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frequently asked Questions

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My clients always ask a lot of questions about Neurocentric Coaching. Below you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions. Of course there are many more questions, so don't hesitate to get in touch and ask your questions!

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The service is in the high-price segment and the health insurance does not cover the costs. Who can afford it?

People who choose neuro-based training, whether in competitive sports, as parents or as entrepreneurs, are often seen as the elite. They have recognized that the basics are crucial and therefore place great importance on optimizing their neurological state. Because they know that a healthy and efficient brain forms the basis for success and performance in all areas of life. By specifically training neurological functions, they strive for peak performance and strive to reach their full potential. Investing in neuro-based training can save costs for doctor visits, physiotherapy and osteopathic treatments in the long term. This leads to a sustainable and long-term improvement in one's own financial situation. However, not everyone can think this way - this requires a certain mindset that is focused on success, sustainability and long-term profit.

Neurocentric training is not about training vision or balance in isolation, but rather about optimally adjusting the nervous system so that the signals that the brain receives from the eyes, balance, and other systems can be well analyzed, interpreted, and integrated. Using these signals, the brain sends signals from movements to the tissues. If the signals are weak or cannot be evaluated due to a dysfunction (e.g. trauma, injury, sensory disorder), the brain will restrict movement or prevent it through pain. For example, so-called neuronal blindness is not about impaired vision, but rather about the fact that the signal that the central nervous system receives from the eyes cannot be interpreted or integrated. Neurocentric training is about integrating all systems for optimal physical, mental, and emotional performance.

Treatment of back pain

I have severe back pain. My orthopedist advised me against neurocentric training and recommended surgery instead. What is the right approach here?

Studies have shown that surgery often does not provide long-term relief for back pain. In fact, the effects of surgery, such as scar tissue formation, can worsen pain and limit mobility in the spine. One study published in the Journal of Pain Research found that for many patients, pain not only persists after back surgery, but can even get worse. Another study published in the journal Spine found that post-operative scarring can lead to compression of nerve roots, resulting in persistent or even new pain. These findings suggest that surgery is often not the best option for treating back pain and that alternative therapies should be considered.


Neuro-based training offers a promising alternative. A study by Moseley et al. (2012), published in the journal Pain, showed positive effects of neuro-based training on pain reduction and improved function in people with chronic back pain. Through targeted and individual exercises that work directly with the nervous system, neuro-based training can offer sustainable solutions to pain and movement restrictions in the shortest possible time.


One study that has examined the limited effectiveness of surgery for back pain is the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT). This study, published in 2006 in the New England Journal of Medicine, compared various treatment options for back pain, including surgery, and found that many patients did not experience significant improvement in their pain after surgery compared to conservative treatment approaches.

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Can stress cause back pain?

Back pain: The dark connection to stress revealed - Neuro-based training as a secret weapon!”



Back pain is positively correlated with stress because stress can cause muscles to tighten and blood vessels to constrict, preventing enough oxygen and nutrients from reaching the brain. This lack of oxygen and nutrients can lead to a stress signal in the brain, which in turn can increase muscle tension and lead to back pain.


The good news is that stress levels can also be effectively reduced by treating the cranial nerves. Individually designed cranial nerve training is an effective method for regulating the nervous system and reducing stress. In neuro-based coaching with Irina, specific exercises and techniques for stimulating the cranial nerves can be used to reduce the body's stress response and thus also relieve back pain.


A groundbreaking study by Oliver Gaal has shown that targeted nerve stimulation can have a significant effect on stress reduction. This finding supports the effectiveness of cranial nerve training in managing stress and back pain.

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Can neurocoaching help with low energy and fatigue?

Stress, ein niedriger Energielevel und Müdigkeit stehen in engem Zusammenhang mit den Funktionen der Hirnnerven. Studien haben gezeigt, dass chronischer Stress zu einer Überstimulation des sympathischen Nervensystems führen kann, was wiederum zu einer erhöhten Freisetzung von Stresshormonen wie Cortisol führt. Dies kann zu einer Erschöpfung der Energieressourcen des Körpers führen und die Hirnnerven beeinträchtigen.


Die Hirnnerven spielen eine entscheidende Rolle bei der Regulation verschiedener Körperfunktionen, darunter die Steuerung von Bewegungen, Sinneswahrnehmungen, aber auch von Stimmung und Emotionen. Wenn der Körper unter Stress steht und die Energielevel niedrig sind, kann dies die ordnungsgemäße Funktion dieser Nerven beeinträchtigen, was sich negativ auf die kognitive Leistungsfähigkeit, die Stimmung und das allgemeine Wohlbefinden auswirken kann.


Studien haben auch gezeigt, dass ein niedriger Energielevel und Müdigkeit direkt mit einer verminderten Aktivität bestimmter Hirnnerven verbunden sein können, insbesondere solcher, die mit der Aufrechterhaltung des Wachheitszustands und der Regulierung des Schlaf-Wach-Zyklus verbunden sind. Eine unzureichende Erholung und ein gestörter Schlaf können ebenfalls die Funktion dieser Nerven beeinträchtigen und zu einem Teufelskreis aus Stress, Müdigkeit und niedrigem Energielevel führen.


Es ist wichtig, Stressoren zu identifizieren und zu bewältigen, um die Belastung des Nervensystems zu verringern und die Energielevel zu erhöhen. Dies kann durch Techniken wie Stressbewältigung, regelmäßige Bewegung, ausgewogene Ernährung und ausreichend Schlaf erreicht werden.

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Does neurocentric coaching also work online?
What equipment do I need for training at home?

Neurocentric training brings about significant positive changes, even if you train online.

For online training, you only need some free space and small equipment such as mini bands, expanders and tennis balls as well as yoga straps. Pilates rolls, yoga blocks and Pezzi balls are optional. Weights and other equipment can also be useful, but are not a must for successful training.


What is the difference between neuro-coaching with Irina and regular personal training?

My area of expertise includes functional neurology, which allows me to work extremely precisely and individually. Through special assessments, I can determine exactly which exercises are useful for your body and nervous system. This makes the training particularly sustainable, efficient and injury-free. I personally ensure that you train sustainably, with fun and calmness.

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I have an operation soon. Should I wait to start training and only start after the operation?

It actually makes sense to start training as soon as possible, even if you are about to have surgery. Training before surgery is the best way to ensure a quick recovery and successful rehabilitation. It is especially sensible to start training as soon as possible if you are about to have knee, hip, shoulder or back surgery.

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Is neurocentric training only about eye and balance training?

Neuro-based training is not about training vision or balance in isolation, but about tuning the nervous system so that the signals the brain receives from the eyes, balance and other systems can be well analyzed, interpreted and integrated. Based on these signals, the brain sends movement commands to the tissues. If the signals are weak or cannot be evaluated due to a dysfunction (e.g. due to trauma, injury or sensory disturbance), the brain can limit movement or prevent it through pain. For example, so-called neural blindness is not about vision disorders, but about the fact that the signal the central nervous system receives from the eyes cannot be interpreted or integrated. Neurocentric training is about integrating all systems for optimal physical, mental and emotional performance.


I recently had a mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgery. After that, I developed shoulder pain that severely limits my daily activities. When can I start neurocentric training? My doctor recommended that I not do any sports because I should be very careful with how I move my arms.

From the point of view of applied neurology, it is actually better (and recommended) to start training as early as possible to prevent pain from becoming chronic and to speed up recovery. Through neurocentric training it is possible to send signals to the nerves without having to move the affected parts of the body (eg through eye movements or the principle of the opposing joint or the mirror box), so you can work on modulating the pain even without arm movements. In addition, neurocentric training promotes healing and reduces stress.

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