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Qigong and Taiji - Dementia and Alzheimer's

How does qigong and tai chi chuan (qigong walking) help with memory
When the brain is used through an intense learning process of constantly doing something, the brain will respond by growing new neural networks and pathways that separate, embed and target that particular learning process to its own area of the brain, in fact the brain will grow brand new connections that focus on that learning and can be accessed by the whole of the brain no matter how old you are.
How does the body doing qigong help with memory
The body is full of systems that work even if the memory is starting to disappear, therefore we know that the body not only uses long term memory processes but accesses other memories such as; muscle memory, breathing memory, the heart, arteries and veins working memories etc. Indeed when the body is put under stress through exercise it will develop and grow new arteries and veins to accommodate the need for more oxygen and for muscle growth (a deep subconscious memory process) that qigong and Traditional Chinese Medicine tries to manipulate and foster as an overall health healing process.

Guychitaichi technique
Guychitaichi technique aims with dementia is to access as many memory processes to keep them smoothly working together and easily accessible to the practitioner

Qigong and taiji (qigong walking) a holistic memory
learning and practicing qigong and taiji (qigong walking) is a meditation training process which works with the mind, body and spirit that is a body/mind metaphysical ongoing instructional exercise which can promote new growth in the mind and the body encouraging holistic balance throughout the whole person to foster memory growth in the mind along with physical growth in the body.
Qigong and taiji (qigong walking) and hormones
Good balanced hormonal production and release is also a very important structure used to help with the memory process because any hormonal imbalance will have an bio-electrical, emotional affect on the whole of the body and the mind.
Therapies and the memory
Therapies such as acupuncture, acupressure, aromatherapy, qigong (taiji) are all Traditional Chinese Medicine applications that help relax or tone muscles, promote brain and physical growth, change brain wave activity and hormonal production, when these therapies are diligently applied over a period of time research suggests will actually encourage the bodies own healing processes to possibly help heal or slow down any metaphysical dysfunctions.

Words Vibrating Energy
Words are formed through vibrating the air by using the body, the vibrating energy of all words externally and internally change as the sounds or words are spoken or played.
Words Vibrating Energy Therapy
The Doaist way produced 6 sounds that that vibrate the 6 zang organs with each organ having it own vibration/sound to have a knock on affect to the brain, meridian and emotional contents connected to that organ as mapped out by traditional Chinese medicine.
How to Apply Words Vibrating Energy Therapy
Shown in the five elements chart are the 6 sounds, to correctly apply this type of therapeutic intervention, effective instruction and training applies as the wrong application of this therapy can sometimes make things worse.
Note: Counseling, hypnotherapy, yogic chanting are all therapeutic vibration energy healing processes.

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The brain, the limbic system and the brain's default mode

Default Mode Network
The brain's has a default mode that it moves into during rest and activity, known as the default mode network which switches the brain into a way of being and brain activity that has been measured via, brain blood flow activation monitoring (mainly neuroimaging) in test subjects. The studies showed a common ground for the resting state of the brain, with similar brain structures roused in all subjects during a non action mode.

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Areas of the Brain involved
The brain's default mode network seems to be a grouped set of brain areas involving important functional brain structures that include the medial prefrontal cortex, posterior cingulate cortex, inferior parietal lobule, temporal cortex, hippocampal formation and the precuneus.
Thinking
During scientific tests the brain's default mode network seemed to come alive with the use of mental exertion, however the brain displayed less activation when applying the simplest of tasks, such as giving low level attention to what is going on when in a metaphysical resting state.
Acupuncture, acupressure, aromatherapy, qigong (taiji) are all Traditional Chinese Medicine applications relying on the way complex brain activity processes come together by keeping brain cells and brain cell (neurons and synapses) connections activated in a relaxed meditational mode, and tries to stimulate or enhance the group formations of the brain functional uses for day to day activity, of which some such brain activities are completely lost in some dementia sufferers as their disease progresses.

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Meditation, Dementia, Depression, Anxiety, Schizophrenia etc.
Some studies suggest that mental illnesses's, dementia and Alzheimer's may be partly subject to a dysfunctional default mode network. Indeed understanding the default mode network helps us to think ways of evolving, engaging strategies to help protect the brain structures, with the goal of keeping the brain healthy and working well for us for as long as possible.
Strategies
The limbic system is a set of structures of the brain that triggers hormones to be released which are largely activated by our emotional responses (including fight, flight and freeze) amongst other tasks.
Acupuncture, Meditation, Qigong and Taiji (walking Qigong) Aromatherapy etc.
Therapeutic applications of Acupuncture and other therapies, such as Meditation and Qigong etc; has now been proven through MRI technology brain scans to have an affect on the limbic system and the default mode network, thus changing in various amounts the mental health and the mental balance of clients having treatments using, training in, and working with these old but effective health promoting systems.

Aromatherapy and dementia

Blood-brain barrier
The blood-brain barrier is a fatty (lipid) membrane or sheath which envelopes brain nourishing capillaries (fine blood vessels) past the brain.
Blood-brain barrier and drug treatments
Conventional drugs aimed at treating dementia diseases (such as Alzheimer's) have a problem with the blood-brain barrier because of the drugs molecular makeup, the size of the drugs molecules tend to be too big to effectively pass through the blood-brain barrier to target and treat absolute direct areas of the brain.
Olfactory nerves and the blood-brain barrier
The olfactory nerves evolved long before the brain, this evolutionary fact allows the olfactory nerves to be the only neurons to have direct access to the brain (and limbic system), simply because the olfactory nerves are not covered by the blood-brain barrier protective sheath. Indeed aromatherapy molecules have been proved by science to have a profound effect on the brain by stimulating neurons, cells and excite collective brain structures (such as the limbic system) whilst promoting the release of natural chemicals such as neurotransmitters and hormones, thus helping to keep everything in the brain naturally moving.
Targeting the brain via the olfactory nerves
The olfactory nerves are part of the limbic system, a system that has a major role over how we feel and react in certain situations (such as stress), simple, specialized aromatherapy treatments (as part of a workshop) developed by guychi may help encourage memory processes's by constant stimulation and targeted management of the olfactory nerves to promote short term memory elasticity, via the olfactory nerves, physically close relationship with the limbic system.
Ansomia - loss of smell
Pre-dementia patients who developed a loss of, and the ability to smell nothing or smell sparingly whilst demonstrating no physical symptoms (such as a fractured nose etc) could go on to form dementia-related problems, including the development of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer's disease.
Note: not all dementia sufferers lose their sense of smell, and ansomia can develop years before the on-set of the more serious dementia symptoms which can start to take hold. There are currently, approximatly sixty seven possible medical conditions that can cause loss of smell.
Developing ansomia and workshop help
If you have developed ansomia, and have been diagnosed as a pre-dementia sufferer then it may be time to book a half day workshop, exploring and training in potential treatments that may slow or help with some of the symptoms that develop through dementia.

Dementia workshop cost: £500 plus traveling expenses - one on one instruction

Dementia group workshop

Dementia group workshop: are you a dementia group that would like to learn some alternative ways to help with dementia conditions, including Traditional Chinese Medicine theory and techniques pertaining to dementia, Robin Guy offers a unique health promoting group workshop for dementia and Alzheimer's:

Acupressure Training for dementia/Alzheimer's
Full acupressure training is taught to help stimulate the brain, central nervous system and encourage the free flow of cerebral spinal fluids.
How it works
This part of the of the workshop will help keep the back muscles relaxed via promoting the free flow of blood through the muscles and to the brain, whilst stimulating the nerves throughout the body and encouraging a calm focused peacefulness. This is especially good for dementia clients that have general limited metaphysical movement as the acupressure relaxes and opens the back whilst encouraging the free flow of blood of chi energy to the brain/central nervous system and throughout the systems.
Important information
Acupressure points used are fully studied during this part of the training, and will include charts with written instructions of how things work and why. All course text are fully explained and discussed, and will be written clearly and easy to understand.
Study of precautions and safety will be instructed throughout the class.
What you need to bring and do
You will need a note book to jot down points and to accompany all the workshop handouts that you particularly want to study after the course, refreshments and a partner to study on.

Aromatherapy training for dementia/Alzheimer's
A complete discussion and study of aromatherapy oils usage and aromamasking instruction, with charts, precautions and how to mix essential oils.
What you get
All students will get a starter mix of oils (100 drops in a bottle) with pre-advice on how to use them, what type of burner is recommended and why. Students will be given a qigong DVD as par for the course to practice and develop qi energy for healing.
Note: students will be expected to purchase a aromatherapy burner before the course starts. Advice will be sent to the course leader or individuals about an aroma burner and where to buy.

Relaxation
Participants will be given training on how to deliver a deep relaxation, basic relaxation scripting, how to change the script to suit most basic needs (to target sleep, help with memory etc), or the partners needs. Essential oils and acupressure to target relaxation or as a way to help with sleep and many other ailments that could be associated with dementia, which is ascoiated with arterial tension in vascular dementia.

Extra training
If there is enough time an introduction of qigong healing instruction and qigong will be included within the structure of the dementia workshop which will included meditational breathing, focused relaxation and qi energy healing through the hands.

Cost of a group workshop

10 people £100 each
20 people £65 each
30.. .........£50 each

Minimum of 10 people and maximum of 30 people

Who can do this course.....
Care home workers, health professionals, dementia groups, friends of dementia etc...

Terms and conditions of the guychi workshop
The workshop will last approximatly 4 - 5 hours (with slight flexibility).
There will be appropriate breaks during each stage of the workshop.
If both people are students then it is up to them to alternate during each workshop session.
Careers who have brought along a dementia sufferer must be prepared to look after their partner
All students must be fresh and clean with short nails or nails that are appropriately covered.
All students who bring a dementia partner will have to notify Robin Guy at least a week before the course.

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Dementia

Dementia is a group of related symptoms known as a syndrome which can be associated with a continual decline of brain functioning, common symptoms include;

Dementia can develop into many different types and forms including Alzheimer's which is a well known form of dementia, and is the most common dementia that people have, with at least two-thirds of all dementia sufferers having this type of the disease.

Alzheimer's indicators

1. The number one sign of Alzheimer's is memory loss, easily forgetting short term memory information, relying on memory aids to remember absolutely all and anything

2. Experiencing changes in concentration levels and the ability to develop or follow a plan especially when using numbers. Unable to follow or remember a well known recipe and keeping on top of any bills that need to be paid.

3. Having difficulties completing simple, everyday jobs.

4. losing track of time, dates and seasons. finding it difficult understanding something when it does not happen straight away, forgetting where they are and how they got there.

5. Visual difficulties can be a sign of Alzheimer's. Problems reading or judging distances, understanding color's and contrast, making safely driving difficult.

6. Problems with following and joining in on a conversation, repeating word and sentences and completely losing the thread of a conversation whilst struggling to use the right word for an object or thing.

7. A person with Alzheimer's could tidy away objects in unusual places, whilst losing the ability to find things because of poor memory. They may overtime start to accuse others of stealing.

8. Alzheimer's sufferers tend to experience changes in judgment or decision-making, such as using poor judgments concerning money, whilst getting ripped off by mail scams and getting tricked out of large amounts of money to cold callers. They could forget to look after their appearance by becoming unwashed and scruffy.

9. Alzheimer's sufferers could stop doing hobbies, social activities, work projects or sports. They could have difficulties completing hobbies that were easy at one time whilst forgetting how their favorite sports team is doing, sometimes becoming anti social because of the changes they going through.

10. Mood or personalities can change, becoming confused, suspicious, depressed, fearful or anxious. Easily getting upset at home, at work and with friends or in places unfamiliar where they feel out of their comfort zone.

Vascular Dementia
Vascular dementia is the second most common cause of dementia and is called vascular because the brain's blood flow has be interrupted by constriction and blockages of the blood vessels that supply and nourish the brain, helping to keep the brain healthy and in metaphysical good shape.
Note: arteries are a product of connective tissue formed by collagen fibers, smooth muscle cells and elastic tissue.

Arterial brain muscles
Brain and body blood rich muscles can be trained to relax or tightened and grow through training, and this includes muscles (arteries) in the brain, using guychi meditational training techniques which may help to keep the brain healthier for longer by gaining some control over the brain's blood flow.

Vitamins, minerals and thyroid hormone deficiencies
Dementia be caused by vitamins and thyroid hormone deficiencies, which can be treated with supplements.

Surgical dementia
Some causes of dementia can be treated with surgery. A brain tumor, excess fluid on the brain (hydrocephalus) or a head injury can sometimes be what is causing dementia.

Nerve and brain tissue degeneration
Dementia can be the product of nerve and brain tissue degeneration, taking action to prevent further damage is important, and by managing high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 1 diabetes and stopping smoking, this can help to keep the brain free of toxins and any unnecessary stress.

Dementia workshop cost: £500 plus traveling expenses one to one training

Dementia group workshop training

Dementia workshop consists of acupressure training, specialized aromatherapy use and instruction, meditation (how to do it), applying meditation to nourish the brain, simple qigong walking techniques and accessing body memory systems.

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Medications commonly prescribed by a doctor for types of dementia

Currently there is no cure for dementia, the health proffessional prescribed drugs only help to manage the disease and it symptoms.

Aricept (donepezil)

Most common side effects of Aricept include: diarrhea, insomnia, and nausea.
Other side effects include: fatigue, muscle cramps, vomiting, weight loss, anorexia, and ecchymoses. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.

Along with its needed effects, donepezil (the active ingredient contained in Aricept) could cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur check with your doctor or go to the local hospital if urgent.

Check with a health care professional as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking donepezil:

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Symptoms of overdose

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Galantamine (Razadyne)

Most commonly reported side effects of galantamine: nausea and vomiting.
Other side possible effects are:
dizziness, dyspepsia, fatigue, headache, weight loss, diarrhea, and anorexia.

Along with its needed effects, galantamine could cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur check with your doctor or go to the local hospital if urgent.

Check with a health care professional as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking galantamine:

Less common

Rare

Incidence not known

Immediate emergency attention will be needed if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking galantamine:

Symptoms of overdose

Some side effects of galantamine that usually do not need medical attention.
These side effects may ease away as treatment progresses and the body adjusts to the medication.
Health care professionals may know of ways to prevent and posible reduce some of these side effects. It is always best to just ask if you have any questions about them:

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Incidence not known

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Rivastigmine (Exelon)

Commonly reported side effects of rivastigmine include: abdominal pain, diarrhea, dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting, weight loss, and anorexia.
Other side effects include:
abdominal pain, anxiety, asthenia, depression, dizziness, drowsiness, dyspepsia, fatigue, headache, tremor, anorexia, diaphoresis, flatulence, and malaise. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.

Along with its needed effects, rivastigmine could cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur check with your doctor or go to the local hospital if urgent.

Check with a health care professional as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking rivastigmine:

More common

Less common

Rare

Incidence not known

Immediate emergency attention will be needed if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking rivastigmine:

Symptoms of overdose

Some side effects of rivastigmine that usually do not need medical attention.
These side effects may ease away as treatment progresses and the body adjusts to the medication.
Health care professionals may know of ways to prevent and posible reduce some of these side effects. It is always best to just ask if you have any questions about them:

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Memantine

Frequently reported side effects include: constipation, headache, and hypertension

Along with its needed effects, memantine could cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur check with your doctor or go to the local hospital if urgent.

Check with a health care professional as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking memantine:

Less common

Incidence not known

Some side effects of memantine that usually do not need medical attention.
These side effects may ease away as treatment progresses and the body adjusts to the medication.
Health care professionals may know of ways to prevent and posible reduce some of these side effects. It is always best to just ask if you have any questions about them:

More common

Less common

Incidence not known

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