One of the bad habits I had in the past was smoking. I’ve been a regular smoker for more than 9 years. I’ve quit smoking 3 and a half years ago. I did not die after I stopped smoking and my social life did not get worse. I did not feel that I was letting go of something that I love. And if I could do it and feel better, then you sure can do it too.
I want to share with you the remarkable, over 20 years, research conducted by Dr. Daniel G. Amen, as it is in his book Change your Brain, Change your Life.
Dr. Amen is a brain specialist who uses SPECT technology (Single Photon Emission Computerized Tomography) in his clinics to treat patients. A SPECT scan evaluates how your blood flows into and within your brain. It can show areas where blood doesn’t flow, thus allowing through causality to determine the roots of various brain and physical dysfunctions.
Technically (for geeks), a SPECT scan is done by injecting a radioactive isotope into the body of the patient. The isotope is transported in the blood stream throughout the entire body and inside the brain, where various nervous receptors react to it.
Then a SPECT camera rotates around the head of the patient for about 15 minutes, analyzing the areas of the brain where the isotope is and is not visible.
After the scan is completed, a sophisticated computer creates a 3D map exposing the cerebral state of the patient. A more thorough explanation can be found in the book of Dr. Daniel Amen.
Now that you know what a SPECT scan is, I will show you the SPECT scans of different patients.