Monthly Archives: July 2017

Effectiveness of CES in a case of post-traumatic amnesia

Clinical reports: Post-traumatic amnesia.

One published clinical study reported on the effectiveness of CES in a case of post-traumatic amnesia, in which a 21 year old male who was comatose for weeks following a motorcycle accident recovered much of his tested memory recall functions following three weeks of one hour daily CES treatments.

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Another patient, reported in the same article, was a 58 year old orthopedic surgeon who suffered a closed head injury in a motor vehicle accident. He was diagnosed with diencephalic amnesia secondary to trauma. He had difficulty distinguishing between fantasy and reality, and experienced overwhelming anxiety during periods of disorientation. His amnesia improved 28% on immediate recall and 39% on delayed recall after only one week of daily CES treatments.

These changes were accompanied by several other behavioral improvements, such as better acceptance and compliance with his treatment program, longer periods of lucidity, and more interaction with other patients and staff on the ward.

Childs, A., and M.L. Crismon, (1988) The use of cranial electrotherapy stimulation in post-traumatic amnesia: a report of two cases. Brain Injury, 2:243-247.

The Treatment of Fibromyalgia with Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation

In cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES), microcurrent levels of electrical stimulation are passed across the head via electrodes clipped to the ear lobes. After successful clinical use of CES with fibromyalgia patients in our clinic, it was decided to test these results with a double-blind, placebo-controlled study in which 60 randomly assigned patients were given 3 weeks of 1-hour-daily CES treatments, sham CES treatments, or were held as wait-in-line controls for any placebo effect in the sham-treated patients. Treated patients showed a 28% improvement in tender point scores, and a 27% improvement in self-rated scores of general pain level. The number of subjects rating their quality of sleep as poor dropped from 60% at the beginning of the study to 5%. In addition, there were significant gains in the self-rated feelings of well-being and quality of life, plus gains in six stress-related psychological test measures. No placebo effect was found among the sham-treated controls. A theoretical role of CES in affecting the brain’s pain message mechanisms and/or neurohormonal control systems is discussed. It is concluded that CES is as effective as the drug therapies in several trials, with no negative side effects, and deserves further consideration as an additional agent for the treatment of fibromyalgia.

ref: http://journals.lww.com/jclinrheum/Abstract

Focus Factor Side Effects

Focus Factor® bottle, not equal to symbol, fresh fruits, vegetables and nuts
Focus Factor® bottle, not equal to symbol, fresh fruits, vegetables and nuts

Focus Factor is a memory booster that provides supplemental nutrition to help you feel sharper and more alert.

The ingredients of Focus Factor are vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, vitamin B12, biotin, pantothenic acid, calcium, iron, iodine, magnesium, zinc, selenium, copper, manganese, chromium, molybdenum, potassium, diemethylaminoethanol, L glutamine, bacopin, L-pyroglutamic acid, phosphatidylsering, docosahexanoic acid concentrate, choline, inositol, N acetyltyrosine, bilberry fruit, GABA, Activin, vinpocetine, trace lyte, huperzine A, boron, vanadium and grape skin extract. According to the official website, Focus Factor is, America’s #1 brain health supplement.

The suggested use on the package lists Focus Factor as a dietary supplement. Recall how many vitamins it has. TOO MUCH OF ANY VITAMIN CAN CAUSE TOXICITY. Common signs of this condition include: A sudden fever, low blood pressure, HEADACHE, muscle aches, confusion, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting.

There are reports it causes headaches, as well as other side effects, when you read through the customer feedback posted online. Plus, there is no detail about the cited clinical study that supports its claims.

Before going for company-produced boosters, try what Mother Nature provides you. Balance in our diet is essential to balancing our systems.

Balance: Key To Optimal Health And Well-Being

Balance is the key to optimal health and well-being. Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) is one way to balance the neuro-chemical and hormonal processes of your physiology. CES is a non-invasive, non pharmaceutical way to achieve higher cognitive function, by using your body’s natural systems, without side effects. CES uses an extremely low frequency electrical current to coax or engage parts of the human system, responsible for rebalancing neuro-chemical and hormonal function. CES Ultra is a CES device, designed specifically for these purposes.

CES Ultra works by stimulating the limbic system and the Vagus nerve. This CES process is both safe and effective for treating insomnia, anxiety, depression, and the repercussion of lessened cognitive function, due to a debilitating nature:

  • The better we sleep the sharper our mental acuity
  • The less depressed we are the more our awareness remains in the moment
  • The less anxious we are the more pertinent information we can retain.

Learn more about the science behind CES and the CES Ultra device.

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Last Modified: December 4, 2019

Endorphines, ces and aging process

Depleted supplies of “feel good” transmitters means it will be impossible for you to feel happy, upbeat, motivated or on track. You will feel just the opposite: A decrease in energy and interest, feelings of worthlessness and a pervasive sense of helplessness to control the course of your life.

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In addition to a change in mood, some scientists say that endorphins make our immune system stronger, lower blood pressure and could even slow down our body’s aging process.

Endorphins have anti-aging effect by removing Superoxide: The oxygen coming into the body from breathing can change into a Superoxide. This is one of the biggest enemies for human causing diseases and aging.

Some scientists claim that Endorphins can remove this harmful Superoxide by facilitating the production of ‘SOD’ (Superoxide Dismutase). This is possible because the Endorphins can keep the brain cells young and healthy. SOD is the enzyme which neutralized the toxicity of the harmful Superoxide. Therefore Endorphins have anti-aging effect.

Scientists now know of at least seven chemicals in the endorphin family that have effects on memory and learning. Endorphins, according to neuroscientists, “serve as the body’s ‘natural reward system,’ providing us with a rush of pleasure whenever we learn something or act in some way that is conducive to our survival as a species.” This means that new belief system designed to effect desirable behavior changes, if presented to the mind when it is flooded with endorphins, may be perceived as beneficial and adopted as such.

Memory

You can improve your memory by the help of endorphins because they can keep the brain cells young and healthy. They will help you to maintain a harmonious relationship with your colleagues. You will also be able to think creatively and have more endurance

Immune system

Endorphins enhance our immune system: When they are secreted, they activate natural killer cells (NK cells) and thereby increase our immune system. Under stress, your immunocompetence is reduced remarkably. NK cells are likely to lose their effects under stress. NK cells, which take responsibility for the immune system by killing defective cells, also have the ability to kill cancer cells.

Stress

Endorphins are anti-stress hormones: The ability to cope with the stress is in proportion to the endorphins levels we have in our body. We will encounter great difficulties in removing our stress unless sufficient amounts of endorphins are released.

Blood Pressure

The release of endorphins lowers the blood pressure, a major indicator in heart disease, and has even been implicated in the fight against cancer. During stress, people who secrete endorphins have lower heart rate reactivity.

Anger

Chronic anger can have serious consequences on our health , resulting in hypertension, increased cholesterol levels, damaged or blocked arteries, aggravated heart disease, increased susceptibility to infection ( due to depressed immune system), and longer recovery time from major traumas to the body. When acted out, anger can result in physical violence inflicted on others, and when internalized inwards, anger can result in depression, and may lead to unhealthy coping mechanisms, such as alcohol or substance misuse.

Depression

Endorphins play an important role in reducing depression According to the Mayo Clinic, endorphins, nature’s free gift to us, is one way to alleviate depression Dr. Laskowski, with the Mayo Clinic says that, “Endorphins are the body’s natural pain reliever.” And while endorphins are known for their ability to reduce physical pain, sometimes as effective as a dose of morphine, many people do not realize that they also play a key role in reducing anxiety and depression too.

Sleep

The increase in norepinephrine causes adrenaline to be released and the reduction of serotonin makes sleep difficult to impossible. It is important to note that serotonin is a sleep enabling Neuro-transmitter, not a sleep inducing one. A lack of serotonin makes sleep very hard to achieve. Once the serotonin becomes available, the body demands the sleep it now badly needs. As levels are restored, you notice that you sleep better, think more clearly, are slower to anger, feel more at peace and relaxed. You find you’re more positive, focused and motivated. These feelings begin to replace negative thoughts, hopelessness and depression.

“CES is known to increase levels of the brain Neuro-transmitters norepinephrine and dopamine, both associated with alertness and feelings of pleasure. Interestingly, serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine are the same Neuro-transmitters that most antidepressant medications attempt to activate.”

Cranial electrical stimulation (CES) devices are thought to raise alpha waves, raise blood levels of endorphins and increase conversion of amino acids into the brain’s Neuro-transmitters.

Common Applications of CES (Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation)

Granted these exceptions, CES proves effective in many applications. In the western culture depression and anxiety seem the most common psychological problems of normal people in normal life. In both cases, clinicians distinguish between reactive and obscure pathology.

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Reactive pathology grows from an event. People feel anxiety when loved ones might die, and depression when bereaved. We label such normal feelings pathological when they persist past social norms and prevent normal productive behavior. In the Eastern culture flow of an improvement in oneness realization and improvement of chi and mastery could be emphasized. This would of course include an improved ability to learn and do.

In the western world obscure pathology has no apparent relationship to any specific event. It generally has a longer history and takes longer to respond to therapy. CES can alleviate reactive depression or anxiety in about a week with one forty-five minute session per day. More severe depression and/or anxiety requires three to five weeks or more of one or more forty-five minute daily sessions in its amelioration. In the Eastern world effect would likely be seen as an improvement in capacity or a strengthening of chi or vital force can be often immediately experienced with CES but can certainly take four to six weeks or longer of regular CES usage.

Other Therapies with CES

Many individuals receive CES as part of additional treatment programs. They usually enter the treatment program as a result of living in an environment that over stressed them. Their coping mechanisms, both physical and psychological, have failed. Typically, these patients receive therapy, stress reduction and stress management training.

During the course of treatment for outpatients, or following treatment for inpatients, they enter a non-therapeutic environment. This often requires some initial support. CES can has proven useful for preventing a recurrence of pathology.

People can learn more quickly when their being (at different levels) is improved. People can heal and learn much more easily when free from stress. The stress response makes any but the most immediate and reflexive learning difficult. Learning relaxation despite stress has proven particularly difficult. This difficulty also blocks healing. CES can free us from the effects of the stress response. We can learn anything, especially relaxation, better and faster.