“The definitive guide to treating traumatic brain injury (TBI), from mild to severe, Concussion Rescue provides the most up-to-date, effective strategies for recovering your health and your life. Dr. Chapek has created an essential resource for anyone struggling with the effects of concussion.”
—Mark Hyman, MD #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
For more than 25 years, the renowned Amen Clinics has been the
front line of defense against the impact of traumatic brain injury
Few of us have been untouched by injury, whether on the sports field, in a car accident, falling off a bicycle, or in the course of military service. While the consequences of a concussion are not always immediately apparent, they can range from debilitating to devastating. In fact, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is fast becoming a national health crisis, with millions of Americans visiting emergency rooms with a TBI each year. But there are proven, effective steps for healing.
In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Kabran Chapek describes in detail the programs and protocols he uses at the Amen Clinics to put patients on a pathway to recovery. For anyone struggling with the effects of concussion, Concussion Rescue guides you through strategies from the cutting edge of brain science:
* Find out what treatments should be employed within the first few hours, days, or weeks of suffering a concussion
* Build a diet and supplement plan that energizes your brain and promotes neurological healing
* Learn specific brain exercises and brain games that can alleviate problems with focus and concentration
* Discover which specific types of exercise can speed recovery—and how exercise affects the brain in general
* Correct sleep problems to detoxify the brain and release essential hormones that aid in healing
With a foreword by renowned psychiatrist and brain health expert Dr. Daniel Amen, Concussion Rescue provides the tools for recovery from mild to severe traumatic brain injury. Whether you or someone you love is among the many individuals suffering from a TBI, here is hope and help.
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About the Author
Dr. Kabran Chapek has been a staff physician at Amen Clinics since 2013. As a graduate of Bastyr University in the Seattle area, he is an expert in the use of functional and integrative treatments and collaborates extensively with many of the Amen Clinics physicians. He has a special interest in the assessment and treatment of Alzheimer’s and dementia, traumatic brain injuries, PTSD, and anxiety disorders. Dr. Chapek is the founding president of the Psychiatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians, an affiliate group of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
Table of Contents
Foreword Daniel Amen ix
A Note to the Reader xv
Chapter 1 Back to the Drawing Board 1
Chapter 2 The Best Treatment Starts with an Accurate Assessment 15
Chapter 3 When the Numbers Add Up 35
Chapter 4 Assessing Hormone Imbalance in Traumatic Brain Injury 61
Chapter 5 First Aid for Your Brain 88
Chapter 6 Natural Treatments for Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury 105
Chapter 7 Can What You Eat Heal Your Brain? 133
Chapter 8 Correcting Structural Integrity 164
Chapter 9 Brain Training: From Meditation to Neurofeedback 176
Chapter 10 Sleep and Traumatic Brain Injury 199
Chapter 11 Exercise and Traumatic Brain Injury 217
Chapter 12 Hyperbaric Oxygen for Traumatic Brain Injury 232
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Excellent book with detailed plans to help heal from brain injuries using natural methods. Well written and organized to facilitate understanding the information, but also well researched.