Conquering Concussion: Healing TBI Symptoms with Neurofeedback and Without Drugs

Conquering Concussion: Healing TBI Symptoms with Neurofeedback and Without Drugs

by Mary Lee Esty, C. M. Shifflett


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Time Alone Does Not Heal the Brain. Even "mild" injuries contribute to serious life challenges, including AD(H)D, depression, fog and fatigue, head and body pain, emotional swings, sleep problems, weight gain, crippling anxiety and PTSD. Despite their struggles, victims of head injury are often dismissed as "lazy" or "failing to live up to their potential," adding to confusion and self-doubt. Many do not remember injuries (especially from childhood) or if they do, assume that because they don't remember losing consciousness, the injury "doesn't count." Here you will learn what actually happens in concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Best of all, you will learn about new therapies and research that have helped children and adults, athletes and war veterans get their lives back, years or decades after the original injury.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780965342506
Publisher: Round Earth Publishing
Publication date: 09/28/2014
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 375,122
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword xi

Acknowledgements xii

Cast of Characters xiv

List of Acronyms xvi

Historical Money Conversions xvi

Part 1 The Story of What Happens

Chapter 1 Introduction 1

Head Injuries in History 2

Chapter 2 Concussion 101 19

Children 21

Adults 23

Concussion and Crime 24

The Hollywood Head Injury 26

Sports Injuries 28

In Daily Life 34

Chapter 3 Symptoms of Concussion 37

Primary Symptoms 39

Secondary Symptoms 58

Concussion and Intelligence 74

The Contagion of Concussion 75

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Redux 76

Chapter 4 What Happens in Concussion 77

Primary Injuries 77

Secondary Injuries 87

Brain Organization: A Peek Under the Hood 89

Our Two Brains 91

Part 2 The Road Back

Chapter 5 Evaluating the Damage 97

Testing 98

Roadblocks 108

Chapter 6 Helping a Brain to Heal Itself 113

The Electric Brain 114

100 Years of Research 116

Getting Started With Neurofeedback 126

Chapter 7 Children and Adults 131

Bridgett, Bruce, Archie, and Jake 132

Carol, Brian, Bill, Steve and Robin 137

Chapter 8 The Wounds of War 147

Jay and Paul, Kyle, Kevin, David and Mike 151

Chapter 9 Why Haven't I Heard of This Before? 165

Drug Traditions 166

Insurance Benefits 170

Denial 176

Part 3 Coming Home

Chapter 10 When More Is Needed 181

The Basics: Food and Water, Light and Air 182

Soft-Tissue Injuries 186

Bones 196

Traditional Biofeedback Techniques and More 199

Hands-On Bodywork 203

Case Histories: Thea, Honor, and Sophia 204

Functional Support 209

Chapter 11 Preventing Injury 219

The Physics of Injury 220

Home Injuries 223

School Injuries 224

Automotive Injuries and Equipment 225

Choice of Sport 230

Educating Self and Others 238

Going With the Data - or Not 243

I Did X and I'm Fine 246

Chapter 12 The Rest of the Story 247

Where Are They Now? 247

Glossary 257

Resources and References 259

Index 275

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