Book Review: Concussion Rescue – A Comprehensive Program to Heal Traumatic Brain Injury


Concussion Rescue: A Comprehensive Program to Heal Traumatic Brain Injury, Kabran Chapek, M.D. Citadel Press, Kensington Publishing Corporation.

Health Editor’s Review: What is a concussion? In its most simple terms, a concussion is the assault of the brain as it moves within the skull and strikes the inside of the hard skull bone.  Brains are soft tissues and are easily damaged when striking a hard object.  Depending on the severity of the blow to the head, there may be more than one area of damage to the brain as the brain can bounce back and forth within the skull.

Signs and symptoms of a concussion may include a headache or a feeling of pressure in the head, confusion, temporary loss of consciousness, amnesia  (forgetting what happened) after a traumatic event, dizziness, or “seeing stars,” ringing in the ears, nausea and vomiting, slurred speech, slow response to questions, feeling tired, or appearing to be “out of it “

Another term for a concussion to the brain is traumatic brain injury (TBI) which can be mild to severe.  Some causes of traumatic brain injury are sports-related with any contact sport, explosions, car and motorcycle wrecks, falls, etc.  The cause of a TBI is when the skull meets an immovable object and the soft brain tissue within the skull is assaulted.

This book is an effort to address the “silent epidemic” of traumatic brain injuries. Why is this injury termed as “silent?”  This is because the symptoms can range from hardly noticeable to devastating. Results of a TBI may be anger, loss of cognitive (thinking) functions, personality changes, depression, and even thoughts of suicide.

Concussion Rescue will answer questions related to concussions and TBIs. Some of the answers will be a description of exactly what happens to the brain after the injury, first aid for the brain, natural treatments, key factors for all-inclusive evaluations of injury, correction of skull damage, training the brain, knowing when to get sleep, how to exercise to increase blood flow, mental health, immune systems, and the use of hyperbaric oxygen. The author provides both natural and effective protocols for TBI recovery and offers detailed plans, hope, and help to improve your brain and rescue your mind……Carol


Dr. Kabran Chapek

About the author: Dr. Kabran Chapek is a staff physician at the Amen Clinics since 2013. After graduation from Bastyr University, he became an expert in the use of functional and integrative treatments and collaborates extensively with many of the Amen Clinic physicians. He has a special interest in the assessment and treatment of Alzheimer’s and dementia, traumatic brain injuries, PTSD, and anxiety disorders.

Dr. Chapek has additional training in the assessment and utilization of hormones to treat traumatic brain injuries in combination with SPECT imaging and the Amen Method. Dr. Chapek is the founding president of the Psychiatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians and affiliate group of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.

She has traveled extensively, is a photographer, and writes on medical issues. Carol has three children RJ, Katherine, and Stephen – one daughter-in-law; Katie – two granddaughters; Isabella Marianna and Zoe Olivia – and one grandson, Alexander Paul. She also shares her life with husband Gordon Duff, many cats, and two rescue pups.

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