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Intentional musings of a unique Shelby Township Michigan Chiropractic Physician dedicated to helping people find solutions to improving their health by rooting out causes to chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia, stubborn thyroid disorder symptoms, balance disorders, chronic knee & shoulder pain, migraines, sciatica, ADD/ADHD/ASD, back pain, peripheral neuropathy, gluten sensitivity and autoimmune disorders so they can Reclaim Their Life!

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Improve your Brain & Body Health with Total Brain & Body O2

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, May 01, 2018

Exercise with Total Brain & Body O2

We offer exercise with enhanced air therapy (sometimes called exercise with oxygen therapy or EWOT) to enhance brain function and energy production. The system we use is called Total Brain & Body O2 Therapy, manufactured by Ergo-Flex Technologies, LLC.

The basis of the protocol on Total Brain & Body O2 Therapy is to induce O2 deprivation and then once recognized by the software data, flood the body with O2 saturation and take advantage of the vasodilation/saturation by pushing it to as much tissue as possible via exercise (in this case our NordicTrack ® Commercial VR21 recumbent bike). Total Brain & Body O2 Therapy is designed to facilitate healing by super-saturating nearly all body tissues (especially brain, kidney, liver) plasma and lymph with very high levels of oxygen that permeates the tissues  because of the exercise component.

Neuroplasticity Requires Oxygen

We can use Total Brain & Body O2 Therapy as a stand alone therapy or prior to neurofeedback training to increase oxygen levels in the brain. Total Brain & Body O2 Therapy is supplied via the Total Brain & Body O2 apparatus and is non invasive and painless.  It can be combined with the Dr. Johnson’s neurofeedback therapy to provide faster and more synergistic results.

Total Brain & Body O2 Therapy ensures the maximum amount of oxygen reaches where it is needed the most; to damaged and inflamed tissues and allows them to return to normal aerobic metabolism. Total Brain & Body O2 starts a healing process where the process halted due to poor cellular healing capacity. 

Oxygen is vital for every function of the body and brain. No matter what your present level of physical and mental health, you will benefit from flooding your cells with live giving oxygen.

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Topics: Neurofeedback, ADHD Treatments, Healthy Aging, Total Brain & Body O2, EWOT

Natural ADHD Treatment-Setting Expectations

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Thu, Jan 25, 2018

With so many options in this day and age it can be difficult to find a beneficial and natural ADD/ADHD treatment for your child. Medications, therapies, treatments, they are all over the place! In reality there is not a “worst alternative medical treatment” for ADD or ADHD. Naturally some treatments may be less effective than others, or what treatments work at first may wear off. The same theory applies to alternative treatments. To be specific, no treatment is perfect for everyone, each and every case is different in some way. Therefore, to find what does work you should find a provider that will work best for your child to develop care options specific to their needs and goals. In other words, treat the person not the diagnosis.

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Topics: ADHD Treatments

Clinical Studies on Neurofeedback - Make an informed decision For Drug-Free Care

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Sat, Jan 14, 2017

Neurofeedback is among the most exciting technological advances in medicine. Studies are emerging that confirm what practitioners have witnessed for years.

In 2012, the American Academy of Pediatrics underwent a rigorous review of all the available data on neurofeedback.  The following policy statement was developed from this review process:

The American Academy of Pediatrics approved biofeedback and neurofeedback as aLevel 1 or “best support” treatment option for children suffering from ADHD.

Research and clinical studies show many cognitive issues which are unresponsive to medication or psychotherapy often can be resolved within 20-40 Neurofeedback therapy sessions. Others require a greater number of sessions. Chronic,  longstanding emotional and physical issues, including those complicated by  substance abuse, can show marked improvement within 20 treatments.

2009 Clinical Study for Neurofeedback and ADHD

(click above title to view the original study)

In 2009 one of the best clinical trials so far on the effectiveness of Neurofeedback on ADHD was published.  In this trial researchers studied 102 children with ADHD, age 8-12 years, for 36 sessions of Neurofeedback and compared it to 36 sessions of computerized attention skills training as a the control.  Researchers carefully rated progress using pre-training, intermediate and post-training assessments completed by parents and teachers.  In their findings, researchers found that Neurofeedback was more effective than the control group doing only attention skills training and thus established clinical efficacy for Neurofeedback that was statistically significant.

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Topics: ADHD, Insomnia, depression, Anxiety, Neurofeedback, ADHD Treatments

Controlling ADD-ADHD With Neurofeedback

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Nov 01, 2016

For individuals with ADD/ADHD, symptom control or mitigation is a major factor. While the ultimate goal is to effectively treat all aspects of ADD and ADHD, the specific symptoms are the primary factors that directly impact the quality of life. Therefore, reducing this impact or in effect, controlling ADD/ADHD is a crucial aspect of any treatment regimen. With this goal in mind, Neurofeedback works to provide effective control of ADD/ADHD and associated symptoms.

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Topics: ADHD, Neurofeedback, ADHD Treatments

Understanding and Selecting Natural ADHD Treatments

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Wed, Sep 21, 2016

Living with ADHD can be challenging, and part of this challenge can be discovering the right treatment options for your particular situation. The truth about most treatment options is that there is "no one size fits all treatment" that will work for each and every situation. Given that ADHD is a disorder that originates in the brain, it can make some treatment options risky to the individual, especially those considering pharmaceutical treatment options. Exploring natural treatment options that are proven effective and are backed by scientific research offer the potential to avoid the risks associated with other treatments and can potentially reduce the challenges you or your loved once face concerning ADHD.

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Topics: ADD, ADHD, Neurofeedback, Interactive Metronome, ADHD Treatments

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