~ Harriet Ann Jacobs
Ahhh…March…spring is in the air, hinting at nature’s upcoming rebirth. It’s time to shed the trappings and wrappings of winter’s chill and enjoy another season of renewal.
March is also Brain Injury Awareness Month. Did you know that Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) are a leading cause of death and disability in the United States, and impact millions of people every year? Whether a brain injury is suffered in a car crash, a workplace accident, a fall, or from any other situation, the consequences can be devastating and life changing.
There are two types of Traumatic Brain Injuries:
- Open Head Injury: An Open Head Injury occurs when a foreign object enters or penetrates the skull. These injuries can occur when a projectile enters the skull, but they can also result from accidents where a skull fracture causes a piece of bone to enter the brain.
- Closed Head Injury: A Closed Head Injury occurs when the head suffers a concussive or forceful blow. These injuries can result when any type of sudden, violent motion causes the brain to knock against the inside of the skull.
The following sobering statistics come from the Brain Injury Association of America:
- 3 million Americans are currently living with some form of TBI-related disability.
- 137 people in the United States die every day as a result of a TBI-related injury. That amounts to more than 50,000 TBI-related fatalities every year.
- Someone in the U.S sustains a TBI every 13 seconds.
- Falls account for 40.5% of all TBIs, and car accidents account for 14.3%.
Symptoms of brain injury include fatigue, headaches, visual problems, memory loss, poor attention and concentration, dizziness, loss of balance, seizures, slowness of thinking, and many more, depending on the severity of the injury.
The Bio-Touch organization is offering a workshop on Brain Injury on March 23rd from 6-8 PM. Workshop attendees will learn the specific Bio-Touch points that address the brain and symptoms associated with brain injuries. Bio-Touch is the perfect touch-healing technique to use in conjunction with mainstream medical protocols. And everyone can learn to use it effectively.
So bring your friends and family and join us at the Bio-Touch Center at 5634 E. Pima in Tucson. You’ll learn how gratifying it is sharing Bio-Touch to help someone struggling with a brain injury.