What an amazing story about the uses of neurofeedback, a treatment we currently offer and PEMF (Pulse Electromagnetic Field), a new treatment available next week at Advanced Chiropractic & Wellness. These treatments are changing lives everyday and we are here to help. Our goal is to help people end their pain and suffering and give them hope.
PEMF helps to:
- Reduce pain, inflammation, the effects of stress on the body, and platelet adhesion.
- Improve energy, circulation, blood and tissue oxygenation, sleep quality, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, the uptake of nutrients, cellular detoxification and the ability to regenerate cells.
- Balance the immune system and stimulate RNA and DNA.
- Accelerate repair of bone and soft tissue.
- Relax muscles.
As Originally Written By Bob Strauss for Los Angeles Daily News. Link Here
Asperger’s awareness takes flight
Meet Fairy Queen Flutterby.
She’s a character Robin Borakove created when she was a child and, along with a new neurofeedback technique, she’s arguably responsible for saving the life of this mother of two adult sons.
Borakove, now an author and sometime performer, has Asperger syndrome, but it remained undiagnosed until she was 41. Considered a mild form of autism, Asperger’s impairs the ability to read social cues and engage appropriately with others, though those afflicted are often considered highly intelligent.
For the rapid-fire and effusive Borakove of Westlake Village, that meant not knowing when or how to stop talking.
Following her diagnosis, some physical ailments and her sons leaving the nest, Borakove’s massage-therapy business closed, and she sank into a paralyzing depression.
“I was eating ice cream for lunch, breakfast and dinner, put on 125 pounds and tried to commit suicide five times,” the now 25-inch-waist Borakove said, sitting at the “Flutterby”-theme desk her brother specially built. “After that failed, my oldest son said to me, ‘You know what, Mom? You’re so worried about us not living our dreams, but you’re not living yours.”
So five years ago, Borakove went to her hope chest and pulled out stories she penned as a kid in San Diego — and before long, after being professionally illustrated, the self-published “Little Edwin’s Triumph” and “Fairy Fizzle’s Plight” were spreading the word of self-acceptance and autism awareness. Some 8,000 combined copies have been sold, with a bulk of the proceeds going to her charity Autism Spectrum Disorder Support.
Borakove’s campaign has now expanded to include a tween novel, a steampunk-style comic book, a fairy-superhero screenplay, the singalong music video “Open Up a Book” and the documentary “My Metamorphosis: A Journey to Neurofeedback and pEMF,” which details how Pulsed Electromagnetic Field therapy came to settle some of the most aggravating symptoms of her Asperger’s.
About two years ago, Borakove dressed up as Flutterby and began taking her be-who-you-are message to schools, libraries, children’s hospitals and even retirement homes. Her shows (occasionally starring actress Ayla Fox, so Borakove do the intros and meet and greet the fans) have now been performed in nine states and three countries.
“Robin started her presentation by singing a song about the joy of reading books, with volunteers from the children in the audience. Then she did a couple magic tricks,” said Marci Mason, a teacher at the Woodcrest Preschool in Newbury Park.
“Watching the children’s faces was priceless. Afterward, having the children so interested in the books and wanting to learn more — that is what parents and teachers desire for all children.”
“I teach healthy-lifestyle literacy through the art of storytelling, while advocating for autism, fairy style,” Borakove said of her aim. “Here’s my message: Just because you’re challenged doesn’t mean you can’t be a hero. I had to take an active part in my mental and physical well-being and become my own hero, because no one else was going to do it.”
At one show, a2-and-a-half-year-old girl who still wasn’t speaking tugged on Borakove’s gown and said, “I missed you so much, Fairy Queen!”
Another time, a 15-year-old, never demonstrative special-needs boy ran up from the audience, patted the book cover to show the costumed Borakove that he knew Flutterby, then wrapped his arms around her. Later, she dressed the boy’s mother in her gown, wig and crown, and he embraced his mom for the very first time.
As rewarding and successful as her creative efforts were, Borakove’s bouts of depression and inability to focus lingered until she found Dr. Nicholas Dogris of Bishop, who developed a biomedical therapy called NeuroField. Typically used in orthopedics, the treatment — which targets electromagnetic pulses to influence physical response — is still somewhat experimental for brain disorders.
“Since I’ve been getting NeuroField, I sleep through the night, and the only medication I do now is meditation,” Borakove said. “Suicide is no longer an option.”
Looking back at the pre-Flutterby days, she said, “I was a brilliant woman who was socially thwarted. My nicknames have been Morning Glory, Good Morning Mary Sunshine, Do You Have to Be So @#$%ing Peppy? … Now, my quote is ‘Shine brightly so that others may have a lighted path.’ ”
Borakove’s documentary, “My Metamorphosis: Journey to Neurofeedback and pEMF,” is available at Amazon.com. For all things Flutterby, visit fairyqueenflutterby.wix.com/fairy-queen. And a bit more about her ASDS foundation can be found at www.littleedwinstriumph.com.