By: Dr. Ed Kropf Sewickley, PA
I wanted to share with you an experience I had with BrainTap. I was scheduled for a complete shoulder replacement on a Friday, I had no idea what I was in for except that it would be a long rehab. The Sunday preceding, as I prepared for this, I was out shopping and felt the onset of anxiety. I felt really strange, edgy, standoffish. I cannot explain it; all I knew is I wanted to go home. I arrived home not much better. Real antsy. For whatever reason, the BrainTap headset came into sight, so I searched and found a short program for pre-surgery jitters. It was just 10 minutes, but I felt the difference immediately! That pre-surgery week, BrainTap was part of my wellness program. Friday morning came. I had a BrainTap headset and my phone, complete with the BrainTap app, at the hospital. Post-surgery that very afternoon I listened to at least 2 sessions, maybe 3, of the Medical Recovery series for pain and healing. I was also provided oxycodone. The nurse explained that post-nerve-block pain would occur about 1 to 3 am and would feel similar to being shot with buckshot in the shoulder, and that he would provide me a shot just as soon as I pressed the call button. About 1:30 am, I felt like a fireworks display was happening in my shoulder, although the intensity was 1/10 and I laid curiously aware and waited. After some unknown time, I felt as if someone took their fingers and abruptly thumped the top of my shoulder, really maybe a 4/10 momentary sensation. As quickly as it happened, it stopped without any residual symptom. I never hit the nurse’s button. The final drugs I used were provided for my ride home. Although I filled the prescription, I never opened the container. Of note, I have practiced alternative healthcare for the past 17+ years and, in addition to BrainTap and proper nutrition, I did use cold laser treatments pre and post-surgery even in the hospital. Not directly on the shoulder while in the hospital, but on the central nervous system. At home I began a more comprehensive cold laser and nutrition program. At my 5-day follow-up with the surgeon, he noted that the scar was healing at a 2-week level minimum, and I had the sling off at the 5-week mark. As you can see, alternative integrated medicine utilizes various approaches to help the body heal naturally. I am sincerely thankful for BrainTap and all the technology! Doc Ed KropfThank you for sharing your story, Dr. Kropf. Your BrainTap team also believes in a mind-body, integrative approach that helps the body heal naturally. Dear reader, if you would like to find out just what Dr. Kropf did to get such outstanding results with BrainTap, sign up today for a FREE TRIAL. If you’d like to find out about providing BrainTap at your health & wellness business the way Dr. Kropf does, you’re welcome to give us a call at 302-721-6677.