Sports Medicine with a difference because Concussion AND PCS are temporary. It’s about possibility thinking to move you forward. It’s not mere problem solving. You can no longer afford that. Much of modern medicine these days is more like battlefield medicine to get you out and going as soon as possible. But it provides only temporary relief with a wish and crossed fingers that the problem doesn’t come back to bite you later. Not good enough! You need sports medicine that is comprehensive that moves you forward in order to heal definitively. So, let me ask you this:
It was February 2015 and I was doing a course on speaking from the stage. One of the questions asked up front was this: “What do you imagine would have been the cost to the client had they NOT accepted your offer?” Immediately the answer came to me:
SUICIDE! Then I cried. That’s what drives me. I’m in this game because I’m saving lives! AND the fact that parents and maybe their kids are having second thoughts about participating in their favourite sports.
I believe in mental fitness because mental health is everything. If you are fit mentally then you know what’s right for you. You will not indulge in doing things or eating foods that harm you. Instead you make the choices that make you happy and healthy – in mind, body and spirit. You can read more about what my values are and what I believe in here.
The state of concussion “treatments” in conventional sports medicine is non-existent. The NFL paid a group of the brightest minds in neuroscience ($100 million) to come up with answers. In the summer of 2015, they announced the answer: exercise.
Really?! Are you kidding?
Man, athletes EXERCISE for a living!
No wonder the thought of concussion happening to a young brain has parents panicked.
So let’s cut the crap. Sport is not at fault. The NFL is not at fault. The NHL is not at fault. Premier League and UEFA are not at fault. World Rugby is not at fault. What makes the brain weak in some and not others?
The answer is in the piles of research on neuroscience, neuropyschology and neuroplasticity just lying on shelves gathering dust. But I’ve got GOOD news. I studied the research, put two and two together and it suddenly dawned on me why my clients were getting better faster and recovering at record pace – it didn’t matter what injury it was – but ESPECIALLY concussions.
The brain is easy to heal. Period. If you know what to do. If you know WHY the brain was weakened in the first place. If you know how to trigger the right type of brain plasticity that grows and repairs brain cells. You see, brain plasticity can work both ways – it can grow or it can shrink. A healthy brain grows.
I figured out how to apply the science in my sports medicine practice.
Let’s harness your self-worth and spirituality to bring POWER to healing. Let’s NOT sweep these most important elements under the rug. After all the ONLY reasons why you’ve ever succeeded are because you had ambition, an optimistic mindset and the knowledge you could do what you wanted. These are the things that DROVE your successes.
If we’re talking about concussions then we must talk about the brain. Then we must use the mind to heal the brain. We can no longer afford to follow a “health” paradigm that separates the mind from the body. We’ve long known that when you’re stressed out, that certain things change in your body.
Take being angry as an example. Your heart rate changes. Your digestion changes. You may get an upset stomach. Your blood pressure goes up. This really is the mind-body connection but they don’t call it that. Instead they call it the stress reaction.
And chronic stress is the cause. Chronic stress shrinks your brain. It became very clear to me that doctors must become good outside-of-the-box psychologists to help people heal. The answers lie in ancient Classical Chinese Sports Medicine.
I’m not only concerned about getting you back in the game as soon as possible, but also wants to make sure your future is long, healthy and prosperous. Healing is not for the weak minded. It is for those who have a truly strong desire to live life to its fullest. If you finally understand yourself, if you understand that your emotional state is a critical part of your success in health and sport, then you will overcome the previous weaknesses. To reinvent yourself.
Healing requires work, instruction, coaching, continuity, commitment and consistency. Those are your ingredients for success. You must do what you’ve never done before. You must harness your own spiritual powers to become whole again.
Are you ready for a quantum leap? Or do you want the status quo?
If you’ve ever wanted to recover quickly from your concussion and PCS (and for that matter any injury) without hassling with the fear of re-injury then THIS will be the most important message you’ll ever read. Following the Return-to-Play Protocol makes sense. However they don’t have a way for you to actually advance through every step. They have you wait on the sidelines. Have you ever wondered if there is anything you can do yourself to improve the odds of passing their “test?”
If you answered, “Yes!” then you’re looking for Extraordinary Sports Medicine. Learn how to help yourself and heal a whole faster without fear of repeat concussions. I’ve got my own protocol and it’s based on your own unique set of circumstances, your personality and your desires.
Look around my website to get to know my insights into sports medicine, health and healing. Let’s get you into that important frame of mind right away.
“Dr Joanny Liu knows her stuff. She guided her own son through a full recovery. She get extraordinary results with her clients. If you are having trouble recovering from a head injury, read this book and implement the steps. If you or anyone in your life is involved in contact sports, read this book now, so that when and if a concussion happens, you already know what to do.”
~ Barbara Allan, Best Selling Author, Conquering Arthritis: What Doctor’s Don’t Tell You Because They Don’t Know
“At last! Save your brain and, potentially, your life. For those who are skeptical about ‘just rest’ as a treatment for concussion, this is an innovative approach to a very vexing problem and a paradigm shift for healing concussions. Dr. Joanny shows you how to eliminate all that pain and suffering with practical steps. This book is a must-read for any athlete who continues to suffer from the aftermath of concussion. Awesome!”
~ Dr. Carri Drzyzga, The Functional Medicine Doc, Author of Reclaim Your Energy and Feel Normal Again!
“Heal Your Concussion is a fantastic book — and valuable for anyone who may have unknowingly experienced an injury that is now affecting your brain’s ability to perform. I’ve read a ton about healing and body health and Dr. Joanny lays out a valuable plan of action to get back in the game!”
~ Melanie Benson
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~ Amazon Customer
Dr. Joanny Liu at Harmoni Health has helped me to climb huge mountains in the last year of my life, figuratively and literally. I feel great! In fact, so great that I just climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro a few months ago. I never would have been able to do that without the continued support, encouragement, and treatment by Dr. Liu.
I am so grateful for Dr. Joanny Liu – She has a beautiful way of taking acupuncture to the next level. She has a deep understanding of who you are and what you are going through by the symptoms you describe you are experiencing. The intuitive knowing she has to describe what you are experiencing deep within yourself you could not even put a word to yourself, is most appreciated. With Dr. Joanny you find the core issue to work on allowing you to change your life.
Barb Shurmer, Calgary
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