Traumatic Brain Injury

January 28, 2013 at 6:14 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

I want to share an “alternative” view to aiding in the healing process for those affected by traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), also known as post-concussive syndrome. This is spawned by an article my brother sent me from CNN regarding repeated TBIs: http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/22/health/cte-study/index.html?hpt=hp_c1.  One of the professors, Dr. Steven Sandberg-Lewis, at my school, National College of Natural Medicine, “empowers and teaches his patients to gain conscious influence over physiology through general biofeedback, neurofeedback (brain-wave biofeedback), and other therapies. These methods work well with conditions ranging from head injuries and chronic pain to mood disorders and attention difficulties”.

His profile: http://www.ncnm.edu/ncnm-faculty/faculty-directory/s-to-z/sandberg-lewis-bio.php

Here’s an article he put out a few years back addressing TBIs, including diffuse axonal injury (DAI), neural plasticity, Low Energy Neurofeedback System (LENS): http://ndnr.com/naturopathic-news/addressing-traumatic-brain-injury/

More on TBIs from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/research/tbi/

Recommended Readings per Dr. SSL:

rimmins C: Where is the Mango Princess? A journey back from brain injury. New York, 2001, Vintage Books.

Larsen S: The Healing Power of Neurofeedback: The revolutionary LENS technique for restoring optimal brain function. Rochester, 2006, Healing Arts Press.

Osborn CL: Over My Head: A doctor’s own story of head injury from the inside looking out. Kansas City, 2000, Andrews McMeel Publishing.

Stoler DR and Hill BA: Coping With Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A guide to living with the challenges associated with concussion/brain injury. New York, 1998, Avery.

Thompson M and Thompson L: The Neurofeedback Book: An introduction to basic concepts in applied psychophysiology. Wheat Ridge, 2003, Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback.

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