Traumatic Brain Injury

Floating for Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Traumatic Brain Injury affects around 20 Million people annually.  Military personnel, athletes, workers, and others can be affected by a Traumatic Brain Injury.  Cumulative traumas can exacerbate the effects of TBI. Repeated Traumatic Brain Injuries can accelerate the process of dementia, and contribute to the development of other neurodegenerative illness later in life.

Brain Injury

There has been more attention given to the effects of TBIs recently from Football and the NFL.  This has led to improved recognition and treatment options.

Signs and symptoms of a TBI can range from mild to debilitating.  They can last just a few days, or may persist for weeks, months, or even years.

Recognition of the signs and symptoms is key to getting appropriate treatment and interventions.  Early intervention has been shown to significantly reduce the long term effects associated with TBIs and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE).  Some of the leading treatment recommendations include:

  • Floatation Therapy
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
  • Biofeedback
  • Infrared Sauna
  • Low-Laser Light Therapy (LLLT)
  • Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF)
  • Cannabidiol (CBD) Oil
  • Nutritional Supplementation

Dr. Mercola on the assessment and treatment of Traumatic Brain Injuries.

Reducing sensory input is a critical component to recovery from Traumatic Brain Injury. Decreasing sensory input produces an environment which allows the brain to rest and heal.

Dr. Dan Engle, board certified in neurology and psychiatry, and author of The Concussion Repair Manual, advocates the use Float Tank Therapy in the treatment of traumatic brain injuries.

Float Tank

The Benefits of Floatation Therapy

Engle is a strong proponent of floatation therapy, noting “flotation therapy is on the front line of many different recovery and regenerative medicine protocols, because it has the opportunity to reset so many different systems.”

Engle recommends doing a series of eight to 10 floating sessions within a three to four-week period. By the end of that series, you should notice significant improvement in your symptoms.

Combining Floatation Therapy with other forms of treatment can accelerate the healing process and give the patient the best possible chance of recovery.

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