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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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5 Self-Care Tips to Combat Sleepless Nights and Chronic Pain

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Nov 06, 2018

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Self-care is a phrase frequently talked about but rarely understood. We all seem to have plenty of time for stress, but never enough for self-care. A healthy, happy life requires we find a balance between managing care for others while prioritizing care for ourselves.

No matter what takes center stage in your life— family responsibilities, work deadlines or end-of-semester finals— you will be better equipped to everything that comes your way if you are also taking the time to care for yourself. Here are a few ways you can sneak self-care into your everyday routine.

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Topics: Self-Care, chronic pain, Insomnia, Sleep, Neurofeedback, Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback, brain map

Sleep is a vital ingredient to wellness-How To Eliminate Insomnia

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Mon, Jul 17, 2017

Sleep is a huge part of health. Quality sleep is a must for optimal health. Insomnia is lack of sleep. To have insomnia is to feel that you are walking around in a daze, not fully awake at times. The CDC reported that one third of our population gets less than 7 hours of sleep per night. The US Department of Transportation found drowsiness/nodding off causes over 1500 deaths and 40,000 injuries per year.

Many people take medication in an attempt to get quality rest. Many are not aware that insomnia is often a symptom of a larger problem that involves the over-firing of the brain or imbalances in body chemistry. In our office, we use brain maps to determine if a person’s brain is over-firing and neurofeedback to rehab the brain. If the underlying cause of imbalanced brain waves is not properly dealt with these people often also end up dealing with symptoms like anxiety, chronic pain, tinnitus, poor memory and focus/attention difficulties.

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Topics: Insomnia, Sleep

The Top 10 Reasons To get a Brain Map [qEEG]

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Mon, Feb 27, 2017


Top Ten Reasons to get a Brain Map

Brain maps are a 20-30 minute, non-invasive, computerized analysis of brain function. The electrical activity of the brain is associated with function of the brain. Brain maps allow for targeted management of a weak or unbalanced area of the brain. These multi-color maps show if any parts of the brain are outside the normal range. 
 
There are several reasons to get a brain map. The top 10 reasons are as follows:
    1. There are difficulties with focus and attention. Brain mapping has a long history of helping to recognize the symptoms of attention deficit disorder or ADD. 
    2. A person feels like they are in a fog or having problems with zoning out. Brain fog can happen in a child and in an adult. 
    3. Head trauma. Concussions. A history of contact sports. It is important to make sure the electrical activity of the brain is intact. Head trauma is associated with a long term loss of brain activity and function. 
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Topics: Neurofeedback, ADHD, Anxiety, fibromyalgia, Concussion, brain fog, Insomnia

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

Change Your Brain, Chronic Pain, Anxiety and Focus With Neurofeedback

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Thu, Mar 20, 2014

I am pleased to introduce neurofeedback to the Shelby Township area of Southeast Michigan. Also known as Brain Training, this groundbreaking approach incorporates state-of-the-art equipment with the expertise of our professionally trained staff. Neurofeedback is ideal for helping people who suffer with medical conditions such as:

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Topics: fibromyalgia, ADD, chronic pain, Insomnia, brain fog, depression, Anxiety, Neurofeedback

Mercury Toxicity Mimics Many Diseases Including Autoimmunity (Video)

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Thu, Dec 12, 2013

Mercury toxicity is the great mimicker of a host of health challenges.

Here is a sample of what one should know about mercury toxicity.

1: Mercury is known to denervate nerve fibers, similar to the pathology of multiple sclerosis. In other words it makes it so the nerves do not work.

2: Mercury can leak into the blood-brain barrier and reduce nerve conduction velocity and visual evoked responses, diagnostic tests used for multiple sclerosis.

3: Mercury can inhibit the action (binding) of happy hormones, like serotonin, at the synapse (nerve to nerve connection) leading to depression.

4: Mercury can cause hearing loss.

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Topics: fibromyalgia, peripheral neuropathy, depression, mercury, autoimmunity, Anxiety, Multiple Sclerosis, Insomnia, candida

Why Low Thyroid Symptoms Can Be Affected By Blood Sugar Levels

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Mar 26, 2013

Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC, Shelby Township, Macomb County Metro Detroit Area Doctor Shares How and Why Hypothyroid Symptoms Can Be Affected by Blood Sugar Levels

Let’s Take A Look At The Important Role Of Balanced Blood Sugar Levels And Your Low Thyroid Symptoms

Proper Blood Sugar levels are critical for anyone with low thyroid function. Normal blood glucose levels medically have a broad range of anywhere from 70 to 105. Functional or optimal blood glucose levels are 85 to 99. According to the American Diabetic Association, a blood sugar level reading of 106 to 126 is called, “Insulin resistance,” and anything above 127 is diabetes.

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Topics: autoimmune, Diabetes, inflammation, Adrenal, Insomnia, Low Thyroid Symptoms

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