Body Awareness as Healing Therapy: The Case of Nora by Moshe Feldenkrais

By Moshe Feldenkrais

Body know-how as therapeutic treatment: The Case of Nora is Moshe Feldenkrais' vintage learn of his paintings with Nora, a girl who has suffered a critical stroke and misplaced her neuromuscular coordination, together with the facility to learn and write. Feldenkrais makes use of rational and intuitive ways to aid his pupil relearn uncomplicated motor talents. you can still detect right here the basis of Feldenkrais' awesome insights which turned referred to as the Feldenkrais technique. We persist with his unique descriptions of the trial and mistake approach which led him to work out the parts that have been had to aid Nora reshape her realization, belief, mind's eye and cognition.

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29], Delia Rovere et al. [30], and Pampiglioni and Pugh [31], the association of infantile spasms, hypsarrhythmia, and mental retardation known as West's syndrome is recognized as one of the most common manifestations of TS. Lagos and Gomez [32] reported that 38 percent of patients with TS had average intelligence and that all mentally subnormal patients, but only 69% of patients with average intelligence, had previously had seizures. With the introduction of CT of the head in 1973 and the widespread use of ultraviolet light to detect white spots in the skin, the diagnosis of cerebral or cutaneous TS in both symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals has increased considerably.

Furthermore, patients who die very young with an obstructive cardiac rhabdomyoma or in renal failure from an angiomyolipoma, cystic kidneys, or both, or succumb in utero to cardiac failure (hydrops fetalis) are not always diagnosed and included in prevalence studies. Consequently, the prevalence must be greater than estimated. A pathologic study done in Switzerland [34] revealed six cases of TS in 49,402 autopsies over a period of 15 years, a prevalence of 12 in 100,000. 3). 3. , 1950-1980 Characteristic Age at diagnosis <5 >5 Sex M F Family history of TS Skin Hypomelanotic macules Facial angiofibroma Shagreen patch Retinal phakoma Central nervous system Seizures Mental retardation Spastic diplegia Quadriplegia CT scan abnormal* Outcome (1983)b Alive Dead Source: adapted from Wiederholt et al.

Tuberous sclerosis prevalence was estimated at 1 in 23,000 in Poland [33] by extrapolating the prev- alence of TS among patients in institutions for the mentally subnormal and the epileptic on the prevalence of these disorders in the entire population. A more recent estimate of prevalence based on patients studied in the Oxford, England, region yielded a TS rate of 1 in 29,000 for persons under 65 years, 1 in 21,500 for those under 30 years, and 1 in 15,400 for children under 5 years of age [1].

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