Neuroplasticity-Based Solution Showing Promise
People with Post-COVID Syndrome who are implementing the DNRS™ brain retraining approach as a long-haulers treatment are experiencing positive outcomes and a dramatic return to health.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is estimating that approximately 10% of people who have experienced symptoms of COVID-19, whether they tested positive or not, and regardless of the severity of their illness, are experiencing persisting symptoms [1, 2].
If you are one of the millions suffering with Post-COVID Syndrome you may be searching for an effective long-haulers treatment and wondering if you will ever return to your pre-COVID healthy and thriving self.
The medical community and researchers are grappling to understand why so many patients are suffering with post-COVID symptoms. Long-Haul COVID clinics and support groups are popping up worldwide to help patients cope with the impact of these persistent and life altering symptoms. Patients are hearing there are few treatment options other than a “wait and see approach” or in some cases are being told, “it’s all in your head.”
If you are a long-hauler, the persisting symptoms you are experiencing are not “all in your head” but may be the result of what is going on in your brain.
Since 2008, The Dynamic Neural Retraining System (DNRS), has been helping people recover from many hard to treat and often misunderstood, chronic illnesses. This drug-free, self-directed, doctor-recommended neural rehabilitation program has helped countless people with conditions such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Post-Viral Syndrome find relief. These syndromes have many overlapping symptoms with Post-COVID Syndrome . Fortunately, the DNRS program is showing promising results as a long-haulers treatment.
Some of the most common symptoms of Post-COVID Syndrome  include:
- Mental and physical fatigue
- Brain fog and memory issues
- Shortness of breath
- Muscle and joint pain
- Fast or pounding heart
- Dysautonomia/Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)
- Post-exertion exhaustion
- Anxiety and depression
- Ongoing loss of smell or taste
- Increased sensitivity to sensory input
What Does Post-COVID Syndrome Have to Do with Your Brain?
How is the brain involved with Post-COVID Syndrome and why do many of the symptoms overlap with Chronic-Fatigue Syndrome and other chronic post-viral conditions? Physical (viral or bacterial), emotional, and psychological traumas can cause protective mechanisms deep within the brain to fire erratically and become disorganized.
Long-Haul COVID symptoms may be linked to a maladaptive stress response triggered in the body by the initial trauma of the COVID-19 virus. The brain and body mount a response to the acute stage of the virus and once it has cleared from the body, rather than getting an “all-clear” message that the initial trauma is no longer a threat, the brain’s limbic system can get stuck in an unconscious and ongoing high-alert stress response.
By design, the fight, flight, or freeze response temporarily takes energy from the body’s other processes in order to address the threat. When this stress response fails to turn off, this can negatively affect many systems of the brain and body, especially those involved in rest, digestion, and healing. A chronic maladaptive stress response can also affect cognitive function, energy levels, inflammation, sleep, mood, sensory perception and pain levels.
Researchers are noting the potential for a post-viral syndrome to manifest after acute COVID-19 infection, as was observed following Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) infection . What if the symptoms involved with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Post-Viral Syndrome, and Post-COVID overlap because in each case the brain’s threat mechanism has gone rogue?
The good news is the brain has the ability to rewire itself. This is called neuroplasticity.
Neural Retraining: Long-Haulers Treatment Solution
Neuroplasticity training has been successfully applied in many areas of medicine, including stroke and brain injury rehabilitation to help patients regain speech and motor skills . Participants of The DNRS Program learn proven and powerful neuroplasticity tools to rewire limbic system function, by building healthier neural pathways that support optimal function in all systems of the body. Rewiring the brain allows the body to move from a state of survival, into a state of “rest and digest” where healing can take place.
If you are experiencing symptoms of Long-Haul Covid, understanding the brain’s involvement in your condition and learning the tools to retrain your brain can lead to lasting improvements in your health and wellbeing, no matter how severe your post-COVID symptoms have been.
Clinical Observations of DNRS for Long-Covid
MD, PhD, Professor Department of Medicine | Karolinska Institute Cell and Molecular Immunology, Karolinska University Hospital Sweden
“We have observed great to astonishing full recovery from severe long Covid (post-acute Covid-19 disease), autonomic dysfunction/postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), chronic inflammatory response syndrome (CIRS) and hyper-reactivity to food, mold and chemicals, in many patients undergoing DNRS training.
I recommend patients to explore DNRS training to support their recovery from these conditions, while we await scientific studies validating the effect of DNRS training in controlled studies.”
Dr. Cecilia Söderberg-Nauclér
Post-COVID Recovery Story: Jason’s Success with DNRS
Jason, age 45, was previously healthy and active before contracting COVID-19 in March of 2020. The acute infection led to two months of bronchitis, which eventually resolved with medical treatment. However, once the cough subsided, Jason noticed his heart felt strange and was beating irregularly. He had developed a form of myocarditis (inflammation of the heart).
Jason also experienced cognitive difficulties and extreme fatigue that led to spending most of the day in bed sleeping and watching Netflix. When he felt well enough, he would go for a walk or run, and then feel exhausted for a few days. As the months wore on, Jason was starting to lose hope that he would ever return to his active life and career.
Jason struggled to find solutions, and was willing to go to great lengths to feel better. For example, based on guidance from others experiencing fatigue, Jason went on an anti-inflammatory vegetarian diet. “I was like, well if I have to eat veggies for the rest of my life, I guess I’ll eat veggies for the rest of my life,” Jason explained. Fortunately, a friend who had found relief from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome after retraining the brain with the DNRS Program recommended Jason try it as a COVID long-haulers treatment.
Jasons’ Outcomes from the DNRS Program
Jason started the DNRS Program in December of 2020 and began to experience changes in the first few days. “A lot of that skepticism and jadedness had lifted,” he said, “and [I felt] more hope and joy in general.” Jason committed to daily DNRS brain retraining, and by April of 2021 his fatigue and brain fog had lifted and he was living a normal life once more. He now has the energy to dance and do hill sprints without being tired the next day. With a smile on his face, Jason described his new diet. He can eat everything now: meat, dairy, cheese, chocolate, peanut butter, ice cream, really tasty stuff. Even better, Jason is no longer experiencing the sugar crashes he used to have pre-COVID.
How does he explain this change? Jason said, “The science [behind the DNRS Program] is the science behind how people recover from strokes and head injury so it’s a really solid science about how the brain creates new pathways. It’s new wiring. I tapped into a new battery.”
When Jason reflects back on the summer of 2020 he remembers thinking, “How am I going to travel again? Will I ever fly again, take a road trip?” Fast forward to April of 2021, and through grateful tears Jason shared about his recent road trip across the country to stay with friends. He was able to drive a 12 hour day, stay in a hotel overnight, and get up and drive another 12 hours. Before DNRS this would have been unimaginable! Jason is amazed at how fast life changed and how quickly he recovered using DNRS as a long-haulers treatment.
Read about other long-haulers who have successfully implemented the DNRS Program, retrained their brains, and recovered from Post-COVID Syndrome.
“Within 2-3 weeks I noticed the sensitivities that I had to lights and sounds were decreasing pretty good. I noticed after about 4 weeks my increased fatigue was also getting better. Within 2 months I was back out fishing.”
Victor recovered from symptoms related to Long Haul Covid.
“On the very first day I started doing the DNRS program, I got a sort of explosion of the sense of taste in my mouth without even eating anything… I hadn’t been able to taste anything for a year. In the first week I also really felt I had the energy to start moving again.”
Sandra recovered from symptoms related to Post Covid Syndrome and POTS.
“I am gaining weight and muscle mass, I have more energy and my vitality for life is back! Also, I’ve noticed that my threshold for stress has radically changed. I feel like a different person! Even my neighbors have commented on how much healthier I look now!”
Byron recovered from symptoms related to Long Haul Covid.
To discover if a maladaptive stress response may be impacting your recovery from Long-haul COVID and resulting Chronic Fatigue Syndrome we encourage you to complete the self-assessment survey, and discover if the DNRS Program is a good fit for you.
A Long-Haulers Treatment with Ongoing Support
Once you begin implementing the at-home DNRS Program as a long-haulers treatment, there is guidance, inspiration, and support for you every step of the way.
You will receive lifetime access to the DNRS Global Community Forum, an online professionally moderated platform that allows you to connect with others from around the world who are also implementing the DNRS program. As well, there is an abundance of valuable resources, tips, and strategies that will support your recovery journey.
To further support successful implementation of this program, participants are also encouraged to take advantage of our additional interactive support services. Depending on your preference, you can register for online weekly group sessions or individualized one-on-one coaching. Our Certified DNRS group facilitators and coaches are extensively trained in all aspects of the DNRS program and have each successfully used the program to recover from chronic illness.
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