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1 year ago Neurology

Basis Of The Therapy

LMNT is like yoga, an experiential therapy*, whose results have been confirmed by treatments given to several patientson repeated occasions all over the country.The therapy has been found to stimulate glands and the internal organs. Glandular secretiontakes place only when there is proper nervous stimulation, in addition to proper blood supply. So it is theorized that this therapy streamlines the working of the nervous system, probably through stimulation of synaptosomes on the skin. Hence since 1976, this therapy came to be called Neurotherapy, to denote a therapy dealing withthe nerves and glands.

Some of the most important assumptionsof Neurotherapy (LMNT) are :

From the knowledge of the process of conception, it can be easily understood that the Nabhi or navel is the epi-centre of the body. Disturbance in the relative distance between the navel and the internal organs will show up as pain or hardnessin one or more places around the navel, when palpated in a special fashion. This pain indicates disturbance in blood/lymph/ nerve supplies to one or more internal organs, esp. the organs of digestion.

As a rule, deficiency in blood/nerve supply to any part manifests itself primarily as a pain in one or more locations in the body, with perhaps a few exceptions. All body organs are programmed to function normally until they do not receive proper blood supply / appropriate nervous signals, as the case may be. Pain around the navel means improper blood supply to the organs of digestion which means their normal functionwill be hampered. This means the end products of digestion would not be made properly.

All enzymes and most hormones are made from amino acids while some are from cholesterol. Improper digestion and assimilation means proteins or fats will not be digested properly. This, in turn,would mean improper production of hormonesand/or other body chemicals. When this goes on for a long time, the body would go into a diseased state.This is why we say that improper digestion is the root cause of almost all chronic diseases. In LMNT we stimulate the nerves and improve the supply of blood to the organs of digestion and this starts the healing process. The rest is done by the body itself.

LMNT divides general symptoms into two main categories– those due to acidosis and those due to alkalosis. We theorize that these symptoms indicate a disturbance in the chemical composition of the body fluids / ECF.

The following symptoms are classified as being due to acidosis since they are associated with a decrease in fluid content in the body. Examples are: constipation, very hard stools, piles, low BP, dry hair, blocked nose, yellow urine with burning sensation, scaly skin, itchy dry rashes etc. It has been observed that these symptoms are generally found in persons who drink less water. Such people usually have pains on the left side of the navel/body.

Conversely, symptoms associated with increased fluid content are considered to be due to alkalosis. Prominent examples are: loose motions, high BP, running nose, white colour-less urine, etc.Most people with such symptoms usually have pains on the right side of the navel/body.

LMNT postulates that acidosis or alkalosis can change the texture of the skin or hair etc., and can even influence the tonicity of muscles and for this we require proper flow of blood.

For example, dry hair or dry skin is associated with other symptoms of acidosis while ‘weeping’ rashes with watery exudates, edema(swelling) etc are associated with alkalosis.

Acidosis causes muscles to become loose and is one of the causes for varicose veins, piles, prolapse of uterus etc., while alkalosis causes muscles to tighten such as is associated with spasticity, cramps etc.

Smooth flow of blood is dependent on the state of relaxation of muscles, be it the smooth muscles of the walls of the blood vessels, or other muscles in the body. Alkalosis is associated with with high BP, while acidosis is related to Lo BP.

For example, it is known that Kupffer cells of the liver are responsible for destroying pathogens in the blood. So we stimulate the liver by LMNT technique and in most cases, we have found it to bring down fevers due to ANY CAUSE within A FEW DAYS. This treatment has been found extremely beneficial in treating malaria and jaundice in a number of persons.

This treatment is very simple. We recommend to our students that this treatment should be taught to villagers in malaria-prone areas prior to the onset of monsoon, as a preventive measure. It will be a boon for controlling outbreaks of these diseases in rural areas.

By the same token, by stimulating the liver in small doses, we are able to bring good relief to patients ofjaundice, typhoid and even in cases of hepatitis and liver cirrhosis etc.

To cure viral / bacterial infections, all that we have to do is to stimulate the spleen, the thymus, the lymph nodes etc. This is the LMNT basis for treating infectious diseases and it has been found to be extremely beneficial.

Some more assumptions& FAQs, based on Dr. Mehra’s observations and study of the principles of physiology, are presented later on.

It is well known in Yoga that both nostrils do not function similarly; breathing through the left nostril cools the body and promotes anabolism, while right nostril breathing heats up the body and promotes catabolism.

In a similar fashion, it is Dr. Lajpatrai Mehra’s unique discovery -based on observation on hundreds of patients – that both the kidneys, the ovaries and the medullas (the interior part) of the adrenal gland do not perform identically. Some examples are :

When we stimulate the left kidney we find it reduces symptoms of acidosis the burning sensation goes away, the urine becomes whitish;blocked nose clears up; while when we stimulate the right kidney, weeping wounds dry up, watering in the nose reduces dramatically. In fact this treatment is so powerful that if we stimulate the left kidney in a person with running nose his nose will start to water so much that even thick towels cannot contain the watering. We do not recommend anyone to try this experiment, however we confirm that this can be demonstrated effectively.

Pain in the left ovary region is associated with heavy flow in menses; while pain in right ovary region usually accompanies scanty flow during menses. We say that left ovary produces estrogen predominantly, while right ovary produces more of progesterone. Most auto immune disorders are due to hyper activity of the thymus; and it is known that estrogen inhibits the thymus gland. To inhibit thymus, we stimulate the left ovary to produce estrogen and we have found that a number of patients of auto immune disorders get benefitted immediately. This strengthens our belief that the left ovary produces estrogen primarily.

When we apply a special type of pressure on both sides of the spine between T6 – T8 vertebra, we have found it to stimulate the adrenal medulla. We have found that stimulation on the left side mimics the action of epinephrine and causes bronchodilation. This technique is used to open up a blocked esophagal/cardiac sphincter or the urinary sphincters too.

Conversely when we wish to cause vasoconstriction or closure of valves, or blood vessels etc. as in case of varicose veins, we stimulate the right adrenal medulla, by applying similar pressure BUT only on the right side of the spine.

Neurotherapy views the findings of physiology from a different angle. Our view is that whenever any disorder arises because a particular gland does not secrete a particular chemical, or it does not perform a particular function adequately, then all we have to do is to stimulate the gland appropriately.

Based on meticulous observation, what started as a series of assumptions four decades ago in Mumbai, has subsequently been repeatedly confirmed on lakhs of patients all over India in the past decade. This explains the continued success of the therapy.

NOTE :The word ‘experiential therapy’ in relation to LMNT was coined by the stalwartDr. Raghavendra Kulkarni, All India president of Arogya Bharati, meaning a therapy whose results and knowledge are borne by experience OF HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE and not by laboratoryexperiments .

The next most important factor influencing the functioning of muscles is body posture – a fact which is recognized and corrected by yoga through asanas. In Neurotherapy we give a combination of certain specific techniques known as MRTs (Muscle relaxing techniques) to relax the muscles in the region.

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Parkinson’s disease (PD)

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a long-term degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that mainly affects the motor system. The symptoms generally come on slowly over time.[1] Early in the disease, the most obvious are shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement, and difficulty with walking. Thinking and behavioral problems may also occur. Dementia becomes common in the advanced stages of the disease. Depression and anxiety are also common, occurring in more than a third of people with PD.Other symptoms include sensory, sleep, and emotional problems.The main motor symptoms are collectively called “parkinsonism”, or a “parkinsonian syndrome”.

The cause of Parkinson’s disease is generally unknown, but believed to involve both genetic and environmental factors. Those with a family member affected are more likely to get the disease themselves. There is also an increased risk in people exposed to certain pesticides and among those who have had prior head injuries, while there is a reduced risk in tobacco smokers and those who drink coffee or tea.

Chest physiotherapy (CPT)

Chest physiotherapy (CPT) is the treatments generally performed by physical therapists and respiratory therapists, whereby breathing is improved by the indirect removal of mucus from the breathing passages of a patient. Other terms, used in Australia, include respiratory or cardio thoracic physiotherapy.

Techniques include clapping or percussion: the therapist lightly claps the patient’s chest, back, and area under the arms. Percussion, while effective in the treatment of infants and children, is no longer used in Australia in adults due to the introduction of more effective and self-management focused treatments. These include, but are not limited to, the use of “flutter” or oscillating positive pressure devices, PEP masks or devices (positive expiratory pressure) as well as specific exercise regimes. The exercises prescribed can include specific respiratory exercises e.g. autogenic drainage, as well as general cardiovascular exercises that assist the body to remove sputum and improve the efficiency of oxygen uptake in muscles.

1 year ago Neurology

A spinal cord injury (SCI)

A spinal cord injury (SCI) is damage to the spinal cord that causes temporary or permanent changes in its function. Symptoms may include loss of muscle function, sensation, or autonomic function in the parts of the body served by the spinal cord below the level of the injury. Injury can occur at any level of the spinal cord and can be complete injury, with a total loss of sensation and muscle function, or incomplete, meaning some nervous signals are able to travel past the injured area of the cord. Depending on the location and severity of damage, the symptoms vary, from numbness to paralysis to incontinence. Long term outcomes also ranges widely, from full recovery to permanent tetraplegia (also called quadriplegia) or paraplegia. Complications can include muscle atrophy, pressure sores, infections, and breathing problems.

In the majority of cases the damage results from physical trauma such as car accidents, gunshots, falls, or sports injuries, but it can also result from nontraumatic causes such as infection, insufficient blood flow, and tumors. Just over half of injuries affect the cervical spine, while 15% occur in each of the thoracic spine, border between the thoracic and lumbar spine, and lumbar spine.

1 year ago Neurology

What is Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a neurological disorder that affects a child’s movement, motor skills, and muscle tone. In most cases, cerebral palsy is caused by brain damage that develops while the baby is still in utero or during or shortly after birth.
Cerebral palsy is a congenital disorder, affecting around 500,000 in the U.S. There is currently no cure for cerebral, but there are numerous treatment options that can help babies and children live quality lives that turn into successful adult lives.
Unfortunately, cerebral palsy can lead a number of other medical conditions, depending on the severity of the disorder. Other medical issues associated with cerebral palsy include:

Speech problems

Learning disabilities

Problems with hearing and vision

What Are the Treatment Options for Cerebral Palsy?

Currently there’s no cure for cerebral palsy, but a variety treatment options can provide help and improve the quality of life of babies and children. Therapy is common for almost all children with cerebral palsy as it helps them with the crucial aspects of growth and development. Therapy is usually started shortly after a diagnosis and can include both physical and speech therapy. Therapies help patients learn techniques for movements, stretching, hearing, eating, drinking, learning, speech, hearing, and social development

Therapy

Therapy, provided in various forms, help people with cerebral palsy with physical, mental, social, and academic benefits. If it’s started early enough after diagnosis, many forms of therapy for cerebral palsy can reduce impairment and the risks of developing other conditions associated with cerebral palsy.
Therapy is usually combined with other treatments, such as drug therapy, surgery, and assistive technology, which help benefit the child even further. When physicians determines the child’s medical goals, they can then develop an individualized therapy plan.
Keep in mind that therapy can also be extremely beneficial to parents and caregivers. For example, nutritional therapy can help people understand specific dietary needs, while behavioral therapy can help teach parents the benefits of positive reinforcement.
Common types of therapy used to help children with cerebral palsy include:

Physical

Occupational

Aquatic

Intensive Suit

Horse

Play

Behavioral

Language

1 year ago Neurology

What is Paraplegia?

Paraplegia is almost always the result of damage to the brain, spinal cord, or both. In most cases, spinal cord injuries to the thoracic, lumbar, or sacral spinal cord are to blame. When these injuries occur, signals cannot travel to and from the lower regions of the body, and the body is prevented from sending signals back up the spinal cord to the brain. Thus paraplegics not only struggle with movement below the waist; they also experience extensive loss of sensation. This sensation loss varies from a feeling of tingling or reduced feeling in the waist and legs, to a complete inability to feel anything below the waist.
Some injuries produce temporary paralysis in one or both legs. Even a broken leg can look like paraplegia in the right circumstances, as can the aftermath of a seizure, allergic reaction, and some surgical compilations. Consequently, doctors should not be quick to diagnose paraplegia immediately after an injury. Instead, it can take anywhere from a few hours to several days to diagnose this condition. Your doctor will need to look at your brain and/or spinal cord to see if there are damaged nerves or tissue that impede the ability of signals to travel to and from the legs. Those tests might include:

Blood tests to assess whether an infection, cancer, or other problem contributes to the paraplegia.

A lumbar puncture to remove a small quantity of fluid from your spinal cord and assess its function.

CT scans or MRIs to see your brain and spinal cord.

Myelography X-rays to envision your spinal cord and brain.

How is Paraplegia Treated?

Every patient is different, and treatment that works well for you might not work for another person. Generally speaking, intensive treatment gives you the best chance at recovery, particularly when you begin receiving treatment immediately after the injury. Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems offer comprehensive and highly rated treatment, so if such a facility is near you, consider moving your recovery to that location. Some treatment options include:

Surgery to address swelling at the site of the injury, remove lesions, or remove embedded objects.

Spinal cord alignment surgery.

Secondary surgeries to address other problems, such as muscle injuries resulting from your paraplegia.

Medications to reduce your risk of infection, blood clots, and other secondary issues.

Physical therapy to help you regain as much function as possible by teaching your brain and spinal cord how to work around the injury. Physical therapy can also help you slow the loss of muscle tone below the injury.

Exercise therapy to help you remain in good physical shape and reduce chronic pain.

Psychotherapy to help you adopt new coping skills for managing your injuries.

Education about your injuries, advocacy programs, and family support groups.

Occupational training and therapy to help you learn new skills, regain old ones, and find new ways to work around your injuries.

Alternative modalities; only use these with the consent of your doctor, but some paraplegics have excellent luck with acupuncture, massage, chiropractic, and other holistic treatments.

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