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Tuning the Brain: Principles and Practice of Neurosomatic Medicine 1st Edition

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According to a leading CFIDS patient advocate, Tuning the Brain is: "A Lucid, Wonderful, and Wonder-Filled Book crammed with patient-tested secrets based on years of clinical experience. If more physicians had Dr. Goldstein's ability to see and respond to the needs of their patients, the world would not be filled with the distrust for medical practitioners that is so prevalent today. The author was and is years ahead of his time in understanding how the brain functions and has taken neurosomatic medicine to new heights. Both the book and the man can be described in one word: Brilliant."
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  • Paperback: 670 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (January 18, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 078902246X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789022462
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 6 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,245,869 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Matthew Simon on April 7, 2004
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I was housebound and often bedridden for 15 years with severe Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I tried many treatment approaches but nothing had any beneficial effect. I began working with Dr. Goldstein in 2001, following the experimental drug protocol set forth in this book. I was on the meds he prescribed for 3 years. During that time, I gradually recovered. I am now off the meds, working fulltime, and living a normal life. I know this approach does not work for everyone, but it has worked for many people with CFS, and I would recommend giving it serious consideration. Dr. Goldstein's hypothesis is that CFS is the result of a malfunction of the nervous system in which the neurons are over-responsive to stimuli. Sounds, smells, bright lights, stress, etc. all over-stimulate the over-reactive nervous system, causing fatigue and adrenal exhaustion. This is certainly consistent with my own experience of the illness. The meds reduce synaptic transmission. Over time, they can restore the nervous system to normal functioning.
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Tuning the Brain

Two paragraphs of this book contain more neurochemical information than two pages of most books. Although I feel uncomfortable with the minimal attention Goldstein pays to detecting and treating the numerous viral, bacterial and fungal infections involved in Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Irritable Bowel and Interstitial Cystitis, I feel his understanding of neurochemistry may be unparalleled. I would like to have read more about his experiences with intravenous Vitamin C treatment, which I believe may be the single most effective treatment for these disorders.

His diagnostic concept of quickly reaching the brain, by applying medications via ophthalmic, nasal and sublingual routes appears to have merit, since some of these sensory organs are only removed from the brain by two or three neurosynapses. The dramatically rapid improvements he describes using Naphazoline eyedrops, Nifedipine calcium channel blockers, sublingual Ketamine and other prescription medications are intrigueing.

Unfortunately Abecarnil and some of the other medications he discusses are not available in the United States, while others including Adenosine, with a ten second half life, would be of limited value, for chronic disease treatment.

Tragically, this brilliant, dedicated, devoted, unselfish physician reports he was unable to earn a living, testing and treating these very sick, labor intensive, exhausting patients, who have so many medical problems, requiring intervention after intervention. Health insurers and most patients do not want to pay for the level of care necessary to effectively treat these difficult patients for their numerous medical problems. Unfortunately, some of his patients were very selfish, demanding, manipulative and dishonest.
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Dr. Jay Alan Goldstein, MD, is quite possibly the most brilliant physician of the 20th century. As many truly great thinkers, he was so far ahead of his time that he was forced to toil in obscurity, making breakthrough after breakthrough, but unable to explain his breathtakingly elegant theories to the rest of the medical profession. I have extensive (non-medical) research training in academic biochemistry and have spent years studying Dr. Goldstein's works. His theories hold the answers to countless maladies which modern medicine cannot effectively diagnose, treat, or understand. Someday the future will look back on this brilliant man and compassionate doctor and recognize his unparalleled greatness. Rather than retiring in obscurity he should be receiving a Nobel.

Dr. Goldstein founded an entirely new branch of medicine which he has termed neurosomatic medicine (not to be confused with psychosomatic medicine). He remains the first doctor to truly understand the bewildering array of neurosomatic illnesses and to have effective methods of treatment. He did more for his patients in hours than other doctors did in lifetimes. The central defect in neurosomatic illness is an enhanced capacity for long term potentiation / depression, something that is beginning to be somewhat better understood, but still nowhere else at the level of Dr. Goldstein's mastery even 20 years ago.

This is not easy reading. It has taken me years to understand, and I am nowhere near the level of Dr. Goldstein. I have never met another doctor of the same level of intelligence - but I have found endlessly useful theories, treatments, and explanations from his books (Betrayal and Tuning are the most important). There is more information in a page of Dr.
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My only complaint is that you have to read the whole thing cover to cover to make sure you don't miss anything. The book is less organized than its predecessor "Betrayal by the Brain" and the index, while at first glance appearing to be thorough, is quite incomplete.

I concur with another reviewer's statement about the information density. My notes on the book are book-length themselves. I especially love the 90 color figures that aid in understanding the anatomy and biochemistry involved.
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