Magnet Treatment May Help Stroke Patients: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"
Patients suffering stroke received magnetic brain stimulation in a this study. The treatment is non-invasive.
The most interesting part of the study in my opinion was the recognition and utilization of the hemisphericity of the brain. The lead researcher, Dr. Anwar Etribi explains, "We believe that people develop partial paralysis down one side after they have a stroke because the hemispheres of the brain become unbalanced. The hemisphere that has not been affected can become overactive, while the damaged hemisphere can become inhibited."
Unbalanced brain hemispheres are not only involved with stroke, but with many other conditions, such as ADD/ADHD or headaches. Chiropractors with additional post graduate training in neurology utilize brain hemisphericity both as a diagnostic and therapeutic tool.
A clinician who understands how to look into these windows of function and treat accordingly will be able to accomplish results beyond compare without drugs or surgery.
An additional note is the use of magnets. The body has a magnetic field and there is iron in the blood. When magnets are applied blood flow is increased due to the attraction of iron in the blood. Increased blood flow brings more oxygen and nutrients to the affected tissues.
Kudos to Dr. Etribi for recognizing the brain's hemispheres and for his cutting edge research.