Repair of the Human Brain and Spinal Cord

Giselher Schalow
Private Researcher, Switzerland

Series: Neuroscience Research Progress
BISAC: MED057000

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With the single-nerve fiber action potential recording method and the single-motor unit electromyography, the functioning of the human central nervous system (CNS) is analyzed at the single-neuron level under physiologic conditions following injury, malformation and degeneration. It is shown that the self-organization of the neuronal networks of the human CNS by phase and frequency coordination becomes impaired following all nervous system diseases.

Out of the differences between the functioning of the healthy and pathologically functioning CNS, a repair treatment is developed called Coordination Dynamics Therapy (CDT). This movement-based learning therapy is able to improve almost every nervous system in its functioning by functional and structural repair for all ages including premature born babies and in aging.

The therapy progress with CDT can be quantified by using the System Theory of Pattern Formation. By pattern change, given by a special CDT device, a single value is obtained for the quality of CNS functioning.

Especially the tremor in Parkinson’s disease and the urinary bladder repair in spinal cord injury are analyzed in detail by the human neurophysiologic recording methods and clinical assessments.

The repair of the human nervous system is shown in cross-sectional and longitudinal studies in mild and severe traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. By applying CDT, CNS functioning can also be improved in Parkinson’s disease and in aging. The rate of improvement/repair by learning is measured in the healthy and the diseased nervous systems. It is emphasized that the efficacy of movement-based learning therapies may differ by a factor of 100. A powerful tool in learning is the learning transfer. By training integrative movements, including automatisms, not only the trained movements can be improved, but also the vegetative and higher mental functions can be repaired as, for example, continence, speech and cardiovascular performance. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Preface

Chapter I - Introduction to Coordination Dynamics Therapy (pp. 1-6)

Chapter II - Method: Scientific Basis for Coordination Dynamics Therapy (pp. 7-70)

Chapter III - Development and Motor Learning of the Healthy CNS (pp. 71-92)

Chapter IV - Repair in Mild CNS injury (pp. 93-96)

Chapter V - Repair in Severe Traumatic CNS Injury (pp. 97-240)

Chapter VI - Repair in Very Severe CNS Injury (pp. 241-336)

Chapter VII - Repair of Urinary Bladder and Vegetative Functions (pp. 337-428)

Chapter VIII - Building of New Neurons in the Human CNS upon Long-Term Therapy (pp. 429-446)

Chapter IX - Repair of Brain-Injured Patients in the Vigilant Coma (pp. 447-462)

Chapter X - Brain Death (pp. 463-468)

Chapter XI - Improvement of CNS functioning in Brain-Injured Athletes (pp. 469-474)

Chapter XII - Rate of Repair and the Severity of the Injury (pp. 475-480)

Chapter XIII - CDT in Aging and after Operations (pp. 481-494)

Chapter XIV - CDT in Premature Born Babies, Babies and Children (pp. 495-500)

Epilogue

References

Index

The book is written for those ones who want to understand the functioning of the human brain at the neuronal network level (human neurophysiology), repair the human brain following injury and to copy it artificially. The human neurophysiologists from medical faculties should be interested, but they rarely exist. Most researchers, exploring the human brain, are not interested, because they are missing the medical education and prefer to speculate from animal experiments. But young assistances and students with medical and movement science background are interested to repair the human brain by movement-based learning. In education it should be taught how the human brain is functioning and how it can be repaired.

Physiotherapists and movement scientists should be interested. Patients with nervous system diseases are interested (especially with Parkinson’s disease); the only problem is that the level of the book is too high. The many practical figures of treatment may help to understand something.

The NASA should be interested, because with the special coordination dynamics therapy device astronauts could exercise in space and their nervous system functioning, including the vegetative nervous system, could be measured simultaneously when exercising and the online data could be send down to earth to see in what condition of the astronauts is.

Trainer in sport should be interested, because coordination dynamics therapy can improve the performance (especially with respect to coordination, football tennis, cricket) in healthy and disabled athletes. But most couches are missing the education to understand.

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