Dysautonomia is an umbrella term used to describe problems related to the autonomic nervous system (ANS). The ANS serves as the control center for the brain to direct the “automatic” or unconscious, involuntary functions that maintain a stable environment in the body. This includes regulating blood pressure, heart rate, digestion, temperature control, hormone secretion, organ function, pupillary reflexes, and more.


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  • Lightheadedness
  • Fainting
  • Abnormal Blood Pressure
  • Irregular Heart Beat
  • “Brain Fog”
  • Improper Nutrient Absorption
  • Fatigue
  • Intolerance to standing or exercise
  • Photophobia
  • Gastrointestinal Problems
  • Dizziness
  • Migraine
  • Chronic Pain

What Causes Dysautonomia?

Though Dysautonomia can be hereditary, it is most often acquired. Different forms of dysautonomia are common after brain injury, bacterial infection like Lyme Disease, viral illnesses such as COVID-19, or in association with autoimmune conditions. Regardless of where a patient’s dysautonomia stems from, it is essential to identify the root cause of the dysfunction within the central nervous system in order to provide the most appropriate treatments.

15 things I tell Dysautonomia Patients

I am sorry that you have Dysautonomia. You are part of a big family. (Three million members in America alone.)  

  • I know how it feels (more on that later).
  • Your dizziness, digestion problems, shortness of breath, blurred vision and fatigue are most likely related to your Dysautonomia.
  • Just because the symptoms are similar, doesn’t mean the problem is the same. Reading someone else’s horror story online doesn’t mean it will happen to you or that you even are suffering from the same problem.
  • There is one type of dysautonomia that is familial. The rest are secondary to other causes.
  • Migraine is one of the most recognizable yet forgotten forms of dysautonomia and can contribute to many other symptoms besides head pain.
  • When we get older, problems with the autonomic system can look different and are reflected in different kinds of problems like stroke and vascular dementia. It’s a cliche for a reason-”An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
  • Getting professional guidance on Dysautonomia early can save a lot of turmoil and anxiety down the road.
  • Worrying about Dysautonomia is easy to do but completely unhelpful. Plus, excessive worry makes dysautonomia symptoms more likely to occur.
  • Dysautonomia isn’t immediately life-threatening, even though it feels that way.
  • Important new work suggests Dysautonomia is modifiable with lifestyle measures. As in you can help yourself.
  • Some treatments of Dysautonomia can be worse than the disease. Treating the cause rather than the symptoms can be very helpful in the long run.
  • The most harmful strategy is the one where you assume the sick role.  Acting like a sick person is the fastest way to become one.
  • There are many different treatments for dysautonomia symptoms. If you give a full effort to one treatment and it isn’t 100% successful, it just means it wasn’t addressing the cause for you. Find your cause, find your treatment. Keep an open mind.
  • If your heart rate is fast and your blood pressure is normal, rest assured that your body is responding the way it is supposed to under the current conditions.  Removing or alleviating the problem in the system will likely allow the heart rate to return to normal.

Our Approach to Treatment

Our rehabilitation approach takes advantage of the central nervous system’s ability to be plastic, to change constructively over time. This allows us to improve brain function through non-invasive, non-pharmacological means.


Understand whether a patient’s ANS dysfunction is the primary issue, or if it is a secondary reaction caused by other underlying problems.


Help patients determine the underlying mechanism of their dysautonomia, using the latest in diagnostic technology to determine an individualized treatment approach to target it.


Work to rehabilitate the underlying dysfunction contributing to patients’ autonomic dysregulation.

What Patients are Saying

“Before I came into Dr. Keiser’s office I was feeling sick all the time. I was experiencing nausea, fatigue, headaches, dizziness/light-headedness, and severe stomach pain. By the end of my week with Dr. Keiser I was eating more, sleeping better, and feeling better overall.”
E.H. Ohio

Concussion with dysautonomia

Below is a video of a discussion with a patient that occurred after 2 days of immersive treatment. We are talking about how we can take information about eye movements and use it to recover from the post-concussive dysautonomic syndrome. If you are suffering from post-concussive symptoms or dysautonomia, you may relate.


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