Here's one of our longer term folks we've been working with who was diagnosed with severe dementia 7 years ago and on multiple medications and doing rather poorly in terms of mood, aggression and communication. She's not been in the water for 3+ years and now is able to enjoy herself with caregivers nearby and even swim on her own. She's on no psychiatric or dementia medication for the past 6 years and is responding well to the Bredesen protocol, photobiomodulation and brainwave biofeedback training.
We want to promote the potential for recovery and healing and enjoying life and not treating the diagnosis of dementia with fear and giving in to the desire to withdraw from life.
This work helps to clarify how the brain can process information of different sources and frequencies at the same time. The shifting back and forth between multiple signals carried together supports the idea of network activity being controlled by the temporal phase and coherence activity. Neurofeedback training focuses on the connectivity within and between brain networks to enhance communication efficiency.
This is a well developed presentation on photobiomodulation by Lew Lim, PhD the CEO of Vielight Inc. with whom we have been affiliated in conducting clinical trials and promoting the integration of PBM and neurofeedback training for the treatment of neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders. Please contact us at 610-940-0488 for information on clinical trials employing the Vielight Neuro technology.
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This is a good summary of current alternative approaches to treatment of brain injury.
They mention neurofeedback and photobiomodulation using near infrared laser and LED devices. Quietmind Fdn. is listed as one of the providers on the BART Foundation's website.
This is a pioneering effort that will change the game in behavioral healthcare. This is the first behavioral intervention for a a psychiatric disorder using operant conditioning principles driven by physiological measurement and feedback.
Quietmind Foundation has been using the Freespira program with very positive results with our patients who wish to learn to modify their anxiety and panic symptoms without medication or psychotherapy.
We are offering people with panic or anxiety symptoms the opportunity to try the Freespira system for a reduced fee in exchange for allowing recording of their brainwave activity before and after the one month trial period. Quietmind will continue to collaborate with Palo Alto Health Systems as the only clinic offering Freespira training in the Delaware Valley.
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We can now see further evidence that near infrared light stimulation can positively influence beta amyloid production and this can have a significant impact on people with cognitive decline from neurodegenerative Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.
Quietmind Fdn. is using these technologies in our current clinical trials. Call 610-940-0488 for details.
The model for treatment developed over my career as a body-centered psychotherapist included training in The Feldenkrais Method with Moshe Feldenkrais and it has remained a stabilizing pillar of how I conceptualize both my clinical and research activity in the neuromodulation field.
The article that appeared in the NYT this week focuses on the use of Feldenkrais techniques to reduce chronic pain symptoms and provide a very useful alternative way of thinking and responding to pain. The inclusion of neuromodulation techniques has given me an additional method for helping to release and re-educate our nervous system from the inside out.
Quietmind will be collaborating with Joann Fagersrom, PT, CFP who owns Mindful Physical Therapy, LLC to integrate the use of neurofeedback with Awareness Through Movement exercises in the treatment of chronic pain and other neurodegenerative conditions.
Our experience is that it can and this article by my co-author Michael Hamblin breaks it down very clearly how it works. Our clinical trials are making the technology available to people with age related memory problems and Parkinson's disease. Please contact us directly for more information 610-940-0488.
The underlying causes of neurodegenerative diseases being rooted in infections by microbes has gained more recognition of late which is great news for the alternative treatment community which has been promoting this view for many years. Alan Macdonald's important studies of beta amyloid tissue in the brains of Alzheimer's patients showing spirochetes in 100% of the samples he obtained is a significant indicator of this perspective.
Here's a review that underscores this idea and pionts to new research that is needed to better understand the infectious nature of neurodegenerative disease. Its imperative that we become more aware and vigilant to the potential for the infectious origins of our patient's symptoms whether they are behavioral, perceptual, psychiatric or expressly physical in presentation as choices for treatment options will differ in this regard. Photobiomodulation with near infrared light and neurofeedback training can be useful in these cases as well along with appropriate antimicrobial and immune system support protocols. Our collaboration with Montgomery Integrative Health Group in Wyndmoor PA (215-233-6226) was established to assure that we can determine the underlying causes of problems and then construct treatment models that address those causes as safely and directly as possible.
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