Neurology, Part 2 – Treatments of Specific Neurologic Diseases

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Now that we have reviewed the general treatments for brain and nerve health, we will address unique treatments for individual disorders. Let me stress that until enough of the general treatments are accomplished, including good diet, heavy doses of B vitamins and essential fatty oils, these additional treatments may not be of great value.

Traumatic brain injury: this occurs by trauma to the brain, which may be from a fall, an automobile accident, a sports injury, or an assault. This injury causes a bruise on the brain, both at the site of initial impact when the brain hits the skull, and at the opposite side of the brain as the brain bounces off the skull at the site of the initial injury. The second injury to the brain is called a contrecoup injury. The brain will immediately swell, because of blood vessel breakage, inflammatory substances are released, attracting inflammation and swelling to both areas of injury. If the swelling increases, it will compress the brain tissue and blood vessels, so that nutrients and oxygen cannot be carried to the site, and waste products cannot be removed.

One of the eleven approved uses of hyperbaric oxygen is for healing chronic wounds. Hyperbaric oxygen is the use of 100% oxygen in a pressure environment that is 50-100% higher than normal atmospheric pressure. You may have heard about its use for divers who get the “bends” in diving. Hyperbaric oxygen is known to induce angiogenesis, which is the formation of brand new blood vessels to an area of low oxygen saturation. It is through this and other mechanisms that wound healing takes place.

Because of oxygen deprivation, the brain cells will soon become dysfunctional, and eventually start dying. Hyperbaric oxygen can reverse this process by bringing much needed oxygen to the areas of dying cells. The injury process causes the release of significant numbers of free radicals, which cause further damage and swelling. This can be reversed by IV EDTA Chelation therapy, especially when dmso for humans is added to the IV solution. This combination is extremely effective at providing much needed oxygen and removal of the free radicals that are initiating the cascade of inflammation and swelling leading to the death of the neurons.

Interestingly, progesterone decreases inflammation and early edema in early traumatic brain injury. Normal testosterone and estradiol levels are also important to prevent neuronal loss. One important item to recognize is the potential for pituitary dysfunction after a head injury. It will be important to check the hormones that the pituitary releases, both early in the head injury and months later. These would include growth hormone, FSH, LH, ACTH, TSH, and ADH.

Spinal chord injury is treated in exactly the same way as traumatic brain injury, with hyperbaric oxygen and EDTA Chelation therapy, with DMSO added. The major problem with spinal chord injury, if the spinal chord is not totally severed, is the post injury swelling and inflammation, which compresses the chord and leads to complete chord death. The above treatments, if initiated early, will usually prevent this complication. Unfortunately, many patients end up in a hospital after their traumatic brain or spinal chord injury and do not have access to these treatments for a week or two, by which time permanent neurologic damage has taken place.

Stroke causes damage similar to trauma in the brain because a clot is dislodged and gets stuck in a small blood vessel, thus prohibiting blood supply to the tissue that it supplies. This causes the same inflammatory response with free radical damage, nutrient and oxygen deficiency, and waste product buildup, leading to neuronal death. This can also be resolved with hyperbaric oxygen, EDTA Chelation therapy, and EDTA Chelation therapy with DMSO added.

Pancreatic enzymes and a soy extract called “nattokinase” have the ability to break down clots. The pancreatic enzymes need to be administered at high doses between meals. If given with meals, they will be used up assisting the pancreatic enzymes to break down food.

There are many disorders that are classified as emotional disorders that actually have a strong association with physical root causes. Often there has been some damage to neurotransmitters that conduct the message from one nerve cell to another. Seratonin and dopamine are the two most common neurotransmitters whose deficiency causes anxiety, depression, insomnia, attention disorders, PTSD, and severe stress. These neurotransmitters can be assessed through a urine evaluation, and precursors of these neurotransmitters can be given to increase the levels in nerve tissue.

There are three toxic metals that are known to interfere with brain function: mercury, aluminum, and lead. Oral Chelation therapy can remove these metals from the brain and improve brain function. There are many relaxation techniques that are helpful, including meditation and energy work. Biofeedback and audio-visual entrainment and emotional release techniques are also effective treatments.

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