Discover how Neurofeedback can help you or a loved one, please RSVP for our free, upcoming information seminar on Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 at 7:30 pm. Seating is limited, so reserve seating for you and a friend today! Food and beverages will be provided.
Dr. Taras John Odulak, Founder of East Village NeuroFitness, along with Ellen Shewmaker, Neurofeedback Clinician, will present a free 90-minute information workshop about a highly effective and natural alternative approach for those struggling with ADD/ADHD, Anxiety, Attention, Memory Issues, Migraines, Sleep Disorders, and Brain Fog.
The Information Seminar will be held at East Village Chiropractic, 33 E. 7th Street, New York, NY 10003
“The literature, which lacks any negative study of substance, suggests that EEG biofeedback therapy should play a major therapeutic role in many difficult areas. In my opinion, if any medication had demonstrated such a wide spectrum of efficacy, it would be universally accepted and widely used (Clinical Electroencephalography, 2000).”
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East Village Chiropractic Massage Therapists will be pampering David
Barton Members on Wednesday, October 28th, from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.,
who this year, celebrate 23 years of DAVID BARTON GYM!
If you suffer from chronic back, neck or joint pain, K-Laser Therapy is the solution you are looking for.
K-Laser Therapy works by stimulating production of cellular energy in damaged cells and by enhancing the cell membrane permeability. This accelerates the quality of healing, enhances the exchange of nutrients and wastes across the cell membrane and improves elasticity of injured tissues. K-Laser Therapy reduces pain and inflammation. It can be used immediately on acute injuries, over broken skin and over metal implants. K-Laser Therapy enhances the rate and quality of healing of acute injuries, and can help with the resolution of chronic complaints such as Arthritis.
Here at East Village Chiropractic, we provide K-Laser Therapy. Are you ready to get rid of your pain in a drug-free, non-surgical way?
This month’s research review focuses on Laser Therapy for TMJ or TMD as it is commonly known.
TMJ or TMD (Temporomandibular Dysfunction) is a common mechanical problem of the jaw hinged joints, the jaw becomes misaligned, does not function properly and becomes swollen and painful. TMD is more prevalent in men than women and can cause the following:
Painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs do little if anything to correct jaw alignment and correct the problem.
In the three studies that I reviewed, the researches gave a thumb’s up to Laser Therapy for improving the treatment outcome.
Our K-Laser has a specific setting for treating TMD, relieving the pain associated with the condition. Still hesitating to make your appointment? Please read what one patient is saying about Dr. Odulak:
“He’s a genius and truly works wonders by incorporating the innovative and non-invasive technology to provide Holistic Chiropractic Care… Cold (or Low-Laser Therapy) is amazing, it rebuilds tissue and quick and easy!!! If you have any chronic pain, go to Dr. Taras, it’s that simple.”
— Antonina R.
It has long been hypothesized that playing video games causes brain irregularities by isolating the player from the real world and in so doing reducing him to a measly twitching, reflexive zombie. These views could be justified. But what if we could transform this very same player into a meditative truth-seeker? By playing a video game, an individual could learn to find and control his own inner peace (with the help of a sensei, of course). Could this cause of brain dysfunction then be considered a cure? Amazingly, such an approach to healing exists today in the form of Neurofeedback.
Neurofeedback emphasizes that we can be trained to control our own brain waves. This is accomplished by pitting the therapy subject against his or her own brain in a video game EEG feedback loop. At East Village Chiropractic, the subject is instructed by Dr. Taras Odulak, (the aforementioned sensei) to attempt to move an object on the screen along a certain path. As the subject accomplishes this task, he teaches himself to modulate specific brain waves that ease the symptoms of whatever brain irregularity he suffers from. Consequently, he trains his brain to self-regulate more efficiently.
There are numerous examples of brain self-regulation failures. They include: Depression, Attention Deficit Disorder, Drug Addiction, Anxiety, Seizures, and Migraines, to name a few.
The challenge during the first session is to find the most comfortable and effective reward frequencies. Does the subject need to either increase the arousal state of his brain or decrease it? From there the therapist can hone in on which brain functions will be targeted and determine where the electrodes need to be placed. The subject’s brain waves then act as the drive impulse for the video game.
Many patients describe Neurofeedback as guided meditation because it is said to train your mind to be more resistant to stress responses and improve access to spiritual states, but it is not a cure for brain irregularities. In the case of organic brain disorders, the only goal is to coach the brain to function better.
So the next time someone tells you to “think happy thoughts” realize that accomplishing that task requires you to take control of your own brain waves. Yes, then you will become the sensei!
Schedule a Neurofeedback Treatment appointment with Dr. Taras Odulak today and discover how training your brain will help you lead a more productive life.
Although a Migraine is severe to moderate pain that you feel at the top or side of your head, the trouble might actually originate at the bottom of your skull.
Your Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) is the hinge that connects your jaw to your skull. Your TMJ allows you to talk, chew and yawn. But the joint’s supporting muscles also can be the source of your Migraines, says Chiropractor Andrew Bang, DC, of Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine.
A number of the TMJ muscles, which are located underneath the jaw and in the cheeks, and on the top and sides of the head, may contribute to the pain, Dr. Bang says.
“The Headache and Migraine pain could generate from the muscles that move your jaw,” Dr. Bang says.
Here’s how it happens: Your jaw muscles tighten when you grind or clench your teeth – or do things such as chew gum. The pain from your jaw created by the clenching then travels to other places in the skull, causing Headaches or, in severe cases, Migraines. You may also encounter toothaches, earaches or shoulder pain.
A Migraine is a Headache that tends to happen repeatedly. It can cause moderate to severe pain if left untreated. More than 10% of the U.S. population – including children – suffers from Migraines.
People often experience a Migraine as a throbbing pain. The pain may develop on one side of the head only, but may be felt on both sides. Light, sounds, smells, stress, activity or hormonal changes can trigger the pain.
A Migraine may cause you to become temporarily sensitive to light, sound and smell and can make you feel nauseous. Physical activity also can aggravate a Migraine. Some people experience visual or sensory changes, called auras, before, during or after the Headache.
Three other areas of the body can contribute to Migraine pain when they become tight or tense: the shoulders, the neck and the head. Dr. Odulak may use Chiropractic manipulation when vertebrae in the upper spine or head are misaligned. Gentle realignment that ensures a good range of motion sometimes can provide fast Migraine relief.
If you think your TMJ is causing Headaches, try these tips to get some relief:
Schedule your appointment with Dr. Taras Odulak today and turn annoying Migraines into distant memories.
The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team used the K-Laser as part of their training room regimen to expedite recovery from the various bumps, bruises, strains and sprains that occur while playing an intense sport at the world-class level.
“It’s everything. It’s why we’re here. This is what we are. This is who we are. This is what we’ve been working for. I know that this team is willing and ready to show up. It doesn’t matter who we’re playing.” – Abby Wambach on reaching the Olympic finals and facing off against Japan.
“I am the Sports Massage Therapist for the United States Women’s Soccer Team. K-Laser has stepped up to support us as we embark on our journey to win the Gold medal in London just weeks away. The team at K-Laser has made it possible for us to successfully treat some of our star athletes who have been suffering from chronic pain and injuries. We are grateful to them and to this amazing technology they have created to help us along our path! Thank you K-Laser!! Stay tuned for more success stories to come!!!” – from Kara Mirarchi
At our office, Dr. Odulak uses the K-Laser for relief of acute and chronic conditions. It’s the same laser used by the N.Y. Yankees and the World Cup Champion U.S. Women’s Soccer Team.
Dr. Odulak and staff look forward to treating your aches and pains with the innovative K-Laser. Schedule your appointment today.
Sports injury rehabilitation is all about getting athletes back in the game with minimal downtime, wile maintaining their optimal health. A relatively new tool for the treatment of sports injuries is finding global success, and it is doing so in a fast, efficient way. In fact, Dr. Oz has called it the “no-pill pain buster.”
Trauma from sports injuries causes damage to the cells that make up soft tissues. These damaged cells release chemicals that provoke a natural inflammatory response in the body, which result in redness, swelling, warmth and pain in the injured area. Chronic or frequent inflammation can predispose athletes to early-onset Arthritis or degenerative joint changes. This condition can affect the weekend warrior, as well the elite athlete.
The application of Low-Level Laser Therapy reduces short-term inflammation. Additionally, Laser Therapy significantly lowers the risk of Arthritis frequently sustained from sports injuries. Professional sports teams and athletes use Laser Therapy to treat inflammation, provide deep-tissue therapy, and accelerate pain relief to help athletes minimize downtime. For the past decade, Low-Level Laser Therapy has revolutionized treatment in the professional sports world including NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL and USA Cycling athletes, as well as Ironman triathlon competitors, competitive runners, college athletes, former Olympic athletes, and elite cross-fitters.
Low-Level Laser Therapy works to photobiostimulate chemically damaged cells via specific wavelengths of light in a coherent method. Coherence means that light photons propagate in the same direction, amplitude and phase. This is important to maximize the depth of penetration in order to trigger an appropriate biological response.
The cell membrane within the skin absorbs these photons through a photochemical effect, not photothermal; consequently, Low-Level Laser Therapy does not cause heat damage to the tissues.
When cells are chemically damaged through injury, they activate the pain cycle. Low-Level Laser Therapy stimulates kinetic energy within the cells by transmitting these healing stimuli that are photons. Once photons reach the cells of the body, they promote a cascade of cellular activities. Low-Level Laser Therapy can ignite the production of enzymes, stimulate mitochondria, increase vasodilation and lymphatic drainage, ATP synthesis, and elevate collagen formation substances to prevent scar tissue. This is a critical step in reducing chronic, disabling myofascial pain syndromes. Simply stated, Low-Level Laser Therapy enables athletes to alleviate pain faster and heal at the same time.
If you’re an athlete who has been sidelined by debilitating pain, schedule an appointment with NYC Chiropractor Dr. Taras Odulak today, so you can get back in the game.
“It’s not that simple, proper posture and strong core are important, but getting your spine checked for spinal bone misalignments, pinched up nerves, worn out discs or even a dropped arch in one foot is the first step.
“At our office, we do a ten-point check that helps us quickly assess your posture. Schedule your appointment today.”
When the vertebrae are moved back into their proper positions, pressure or blockages on the nerves leading to and from the spine are released, enabling the body to heal itself. Certainly, there has been a vast trove of published research that shows evidence for the ability of joint manipulation to treat a wide variety of conditions, including pain and stiffness.
However, as Chiropractic has evolved over the years, Chiropractors have learned to embrace a wide number of other treatment options, ranging from Massage Therapy, to Electrotherapy, to Low-Level Laser Therapy. By combining each of these treatments with Chiropractic, Chiropractors are now able to treat a much wider variety of conditions than just those centered on the spine. Low-Level Laser Therapy, also sometimes referred to as Cold Laser Therapy, has some especially fascinating treatment potential. Previous research has shown that lasers may have several therapeutic benefits, including accelerating wound healing, as well as treating pain and stiffness.
An article published in the March-April 2011 issue of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiologic Therapeutics presented the findings from a randomized, controlled study to compare the benefits of Chiropractic manipulations and Low-Level Laser Therapy for the treatment of cervical facet pain and range of motion dysfunction. A group of 60 patients between the ages of 18 and 40 were selected, all of whom had pain and restricted range of motion in the cervical area of the spine for at least one month’s duration. The patients were randomized into one of three groups: (1) Chiropractic manipulation (CMT); (2) Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLT); or (3) a combination of the two treatments. All patients received six treatments over three weeks.
All the patients reported the same baseline levels of pain and restricted range of motion. At the end of the treatments, there was a major difference between both Groups 1 and 2 and Groups 1 and 3 in terms of cervical range of motion. There was also a noteworthy difference between Groups 2 and 3 in terms of both pain and range of motion. Although all three groups improved from baseline measurements, the group that underwent a combination of Chiropractic manipulation and Low-Level Laser Therapy showed more improvement than either of the two treatments alone. The researchers noted: “Both therapies are indicated as potentially beneficial treatments for cervical facet dysfunction. Further studies are needed to explore optimal treatment procedures for CMT and LLLT and the possible mechanism of interaction between therapies.”
Although it is essential that Chiropractors remember the history of Chiropractic, they must also be open to incorporate therapies that can help them improve their bottom line, as well as provide their patients with more beneficial care.