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Barry Sheales (@user_che214927)

Neuropathy and Brain Neuroplasticity

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@johnbishop

Hi Barry @user_che214927, That is such a great topic! I had once started reading a book "The Brain's Way of Healing" by Norman Doidge — http://www.normandoidge.com/ and found it very interesting. To be honest I got about half way through the book and gave it to a friend. From what I read it makes a ton of sense but I was in the wrong frame of mind to give it a try. It kind of reminds me of a saying that's been around a long time – "The Power of Positive Thinking". I actually think there is diet craze going on now that is using the technique.

What brain exercises have you found that worked for you?

Here is a Livestrong.com article that may give you some ideas. Brain Plasticity Exercises — https://www.livestrong.com/article/216213-brain-plasticity-exercises/

I also found an interesting TED Talk on YouTube – You can grow new brain cells. Here's how | Sandrine Thuret

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Stop doing thiñgs by habit. The new habits it autmatiçally creates nèw neuron growth in your brain.Iam right hand and now have chaned to left handed totally. Writing, eating texting. It9 nnot easy,but necessary. Drive your car via a new route daily.
I am learning to whistle.I stand and read a book out loud, as though addressing, an audience. Exercis for min 30 minutes a day, including balance and weights.It is a challenge, but also exciting as I learn new skills and see your own improvement. Good lucl. Continue reading that great book.

@johnbishop
Yes, the book you mentioned is very good! I have loaned it out to others who have neurological problems and everyone who has read it thanks me! I'm looking forward to the video you provided.

Hi John! I suggest you recover the book yòu loaned out, or buy a new copy , and and study very carefully.It is not a book to read, buft tò study and act upon.

Hi John. Thank you for this post. I’m going to study more about neurogenesis. I read science journals every week and I have a particular interest in the study of particle physics. It taxes my brain and makes me think about something that I cannot see but can understand. I’m going to try to use my left hand more often and eat more food that I can chew.🌮🥯

Have you considered Tai Chi? “The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi” by Peter Wayne says at p 113 that “sensory alertness in the feet decreases by … 75% by age 80. This sensory loss is associated with … peripheral neuropathy due to diabetes.” And on p 118 it says “studies show that Tai Chi positively affects people who have PN and experience little sensation in their hands and feet … [which] greatly affects balance.” It also says that a study at LSU showed that 24 weeks of Tai Chi classes by people with plantar PN due to diabetes “led to an increase in sensitivity of the soles of the feet, greater balance, and faster walking speed. Another … trial reported that a 12 week Tai Chi program in diabetic patients with PN increased nerve conduction velocities.”

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