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Recovering from a Concussion or Minor Brain Damage

Last week, I slipped on some ice, fell backwards and smacked the back of my head on my driveway. The doctor determined that I have a level one concussion, which is the least serious kind. He gave me a list of symptoms to look out for. Some of them are signs that I will need a CT scan and others are indications that I need to go to the ER right away. Other than that, he said not to run 10 miles or lift weights and to be careful of dizziness when bending over. It seemed so strange to me that with as far as we have come in the medical field, they don’t do anything for concussions.

I thought for sure there could be something to help speed up recovery. When I searched online, I found that the medical recommendation is basically to do nothing when you have a concussion. Sit in a dark quiet room and wait for your brain to heal. While I do believe in the incredible healing capabilities of the body, that seems to me like really outdated information. After a surgery, doctors used to advise patients to stay in bed and heal for a long time. But now, many times, patients are up and moving the same day of the surgery. It was discovered that the healing process progresses much faster that way. So why are we still stuck in the dark ages (literally laying in a dark room) when it comes to the brain?

I decided to search for homeopathic remedies for a concussion. I found that fish oil should be consumed and essential oils such as frankincense and sandalwood can be applied to the body or used in aromatherapy to help heal the brain. I also found different acupressure points to stimulate to help with a concussion. I read that one of the most important things you can do is eat as soon as you can after the incident. Foods with healthy fats are important and you should make sure you consume enough protein and antioxidant rich foods, as well as water. Our brains are made up of a lot of fat and water and we need to regrow our brain cells. We also need plenty of energy for this repair. In this case, our food can definitely be our medicine.

In addition to these recommendations, I have been using brainwave entertainment meditations with subliminal messages on healing. While I couldn’t find anything online saying whether listening to these meditations with a concussion is helpful or harmful, I know that they work by making new connections in the brain. So if they are encouraging brain growth, couldn’t they possibly help speed up the healing process? I have personally found them to help me. Keep in mind, my concussion was very minor, so I have no idea how they would impact someone with a more serious concussion. But I think the real issue is everyone is too afraid to experiment when it comes to the brain. Not that I can blame them for being cautious. But my thoughts are if at any point I feel like something is not right, I will stop what I am doing. Could any of these things really do that much harm?

I have also used EFT a lot to help with the pain and the recovery. When I first hit my head, the pain was pretty excruciating. I sat on my couch and “tapped” on the pain and the experience of falling and hitting my head until the pain went from maybe an 8 to around a 2. The 2 was much more manageable. I also tapped on the part of me that blamed my husband for not doing a better job shoveling our driveway and the part that blamed me for not being more careful. It is important to let go of any blame we feel around an accident, whether it is directed at ourselves or someone else. Holding onto that negativity can slow down healing because we want to punish them/us for their/our part in our injury, so we don’t want to let the injury or pain go.

I did read that one doctor is just starting to experiment with using an exercise routine to help stimulate healing in people with concussions, but not until around 3 weeks after the incident. This is a major step up from not allowing exercise until all symptoms have dissipated, which is the standard recommendation I saw online. This doctor is finding a lot of promise, with no lasting harm from unintentionally pushing too hard for short periods of time.

I hope to one day see a true melding of medical practices and homeopathic remedies in the Western culture. Maybe then we will begin to see breakthroughs in healing things like brain damage, where our doctors are currently at a loss, when it comes to a cure. I think we are coming closer with the wide acceptance of chiropractors and acupuncturists, but are not moving anywhere near fast enough.

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An Introduction to Meditation

I talk a lot about meditation in my blog, so my husband suggested I dedicate a post to it. Most people picture someone in yoga clothes in the lotus position, when they think of meditation. But the truth is that many things can be meditative. Whenever you are calm, relaxed and let the constant chatter in your head slow, you are in a meditative state. I find many activities to be meditative: going for a walk, exercising, bathing, showering, even chopping fruits and vegetables. Not only does meditation help with stress relief, but when you allow yourself to be open, you can receive messages from your higher self and your spirit guides. This is when I get many of my “revelations”. If you pay close attention, you can actually feel your body vibrating at a higher state during these times.

I also have done my share of more traditional meditations. One of the easier methods is to lay on your back and breathe slowly in through your nose, hold your breath for a moment and then breathe out slowly through your mouth and repeat this several times. Then go body part by body part from your head to your feet and tense those muscles for a few seconds and then let them relax completely. Picturing your body relaxing as you exhale. Once you have done this through your whole body, picture yourself floating on a cloud: out of your body, up through the ceiling and flying through the air. Picture yourself landing somewhere you love. The most common place is probably the beach. Feel this place of relaxation with all of your senses. If you chose the beach, feel the sand beneath your toes and the sun’s warmth on your face. Picture the waves flowing in and out and hear them crashing on the land. Imagine the sound of a seagull flying overhead. Smell the salt from the water. Stay there for a while and enjoy this place in your mind. When you are ready to leave, picture your cloud coming back and flying you through the air; going back through the roof and returning you to your body. Feel yourself in your body. Wiggle your fingers and your toes. Then when you are ready, open your eyes and roll onto your side. You can now get up and continue to go about your day.

There are also many guided meditations you can find online. I am currently using some now, every night before I go to sleep. There is a product called brainwave entertainment that can help force a meditative state. It plays certain tones that put your brain into more of a dream state. Some of these are guided meditations for relaxation and stress relief and some include affirmations to work as a kind of hypnosis.

Just for the hell of it, a couple of the meditations I have been listening to at night are for allowing money and abundance to flow into your life. For 9 months, I have been managing another person at work, but she hasn’t been officially reporting to me. So obviously, I did not get a promotion or raise for the extra responsibility. I have been inquiring about the promotion and raise during those months, but hadn’t gotten the impression that anything had moved forward yet. Less than a week after I started listening to the meditation, my boss decided to check in with me to see how engaged I was and what my pain points were. I expressed my frustration over not having this person officially report to me. Yesterday, it had been two weeks since this conversation and he told me that he talked to his boss and she supports the change and a bump in my salary. Now I don’t know how much it will be or when it will be finalized, but more movement towards this change has happened in the three weeks I have been doing the meditations than in the 9 months prior!

You may be wondering how me listening to a meditation could influence my boss and his boss into action. There are a few answers to that. The first is that this world is more malleable than we realize, and like attracts like. Your own thoughts can magnetize people and situations to you. You can change your life by changing the way you think. And second, it may have influenced the way I responded to my boss’s questions. The meditations may have given me the instincts I needed to influence my boss to act. Either way, I think it is a pretty big coincidence and I don’t believe in coincidences.

Sending you love and light and luck in your experiments with meditation. I hope you get as much out of it as I do.