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    Relationships between changes in parameters of the manual function and electroencephalogram, heart rate variability as well as gas discharge visualization in children with spastic cerebral palsy caused by the Kozyavkin method

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    Introduction. It was reported earlier that in children with spastic forms of cerebral palsy (SFCP) after two-week course of rehabilitation by the Kozyavkin method the neural component of muscle tone (NCMT) was reduced in 79,3% cases, while in 13,8% cases changes were not detected and in 2 children even increased. It was assumed that such a variety of changes in NCMT is due to differently directed changes in the background activity of the nerve centers. Objectives. To analyse the relationships between changes (Ch) in NCMT as well as manual functional tests on the one hand, and parameters of EEG, HRV and Gas Discharge Visualization (GDV) on the other one. Material and Methods. The object of observations were 14 children (6 girls and 8 boys) aged 8÷15 years with SFCP. The state of motor development at GMFCS was on II÷IV level. The functional status of the hand with MACS was on II÷III level. The estimation of hand function was carried out by Dynamometry (D), Box and Block Test (B&B) and Nine Hole Peg Test (NHP). NCMT was also registered by the device ‘NeuroFlexor’ (Aggero MedTech AB, Sweden), HRV and EEG were tested simultaneosly by the hardware-software complex ‘Cardiolab+VSR’ and ‘NeuroCom Standard’ respectively (KhAI Medica, Kharkiv, Ukraine) as well as GDV by ‘GDV Chamber’ (‘Biotechprogress’, St-Pb, RF). Results. After two-week course of rehabilitation NCMT was reduced in 9 children from 19,8 ± 3,4 to 12,3 ± 2,8 Newtons (Ch: -7,5 ± 2,0 N), in 3 children NCMT was 8,2 ± 3,3 before and 7,9 ± 3,5 after rehabilitation (Ch: -0,3 ± 0,3 N) while in one girl NCMT increased from 15,1 to 17,9 N and in one boy from 6,1 to 19,4 N. Manual functional tests also changed ambiguously. The Ch in NCMT are correlated with Ch in parameters HRV&EEG (R2=0,786) as well as GDV (R2=0,556). The Ch in functional tests for the left hand are correlated with Ch in parameters HRV&EEG to the stronger extent (R2=0,931) and for the right hand the correlation is maximal (R2=0,997). As to GDV parameters, connections are weaker but they are also stronger for the right hand. Conclusion. In children with spastic forms of cerebral palsy caused by the Kozyavkin method, changes in manual functional tests and the neural component of the muscle tone are determined by changes in parameters of EEG and HRV as well as GDV which is a completely suitable non-invasive method for assessing the effectiveness of rehabilitation

    Gas Discharge Visualization (Electrophotonic Imaging, Kirlianography). Theoretical and Applied Aspects, 189 s.

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    The monograph highlights the results of priority clinical-physiological studies of the relationships between gas discharge visualization (electrophotonic imaging, kirlianography) parameters, on the one hand, and electroencephalograms, heart rate variability, immunograms, phagocytosis, the content of the main adaptation hormones (cortisol, aldosterone, testosterone, triiodothyronine, calcitonin) in the blood as well as acupuncture points - on the other hand. It is shown that the GDV/EPI method reliably reflects the state of the body's neuro-endocrine-immune complex as well as others parameters and has the right to take its place in the arsenal of physiological/biophysical methods. For biophysicists, physiologists, psychophysiologists, endocrinologists, immunologists, medical rehabilitation specialists. INTRODUCTION Advances in biophysics, biology, functional genomics, neuroscience, psychology, psychoneuroimmunology, and other fields suggest the existence of a subtle system of “biofield” interactions that organize biological processes from the subatomic, atomic, molecular, cellular, and organismic to the interpersonal and cosmic levels. Biofield interactions may bring about regulation of biochemical, cellular, and neurological processes through means related to electromagnetism, quantum fields, and perhaps other means of modulating biological activity and information flow. The biofield paradigm, in contrast to a reductionist, chemistry-centered viewpoint, emphasizes the informational content of biological processes; biofield interactions are thought to operate in part via low-energy or “subtle” processes such as weak, nonthermal electromagnetic fields (EMFs) or processes potentially related to consciousness and nonlocality. Biofield interactions may also operate through or be reflected in more well-understood informational processes found in EEG and ECG data. Recent advances have led to the development of a wide variety of therapeutic and diagnostic biofield devices, defined as physical instruments best understood from the viewpoint of a biofield paradigm [Muehsam D et al, 2015]. Biofield devices comprise physical instruments that may be most clearly understood from the viewpoint of a biofield paradigm, and a large and diverse number of devices have been developed to measure or manipulate biofield interactions. These include both diagnostic devices (to measure biofield properties) and therapeutic devices (to manipulate biofield interactions). The study of biofield devices is at a nascent stage of development, and much further research is needed to determine clinical efficacy and elucidate the underlying mechanisms of action for many of the devices mentioned here. The biofield devices operate through a variety of modalities rather than a single mechanism. Some biofield devices function through well-understood mechanisms and are already widely used in clinical settings: for example, electroencephalography (EEG)- and electrocardiography (ECG)-based heart rate variability (HRV). Other devices appear to operate through mechanisms that are novel or incompletely understood. However, all of these devices share a common property: rather than functioning primarily in a reductionist, chemistry-centered manner, biofield devices function via the informational content of biological processes and can interact via low-energy or “subtle” processes, including those potentially related to consciousness and nonlocality [Muehsam D et al, 2015]. Here Muehsam D et al [2015] provide a brief overview of the broad categories of biofield devices, with the goal being to stimulate further discussion and research. Authors describe those devices for which thay deemed that sufficient evidence exists to warrant mention. They chose to focus upon devices for which peer-reviewed scientific reports suggesting efficacy are available rather than conference proceedings or manufacturers' white papers. However, in the few cases that specific devices with sufficient promise and relevance lacked a peer-reviewed basis, authors have presented whatever evidence was available. Here, devices are organized according to mode of operation and these modalities include electromagnetic field (EMF)-light, EMF-heat, EMF-nonthermal, electrical current, vibration and sound, physical and mechanical, intentionality and nonlocality, gas and plasma, and other (mode of operation not well understood). Muehsam D et al [2015] deemed that gas discharge visualization (GDV) is an important example of the use of plasma in biofield science. Back in 1880 Nikola Tesla demonstrated that when placing the man in the high-frequency field around the body there is a bright glow [cit. by Korotkov KG, 2001]. In 1892 Nardkevych-Yodko YO recorded glow human hands on photographic plate [cit. by Ciesielska I, 2009]. However, a well-known method of "high-frequency photography" was due to spouses Kirlian SD&VH who in 1939 independently discovered this phenomenon [Kirlian SD & Kirlian VKh, 1961], later called "Kirlian’s effect". This technique has been called corona discharge photography [Boyers DG & Tiller WA, 1973], electrophotography [Earle L, 1975], electrography [Konikiewicz LW, 1979], GDV [Bankovskii NG et al, 1986]. In 1996 Korotkov KG created a new scientific approach, based on the digital videotechnics, modern electronics and computer processing quantitative data, called as method gas discharge visualization (GDV bioelectrography). Parallel uses the terms Kirlianography and Electrophotonic imaging (EPI) [Korotkov KG, 2001; 2007; 2014; Korotkov KG et al, 2002; Wisneski LA & Anderson L, 2009; Jakovleva E & Korotkov K, 2013]. Method of GDV, essence of which consists in registration of photoelectronic emission of skin, induced by high-frequency electromagnetic impulses, allows to estimate integrated psycho-somatic state of organism. The first base parameter of GDV is Area of Gas Discharge Image (GDI) in Right, Frontal and Left projections registered both with and without polyethylene filter. The second base parameter is a coefficient of form/shape (ratio of square of length of external contour of GDI toward his area), which characterizes the measure of serration/fractality of external contour. The third base parameter of GDI is Entropy, id est measure of chaos. It is considered that GDI, taken off without filter, characterizes the functional changes of organism, and with a filter characterizes organic changes. Program estimates also Energy and Asymmetry of virtual Chakras [Korotkov KG, 2001; 2007; 2014]. Nearly 1000 papers have been published (mostly in Russian) on GDV research and a few hundred more in the West. These intriguing data suggest that informatics based upon biofield measurement devices such as the GDV may be useful for gaining deeper understanding of disease states and guiding practitioners and their patients towards states of greater wellness [Muehsam D et al, 2015]. Without regard to the wideuse enough of method in medicine, psychology, valeology and others like that, he yields to the just criticizing for an insufficient physiology ground. There fore we put before itself sweep to analyse relationships between the parameters of GDV - from one side, and by the row of neurodynamics, endocrine, immune. psychophysiological, and other parameters - on the other hand

    Caused by Kozyavkin© method changes in hand function parameters in children with spastic form of cerebral palsy and their EEGs, HRVs and GDVs accompaniments

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    Background. Earlier we reported that in children with spastic forms of cerebral palsy (SFCP) after two-week course of rehabilitation by Kozyavkin© method the hand function tests changed ambiguously and such a variety of changes is due to differently directed changes in the background activity of the nerve centers. Aime: to identify the peculiarities of changes in the parameters of EEG, HRV and GDV in children with favorable and unfavorable changes in the parameters of the functions of the hands. Material and research methods. The object of observations were 14 children (6 girls and 8 boys) aged 8÷15 years with SFCP. State motor development at GMFCS was on II÷IV level. Functional status of the hand with MACS was at II÷III level. The estimation of hand function carried out by Dynamometry (D), Box and Block Test (BB) and Nine Hole Peg Test (NHP). We registered also components of muscular tone by device “NeuroFlexor” (Aggero MedTech AB, Sweden), HRV and EEG parameters simultaneosly by hardware-software complex “Cardiolab+VSR” and “NeuroCom Standard” respectively (KhAI Medica, Kharkiv, Ukraine) as well as GDV parameters by “GDV Chamber” (“Biotechprogress”, St-Pb, RF). Results. The method of cluster analysis retrospectively highlighted two distinct groups-clusters. In 9 children, rehabilitation led to favorable changes in the parameters of the function of the hands, while in 3 children they turned out to be unfavorable. The method of discriminant analysis revealed that unfavorable changes are accompanied by a decrease in the asymmetry of the θ- and δ-rhythms, the spectral power density (SPD) of β-rhythm in loci F8 and Fp1, instead, it increases in loci O1 and T3, leading to left-sided lateralization of the β-rhythm. At the same time, the SPD of the α-rhythm in locus O1 and the θ-rhythm in locus F4 rises as well as its Deviation. These changes in the EEG are accompanied by a reduction in vagalis and an increase in sympathetic tones. Among the GDVs parameters, an increase in the area of the GD Image in the frontal projection, coupled with a decrease in its Entropy in the frontal and left projections, was found. Instead, favorable changes in the parameters of the hand function are accompanied by opposite changes in the listed EEGs, HRVs and GDVs parameters or their absence. Conclusion. Among 14 observed children with spastic forms of cerebral palsy caused by Kozyavkin© method changes in functional tests of hand are favorable in 11. Adverse changes in 3 children are accompanied by characteristic changes in a number of EEGs, HRVs and GDVs parameters, which in the long run will be corrected by electrostimulation of the corresponding nervous structures

    Kinesiotaping as one of the methods of treatment of low back pain syndrome

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    About 80 % of adults feel pain in their backs at a definite moment of life. That’s also the most frequent reason why people lose their efficiency. It’s also the key factor due to which workable people miss their working days. Recently, the frequency of sickness rate of low back pain syndrome is getting higher and higher. For examples, according to the data of the organization, which aims at analyzing pathological conditions and diseases, which cause death or looseness of efficiency, in 1990 in the USA, low back pain syndrome took the sixth place, but in 2010 back pain went up to the third place, giving the way only to ischemic heart disease (IHD) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). So, we can imagine how common, widespread and serious for modern world became the problem of back pain. That’s why, only now doctors throughout the world are starting to form their separate individual researches into one qualitative and useful list of recommendations to begin an effective fight with this serious medical and social problem. Kinesiotaping (“kinesio” – movement + “tape”) – is an effective treatment and rehabilitation method of muscle and joints injuries with the help of special elastic tapes – namely kinesio tapes. The article focuses on the method of kinesiotaping and the ways of its usage for treating low back pain syndrome. The research also highlights the history of appearance and development of kinesiotaping as a method of treatment, physiological features of kinesio tape and ways of its usage in everyday medical practice. Besides analyzing recent researches in this field we provide descriptions of three clinical cases from our own medical practice which proves the effectiveness of kinesiotaping in the complex treatment of low back pain syndrome. After deep analysis of the patients’ condition we can state that due to kinesiotaping which is used together with other physiotherapeutic methods and exercises, they recover quickly than those who do not undergo kinesiotaping procedures

    Relationships between caused by Kozyavkin© method changes in parameters of manual function and electroencephalogram, heart rate variability as well as gas discharge visualization in children with spastic form of cerebral palsy

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    Background. Earlier we reported that in children with spastic forms of cerebral palsy (SFCP) after two-week course of rehabilitation by Kozyavkin© method reducing neural component of muscle tone (NCMT) stated in 79,3% cases while in 13,8% cases changes were not detected and in 2 children it increased. We hypothesized that such a variety of changes in NCMT is due to ambiguous changes in the background activity of the nerve centers. Aim: analysis of relationships between changes (Ch) in NCMT as well as manual functional tests, on the one hand, and parameters of EEG, HRV as well as Gas Discharge Visualization (GDV), on the other hand. Material and research methods. The object of observations were 14 children (6 girls and 8 boys) aged 8÷15 years with SFCP. State motor development at GMFCS was on II÷IV level. Functional status of the hand with MACS was at II÷III level. The estimation of hand function carried out by Dynamometry (D), Box and Block Test (B&B) and Nine Hole Peg Test (NHP). We registered also NCMT by device “NeuroFlexor” (Aggero MedTech AB, Sweden), HRV and EEG simultaneosly by hardware-software complex “Cardiolab+VSR” and “NeuroCom Standard” respectively (KhAI Medica, Kharkiv, Ukraine) as well as GDV by “GDV Chamber” (“Biotechprogress”, St-Pb, RF). Results. After two-week course of rehabilitation at 9 children NCMT reduced from 19,8±3,4 to 12,3±2,8 Newtons (Ch: -7,5±2,0 N), at 3 children NCMT taked 8,2±3,3 before and 7,9±3,5 after rehabilitation (Ch: -0,3±0,3 N) while at one girl NCMT increased from 15,1 to 17,9 N and at one boy from 6,1 to 19,4 N. Manual functional tests also changed ambiguously. The Ch in NCMT are correlated with Ch in parameters HRV&EEG (R2=0,786). The Ch in functional tests of Left hand are correlated with Ch in parameters HRV&EEG to the same extent: the level of R2 is for D 0,799, for NHP 0,773 and for B&B 0,708. Instead, for the Right hand, the correlation is stronger: R2 is 0,973, 0,792 and 0,978 respectively. As regards GDV parameters, connections are weaker, but they are also stronger for the Right hand: R2 is 0,706 vs 0,462 for B&B and 0,679 vs 0,405 for NHP but not for D (0,719 and 0,709). The Ch in NCMT are correlated with Ch in parameters GDV also weaker (R2=0,556). In its turn, changes in GDV parameters are very closely related to changes in parameters of both HRV (R2=0,999) and EEG (R2=0,998). Conclusion. In children with spastic forms of cerebral palsy caused by Kozyavkin© method changes in manual functional tests and neural component of muscle tone are determined by changes in parameters of EEG and HRV as well as GDV

    ПРОГНОЗУВАННЯ ЗМІН МОТОРНОЇ ФУНКЦІЇ РУК ВНАСЛІДОК ЗАСТОСУВАННЯ МЕТОДУ КОЗЯВКІНА® У ДІТЕЙ ІЗ СПАСТИЧНОЮ ФОРМОЮ ЦЕРЕБРАЛЬНОГО ПАРАЛІЧУ ЗА ЇХ ПОЧАТКОВИМ РІВНЕМ, А ТАКОЖ ЗА ПОКАЗНИКАМИ ЕЕГ, ВСР ТА ГРВ

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    Earlier we reported that in children with spastic forms of cerebral palsy (SFCP) after two-week course of rehabilitation by Kozyavkin© method the hand function tests changed ambiguously (in 11 children out of 14 were improved, but in 3 worsened), and these changes were accompanied by a variety changes in a number parameters of EEG, HRV and gas-discharge visualization (GDV). The aim of this study – to identify the peculiarities of changes in the parameters of EEG, HRV and GDV in children with favorable and unfavorable changes in the parameters of the functions of the hands as well as to find out the possibility of predicting the direction of changes in motor function of the hands on the set of initial parameters of the organism. Material and Methods. The object of observations were 14 children (6 girls and 8 boys) aged 8–15 years with SFCP. State motor development at GMFCS was on II–IV level. Functional status of the hand with MACS was at II–III level. The estimation of hand function carried out by Dynamometry (D), Box and Block Test (BB) and Nine Hole Peg Test (NHP). We registered also components of muscle tone by device “NeuroFlexor” (Aggero MedTech AB, Sweden), HRV and EEG parameters simultaneosly by hardware-software complex “Cardiolab+VSR” and “NeuroCom Standard” respectively (KhAI Medica, Kharkiv, Ukraine) as well as GDV parameters by “GDV Chamber” (“Biotechprogress”, St-Pb, RF). Results. Using the method of discriminant analysis, 18 parameters were identified, the totality of which the initial state of children and their state after the various consequences of rehabilitation are significantly different from each other. It was found that prognostication by gender, the MACS scale, the BB test of the left hand and the viscous component of muscle tone, despite the uncertainty, is still not sufficiently reliable (the square of Mahalanobis distance D2M between the clusters is 6,85; p=0,208). Instead, a discriminant model based on 7 parameters of the EEG and ULF power band of HRV is quite reliable (D2M=116; p=0,011). Additional inclusion in the model the parameter of GDV leads to a further increase in the reliability of the forecast (D2M=222; p=0,011), which reaches the maximum with the consideration of the BB test of the right hand (D2M=262; p=0,002). Conclusion. The character of the changes in the parameters of the motor function of the hands due to the course of rehabilitation by Kozyavkin© method is conditioned both by their initial level and by the set of parameters of EEG, HRV and GDV and is subject to reliable prediction.Ранее мы сообщали, что у детей со спастической формой церебрального паралича (CФЦП) после двухнедельного курса реабилитации по методу Козявкина© тесты на моторную функцию рук менялись неоднозначно (у 11 из 14 улучшались, однако у 3 ухудшались), и такие изменения сопровождались разнонаправленными изменениями ряда параметров ЭЭГ, вариабельности ритма сердца (ВРС) и газорозрядной визуализации (ГРВ). Цель исследования – выявить особенности изменений параметров ЭЭГ, ВРС и ГРВ у детей с благоприятными и неблагоприятными изменениями параметров моторной функции рук, а также выяснить возможность предсказать характер изменений моторной функции рук по совокупности начальных параметров организма. Материал и методы. Объектом наблюдения было 14 детей (6 девочек и 8 мальчиков) в возрасте 8–15 лет с СФЦП. Состояние моторного развития по шкале GMFCS было на уровне II ÷ IV. Функциональное состояние рук по шкале MACS было на уровне II ÷ III. Оценка функции рук осуществлялась с помощью динамометрии (D), теста «коробка и блоки» (BB) и теста «девять лунок и кольев» (NHP). Мы регистрировали также компоненты мышечного тонуса с помощью устройства «NeuroFlexor» (Aggero MedTech AB, Швеция), параметры ВРС и EEГ одновременно с помощью аппаратно-программного комплекса «Cardiolab + VSR» и «NeuroCom Standard» (ХАИ Медика, Харьков, Украина), а также параметры ГРВ «GDV Chamber» («Biotechprogress», СПб, РФ). Результаты. Методом дискриминантного анализа выяснено, что прогнозирование только по полу, шкале MACS, ВВ тестом левой руки и вязкой компонентой мышечного тонуса, несмотря на безошибочность, все же недостаточно надежное (квадрат расстояния Mahalanobis D2M между кластерами 6,85; p=0,208). Зато дискриминантная модель на основе 7 параметров ЭЭГ и ULF полосы ВРС уже вполне надежна (D2M=116; p=0,011). Дополнительное включение в модель параметра ГРВ ведет к дальнейшему повышению надежности прогноза (D2M=222; p=0,011), которая достигает максимума при учете ВВ теста правой руки (D2M=262; p=0,002). Вывод. Характер изменений параметров моторной функции рук в результате курса реабилитации по методу Козявкина© кондиционируется как их начальным уровнем, так и совокупностью параметров ЭЭ, ВРС и ГРВ и подвергается надежному прогнозированию
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