Originally published in: The Brain Health Magazine
During the healing process after a brain energy, much consideration is given to the physical symptoms and mindset of the survivor. Treatments provide relief for everything from headaches, pain, brain fog, and sleep disturbances. However, some treatments that address balancing energy, and go beyond the physical, can actually lead to disturbances with balance when the follow-up care is not followed or taken seriously.
Amazing progress has been made and brought into the forefront of treatment for addressing the whole body in a variety of diagnoses, including brain injury. Crainiosacral Therapy, or CST, (first practiced by Andrew Taylor Still, and later, practitioners of cranial osteopathy, most notably Dr John Upledger in the 1970s) is a light touch therapy that works with the energy and rhythm, circulating cerebrospinal fluid through extremely gentle manipulations within the body. Osteopathy also involves gentle manipulations and rocking, addressing the root causes of pain and disturbance within the musculoskeletal system of the body. Energy work, such as Reiki, Energy Healing, and Quantum Touch all work within the energy field around the body, bringing forward balance and flow, and removing blockages that prevent the natural giving and receiving of energy. All of these therapies provide symptom relief and balance healing while supporting the whole body. These alternative forms of therapy, in addition to many others within the alternative medicine community, are not always seen as valid within the Western medical community. However, they have demonstrated beneficial results for many worldwide.
An interesting benefit, improvement of dizziness and balance, can also be a side effect when adequate rest and water intake are not adhered to following treatment. Water provides a multitude of benefits following treatment and allows the toxins that have been disrupted to be flushed out of the body. Energy and toxins become trapped in the body through inflammation, trauma, injury, and dehydration, and the combination of rebalancing the energy and increasing water intake allow this process of movement to flow. Often, upon completion of treatment, the client reports feeling “amazing.” A brain injury survivor may be headache-free or able to walk steadily for the first time in a while. During this time of “feeling great,” the client can overestimate how they are doing and, rather than resting, overdo their activities, leading to an increase of symptoms, and what is described as a “hungover” feeling. Rest and water allow the healing process to work their way through the body and decrease the incidence of dizziness and balance issues for the client.
The human body contains an electromagnetic field and that energy is projected to the auric field around the body. Whether the healing platform is performed by touching the physical body or the life force energy field around the body, water is the vehicle that allows the movement and flow to occur. Healing continues after the session and is found to be more beneficial in helping the symptoms when complemented by hydration and rest during the 12 hours that follow.