Hi, I do not know if this is an established therapy. No-one seems to have heard of it, as a treatment for brain injury.
It was something suggested to me by a friend, in the months following my accident. He said that when he was at school he played football, and that whenever a football player hit his head during a game, the coach would make the player lie on his back on the side of the field, with his head on a half-empty wine cask, for at least 20 minutes, to clear the concussion and prevent permanent head injury.
Maybe the coach was an old-school kind of guy who knew some old-fashioned remedies. I don't know.
About 2 years after I began using this therapy, I went to a community day for people with a brain injury. It was there that I got talking to a physics graduate who told me the name for the theory, in physics ( - the theory that vibrations will pass from one pool of liquid to another pool of liquid placed next to it or on top of it).
This theory has a one-word name, but I forgot to write down the name and I can't remember it.
I just call this treatment 'Water Pillow Therapy'. My friend who has tried this treatment said I should give it a name, to make it easier to describe it.
He also said I should "tell doctors and scientists all the things that have improved your brain injury. They can use these treatments to help people." I replied to him that most doctors seem to think that those of us who have a brain injury are m*o*o*ns, and that we are the last people they are going to listen to, about anything.
I no longer tell people (especially "medical professionals") that I have a brain injury, unless absolutely necessary. I am sick and tired of the insults, discrimination, weird attitudes, ignorance and condescension. The nastiness and ignorance of most medical professionals is astounding.
I decided to post some info here on curezone, just in case it is useful to somebody who is trying to self-treat a brain injury, or is wishing to assist a friend or family member who has a brain injury.
The Water Pillow Therapy could be used by anybody, to improve concentration, memory and other brain functions.