CranioSacral Therapy – Ricky Williams Concussion Pilot Study

Whether a person experienced a mild or severe head trauma yesterday or years past, the brain and body may be affected.

This video shares some insight into alternative therapies.




CranioSacral Therapy – Migraine Relief

Migraine affects approximately 20% of the population. Conventional care for migraine is suboptimal; overuse of medications for the treatment of episodic migraines is a risk factor for developing chronic daily headache. The study of non-pharmaceutical approaches for prevention of migraine headaches is therefore warranted. Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a popular non-pharmacological approach to the treatment or prevention of migraine headaches for which there is limited evidence of safety and efficacy.

Mann JD, Faurot KR, Wilkinson L, et al. Craniosacral therapy for migraine: Protocol development for an exploratory controlled clinical trial. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2008;8:28. doi:10.1186/1472-6882-8-28.




CranioSacral Therapy – Brain Inflammation, Head Trauma & NFL

The study discusses research focused on NFL player’s head trauma; however, singular events are also discussed – “these cells kick into high gear in people who sustain a single severe blow to the head, and that this may be associated with cognitive impairment (Ramlackhansingh et al., 2011). Researchers theorize that after brain injury, chronic inflammation contributes to cellular and structural damage, leading to depression and cognitive decline.”

http://www.alzforum.org/news/research-news/nfl-players-brain-inflammation-may-persist-years-after-head-trauma




The mesentery: A ‘new’ organ you didn’t know you had

If you are planning on having any type of abdominal procedure, this article is a must read. Then ask your doctor how are they going to keep your mesentery intact?

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/04/health/new-organ-mesentery/index.html




CranioSacral Therapy – Orthodontia on Whole-Body Health

I never would have thought that braces could create scoliosis (curved spine) until I saw the pattern in this short article.

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CranioSacral Therapy – Dementia & Alzheimer’s disease

Michael Morgan’s talk begins by looking at what differentiates brains of “normal” patients and those of patients suffering from senile dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Amyloid plaques in Alzheimer’s patients seem to “clog up” the brain, shrinking the brain and significantly decreasing the flow of cerebral spinal fluid, which among other things, carries toxins out of the brain. Researchers have found that it is this buildup of plaque, and the shrinkage of the brain that accompanies it, which causes memory loss of Alzheimer’s Disease. What causes these two things? The inflammation of the brain over time. Recent research has shown, however, that Alzheimer’s patients who have made changes to their diet, exercised regularly, and undergone regular CranialSacral Therapy have regained previously lost memories. Michael Morgan offers these three elements (diet, exercise, and regular CST) as both treatment for, and preventative regime against, Alzheimer’s.




Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

Summary

Sinek starts with a fundamental question: Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their success over and over?

People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers had little in common, but they all started with WHY. They realized that people won’t truly buy into a product, service, movement, or idea until they understand the WHY behind it.

START WITH WHY shows that the leaders who’ve had the greatest influence in the world all think, act, and communicate the same way — and it’s the opposite of what everyone else does. Sinek calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, and it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be led, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with WHY.

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action can be purchased HERE

Simon’s TED Talk: How great leaders inspire action




Chronic Pain Associated with Activation of Brain’s Glial Cells

Patients with chronic pain show signs of glial activation in brain centers that modulate pain, according to results from a PET-MRI study.
“Glia appears to be involved in the pathophysiology of chronic pain, and therefore we should consider developing therapeutic approaches targeting glia,” Dr. Marco L. Loggia from Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Charlestown, Massachusetts, told Reuters Health by email.
“Glial activation is accompanied by many cellular responses, which include the production and release of substances (such as so-called ‘pro-inflammatory cytokines’) that can sensitize the pain pathways in the central nervous system,” he explained. “Thus, glial activation is not a mere reaction to a pain state but actively contributes to the establishment and/or maintenance of persistent pain.”

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New Insight Into How Alzheimer’s Begins

A new study from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston offers important insight into how Alzheimer’s disease begins within the brain. The researchers found a relationship between inflammation, a toxic protein and the onset of the disease. The study also identified a way that doctors can detect early signs of Alzheimer’s by looking at the back of patients’ eyes.

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Fear of the Unknown Common to May Anxiety Disorders

Several anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, social anxiety disorder and specific phobias, share a common underlying trait: increased sensitivity to uncertain threat, or fear of the unknown, report researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago. The finding could help steer treatment of these disorders away from diagnosis-based therapies to treating their common characteristics.

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