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Colloquium Lecture

David Rubenstein, Ph.D.
Director of Curriculum Design, California Trinity University
Senior Clinical Instructor, White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles

Brain Injury: A New Model Offers Hope for Recovery
An Introduction to Brain-Body Calibration

When: Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
UC Irvine Campus, MedEd Building, Colloquium Room, Third Floor

Brain injury has come to the forefront of modern medicine and is just beginning to reveal an alarming set of problems previously both unknown and untreatable. While scanning techniques have advanced significantly, there remain large gaps in diagnosis and a near vacuum of treatment options. Many scans reveal no pathology while the patient clearly suffers from brain trauma. Subjective testing in the form of a questionnaire if properly conducted often reveals the nature and extent of brain injury more accurately.

How can this be? The answer is actually simple: it is because what is measured in these scans is not where the most common damage is located. The primary damage is to the neuro-geometric pattern of signals/synapses in the brain. These patterns of electrical firing are the electrical structures which encode brain function. The specific architecture of the signals is the critical issue.

The Synaptic Optimization Program is the centerpiece discovery of Brain-Body Calibration. It is a brain program that lies dormant all our lives until animated intentionally through the use of "micro-exercises," a proprietary mainstay of Brain-Body Calibration.

This overview briefly describes the components of the Brain-Body Calibration assessment process, the key concepts of treatment and the fact that many ailments and pathologies are actually sourced from brain injury, usually in the distant past and therefore forgotten by the patient.

In addition, clinicians will be shown why an investigation of past brain injury is relevant to current health issues in their patients and how this concept is already on its way to being a standard of care.

David Rubenstein earned his doctoral degree in medical science and is currently the director of Curriculum Design at California Trinity University for their Ph.D. program in pain management. He is a senior clinical instructor at White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles at the Craniofacial Pain Clinic. Rubenstein has been practicing Brain-Body Calibration nationally for seven years.

This talk and opportunity for discussion is part of a monthly series offered by the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine. All are welcome. There is no fee and no RSVP is required. For additional information, please visit or call 949.824.5763.