Nobody wants to think of being struck with a traumatic brain injury in Newport Beach, but the fact remains that such injuries may be caused at any time. Whether you are a parent of a child that has been injured, or you have another family member that has been injured, you should know that there are a number of naturopathic options available for treatment over the traditional methods.
While we all love sending our kids out to play sports, and we see our loved ones off to work in their cars each day, there are no guarantees that an accident will not happen. Life never lets you know when a tragedy may happen and traumatic brain injuries can be very common.
Such accidents can take place at any time and they can impact anyone. A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, can happen as a result of a sports injury, blunt force trauma to the head, stroke, accident, falling, and more. The way that every individual will heal from a TBI is truly unique and there can be a number of factors in play. The rate of healing will usually depend upon the severity of the trauma to the head and how well the person has been nourished and their health prior to the head injury.
The known symptoms for a TBI include:
- Memory Loss
- Vision Changes
- Lack of Coordination
- Poor Concentration
- Changes in Personality
- Slurred Speech
- Delayed Reponse
- Nausea / Comiting
- Sleep Issues
- Noise / Light Sensitivity
- Loss of Consciousness
- Slow Processing and more
After any sort of TBI, it is always going to be best to rest the brain. Having the injured party in a room that has been darkened for a prolonged period of time can work wonders for healing. From a naturopathic standpoint, it may also be suggested that certain things are avoided for 3-4 days after the injury, including NSAIDS, Ibuprofen, fish oil, ginger and garlic. These are elements that can work on thinning the blood and can increase bleeding on the brain.
It is also recommended to avoid any sensory experiences and to wear sunglasses when and if you leave. Wearing ear plugs can also be helpful and it is best to say away from television or handheld devices for a while as the blue light they emit can be counterproductive for brain healing.
While working with a professional naturopath, there will be a range of options available so that you or you loved one can get the treatment that is necessary. These treatment options will usually include a combination of nutrition counseling, nutrition supplementation, herbs, acupuncture, hands on healing and various movement arts. Complete healing should also include the involvement of concerned family and friends to encompass a full realm of caring and support.
Dealing with a traumatic brain injury can be a very difficult time, however the help and healing of your loved ones and Dr. Joseph Dubroff at Holistic Solutions will guide you down a path of feeling better and getting back on track with your life.
If you or someone you love is dealing with a traumatic brain injury in Newport Beach, you have options. Contact Holistic Solutions today at (949)444-4884.