Special Podcast Series
Alternative Therapies in the Treatment of Brain Injury: Understanding the Evidence-Base
By Rocco Chiappini, M.D., CBIS
Medical Director, Crotched Mountain Specialty Hospital
Alternative medical treatments are being incorporated alongside traditional medicine more and more often for patients with brain injuries. In this four-part podcast series, Dr. Rocco Chiappini, CBIS, Medical Director of Crotched Mountain Specialty Hospital, discusses the pros and cons of today’s evidence-base behind alternative medicine treatments for brain injury, including acupuncture, craniosacral therapy, herbs and supplements, neurofeedback and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Levels of Scientific Evidence in Alternative Therapies
Listen as Dr. Chiappini provides background on the complexity of brain injury and explains the different types of evidence currently available to doctors, families and survivors when considering both traditional and alternative therapies as treatments.
Acupuncture and Cranio Sacral Therapy
In this podcast, Dr. Chiappini more deeply explores the evidence available for two types of alternative therapies: acupuncture and cranio sacral therapy. He explains the current findings, case studies and anecdotal evidence for each.
Deciding Which Alternative Therapies to Use