Immune Connection. Emeran Mayer dives further into the connection and communication of the gut-microbiome to both the neurological and immune systems. Read up on strategies for how to reduce illness and improve nutrition while supporting your microbiome. 

Why Isn’t My Brain Working?: A Revolutionary Understanding of Brain Decline and Effective Strategies to Recover Your Brain’s Health

For those struggling with memory and concentration issues, brain fog, poor focus, and more, Why Isn’t My Brain Working? by Dr. Datis Kharrazian focuses on neurological resources and strategies for brain health. Learn effective, applicable solutions to assist cognitive function and improve your quality of life.

The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science 

Norman Doidge, a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, brilliantly compiles stories of success in the functional neurology field. Readers get an introduction to neuroplasticity and an overview of remarkable stories of neuroscientists and patients they’ve assisted.

The Brain’s Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity 

For those looking to gain more insight into neuroplasticity, Norman Doidge provides an introductory lesson with real-life examples. The Brain’s Way of Healing features specific cases of chronically-ill and brain-injury patients who found healing through recovery practices of functional neurology and neuroplasticity. 

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind 

Adults aren’t the only ones who struggle with neurological and cognitive issues. Help your child connect the processes of their mind and emotions with The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson. Stimulate healthy emotional and intellectual development with these practical insights and applications.

Making up the Mind: How the Brain Creates Our Mental World

A leading neuroscientist, Chris Firth writes on evidence-based studies involving the relationship between the brain and its mental world. Learn more about the important distinction between the brain and mind and how communication between the two is connected to our physical health. 

The Stress-Proof Brain: Master Your Emotional Response to Stress Using Mindfulness and Neuroplasticity 

In The Stress-Proof Brain, Dr. Melanie Greenberg provides a comprehensive toolset to overcome stress responses that cause our neurological systems to shut down. Through a combination of neuroscience, psychology, and mindfulness techniques, readers can find the connection between their emotions, body, and brain in order to live a healthier, happier, stress-free life. 

Neuroplasticity: Your Brain’s Superpower: Change Your Brain and Change Your Life

Readers suffering from cognitive dysfunction due to brain injury or neurological illness can find important strategies for their brain in this book by Philippe Douyon, MD. Neuroplasticity: Your Brain’s Superpower not only explores the brain’s neurological processes, but helps readers feel empowered no matter where they are in life. 

The Mind and the Brain: Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force

Find out how powerful your brain really is when you read The Mind and The Brain by Dr. Jeffrey M. Schwartz and Wall Street Journal science columnist Sharon Begley. Their findings detail the extraordinary power of neuroplasticity and how to implement ‘mental force’ to improve neurological and cognitive dysfunction.