His mother said that he could not handle neurological input. A sixteen-year-old boy also presented with dizziness, eyesight issues, and fatigue. When a teenager presents with fatigue, you know something is not right.
It appears that he was suffering the effects of a zero-second brain cycle. Even though he had a history of head trauma from karate, his problem stems back to birth trauma. He was a fussy baby and did not sleep for his first six years. He had a history of ADHD meds and had his tonsils and wisdom teeth removed.
Parents often ask me what outcome can they expect from therapy. This is a reasonable question, and I honestly do not have the exact answer. When someone comes out of zero-second brain cycle, I do not know precisely how their body will respond.
If you have 100 different patients, everyone can respond differently. Many times, the parents will tell me positive things are happening for conditions they never even told me. My stock answer is, “Let’s relieve the pressure on your child’s brain, and good things will probably happen.”
“I just want to thank you for seeing our son. Although not the typical patient, you were eager to try to help.
After just two visits, my husband and I saw dramatic improvements. The day after our second visit, we walked out the door for school and he said, ‘Do you ever feel like everything is going to be alright in the world?’ Most of us take that for granted, but the fact that he felt and verbalized it—wow!
The second aha moment came later that week. My husband took him out driving and came home and said: ‘Man, he was on it. His focus was razor sharp—best I have seen yet.’ For each driving lesson, he is maintaining the same level of focus. We cannot wait to see what is next.”
Dr. Barry Gillespie Writes
This child and all the other children on the planet should have been checked at birth. As a new parent, you want to leave the hospital with a baby who can breathe well, nurse well, digest well, poop well, and nap well. That is my wish for the world.