News from Laurence C. Miller, MD FCCP
Laurence C. Miller, M.D.
Dr. Miller has been serving Southern Westchester County since 1999. He specializes in Internal Medicine, Pulmonology and Critical Care.
Learn more at http://www.drlmiller.com/
When The Brain Works, The Body Responds
Re-training abnormal brainwave patterns often eliminates or improves symptoms of the following disorders:
ADD / ADHD
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Announcing the Latest Therapy in Brainwave Therapy for Mental Fitness
Most people think of exercising their bodies, however few understand the need to exercise their brain. Just as lifting weights can produce bigger biceps, training your brain into normal patterns can give you improved emotional and physical states. Imagine a brain workout center that guides your brain into working more efficiently and improving the way you feel. Properly balanced rhythms result in optimal brainwave patterns. Our emotions are a reflection of the rhythms in our brains: excess beta can produce anxiety, too much frontal alpha could result in depression, or elevated theta could produce ADD. Training your brainwaves into efficient patterns allows your central nervous system to learn how to self-regulate, directing it away from debilitating, painful, destructive disorders, into effortless processing and optimal functioning.
How does Neurointegration Therapy Work?
The NeuroIntegration system is a groundbreaking approach in multi-sensory brainwave therapy. Photic stimulation is a powerful technique for encouraging the brain to produce specific frequencies, through the well documented entrainment process. NeuroIntegration therapy combines photic stimulation with EEG NeuroIntegration therapy, leading the brain into the proper balanced state. This unique system combines the two technologies to achieve rapid improvement in mental and physical states, yielding powerful longlasting results.
Neurointegration: Taking the Shame Out of Mental Illness
The brain is becoming more and more of an open book that can be read through the use of noninvasive imaging techniques. Recent developments in computer technology have opened the way to examine brain functions safely. Many abnormalities that appear in the raw EEG can be addressed and normalized with NeuroIntegration therapy. For example, depressed clients may feel that they are to blame for their condition because of being weak-willed or lacking in personal fortitude. However, many depressed clients have an abnormal pattern of EEG showing in the anterior left hemisphere that has been with them since birth. Therefore, having depression is not a cause for shame or guilt. Depression often relates to brain dynamics. More important, NeuroIntegration training can do something about those dynamics. Clients can be empowered to change brain metabolism and reduce or even eliminate medications. The brain can heal itself—or at least improve—without the aid of medication.
Neurointegration Therapy Has Been Shown to be a Very Powerful Technique for Improving Brain Function
“NeuroIntegration Therapy works through a mechanism known as operant conditioning. When a part of the brain is operating at an abnormal frequency (too fast or too slow), the brain can learn to normalize the activity of that area. The brain is a learning machine. If you tell it what it needs to do to be normal, and give it a reward for doing it, it can learn to make less of the abnormal activity and more of the normal activity. As the brain gets better at making the normal activity, the threshold for getting a reward is raised. Eventually the brain gets so good at making the normal activity that it no longer needs the feedback, and is able to make the normal activity whenever it is required. The mechanism is thought to be through reorganization of functional pathways in the brain. This is a new and exciting wave of the 21st century—advances continue to be made, with NeuroIntegration therapy on the leading edge.”
"My Brain My Pain"
If you are tired of only being offered drug treatment(which is often only mildly effective), the exciting news is that Clear Mind Center has the technology
to retrain the brain. This now provides an important alternative to medication for safely modifying how the brain works. Chemical imbalances in the brain can lead to mood problems, anxiety and a host of ailments, and yet most doctors who are specialists treat complaints without considering the brain as the source of both the ailment and its cure.
In some individuals, anxiety may also be associated with a brain pattern of excessive fast beta brainwave activity. It is as if the brain is idling too fast and the individual finds it difficult to relax. Patients with this pattern usually have generalized anxiety, worry, ruminate excessively, and have difficulty turning off their minds and falling asleep. Alcoholics and children of alcoholics, as well as individuals with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder also show a similar high beta pattern. They may especially be attracted to alcohol, marijuana, tranquilizers or pain-killers because these drugs increase relaxed brainwave activity. They are essentially seeking to self-treat their own brain abnormality.
Lorna's Story: Help for Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia
“Over the past nine years I’ve tried just about every protocol offered to relieve the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia—med- ications, up to 90 different supplements a day, acupuncture, three months of nothing but water, sprouts, seeds, and wheatgrass, detox cleansing diets, meditation, yoga, exercise, chi gong—the list is endless. While some attempts were more helpful than others, Neurointegration therapy has been by far the most effective. Not only did it reduce my pain by 95%, but it also helped my sleep, regained my energy, and restored my disposition so that I could actually enjoy life once again. For the first time in nine years, I was being pulled out of the darkness and into wellness.”
“Two things stand out in my mind as being most extraordinary. First, I was on my way home from my third treatment, sitting in rush-hour traffic, when a realization came over me—I was having a ‘Perfect Moment.’ EVERYTHING seemed right! My problems were still there, national and global problems were still there, but they had receded so far into the background that they were just a blurry memory. I felt surrounded by an impenetrable bubble of perfection. It was a transcendental experience, the likes of which I had never experienced. The second incident was another flash that hit me when I was walking in the hills with my husband. I said to him, ‘I feel smart!’ Not only was my brain fog gone, but I also felt capable of deep, creative thoughts, quick thinking, and restored memory. Peaceful, smart, pain-free, energetic, and happy! I will be forever grateful for discov- ering the power of Neurointegration therapy.”
Lorna Riley, CSP
A Bright Future for a Creative Child
“I brought my son Oliver in for NeuroIntegration Therapy after being referred by a school psychologist. Oliver has always been a wild child— overactive, inattentive, and difficult to control. But it wasn’t until he turned 13 that those traits got him into serious trouble at school.”
“He was never bad, just ‘disruptive.’ I feared that he would begin to get into more trouble as he grew older. We tried several medications for ADHD and while his fidgeting ceased, he also grew introverted, irritable, had no appetite, and was unable to sleep. After just a few NeuroIntegration sessions, Oliver was more calm, focused, and enjoyable to be around. Other people began to notice Oliver’s brilliance and creativity. Oliver really enjoyed the therapy too—a rare thing! NeuroIntegration therapy calmed his worn-out nervous system and gave his racy mind a break. I’ve never seen him so engaged before. This has been the gift of life.”
How I Resolved Troubling Issues, Ragged Relation and Bad Habits
“My life was out of control and I could barely function—even with simple tasks. I was constantly reaching for something to make me feel better—coffee, food, alcohol, and pills. After every binge I would promise myself it was the last time, but instead I found myself ‘quitting’ my self-destructive habits every week. My mood swings were becoming more noticeable to others. The highs were short-lived and the lows seemed to last forever, leaving me feeling hopeless, depressed and anxious. I had a constant, unexplainable underlying tension, putting me on perpetual edge. During my first NeuroIntegration session my body felt calm and I was able to release deep unconscious material that had been haunting me for years. As my session progressed, I found myself less reactive, the constant ruminations had finally stopped, and I felt more grounded in my body. This new space allowed me to step away from destructive looping patterns that had at once dominated my life and gave me the ability to create a new, happier and healthy way of being.”
When the Brain Works…The Body responds!
Research and clinical studies show many cognitive situations that are unresponsive to medication or psychotherapy can be resolved within 20 therapy sessions. Chronic, longstanding emotional and physical issues, including those even complicated by substance abuse, can show marked improvement after just several treatments.