What is QRI?
QRI is a program of low level laser therapy on specific acu-points and reflex patterns to achieve reflex integration. Reflexes are the body's primitive response, forming in utero, and are supposed to activate during certain developmental milestones and then integrate. When reflexes are not integrated fully, or not at all, this can affect cognition, movement, and behavior.
Using reflex integration, QRI has been successful in addressing many cognitive, behavioral, and physical challenges, which include, but are not limited to: learning disabilities, autism, strokes, cerebral palsy, and Parkinson's disease.
How Does It Work?
Quantum Reflex Integration combines sound (harmonious frequencies) and light (Low Level Laser Therapy) to revolutionalize the way reflexes are integrated. The cold laser is combined with the integration of primitive reflex patterns and improvements are seen in cognition, behavior, emotional stability, and movement. Quantum Reflex Integration (QRI) uses harmonic laser frequencies for each reflex and acu-point.
Eye tracking, eye-hand coordination, hand strength and grasping, as well as movement, are often visibly improved in 2 – 3 sessions. Reflexes such as Asymmetrical Tonic and the Moro Reflex have an impact on a child’s success in school for auditory processing, visual processing, reading, writing, math, copying off the board, and the ability to focus and stay on task.
Reflexes create the neurological “pattern” or nerve net system to accomplish physical tasks, cognitive tasks, and the ability to feel safe in our environment. Many primary reflexes begin as protective reflexes for our survival. They then establish the neural pathways for new learning and development.
An example of this would be learning to roll over, proceeding to the crawling stage, and eventually starting to walk. Each stage is importantfor the child’s cognitive and physical development. Different reflexes cooperate to allow the child to begin moving safely. When one reflex fails to complete its pattern, other reflexes may be affected. The child’s development may not progress smoothly until reflexes are integrating and working together. If a child skips one stage of the hands grasping reflex, certain aspects of both eye-hand coordination and cognitive skills (such as sequencing and speech) may be difficult. By revisiting these stages and re-educating the nervous system (in this case using the cold laser on specific acu-points points), results can be seen in all areas of the child’s development. These are only a few ways in which reflexes can influence development and learning.
Cold lasers increase the amount of ATP within the cell by stimulating the mitochondria. Cold laser therapy has been applied for over 35 years worldwide, and over 10 years in the United States. It has been proven safe in hundreds of studies (including many double-blind clinical trials).
Clinical trials have been conducted for treatment of the following challenges: osteoarthritis, tendinitis and other sport injuries, back and neck pain, Parkinson’s disease, and diabetic foot and venous ulcer wound healing. Cold lasers can be used to reduce inflammation in the body, improve neuro-musculo-skeletal conditions, and promote nerve growth. The laser light penetrates deeply into the skin and works to reverse abnormal cellular function.
It is sometimes used in a manner similar to acupuncture, stimulating acupoints in an attempt to increase blood supply. The laser may also be called “cold” or “low level laser” because it penetrates the skin with no heating effect or damage.
Its characteristics are as follows:
- Monochromatic (a single wavelength in the 635 to 970 nm range)
- Coherent (traveling in a straight line)
- Wavelengths are in the red and infrared portion of the electromagnetic spectrum
- Low power (10 to 7,500 mw)
The beam may penetrate as deep as over two inches into the body, producing photochemical effects that promote natural healing. One of the primary actions is on mitochondrial production of ATP. Home training programs are designed to empower parents to give their child new possibilities and allow therapists to learn new and effective techniques without travel.
Quantum Reflex Integration re-patterning techniques, begin a reorganization of nerve net pathways to improve the rapidity and efficiency of neurological connections due to the brain’s plasticity.