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Brain Function Optimization

A 7-year-old boy from the Midwest and his parents consulted Marvin Berman, Ph.D., a biofeedback researcher and president of the Quietmind Foundation, as part of his ongoing treatment for an anoxic brain injury. The evaluation process for this visit included a Quantitative EEG (QEEG) brain mapping, analyzing an individual’s electrical brain activity by comparing activity to established norms to help clinicians develop and guide neurorehabilitation treatment.

When the parents decided to do a Gillespie Approach–Craniosacral Fascial Therapy intensive session period with me, Dr. Berman and I decided to run an experiment. After the family got off the plane, he did a pre-Gillespie Approach–Craniosacral Fascial Therapy QEEG assessment at his office. Then after completing 5½ hours of therapy at my office, they returned to Dr. Marvin Berman’s office on the way to the airport to complete another QEEG. No other treatment was provided other than the Gillespie Approach–Craniosacral Fascial Therapy sessions, and his daily routines were kept as much the same as when he was at home.

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The QEEG results are shown above, with the pre-CFT brain mapping on the left and the post-CFT brain mapping on the right. Standard automatic EEG signal filtering and data analysis procedures were used to conduct the two brain mappings. The more the upper two rows’ color becomes green, the more the brain activity is approaching normal. The fewer lines there are in the bottom three rows, the more normal brain activity becomes.

Dr. Berman was particularly interested in the dramatically reduced alpha brainwave activity shown in the middle of the charts. This change clearly shows that the boy’s brain activity had begun functioning much closer to normal after Gillespie Approach–Craniosacral Fascial Therapy treatments. The parents and Dr. Berman were very excited to see improvement in the boy’s overall attention, stability and responsiveness.

Clinically, the boy’s brain cycle went from zero seconds to 780 seconds. Admittedly, one case such as this does not make a scientific proof, but it certainly points out the potential impact of CFT. I knew, in 1977, that the work was clinically true while observing patients improve. Now, in 2014, I have found a simple and reliable way to generate hard evidence accepted by the medical and legal professions in support of CFT’s positive effects.

Quietmind Foundation is preparing to conduct a clinical outcome research study on Gillespie Approach–Craniosacral Fascial Therapy. Practitioners and families interested in participating should contact Dr. Berman for details by email or phone at 610–940–0488.

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Dr. Barry Gillespie

Dr. Barry Gillespie founded Gillespie Approach–Craniosacral Fascial Therapy, which provides patients with a freely moving brain, spinal cord and fascial web, all critical to optimal health. Dr. Barry Gillespie also created the Baby Brain Score and discovered effective therapeutic techniques for newborns and infants. Read more about Dr. Barry Gillespie.

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