Brain Neuromodulation Therapy from Cyprus for Parkinson’s, Depression, Mild Cognitive Impairment, etc.

Dr Simon Yu

By Simon Yu MD

I am reporting on my new experience at the SOZO Brain Center at AIMIS Clinic in Cyprus for treating neurological conditions. At my advanced Acupuncture Meridian Assessment (AMA) training in Saint Louis in August 2023, we had a case study of a Parkinson’s disease patient who was not responding to the current regiment of standard medical care with other alternative treatments. Together as a group of 15 physicians, dentists and other medical professionals, we were brainstorming how to evaluate based on AMA and treat advanced Parkinson’s disease with significant tremors.

One of the physicians from Germany, Dr. Atel Hemat, mentioned some great success cases of movement disorders including Parkinson’s disease in Europe reported by Dr. Helmut Retzek of Austria. Dr. Retzek had been in Cyprus for Neuromodulation Therapy training earlier in the summer on use of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) and Transcutaneous Auricular Vagus Nerve Stimulation (taVNS), with Dr. Petros Kattou, an expert on use of these medical devices.

To make a long story short, I signed up for two days of training with Dr. Kattou, along with Dr. Hemat and eight other physicians from Europe in December 2023. I wanted to believe what I saw in the video was possible, but witnessing the video was not good enough for me. Could it be fake or too good to be true? I needed to see it in person. We had ten new cases of a variety of psychological and neurological patients during two days of training. Dr. Kattou did a quick neurologic examination, reviewed MRI scans when available, and started tDCS and taVNS treatment on some patients.

On the first day, a Swiss physician in his 50’s came with a working diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease and chronic pain. He got treatment with these two neurotherapy devices. That afternoon, to my surprise, he was running around the clinic front desk in the lobby. I also had the opportunity to evaluate him with acupuncture meridian assessment (AMA), and found he had significant dental infections and a gallbladder meridian disturbance. One of my big questions is how long will functional improvement last from brain neuromodulation, especially when the patient has active dental and parasite infections? Some of the benefits may be temporary. Research using microcurrent for neuromodulation has been growing exponentially. There are over 4,000 published papers on tDCS, which is separate from transcranial magnetic therapy. Some medical conditions which benefit include:

  • Chronic, post-operative, and oncology pain
  • Migraine and fibromyalgia
  • Multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease
  • Depression, Bipolar Disorder
  • Stress anxiety disorder and PTSD
  • Mild cognitive impairment, memory issues
  • Cerebral learning disabilities
  • Addiction
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia

Although these devices have been researched for many years in academic and military institutions, they are not FDA approved as medical devices yet and are not covered by insurance. I found them to be new eye-opening therapies and will try them with one patient at a time — starting with restoring the brain meridian by correcting dental and parasite infections — as part of my brain neuromodulation therapy.

Dr. Simon Yu, MD is a Board-Certified Internist. He practices Internal Medicine with an emphasis on Integrative Medicine to use the best each has to offer. For more articles and information about integrative medicine, patient success stories, and Dr. Yu’s latest book, AcciDental Blow Up in Medicine: Battle Plan for Your Life, visit his website at www.preventionandhealing.com or call Prevention and Healing, Inc., 314-432-7802. You can also attend a free monthly presentation and discussion on Integrative Medicine at his office on the second Tuesday each month at 6:30 pm. Call to verify the date. Seating is limited, arrive early.

Simon Yu, MD

Prevention and Healing, Inc.
10908 Schuetz Road
St. Louis, MO 63146 314-432-7802

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