Anyone reading The Edge Effect by Dr Braverman??

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by caroleye, Apr 4, 2006.

  1. caroleye

    caroleye New Member

    I'm learning so much about the brain's effect on our physical bodies. But most Dr.'s haven't touched this, as it take research time.

    Curious to know if anybody is into it. Would like to share ideas.

    Thanks & LIGHT**********carole
  2. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    And this looks fascinating. I think I'll get his book. Let us know what you think when you have read it.

    Love, Mikie
  3. caroleye

    caroleye New Member

    I first borrowed this book from the library, and once I started reading it I knew I had to buy it.

  4. OptimusUndead

    OptimusUndead Member

    I can't say the research and informatin him (and others working with him) has found isn't great,or amazing , but he's astoundingly pompous, but in a minipulatively nice way.

    I went to him a few years back in NYC,($$$$) and he told me i had "a bad case of the blues". Thats when i stopped going, and knew he wasn't listening to a word i had to say about anything, only his preconceived notions.

    HIs (and collegeaus)might have some great informatin in tnis book, which i wouldn't mind reading myself. But i can bet they wont be winning any awards for finding out reasons for disease. That just doesn't happen when your main means of getting people well is drug prescription papar. I should thank him right now for putting me on early versions of PAXIL CR, and me almost killing myslef over withdrawal, and him never telling me one single detail about the affects, or withdrawal symptoms. I was much less informed four or five years ago.

  5. TwinMa

    TwinMa New Member

    I checked the book out from the library a few days ago. I haven't read it yet. I have, however, taken the test in the book. My chiropractor gave me a copy of the test.

    I am GABA dominant and acetylcholine deficient. I'm not sure what that means yet, but I plan to find out.

    It sounds like his main theories surround balancing brain chemistry. GABA, dopamine, serotonin and acetylcholine.

    Interesting stuff.

    It seems like sometimes the guys that write these books can be jerks, but what they have to say may be worthwhile.
  6. caroleye

    caroleye New Member

    I have to agree with you, because I've been studying his book, along with Lens' neurofeedback theories. They know each other, and I know Lens' machine is working on me.

    When asked, he said he had great respect for Dr. Braverman's book. And the more I read, the more I believe.

    Some people have great suggestions "in person"; others need to write it out.

    Personally, I think this is the wave of the future.

  7. OptimusUndead

    OptimusUndead Member

    It seems like sometimes the guys that write these books can be jerks, but what they have to say may be worthwhile.

    EXACTLY ....i wanted to quote this because it makes sense!..Reglarless of what i mgiht have said

    what they say can be worthwhile, i'm just a bit reluctant to take it in as a whole from someone with their stature or personality towards smu wellness. In which all research melts into the whole picture in one way ot enother

    So point being, it wont kill you to read it, and now i'm even more interensted in reading it. Especially because when i was going, the book wasn't out yet.

    good stuff nonetheless
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  8. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    When I tore my bicep tendon and it was detatched, I needed surgery and this surgery is a big deal. When it happens to athletes, they are out for the season. It takes six months before one can us one's arm and a year before the arm is back to "normal." The surgery involves two incisions and drilling into bone. It takes a good surgeon and isn't always successful.

    I went to an orthopedic surgeon (often the most pompous group of docs; I used to work for a group of them) and he was so arrogant I couldn't believe it. After he left, I had another question and he wouldn't come back in. I waited in the hall and caught him between patients. He answered me and seemed somewhat taken aback that a patient would be so nervy.

    His office staff called in a favor to get my MRI done at 5:00 in the morning because the MRI was booked up sold and this surgery has to be done withing a certain time period or not at all. To fail to get it repaired mean losing the function of the arm. I took a flowering plant to the office staff to thank them at my next appt. to set the surgery. The doc was so self-centered that he thought the plant was for him.

    I knew that his level of arrogance meant that he was likely a very good surgeon. Indeed, he was. My tendon was in terrible condition and the surgery took an extra hour. I continued to work out at the gym with my arm strapped to my chest. Once the arm was loosened a little and a new cast/splint was applied, I was able to use the old one with a child's water wing on the wrist and swim. The doc was impressed and once we got to talking, we became friends. He even gave me his home phone number in case I ever needed him outside office hours--unheard of!

    I've seen nice docs who are clueless and arrogant docs who are very good at what they do. I even found a very nice specialist in our illnesses who is also very knowledgeable. He is a gem.

    Love, Mikie
  9. caroleye

    caroleye New Member

    First, he has two questionnaires in his book, and I now know that I'm a "acetylcholine" nature. He explains what this means.

    Then I found out that I'm imbalanced with my seratonin, dopamine, & gaba.

    What's helped me is that my neurofeedback provider doesn't work with this information, and I'm finding out for myself what symptoms match which sites should be done to improve them.

    So we're "learning" together since this is such a new book.

    If I hadn't read it, and learned more about myself, who knows what the outcome of my neurofeedback would have been. Just more reactions that I don't need!!