Brain fog is the feeling that your mind isn’t working as well as it should.
It usually means inflammation is limiting oxygen delivery within your brain.
In Jill’s case, three concussions bruised her brain. Lingering inflammation limited oxygen which reduced her brain function.
To Jill – it was brain fog. Neurological tests showed her problem was specific and that ExtremeO2™ and PEMF, measurably improved her brain function very quickly.
This therapy model presumes that inflammation limits blood flow to the brain. In Jill’s case – it was from a concussion, but can be caused by a range of stress factors.
Her brain fog resulted from inhibited circulation to regions affected by her concussions. These regions remained at low energy until circulation was restored. Her “fog” – felt like an absence of good mental performance.
The low-energy regions usually result from inflammation that deliver blood and oxygen. For Jill, this inflammation was triggered by a bruise. While the blood supply is restricted by swelling, the oxygen required to reverse the inflammation cannot cannot reach the tissue. This is why concussion symptoms linger for years as inhibited neurological performance. This is also why “brain fog” from other conditions lingers.
Jill’s protocol consisted of a standard ExtremeO2 protocol, 7 minutes of rich oxygen, followed by about 2 minutes of high altitude, followed by for 30 second high altitude sprints, and then recovery on oxygen. We followed this with about 20 minutes of PEMF therapy to the mid-sides of the head and the back of the head.
The protocol model increased heart force and breathing intensity and triggered opened the vascular system by having her exercise at simulated high altitude (low oxygen) for two minutes. Next she switched to a very rich oxygen mixture while her body was adapted to high altitude exertion. The altitude to oxygen switches present a very elevated oxygen burst exploiting respiratory turbulence to increase oxygen saturation in the blood plasma. When this level exceeds 12 cc/L, the anti-inflammatory effect is immediate.
In this case, each of Jill’s 3 concussions damaged regions of the brain responsible for various functions indicated by the neurological tests.
Psycho-motor performance – likely from the back of he head & various cognitive functions corresponding to the mid-sides and top. Her exemplary reasoning skills – remained intact, so she probably never bruised the front part of the brain.
The natural question is “How long will it last?”. The likely answer is until she gets another concussion. The therapy model was designed to target the brain. In this case, use of 2 minutes of high altitude air, created mild hypoxic stress to trigger vasodilation. Then the sprints to increase respiratory turbulence, and then rapid switches to high oxygen, served to deliver high pressure oxygenated plasma to turn off Ardenne’s vascular inflammation.
The results below show significant improvements in cognitive function. Her video narrative – describing her before therapy mental function significantly diminished is very consistent with the test results. Note how she moved from severely deficient – 1% percentile – to above average in all of the deficient categories.
It seems likely that this functional restoration is likely to substantially restore her pre-concussion mental performance within a few sessions.