cutting edge program called Quantum Reflex Integration, QRI® is changing the way therapists and parents address abnormally developed (“retained”) primitive reflexes. Specific acu-points and patterns linked to these reflexes, paired with the QRI Harmonic laser, often literally repair the neurological connection associated with each reflex.
The QRI® protocols are presented in a home program that parents find easy to follow; children enjoy the program and often request laser time. Therapists around the world are getting results with their clients and are using the program for themselves as well. A non-English speaking chiropractor from Europe found the program, which provides diagrammatic instructions, easy to follow; he saw significant improvements with his clients. Using the program on himself, his own dyslexia was eased.
Individuals with conditions such as autism, ADD/ADHD, brain injuries, cerebral palsy, dementia, learning disabilities, Parkinson’s disease, strokes, and pain are finding a reduction of symptoms with QRI®. A practitioner reports that use of the protocols for reflexes relieves specific areas of pain faster than positioning the laser directly on these areas.
Reflexes are the building blocks of development that form in utero and in early infancy. They are essential for the maturation of cognition, movement, and behavior. For example, the fear paralysis reflex protects the fetus, causing a freezing of movement when mother is in “Fight or Flight” mode. It thus prevents the fetus from making demands on the mother, and also blocks passage through the placenta of damaging hormones such as cortisol. An active fear paralysis reflex is often found in children with autism and OCD. This reflex prevents the person from “choosing” their response. They react first and cannot think logically about their decisions.
Many factors can cause a reflex to be retained, including genetics; stress during pregnancy and delivery (e.g., C-section); environmental toxins; lack of movement; diet; and brain injuries. Reflexes integrate in stages, have a timeline, and affect the infant’s progress on all levels.
The low level laser used with the QRI® protocols has remarkable photochemical effects at the cellular level. The laser’s photons penetrate to several levels of tissue, depending on frequency, and can rejuvenate skin, fascia, bone, cartilage, and nerve tissue. Photons are absorbed by both the mitochondria inside the cell and the cell membrane. Stimulation of mitochondria increases production of ATP, which governs 80 – 90 percent of cellular activity, including replication. Effects also include decreased inflammation of tissue and improved circulation. In the case of nerve tissue, the laser helps to restore the myelin sheath, which increases the speed and efficiency of impulse transmission.
Cody, a 14-year-old boy from North Carolina with spastic cerebral palsy, experienced significant improvement in movement, cognition, and behavior with QRI®. For most of his life, one hand was tightly constricted into a fist, and he couldn’t straighten the arm. He was bent over at the waist, unable to stand or to sit straight, and he suffered nocturnal back spasms. He couldn’t straighten his legs, and his toes were clenched. Cody is diagnosed with Oppositional Defiance Disorder, ADHD, autism, and OCD, and he is visually impaired.
After one QRI® session, he could release the clenched hand and straighten his arm. Cody’s parents had exhausted traditional therapies without seeing improvement in his arm’s spasticity. After additional sessions, he was able to sit up straight in his wheelchair and lift himself up onto a couch. He can stand up (with support) and is making good progress toward walking. His back spasms have almost disappeared; his feet can lie flat with less spasticity; and he can straighten his legs. He is “popping wheelies” in his wheelchair.
Cody’s behavior and cognition have significantly improved, including a virtual end to temper tantrums. His hand flapping has almost vanished after using the QRI® protocol for autism. On a speech assessment, his score improved from 20/50 to 47/50. He is able to focus better and really enjoys therapy. He noticed a picture that had been hanging in his home for years and asked, “Who is in the picture?” When his mother asked him why, he said, “Now I can see the faces, even the nose and mouth.” Friends and family comment on his continual progress.
More than 3,000 clinical studies involving laser therapy for physical conditions have been published, including over 100 double-blind studies. Prior clinical studies concerning cerebral palsy therapy demonstrated a subsiding of symptoms, particularly of spasticity.
Studies have also demonstrated relief of brain injuries, osteoarthritis, tendinitis, back and neck pain, acne and other skin conditions, cosmetic rejuvenation, diabetic foot ulcer and venous ulcer wounds, dental disease, and numerous other conditions. Low level laser therapy has been shown to be free of side effects.
Practitioners using QRI® include physicians, chiropractors, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, learning centers, and laser specialists.