Hi, I'm Dr. Joanny Liu and I'm on a mission.
Most research on PCS treatment is focused on physical aspects of recovery. This research project is unique because it focuses on psychological training of the brain. We will measure quality of life, cognitive, and PCS symptoms throughout the course: baseline, mid-way and at the end. The goal of this pilot research project is to test whether or not brain training treatment can help 10 people in 2 small groups improve their cognitive abilities and PCS symptoms in a course of 4 to 6 weeks.
Why this Pilot Research Project is IMPORTANT
Right now brain injury forums and personal blogs are filled with stories of deep disappointment, despair and desperation as people describe their afflication with Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS). There is little or no support for those who don't recover within a few days of complete rest. At best it's scattered and hit-and-miss. There is a great economic cost to brain injury. Once independent people are unable to care for themselves or their families due to loss of productivity and even the inability to work. Loved ones of professional athletes describe how once strong and optimistic warriors completely change personalities and finally give up. College and professional athletes are giving up their dreams.
But of course it's not just elite athletes that are affected by concussions. Anyone, anywhere, any time can suffer a concussion. So-called ordinary people are also giving up on their dreams of being active and independent members of their families and communities.
Giving up is a common theme. This is the reason why it is essential to test a comprehensive healing process for PCS.
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"Dr. Joanny is a brilliant physician who is pioneering the treatment protocols for those who suffer with PCS. Her research will hopefully influence current practitioners with standards of care and help improve the quality of life for those afflicted with this syndrome. I endorse her research and look forward to hearing the results."
James Miller, LPC
Licensed Psychotherapist and host of nationally syndicated podcast Lifeology
"I enthusiastically endorse Dr. Joanny’s crowdfunding campaign to fund clinical research for post-concussion treatment. The sad fact is that research that helps us understand how to get people well again with a minimum of cost and effort, no longer tends to be funded. This is because Big Pharma and Big Medicine tend to be driven more by potential for big profits, than by the potential for more quickly and easily getting people well again. They have little interest in funding studies that test treatments that allow people to recover quickly and thoroughly, because healthy, fully functioning people are not a profit center for them. In contrast, Dr. Joanny, who has had unusually good success in treating concussion, including with her own son, is passionate about running these clinical trials because she cares deeply about people actually getting the very best post-concussion treatment, which is not what is widely offered as the current standard of care. This clinical trial is an important step towards creating the shift needed for all people who suffer a concussion getting the best care possible."
Barbara D Allan
Author of the bestselling book, Conquering Arthritis
"What a fantastic program. I am excited to endorse Dr. Joanny Liu and her program, and have no doubt that this will change lives and make a tremendous difference!"
Dr John DeGarmo
Leading Expert in Foster Care
The Foster Care Institute
"Dr. Joanny Liu practices comprehensive medicine that seeks informed answers and evolved treatment options beyond the current reductionist methods in conventional medical practice. It's time to use more insightful and evidenced based understandings and proactive treatment protocols for management of head/brain injuries. This utilitarian research project encourages a more accurate, more positive prognosis for those suffering from either acute or chronic brain injury."
Dr. Charles Parker, Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychiatrist
Host: CoreBrain Journal - To Change Your Mind, Details Matter
American Psychiatric Association, Certifed For SPECT Brain Imaging - NRC
This is about saving lives! I am grateful for this opportunity to help people, that I can show them a way to help themselves. This opportunity has been extended to you!
With your help you will help countless others get their lives back - maybe it's someone you know or love. Maybe it's you that's suffering right now from PCS. I am grateful that you are here to make a difference, because it's not just about one single life. It will improve the lives of their spouses, children, siblings, parents, team mates, employers and employees.
It's about hope. If there is no hope, there is no healing. This is the brain we are talking about so we have to think differently to heal the brain!
I will of course, keep you up-to-date on the progress of candidates during the online brain training. We'll share the journey of hope and empowerment to take control of one's life. At last! Please help change lives. Please help save lives. Let's do it together. Please read more about the research project and donate NOW.
Dr. Joanny Liu, TCMD, RAc, PEng