A seven-year-old Argentine boy, Ivo Cardile, has defied doctors’ predictions that he would never walk again. Jorge Cardile was told by these doctors that his son wouldn’t be able to walk because he had suffered permanent brain damage upon being born. The father decided to take matters into his own hands. Since he is a mechanic he was good at building cars and fixing problems. Jorge invented a homemade rehabilitation device for his son to train his body to walk. This machine has proven successful and his disabled son now walks fairly well.
Unfortunately, the BBC removed this video from Youtube due to copy-write laws. Here I found another webpage that has it still intact. If you are patient to wait through the advertisement this short 2 minute video is very inspiring. You can view his video here: Father’s Homemade Machine
Update: I just found a video on Youtube here: Machine helps son walk
There are so many types of conditions that are believed to be incurable. These neurological diseases affect the brain, spinal cord and nerves. The symptoms include paralysis, muscle weakness, poor coordination, seizure, altered states of consciousness and pain.
When we hear this success story about Ivo Cardile, our minds can begin to accept the possible what was previously considered impossible.
There are many forms of neurological disorder such as Cerebral Palsy, Parkinson’s disease, Dystonia, Muscular dystrophy (MD), Multiple sclerosis (MS), stroke and autism. The following are some of the correct principles to help us understand exactly how Jorge Cardile would have achieved results for his son.
The Feldenkrais Method:
“The Feldenkrais Method works by facilitating the formation of new neural connections and patterns, irrespective of the cause of the child’s limitations. New and effective patterns of movement, thought, and feeling are learnt.”
“Movement and Awareness are the main tools utilized for communicating with the brain, providing information the brain requires in order to form missing neural patterns.”
“Keep in mind stitches, drugs and numbing fluids and every form of commercial pain killer, over counter and drug, ALL have a long term effect and often permanent damage done on the operating table…and when it can’t, because of lack of proper minerals/foods and poisoned…some authors have suggested the results can be cancer. But, that makes ZERO difference to your original design, that never stops trying to rebuild your body ‘perfect’.”
When the proper conditions are present (such as movement therapy) the body will begin to heal and regenerate itself. Even juice fasting, which removes the negative conditions (associated with disease) is a suitable method for healing.
If someone like Ivo Cardile wanted to walk with more refinement, then these further exercises would be of tremendous help. On a deeper level, the following healing modalities are the conditions that are often lacking in a complete recovery.
Base Therapies: This is required so that your mind-stream can obtain a full upgrade, clear past-life issues, and repair the nerve damage in a deeper way.
Self-Therapies: Each one can be practiced on its own for a year or more before moving on to the next and more difficult exercise.
- Chi-Lel Chi-Kung (LCUPCD) – strongest for adjusting the spine
- Fragrant Chi Kung – strongest for ‘massaging’ the central channel
- Chinese Health Balls – strongest for resonating the spine and tailbone
Degrees of trauma: The theory is that each person can receive healing and regenerate their nervous system no matter how much damage there is.
- autistic – work with the Hand Xtrainer since the Chinese health balls are most likely too hard to manipulate*
- paraplegic – could use the Chinese health balls
- quadriplegic – could utilize Dr. Bates eye exercises such as the Moon Swing
- Seeing impaired (blind) – listen to the Centerpointe Research binaural therapy (audio CD)
*When the patient’s motor skills are not fully developed then the Hand Xtrainer would be my choice before utilizing the more advanced Chinese Health balls. The Thera-Band Hand Xtrainer can be purchased here: Thera-Band purchase
Another video that is worth watching is an inspirational story about a baby girl who was born without a third of her cerebellum. She was given a hopeless prognosis by medical doctors that she would never walk or talk again. Now, twenty years later, the young woman can walk and she enjoys a nearly normal life. She can even talk and is a college student winning academic honors.
She and her family attribute her amazing recovery to Feldenkrais, a unique therapy developed in Israel and based on the belief that the body can actually teach the brain. This seven minute video will give you more information about how the therapy actually works: