Published Poster Presentations Showing BrainTime® Cases

Therapies that enhance the functioning of the brain can have wide-ranging effects on physical, mental, and emotional health, as demonstrated by the following poster presentations published in the Journal of Functional Neurology, Rehabilitation, and Ergonomics (FNRE).

FNRE is an indexed, peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal for the fields of Biomedical and Rehabilitation Engineering, Neuropsychology, and Clinical Neurology. It presents evaluative research and technological solutions to enhance human function.

The positive outcomes documented in these presentations encourage further study of BrainTime technology as a means to enhance health and well-being. They DO NOT demonstrate efficacy for the treatment of any disease or condition.

Poster Presentation 1

FNRE (2013) ISSN: 2156-941X, Volume 3, Number 2, p. 373, Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

IMPROVED POST-STROKE MOTOR FUNCTION FOLLOWING
OSCILLATORY PHASE RESET THERAPY: A CASE REPORT

James Otis DC, FACFN, FABCDD, DACNB

Background: A 59-year-old male presented with history of a right-sided stroke. Fourteen years post-stroke he experienced persistent difficulties with multitasking and organization that prohibited his previous work as a research scientist, and difficulty moving his left hand.

Neuropsychological evaluation demonstrated deficits of executive function, and he could not extend the fingers of his left hand with his palm face up. He could not participate in communion at church.

Methods: Examination demonstrated an inability to extend his fingers while his arm was supinated. The patient underwent three five-minute sessions of oscillatory phase reset therapy consisting of syncopated, pulsed auditory signals delivered through headphones, over a two-day period.

Results: On the second day of therapy he was able to open his hand with his palm face up for the first time in fourteen years. He reported improved mental clarity, but this has not been confirmed with neuropsychological evaluation.

Conclusion: Oscillatory phase reset therapy aided recovery of motor function fourteen years post stroke. Positive outcomes in this case encourage further study of this strategy in stroke and brain injury rehabilitation.

Poster Presentation 2

FNRE (2013) ISSN: 2156-941X, Volume 3, Number 2, p. 374, Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

NORMALIZED QUANTITATIVE EEG
FOLLOWING OSCILLATORY PHASE RESET THERAPY

James Otis DC, FACFN, FABCDD, DACNB

Background: A 62-year-old female experienced poor name recall and problems with spatial orientation, progressively worse over a five-year period.

Methods: A Quantitative EEG brain map was performed immediately before and immediately after a single five-minute session of oscillatory phase reset therapy consisting of syncopated, pulsed auditory signals delivered through headphones. EEG was recorded from 20 locations around the skull, digitally converted, analyzed, and compared with normed references using New Mind software. The dimensions of analysis included magnitude, dominant frequency, inter-hemispheric connectivity, and interhemispheric asymmetry.

Results: Patient reported feeling relaxed. New Mind QEEG analysis reported 29% aggregate improvement between before and after eyes-open analysis, and 17% improvement between before and after eyes-closed analysis.

Conclusion: Oscillatory phase reset therapy elicits positive changes in neurological function demonstrated by electroencephalographic analysis. Positive results in this case encourage further study of this strategy as a method of functional neurological rehabilitation.

Poster Presentation 3

FNRE (2013) ISSN: 2156-941X, Volume 3, Number 2, p. 373, Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

REDUCTION OF HYPERTHYROID TACHYCARDIA WITH
OSCILLATORY PHASE RESET THERAPY: A CASE STUDY

James Otis DC, FACFN, FABCDD, DACNB

Background: A 58-year-old female presented with a two-year history of interrupted sleep, incapacitating early morning headaches, tachycardia, heavy breathing, and a sensation of vibration in her sternum. She could no longer give professional presentations because she could not organize and remember the material.

Methods: Thyroid lab tests revealed TSH = 4.83, and TPO antibodies > 1000 IU/mL (reference < 35). The patient underwent a one-month course of oscillatory phase reset therapy consisting of syncopated, pulsed auditory signals delivered through headphones. Therapy sessions were of one-minute duration twice a day for 3 days, followed by five minutes twice daily for the rest of the month.

Results: Daily headaches, tachycardia, pounding heart, and heavy breathing were completely resolved with three days, and patient was able to consistently sleep through the night for the first time in two years. At one month patient was able to organize and present professional talks for the first time in two years.

Conclusion: Oscillatory phase reset therapy improved autonomic nervous system function and reduced hyperthyroid tachycardia. Positive outcomes in this case encourage further study of this strategy as rehabilitation of autonomic dysregulation.

Poster Presentation 4

FNRE (2011) ISSN: 2156-941X, Volume 1, Number 3, pp. 523-524, Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

NEUROLOGICAL REHABILITATION UTILIZING ALTERNATING
RIGHT AND LEFT AUDITORY PULSES: THREE CASES

James Otis DC, FACFN, FABCDD, DACNB

Case 1: Head Injury with Learning Difficulty

Background: 12-year-old girl with history of two concussions complained of deteriorating vision and difficulty doing math.

Intervention: At home, five minute, twice daily auditory stimulation (see below) for six weeks that consisted of 14 sequences of two pulses that are presented through headphones. The first pulse was presented on one side and second pulse on the other. Each sequence has a specified pulse interval between 40 and 1400 milliseconds.

Results: Decreased math errors, improved test scores. Ophthalmologist reported reversal of astigmatism and eliminated need for corrective support.

Case 2: Intention Tremor and Balance Difficulty

Background: 85-year-old complained of increasing intention tremor that interfered with her ability to eat and balance difficulties that necessitated the use of a cane.

Intervention: At home, five minute, twice daily auditory stimulation as described above for six weeks.

Results: Decreased tremor, ease with eating, and no need for cane when walking. Examination evidenced decreased intention tremor right and left, reduced dysmetria with visual pursuits.

Case 3: Chronic Migraine Headaches

Background: 29 years old with daily migraines, two years duration. Unable to tolerate medication. Unresponsive to acupuncture and previous treatment.

Intervention: At home, five minute, three times daily auditory stimulation as described above for four weeks.
Results: 60% reduction in headaches, reduced need for rest to prevent escalation of headaches.

Disclosure: The oscillatory phase reset therapy referenced in these presentations is a patent-pending process developed and owned by the author.