Sunday, November 04, 2007

Mirror therapy alone is not the answer.

Learning about the new science of Pain and understanding the importance of retraining the brain, I am not so naive as to think mirror therapy alone was the answer. I believe a combination of things each aimed at retraining the brain has helped. The controlled breathing, by activating the parasympathetic nervous system retrains the brain with the “it’s ok” message. Water does the same, as does meditation, self hypnosis, acupuncture etc. Aromatherapy gives a new experience, especially valuable when doing physical therapy. Smell is the most powerful of all the senses in bringing back memories. Eating smart allows the body to deal with free radical etc etc. So you see it is really a case of one thing supporting another to bring about change.

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