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Rotation Therapy

A review of available science about rotation to improve health.

Summary: A rotating chair has been used for 200 years and considered a hoax up until it became an important tool to test and prepare pilots and astronauts for vertigo, balance, hearing and sight coordination. 200 years ago Joseph Cox claimed the rotating chair could alter mood and repair psychological issues. It was met with sever criticism from the medical community until NASA started using it to train astronauts. It is now used by many medical institutes to repair balance, hearing, and eye coordination. In the reports below are some indicating it can improve depression and mental issues. The relationship to the inner ear and balance is reported to relate to mental depression and brain function and the spinning chair has been studied to treat balance, coordination and brain function. Some claim it can treat Autism, brain injuries and mental issues.

1. "...These different effects of the angular stimuli on the perception of body motion can be interpreted in relation to the consequences of body acceleration and deceleration on the vestibular system and on higher-order cognitive processes." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24379764 This is not a test of a chair rotation but vaious movements of the body, that may suggest rotating in a chir may change the cognitive processes.

2. "...VOR recovery on the deficit side due to central compensation and peripheral recovery." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23820798 This is not a test of a chair rotation but vaious movements of the body, that may suggest rotating in a chir may change the cognitive processes.

3. "A simple experiment with a rotating office chair demonstrates that the extent of counter-rotation we experience when imposed rotation has stopped is the same as the angular inaccuracy of pointing to a previously fixated object. This suggests that our conscious percept of rotation and the updating signal for the egocentric model we use to guide motor actions are closely related." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21425705

4. "To evaluate the influence of somatosensory input on the vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR), we used sinusoidal rotation tests in 19 young, healthy volunteers..." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19660526 This test indicates that chair rotation has been a topic of study.

5. "Two hundred years ago Joseph Cox published his book on the treatment of insanity. His novel technique was rotating the body in a specially designed chair. Initially modest and later extravagant claims were made for the therapeutic benefit of 'Cox's chair'. It was widely adopted in Europe in the first decades of the nineteenth century, but lost favour thereafter. Its benefits have proved to be scientific rather than medical because it was adopted by students of the senses to investigate vertigo; a century later it re-emerged as the Bárány chair for the clinical assessment of vestibular function. The legacy of Cox's chair, and its related treatment of swinging, are to be found in funfairs throughout the world." Two hundred years ago Joseph Cox published his book on the treatment of insanity. His novel technique was rotating the body The recorded science of rotating chair is 200 years old, but modern use has been to test and improve astrona3uts and pilots.

6. "The chair, he said, is the next wave of technology at the Naval Hospital." https://vestibular.org/news/05-06-2014/rotary-chair-offers-more-concise-diagnosis-tbi-patients

7. "A youtube videos of a clinical applications of a rotating chair. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66nqG29ohLo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCE5cEuHywU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-jDhJhSNKI

8. "...This prototypic investigation provides first evidence that vestibular stimulation on a 3-D spinning chair has a specific impact on mood states and may be used for studying the well-known, although barely studied, link between the vestibular system and the emotional brain..." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3796758/

9. "...The GyroStim is a computer-controlled, enclosed spinning chair invented by a 52-year old former semiconductor engineer from Colorado Springs, Kevin Maher, a man desperate to find a way to help his young daughter who has cerebral palsy. The Food and Drug Administration is deciding whether to give the device its seal of approval. Double-blind studies have yet to be published..."

10. "...Can the GyroStim help cure a host of disorders including traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, and Asperger’s syndrome? No one is quite sure, but the machine is credited by more than one NHL star for getting them back on the ice after years of therapy and according to the Denver Post, parents of children with autism are claiming to see dramatic results/." http://www.traumaticbraininjury.net/can-this-mechanical-spinning-chair-treat-tbi/

11. "...the Vortex chair uses opposing magnetic fields to release physical traumas..." http://www.goldenherbs.net/modalitiesservices/vortex-chair/ This is for information and is not a science report

11. "..The purpose of rotational chair testing is to determine if the vestibular (inner ear) or the neurological system is the cause of a balance disorder..." http://www.nationaldizzyandbalancecenter.com/services/balance-lab-testing/rotational-chair-testing/

 

 

 
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