Dr. Curtis Cripe Discusses the Latest Advancements in Behavioral Medicine
Dr. Curtis Cripe of Scottsdale, Arizona, is a board-certified expert in a wide range of fields and sectors, including engineering and bioengineering, psychophysiology and psychology, and neurodevelopment. Dr. Cripe currently heads the NTL Group in Scottsdale; before that, he founded and directed The Crossroads.
Dr. Cripe is a foremost expert in the field of behavioral medicine, having submitted his latest findings to NeuroRegulation: Technology at the Neural Interface. In addition, he has given lectures throughout the world for organizations including NASA, DARPA, Los Alamos National Labs, Sandia National Laboratories, US Air Force, US Army, US Navy, Medical Mafia (MDs), American College of Forensic Examiners (ACFE), and many others.
Dr. Cripe’s approach to medicine is unique in that he treats the physical body as an electrical device, using neuroregulation techniques to restore the body’s natural balance. Specific conditions Dr. Cripe treats include those resulting from brain injuries, PTSD, and other forms of trauma, as well as chemical dependency and behavioral issues like anger and chronic anxiety.
Dr. Cripe believes in using technology to provide personalized treatment and has conducted extensive research with the same level of precision utilized in engineering. His psychophysiological laboratory is equipped with brain mapping technology which allows him to observe the biological effects of different mental states such as anxiety and stress.
“One thing we need to remember is that the human body is an electrical device, and all of our thoughts are energy states,” said Dr. Curtis Cripe. “We’re becoming aware that different thoughts have different effects on the body. For example, anger puts stress on specific organs in your body, while anxiety affects another group.”
Dr. Cripe recently submitted a paper on a new technique for treating PTSD. “The Department of Defense has been funding research to help veterans, and we’ve found that by using a process called neuroregulation, we can change the brain chemistry in people who have suffered from trauma,” Dr. Cripe said.
In addition to offering individualized treatment plans, Dr. Cripe also conducts research on the latest technological advances in the field of behavioral medicine.
“The latest innovation I’ve been exploring is some non-invasive technologies that affect eye movement and brainwave frequency to change a person’s state of mind,” he said. “We can actually train someone’s subconscious mind without ever having a conversation.”
Dr. Cripe said this new technology is just one example of how behavioral medicine can be used to treat a variety of problems. In fact, he recently submitted a paper on the potential of biofeedback technologies in treating chemical dependency and anger issues. “This will help us get rid of the stigma that some people have about going to a doctor,” Dr. Cripe said.
“It’s important to remember that the body and mind are completely integrated,” Dr. Curtis Cripe concluded. “You can’t fix one without fixing the other.”
When asked what the future holds for his field, Dr. Cripe said that his primary goal is to make behavioral medicine as accessible as possible. “We want people to understand what is going on in their body and how it’s affecting their thoughts,” he said. “In the future, we’ll be able to customize treatment for each individual.”