Exploring the Landscape of Concussion Therapies
Concussions, also known as mild traumatic brain injuries, are caused by a blow or jolt to the head, leading to a temporary disruption in normal brain function. Common in contact sports and accidents, concussions can result in a variety of symptoms, including headaches, dizziness, confusion, and memory problems. Treatment and recovery often involve rest and gradual return to normal activities, but several therapeutic approaches have been developed over the years to support this process. This article explores some of these concussion therapies, ranging from conventional medical treatments to more innovative and holistic approaches.
Conventional Medical Therapies
Medical management of concussions traditionally involves a period of physical and cognitive rest, followed by a gradual return to normal activities as symptoms allow. This approach is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which recommends rest, avoiding physical exertion, and limiting tasks that require a lot of concentration, such as schoolwork or complex job tasks.
Pain relievers can be used to manage headaches, but healthcare professionals usually avoid prescribing strong medication to avoid masking the symptoms of the concussion. In some cases, physical therapy may be recommended to address issues with balance and coordination.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a psychological treatment that can be effective for individuals who experience ongoing symptoms after a concussion, often termed post-concussion syndrome. CBT works by helping individuals understand and change thought patterns that lead to harmful actions or feelings of distress, enabling them to develop more adaptive coping strategies.
Vision and Vestibular Therapy
Many concussion symptoms are related to disruptions in the visual and vestibular (balance) systems of the body. Vision therapy can address visual dysfunction after a concussion, improving eye coordination and focusing. Similarly, vestibular therapy can help with balance issues and dizziness, utilizing exercises designed to retrain the brain and body to process balance information correctly.
A more innovative approach to concussion therapy is Energy Neuroplasticity. This therapy leverages the brain’s inherent capacity for self-repair, which can be activated under specific conditions. The method views the brain as a segmented entity and aims to restore communication flow within the brain. It employs a blend of techniques such as Applied Kinesiology, focused intent, and energetic practices to facilitate the brain’s healing process.
Energy Neuroplasticity further considers the spine as an extension of the brain, with the flow of energy along the spine being central to healing. It also targets the hyperactive fight or flight response of the Amygdala, using specialized techniques to release trauma and reset this brain region. The therapy is rooted in neutrality and facilitates the flow of pineal-activated energy into areas of need, bolstering the healing process.
Concussion therapies vary widely, from traditional rest and gradual return to activities, through to innovative methods like Energy Neuroplasticity. The best approach depends on the individual’s specific symptoms, their overall health, and their personal response to treatment. As research in this field continues, we can hope to see the development of even more effective strategies for promoting recovery from concussions. Always consult with a healthcare professional to determine the most appropriate treatment strategy for a concussion.
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Orion Mott is a Toronto based empathic energy healer specializing in emotional heart clearing and Concussion healing. Orion is also a Corrective Exercise Therapist, BodyTalk Practitioner, Reiki Master, and Medical Intuitive.