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Another rock we cling to will represent researching our condition. It is retraining the experience in the brain by involving the body. He basically said my cerebellum was screwed up. They can make us feel like we are no longer in control and often promote notions that we are somehow 'losing-it'; going 'mad'; becoming severely mentally unstable; having a nervous breakdown or experiencing massive cognitive thinking collapse. How do we escape from Alcatraz?

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Traditional Chinese Medicines theorises that it is essential for qi, as well as blood to circulate in a continuous and unobstructed manner for good health of the mind and body. Acupuncture meridians or channels are the pathways through which the energy flows throughout the body.

Acupuncture points lie along the meridians and are the holes that allow entry into the acupuncture meridians. Asthma Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine can be very effective for respiratory disorders including Asthma. There are many studies relating to the success of acupuncture treatment for asthma which have been reported in the medical journals.

In the World health Organisation listed 40 diseases for which acupuncture was considered to be beneficial and diseases of the respiratory tract including asthma and bronchitis were included in that list 2. Diabetics Scientific studies and clinical tests in international research centers in the past 10 years have shown that acupuncture can help diabetic patients in many ways by lowering the blood glucose content, lowering the release of pancreatic glucagons and attenuate symptoms of polyphagia the urge to eat too much , polydipsia excessive thirst and polyuria excessive passage of urine.

Currently, there is not one western scientific theory that collaboratively explains all of the physiological mechanisms underlying the effects of Acupuncture. This is because Acupuncture has a variety of therapeutic effects on the body thus the action must vary depending on the type of pathology.

However it is proposed that acupuncture primarily produces its effects through regulating the nervous system. Regulation of the nervous system aids the activity of pain-killing biochemicals such as endorphins and immune system cells at specific sites in the body. In addition, studies have shown that acupuncture may alter brain chemistry by changing the release of neurotransmitters and neurohormones.

Dogs, cats, horses, and even birds and rabbits are getting acupuncture to treat conditions ranging from pain to skin problems to urinary tract disorders. Although pet acupuncture may seem like a modern indulgence, the Chinese actually began pampering their pets with it during the Jin Dynasty A.

In the s the practice began catching on in the United States. The American Veterinary Medical Association recognizes acupuncture as a legitimate treatment, and some pet insurance plans will even cover the costs. In summary, scientists have deduced a number of theories from observing a number of individual clinical effects of acupuncture treatment.

These theories and the observed clinical effects on which the theories are based can be summarised as the following:. Which Diseases Can be Helped by Acupuncture? Endorphin Theory - Reduction of Pain. Each Time we do a newsletter on Acupuncture many clients ask "is it easy? First look at one of these charts Decide what you want to treat,Turn your unit on place the tip on the skin near the positions for your problem shown on the chart, listen for the tone from your electronic Acupuncture unit when it reaches a high pich you have found the point, Double check with your chart,and press the button as laid out in the instructions.

But if you want to learn more ,get a basic understanding have a look here. If someone near you fainted, collapsed from exhaustion or had a stroke and lay unconscious—what would you do? What if you knocked someone out during martial arts practice? You can do more than call Acupuncturists know points that can revive someone. Acupuncture at GV 26 activates the sympathetic nervous system.

This elevates catecholamine levels, increases cardiac output and stroke volume. Furthermore, stimulation of extracranial trigeminal nerve fibers can increase cortical cerebral blood flow. Kundalini yoga practitioners and Asian martial arts people learn about the Governor Vessel meridian, which runs up the spine and neck to the top of the head, and the Conception Vessel meridian, which runs down the front.

Together they make an energy loop that passes from the pernium at the genitals to the brain and back. With simple Electronic acupuncture , vitality in that energy loop can be increased to enhance longevity, sexuality and beauty. It is the most-used first-aid point for acute emergencies. Using a needle or nail to stimulate this point is a well known Chinese folk life-saving therapy.

It can be used for shock, coma, asphyxia, cardiac arrest, heart attack, respiratory arrest, and loss of consciousness. It is said that stimulating this point helps the body no matter in humans or animals resume regular cardiac and respiratory rhythms and restore consciousness. It stimulates heart and respiration breathing to begin.

Kerry Ridgway, veterinary acupuncturist from Aiken, South Carolina. GV as a point that people can apply pressure to for about a minute at a time to increase mental alertness and physical energy. GV is particularly useful for drowsy drivers, as it tends to pro GV can also promote mental clarity and focus, useful for when a project is at hand and the brain feels a bit sluggish. A Bibliography and Review from Textbook Sources.

According to Chinese medical theory, inserting a needle into GV26 helps re-establish Yin-Yang harmony. From a scientific perspective, needling GV26 has profound effects because there are numerous nerve fibers, both sympathetic and parasympathetic, at that location. For those with knowledge of human anatomy: GV provides access to muscular branches of the right and left buccal branches of cranial nerve VII, and superior labial branches of the infraorbital nerve, which is a branch of the middle division of cranial nerve V.

GV also provides access to branches of superior labial arteries and tributaries of companion veins. The Colorado State University Veterinary Medical Center's Critical Care Unit routinely uses acupuncture on animals in cardiac or respiratory arrest in combination with conventional procedures.

Interestingly, just a single powerful point is employed. Through stimulation of GV26 is especially beneficial in the emergency room and in dogs under anesthesia, it can be used by dog owners at home. If your dog or cat is electrocuted, falls into water, or suddenly stops breathing for any reason, using your electronic acupuncture unit could help save his life. What Else Can Acupuncture Treat? The answer is simple; Most everything. The Evidence on Acupuncture The research so far on acupuncture has been mixed, but several studies have indicated that it's effective for treating certain conditions.

Here are a few highlights of the research so far:. A wide variety of acute and chronic conditions exist for which acupuncture can be effective. According to the World Health Organization following is the list of indications for which acupuncture can be used. Tinnitus is defined as a sensation of sound perceived by a person regardless of an external stimulus. It is generally compared to the sound of hissing, of a whistle or a waterfall. Acupuncture had an effect on otoacoustic emissions OAE in tinnitus patients.

Acupuncture had an effect on the suppression of otoacoustic emissions OAE in the left ears of tinnitus patients. Aging For thousands of years, the Chinese have known that beauty comes from the inside.

The Chinese discovered and utilised ways to change the energy flow from within the body to initiate the healing process for rejuvenation. There must be better ways to strengthen becoming empowered. Sadly in my case it comes with again deep sadness and grief. Having to acknowledge that the powers in our world have destroyed our families and sabotaged my efforts in creating one.

Thank you for this. Or you see people being thoughtful, kind, and respectful derided as weak, ineffective, and stupid. So I see my options To gain power ie safety? I long for an alternative model. Power to stop, prevent, restrain, hold off abuse of power and violence- is that possible? It sounds like the remark hit you deeply, as it did me. Sending warmth to you, Gertrude. Is that the best example you can think of?

That is the most callous and rediculous suggestion and traumatizing in itself. Send the most vulnerable and underserved, mostly people of color, to the military and then off to brutalize and kill people overseas? I hope we can do better than that. You are underestimating the resiliency in people Elena. This is why people are becoming weaker today. Granted, people who have experienced physical and emotiional trauma are already in a vulnerable state.

I left a long detailed analysis of what van der Kolk actually said on this clip but because my computer was not connected to Wi-Fi when I hit the return button I lost it. This time I use another method short and sweet. I think the wave of the future is the way of the Dalai Lama not George Patton. This is been true since the countries beginning. The American revolution started in Boston and most of the leaders had some experience in the Massachusetts state militia.

Without that experience they could never have pulled off Lexington and Concorde. I think that telling it the way Bessel does is not only helpful, because people can have the idea that pressuring a kid will help to overcome trauma….

Sometimes we do not have any verbal abilities to process early abuse. It is imperative to know the history of a client as we are trying to help them solve their puzzle.

Due to my personal issues regarding trauma history from early childhood, how it affected me later in life is why I find this information quite helpful in professional and personal life. In I had a motor planning stroke in the right hemisphere that caused paralysis of the left side.

Had to learn to walk again as if I was a toddler once the paralysis lessened. It took months to get back part of that motor planning ability. My history was full of traumas from early on but I think it helped me persevere to walk again.

The early abuse taught me how to survive and thrive on my own. I continue to thrive with not only research knowledge, schooling and but my own personal research. I have found that all the traumas have taught me something about coping through trauma. I never fully recovered from the stroke as I fell early in the healing process, breaking tibia and fibula. If I had been honored to heal traumas of past and the hospital fiasco, I might have not broken more bones thereafter.

Not enough time is given to the healing process and it is imperative to do it correctly. The reason I write this today I realized we are all talking about the negative aspects of brain trauma, but this article came today on my stroke forum of which I participate: Jon Stone, a consultant neurologist and honorary senior lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, replies: Strokes are areas of damage in the brain caused by blocked blood vessels or bleeding.

They can set off a host of problems, including paralysis or impaired vision. Cognitive and behavioral changes after stroke are common yet often overlooked because the effects may be subtle. Friends and relatives may report a personality change that is hard to pin down. A genuine shift may occur, however, when the frontal lobes sustain damage.

The frontal lobes play an essential role in regulating emotion, decision making and judgment. Strokes that affect the frontal lobes can lead to a range of problems, such as apathy or emotionalism an overflow of emotion without necessarily feeling that emotion. A stroke that hits the cerebellum can also trigger a personality shift. This brain region is vital to many aspects of executive function. Damage here can bring about disinhibition, which often manifests as inappropriate behavior.

Surveys suggest such changes occur rarely, but the frequency may be underreported. They might arise if a person has experienced a mild frontal lobe impairment that has led to a small increase in apathy and less anxiety. A slight loss of inhibition may also explain why a stroke victim might begin to experience more positive emotions.

Yet personality changes after a stroke could have nothing to do with afflicted brain areas. Serious illness often leads people to reevaluate their priorities in life and change their attitudes toward others. I hope this training shows us the upside of learning about our brain and nervous system as it is what has kept me going since I was a young child.

I find this over and over again with vets. The military provides a family that some of these soldiers never had. It can be a great healing advantage when they come home from service. The work once started can provide them hope and not just a bandaid on their physical scars. My brain inside has scars that will never go away but I need to work around the area and walk again.

The brain is so versatile but needs the direction. It is about what the client is ready and able to do. I think I had a misconception that a patient could just take a martial arts course, or do theatre and that in itself would rewire the brain. For instance, that moment before a person walks on-stage, they feel their heart pounding, sweaty palms, huge fright and realize those are the same feelings they had when they had to testify against their dad in court.

I was terrified and I did it and it was ok. I can do that again. Then their new experience, even with the intense feelings of fear, is a success. Perhaps there is fear of intimacy and a client, tho terrified of betrayal, trusts and opens up to their therapist, and it works. Or perhaps they argue back, although in the past, that resulted in a terrible beating.

There is a moment when a client is facing a familiar and paralyzing fear within a new situation -similar to the trauma -and then they can have an experience that is a game changer. Would experiencing the terror of what happened before and contradicting that with a related but different experience, with a different outcome, be necessary?

I suppose van der Kolb was jesting about Dutch influence on American martial skills. Obviously Americans were British before they were Americans and learned their trade from the British. There is something to the fact that Washington was denied an officers position in the British army while lesser Colonials were accepted that spurred him on to a learn his craft in a most deadly manner.

I simply was giving the good doctor the benefit of the doubt because he said that Americans learned their martial abilities from the Ducth. I think it is self evident he means the colonialists and since he is obviously of Dutch origin he was being facetious stating that the Dutcht taught the colonists to fight in a military fashion.

The Dutch did help us with a generous loan when Washington started to become successful only because the French joined the cause but before that they turned down John Adams when he begged them for a loan at the beginning of the revolution. I wish everyone blessings and a non-traumatized life. I think of this with phobic patients who, when able over time to better tolerate the exposure to their fear through exposure, have a new sense of freedom. Experiential therapy has always been my go-to therapy.

Having clients do something they are slightly afraid of, very slightly at first, like running fast down a long set of stairs, builds resilience and a new experience in the body. So far I am not hearing reference to the claim of a cutting edge psycho-spiritual neurological discovery, that it is the heart that knows, full five seconds before the brain.

My understanding is that the brain is the projector, the heart the film, so to speak!!?? Like to hear your comments. I thought Bessel might mention how effective for trauma it was when returning warriors were greeted with drum playing and dancing. Thank you very much. I have a client survivor of severe trauma who needs to do things beyond her endurance so she knows in her gut that she can still survive. She does endurance swimming and also does this at work.

The swimming is therapeutic to her, while obstructionist at work is more of a reenactment of the trauma. The information in this film is very affirming of the work we are doing, while putting a clear framework around it for me! Thanks Bessel and Ruth! For me, it depends on the client and the complexity of their trauma. In some cases, I rely on the arts—music, drama, painting. For others, a more physically demanding approach like martial arts, runnjing, gymnastics, skating works best. Still others prefer things like yoga and meditation and tai lkchi.

Thank you Ruth and Bessel for your fascinating and nice short insights. They have helped me to more or less complete a nagging jig-saw! I should explain that many years ago I discovered, as it were by chance, how to relax and ultimately cure my years of persistent lower back pain apparently untreatable without risky surgery. And worse, for those professionals, when I casually demonstrated my simple relaxation protocol to anyone who would listen, it often led on to immediate relief and apparent cure for a wide variety of so-called incurable musculoskeletal cases, as well as phobias and infertility.

I should add that I am in fact an engineer-physicist and I have gradually put together a theory comprising loss of a loved one, or a loved situation, into a mind-body-brain jig-saw — thanks to many free NICABM reports and parallels with my own observations.

So, as ever, thank you dear Ruth and Bessel again. The "Electronic Ear" used in the recording of Sound Therapy challenges the ear with constantly alternating sounds of high and low tone. These alternating frequencies exercise the middle ear muscles, improving their tone and responsiveness. Improving the responsiveness of the stapedius muscles helps regulate the pressure in the inner ear. He attributes a high degree of success with tinnitus patients to Sound Therapy calming hyperactive brain cells.

Jordan writes, "what happens with Sound Therapy and tinnitus as far as I can surmise, is that it re-vitalises the brain cells which have been the cause of brain cell hyperactivity. Such hyperactivity is caused by stress, anxiety and depression. Sound Therapy has succeeded where Tinnitus Maskers have failed because it has a soothing effect on the body as a whole, calms the mind and revitalizes the rundown brain cells. In March , the BBC reported in "Tinnitus cure 'is a step closer'" that "researchers at the University of Western Australia studied what was happening inside the brain and found increased activity in nerves in the auditory brainstem where sounds are processed.

The article went on to say that "it may be possible to use drugs to block this activity and treat conditions such as tinnitus in the future. The limbic system is addressed by Sound Therapy as the emotions are engaged by the music and the sensory pathways are activated due to the extra stimulation of the high frequencies.

The ear is connected via the cranial nerves to all the other senses and many internal organs including the heart and the digestive system. Therefore stimulating the ear with music engages numerous brain centres in a harmonised way.

The entire nervous system is both calmed and enlivened, creating a better environment in which the body can heal from a troubling, stress related condition like tinnitus. Learn more about how Sound Therapy stimulates the brain.

Auditory mapping refers to the patterns we learn to recognize through repeated firing of certain groups of neurons in our auditory cortex. Sound only makes sense to the degree that the brain can perceive the sounds it receives, and this depends on our auditory mapping. When there is an injury or disturbance to any part of the auditory system, this may result in the re-mapping of parts of the brain responsible for hearing.

This means that the auditory maps are faulty and the brain is not accurately perceiving sound. Recent discoveries in the field of neural plasticity have demonstrated the potential for brain pathways to be restructured and organised through sensory stimulation.

The good news is that since the brain is constantly changing in response to stimulus, the right sort of stimulation can correct this auditory mapping and increase our chances of restoring normal auditory functioning. Sound Therapy provides that therapeutic stimulation. The Sound Therapy International programs cause neural firing in complex patterns which engage many different sensory and perceptive areas such as the auditory cortex, hypothalamus, and limbic system.

This introduces change, enabling the auditory mapping to become more accurate and useful. For most, this program is all they need to successfully treat tinnitus. Please be aware that this is a rehabilation program, and as such, it may take quite some time for results to be noticed.

For those that need more help, Advanced programs are available to move onto after using a Level 1 program for at least hours. For tinnitus, choose the Natural Hearing Improvement series. Get started with Sound Therapy now!

Eric rejoices, "At 6 months I've been using these tapes for a long time now and the tinnitus has gone!

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