Great info over at The Rogue Tomato about The Bravewell Collaborative and their recent Summit on Integrative Medicine.
I’m just now finding this, myself, so I don’t have a lot to say about it. But it looks quite promising — especially since the Summit involved some very established physicians from some very established institutions.
If they’re paying attention to this, then my day just started looking a little brighter.
Which just goes to show, it’s never a good idea for me to completely lose hope. I don’t know nearly enough to despair responsibly 😉
I am a long-term multiple (mild) Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI or TBI) survivor who experienced assaults, falls, car accidents, sports-related injuries in the 1960s, '70s, '80s, and '90s. My last mild TBI was in 2004, but it was definitely the worst of the lot.
I never received medical treatment for my injuries, some of which were sports injuries (and you have to get back in the game!), but I have been living very successfully with cognitive/behavioral (social, emotional, functional) symptoms and complications since I was a young kid. I’ve done it so well, in fact, that virtually nobody knows that I sustained those injuries… and the folks who do know, haven’t fully realized just how it’s impacted my life.
It has impacted my life, however. In serious and debilitating ways. I’m coming out from behind the shields I’ve put up, in hopes of successfully addressing my own (invisible) challenges and helping others to see that sustaining a TBI is not the end of the world, and they can, in fact, live happy, fulfilled, productive lives in spite of it all.
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Such a terrific concept at Bravewell. Thanks for posting this it’s very interesting and exciting. I look forward to hearing more of what you think about it.
And… I hope you never know enough to despair responsibly. 🙂
You might like to read a new book that has the title: Hope In Brain Damage that can be previewed at the following website http://www.hopeinbraindamage.co.uk.
It is about the amazing discovery that zolpidem (aka Ambien) causes apparently dead areas of brain to start functioning again. This was demonstrated by Dr Ralf Clauss, a friend of mine, who used SPECT scans in people who have had trauma or strokes. The book is an interesting read as it discusses many aspect of brain injury
Thanks Andrew – I will definitely check it out