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    Snippet from below: Why does drumstick spinning work so well with these kids? The science aside, because they do it! Of all the home care that I have
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      Why does drumstick spinning work so well with these kids? The science
      aside, because they do it!
      Of all the home care that I have prescribed, this is the one that gets
      done. You see its important to have
      these kids constantly input their system in a way that exercises the weak
      neurological pathways.
      And after all, what kid doesnt like being a rock and roll star?

      Drumstick Spinology (Book & DVD)
      by Steve Stockmal
      http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0970534205/kareeckdotcom
      Any purchase made by clicking through this links helps support this
      information ministry.

      For finding a chiropractic neurologist in your area contact the:

      American Chiropractic Neurology Board
      2803 Williams Drive, Suite 105
      Georgetown , Texas 78628
      USA
      Telephone: (512) 863-2225
      Fax (512) 863-2233
      <http://www.acnb.org>www.acnb.org

      Some of the punctuation marks copied strangely -- you can see this page in
      its true form at:
      http://www.drstix.com/Healthystix.html

      DRUMSTICK SPINOLOGY" TAKES A HUGE STEP TOWARD HEALING
      Healthystixfor Your Brain (Article Below about how it works)

      Santa Barbara musician, teacher and author Steve Stockmal proudly takes his
      hugely successful book and DVD
      DRUMSTICK SPINOLOGY" to the next level.

      DRUMSTICK SPINOLOGY" was recently discovered by Dr. Kurt Kuhn who applies
      it to his patients.

      Dr. Kuhn says: It probably seems odd to see a section in a book on
      drumstick spinning written by a
      doctor, who spends his days chasing down lesions in the brain.
      Imagine then how it was for Steve Stockmal who got an e-mail from me
      telling him how his book
      Drumstick Spinology was the best thing since sliced bread for kids with
      ADD/ADHD and other
      learning disorders. (See below for Dr. Kuhns complete article)

      For those of you who have not heard about DRUMSTICK SPINOLOGY" yet, it is
      the first book ever written
      and devoted to the subject of spinning (twirling) drumsticks and comes with
      a 56-minute DVD.
      Drummers all over the world have embraced this book and made it a huge
      success.

      DRUMSTICK SPINOLOGY" will now be introduced all over the world and as
      Stockmal says:
      It is amazing and totally unexpected that my spinning would help children
      and adults with learning disabilities.
      Through my years of teaching, I have witnessed how much drumming and
      drumstick spinning has helped
      my studentscoordination, focusing, and attention span, but Dr. Kuhn has
      taken it to a new and neurological level.
      We are happily spreading the news about this wonderful tool."

      For more information you can visit Stockmals website:
      <http://www.drstix.com/>www.drstix.com

      You may also contact Dr. Kuhn at:

      Kurt W. Kuhn , D.C. , M.S.M., D.A.C.N.B.
      1125 W. Fourth Street
      Waterloo , IA 50702 , USA
      Telephone: 319-236-1000
      Fax: 319-234-7822
      <mailto:kurtkuhn@...>kurtkuhn@...

      For more information about chiropractic neurology and behavior or learning
      disorders contact:

      Frederick R. Carrick, DC, PhD, D.A.C.N.B. or Robert J. Melillo D.C., D.A.B.C.N
      Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies
      203-8941 Lake Drive
      Cape Canaveral , Florida , USA
      Phone: 321-868-6464, Fax: 321-868-6468,
      <http://www.carrickinstitute.org>www.carrickinstitute.org

      Healthystixfor Your Brain
      By: Kurt W. Kuhn , D.C. , M.S.M., D.A.C.N.B.

      It probably seems odd to see a section in a book on drum stick spinning
      written by a doctor, who spends
      his days chasing down lesions in the brain. Imagine then how it was for
      Steve Stockmal who got an
      e-mail from me telling him how his book Drumstick Spinology" was the best
      thing since sliced bread
      for kids with ADD/ADHD and other learning disorders.

      For those of you who have an interest, Ill cover the science in just a
      moment.
      First Id like to tell you about a little girl who was a patient of
      mine. She could light up a room with her smile,
      no kidding its a thousand watt smile. The problem was that she couldnt
      keep up with school and that was
      a problem. She had difficulty with math. Even though she came from a good
      home, even though her mother
      was a teacher, and even though she spent the time and worked hard.
      She had never tested at her own grade level in math.

      Her problem was on the opposite side of the brain compared to a young man
      who was also a patient of mine.
      He was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. He also
      was diagnosed with obsessive
      compulsive disorder and a few other things that can make it hard on an
      adolescent in high school.

      While the symptoms were unique, the origin of the problem in both cases was
      brain.
      The brain is like a muscle, you use it or you lose it. In both cases
      developmentally these kids skipped a step
      in their brains development. Although it was not the same part of the
      brain affected, it happened for the
      same reason. It happened because the brain didnt get the input it needed
      from the environment to
      cause the normal health, growth and development.

      Whats that got to do with Drumstick Spinology"? Simple it was one of the
      therapies we used to
      rehabilitate these kids towards their potential. How well did it
      work? Excellent, for the first time that little girl
      tested at her grade level in math. And that young man will be listed in
      Whos Who in American High Schools;
      I believe they both can look forward to a whole new way of life.

      Why does drumstick spinning work so well with these kids? The science
      aside, because they do it!
      Of all the home care that I have prescribed, this is the one that gets
      done. You see its important to have
      these kids constantly input their system in a way that exercises the weak
      neurological pathways.
      And after all, what kid doesnt like being a rock and roll star?

      This is why you can look forward to more variations of spin material
      because Drstix" (alias Steve Stockmal)
      is working to give kids a chance to have a level playing field in school.

      That helps the kids and it also helps the drum community, because for you
      drummers that means chunked
      down information that is easy to digest on new and upcoming DVDs and
      books. It also means applying
      neurology to your drumming so that you strengthen your brain and improve
      you drum skills in the most
      neurologically efficient way. That translates to faster more accurate
      playing. I like what this does for the
      brain and drumming so much, Im using it myself.

      Credit must go to whom it is due. There are two people that are pioneers
      in this field and they
      are instrumental in the teaching of this information to the health
      professions.
      The two are Dr. Ted Carrick and Dr. Robert Melillo.
      They may be contacted via the Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies, via
      contact information
      at the end of this section. If you are looking for a specialist in your
      area, Ive also listed the information
      for how to contact the American Chiropractic Neurology Board in that
      section also.
      They have a complete listing of board certified chiropractic neurologists
      world wide.

      For you physicians and other science heads, heres an over simplification of
      an explanation, think of it as
      the Readers Digest version of how stick spinning helps kids. Every cell in
      the nervous system requires
      two things for its survival: fuel and activation. Fuel for the nervous
      system is oxygen and sugars.
      Activation is input from other nerves.

      No fuel and the brain dies, we call that a stroke. No activation and the
      same thing can happen much slower
      and we use less familiar terms like transneural degeneration, retrograde
      chromatolysis or hypo metabolism.
      These terms simply mean that when it comes to the nervous system, if you
      dont use it you lose it.
      In many ways the nervous system is like a muscle. If you dont use a muscle
      it becomes weaker and eventually
      will atrophy.

      Nerves fire all or nothing just like MIDI . They are either note onor note
      off," 1 or 0 after they become
      depolarized. Depolarization is the name for the chemical and electrical
      events that occur when a nerve to fires.
      Depolarization happens either from temporal or spatial summation.

      Temporal summationis when enough individual impulses from a single source,
      which are individually too small
      to cause the nerve to fire, stack up on top of each other within a given
      time frame, and thus summatingor
      adding up to become enough electrical charge to cause the nerve to hit its
      threshold and fire.
      Spatial summationis when a nerve receives enough input from multiple
      different sources that create enough
      to add up, thus creating depolarization that causes the nerve to fire.
      These two methods (temporal and spatial summation) are what cause the nerve
      to fire to the muscles in your
      fingers when you spin a drumstick.

      The nervous system sends messages to structures from 1 to 2 to 3& and so on.
      We doctors just use impressive names attached to the 1s, 2s and 3s (kind of
      like musicians who use fancy
      names to describe keys and scales). What matters is that all of these steps
      are necessary.
      No 1, then no 2 or 3 and so on.

      There is a pathway, really more of a chain that runs from your fingers to
      the very top of your brain.
      These are the 12 longitudinal levels that we pass through along the
      way. When you spin a drum stick, your
      hands, or rather the muscles of the fingers themselves are the end organ in
      this chain of events (1). After your
      fingertips are receptors where the nervous system actually begins to
      recognize the spin (2). They bring input
      in from the muscles doing the drumstick spinning and pass them along to the
      nerves (3), which transfer the
      information into a nerve plexus (4). The information enters the posterior
      spinal root (5), then goes up the spinal
      cord (6), and passes up through the medulla (7), then the pons (8),
      cerebellum (9), mesencephalon (10),
      internal capsule (11) and finally up to the cortex (12) which is that
      wrinkly layer of gray matter of the brain.
      Easy. Right?

      So back in our chain of 1 to 2 to 3&12,
      1 fires only when it gets enough input from its environment.
      The input can be anything that you can feel through your five senses
      (sight, sound, touch, smell and taste),
      gravity or even chemical events (food, medication, drugs, and even
      thoughts). In this case it is what you feel
      as you spin a drumstick that is the source of activation, that input which
      comes from the joint mechano-receptors
      and the muscle spindles to cause the nerve to fire. Hang on; we are almost
      there!

      If there is a problem with any of these longitudinal levels then the
      probability is that the brain will not get the
      activation it needs to survive at a healthy level. In other words with
      less input coming in, that will reduce the
      frequency of firing to the brain and that can cause it to function at a
      less than optimal way. To you drummers
      that means you wont be playing anywhere near your rhythmical potential, but
      to a child whose system is
      operating at a deficit, that lack of input may mean they cant process
      information normally and will have a loss
      of executive function. By that I mean the ability to think and process
      normally.

      The type of specialist who handles learning disorders and/or can evaluate
      your nervous system best for
      a drummer trying to optimize his playing is a chiropractic neurologist. A
      chiropractic neurologist is a specialist
      within the chiropractic profession who is especially skilled at observing
      for soft signs that are often the only way
      to diagnose these learning and behavioral conditions. They are also
      eminently qualified to help you drummers
      to achieve at your optimum neurological capability.

      The chiropractic neurologist examines the individual and discovers any
      weakness in the nervous system.
      If any is found, then a plan is developed to rehabilitate the weak pathways
      and restore as much function
      as is possible in the individual. The results can be amazing.

      Happy spinning!

      Kurt W. Kuhn , D.C. , M.S.M., D.A.C.N.B.
      1125 W. Fourth Street
      Waterloo , IA 50702 , USA
      Telephone: 319-236-1000
      Fax: 319-2347822
      <mailto:kurtkuhn@...>kurtkuhn@...

      For finding a chiropractic neurologist in your area contact the:

      American Chiropractic Neurology Board
      2803 Williams Drive, Suite 105
      Georgetown , Texas 78628
      USA
      Telephone: (512) 863-2225
      Fax (512) 863-2233
      <http://www.acnb.org>www.acnb.org

      For more information about chiropractic neurology and behavior or learning
      disorders contact:

      Frederick R. Carrick, DC, PhD, D.A.C.N.B. or Robert J. Melillo D.C., D.A.B.C.N
      Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies
      203-8941 Lake Drive
      Cape Canaveral , Florida , USA
      Phone: 321-868-6464, Fax: 321-868-6468,
      <http://www.carrickinstitute.org>www.carrickinstitute.org


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