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Concussion Treatment And Recovery

Nathan’s Story

It’s not easy when it seems like the whole world has forgotten you except for your loved ones.  After going through the usual resting period as advised by his doctors, which didn’t result in a full recovery, Nathan Deck took his brain health into his own hands. That’s because the team doctors didn’t know what else to do.

He researched the web, and that’s how he found me, in my Youtube channel.

Over a few weeks, he began to feel a lot better and was able to go back and help lead his team to a major championship which sent them to the Premier League of Hockey in Sweden. It meant 30X more of everything.

The rewards were great. Everything was on the line and they had to beat a pain-in-the-butt nemesis, who wouldn’t let go, until now!

Nathan surprised his teammates and his coaches by his return to full playing form in just a few weeks because they expected him to go home and take more than a year to recover just like the last time!

But he beat his own estimate for recovery when he returned to full contact hockey in just a couple of months.

Concussionanswers has the answers. Nathan came back to Canada healthy and raring to make further positive constructive changes in his life. All the credit goes to this young man in his recovery, because he knew that what we do at  Concussion Answers was miles apart from what everyone else was saying and doing.

Most importantly, he GREW as a person, stronger: mentally, and emotionally and that’s why the physical symptoms went away.

He was so kind to do another video for me when he got back to Canada.

Thank you, Nathan Deck, for your kind words about Concussion Answers!

Nolan’s Story

There is nothing more frightening than losing control over your life.

Nolan was playing soccer in Calgary, Alberta and marking his man on his side of the field, when unbeknownst to him, a teammate kicked the ball towards him. He was so focused on the opposition that he had NO idea that the ball was coming. He was hit hard on the right side of his head.

His teammates got him off to the sidelines, where he sat sorting things out. That’s when he realized he couldn’t see. SUDDENLY, everything changed.

He doesn’t know how long he sat there. But his eyesight finally came back.

Then he made a decision: he went back on the field!

He didn’t feel well, but his team was short handed that day, so that some of his teammates could have a short break.

After the game, he drove home. That’s when the headaches started. He decided to stop ALL extracurricular activities. But he couldn’t stop working – he was a busy professional engineer with responsibilities.

He tried to deal with his Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS) by himself.

But after 2 weeks, he only got worse. He wasn’t sleeping or eating. He had headaches almost all the time. And he was miserable and suffering. And knew it!

Late one night, my phone rang. I picked it up and said, “Hello?”

Nolan said, “I’ve got a concussion. I was hit so hard in the head that I went blind!” Then he said, “Mom, I need your help!”

At Calgary Concussion Answers, we worked with each other for a few weeks and he improved right from the start. Within a few short weeks he was back at light practices. He kept improving and then he did what he usually does all winter – played indoor soccer, skiied in the Canadian Rockies, played in a pool league and he never missed a day at work.

Bottom line, we know how to help you at

Research and Development of Comprehensive Concussion Treatment

Dr. Joanny has presented her findings and her clinical experience to audiences at the Harvard Club of Boston  and Harvard School of Medicine.

She was awarded “Healing Visionary”  for her work!

At the Harvard Club of Boston, she chatted with Caitlyn Jenner about concussions and the importance of nonconformity in one’s health and well being.

Dr. Joanny has also shared her message on FOX, NBC, CTV, and Global TV.

When was the last time you honestly felt well?

Confused? Headachy? Fatigued? Suffering From Anxiety Attacks That Wrack Your Mind And Body?

Tired of going from one therapist or doctor to another and another for EACH symptom? Getting inconsistent advice?

Getting no results? Temporary results?

Even getting hurt by practitioners?

Failing each Return-to-Play and Return-to-Learn step?

What about Return-to-Work (NO ONE talks about that one!)

Putting plans on hold until you finally get back on track?

There’s a growing body of research with disturbing findings that conventional  concussion protocol of prolonged rest actually makes things worse.

May I also point out to you that rest is NOT a treatment but an admission that your run-of-the-mill doctor doesn’t know how to help you!

The research is there and yet your doctor won’t have enough initiative or curiosity to think that there’s GOT to be a better way!

Or maybe they’re not taking your seriously.

Dr. Joanny takes you seriously. Go here to fill out the Mini-Intake form and make an appointment for your Complimentary Initial Consultation. (Value $250 – this offer will end at any time.)

There Is A BETTER Way

Many researchers are looking only at the physical brain, but in reality that’s not where the problem is. The issues you have are psychological.  Let us assure you, you’re not crazy.

It means you’re feeling helpless and maybe even hopeless. And definitely stressed out! That’s what happens when you’re not getting answers!


Extraordinary concussion answers is not conventional wisdom.
Extraordinary concussion answers is not conventional wisdom.

What it Takes to Recover

Growing Stronger.

Getting Better.


There is NO improvement if you’re NOT getting stronger and better – you’re just where you were when the problem started.

Do you get this?

In fact you’ve probably only gotten weaker since then. BUT – it’s not too late!

You train to improve. Regardless of what you do. You realize you must be continuously learning.

Then you improve. Recovery and healing require the same thing.

What you need is a step-by-step protocol that will get you back in the game – the sport you love and miss so much or back in the game of life.

That’s what we do at Concussion Answers. We have the answers to get you back in the game.

But what type of help are you looking for? What type of doctor are you looking for?

At Concussion Answers, we don’t do band-aid care or band-aid solutions like most doctors do.

We don’t treat concussion symptoms.

We don’t manage concussions.

We look for the reasons why your brain became WEAKENED! You’ll see it too and then life isn’t a mystery any more!

The Success Mindset of Successful Concussion Recovery

We Work With Clients Who:

1. VALUE their health and well-being
2. Are Coachable. Do as I tell you and you WILL get what you want. Stop being afraid. And recover.
3. Is decisive. Do you want to recover or not? Answer that question!
4. Are open and willing to take positive constructive action
5. Are open-minded about a holistic approach (body and mind together)
6. Apply themselves to the same extent as they would to their sport, education or career – You MUST be totally committed to getting the results you want!
7. Want control over their health

The same unquenchable desire to succeed (in sport, career, relationships) is the same that is required to heal your concussion.

The same unshakeable faith that you will succeed is a requirement to proceed to the full recovery you yearn for.

Get you mojo back! Go here to fill out your Mini-intake and make your appointment for the Complimentary Initial Consultation. (Value $250 – this offer will end at any time.)

The body has millions (trillions?) of electrical currents going through it. Sometimes they get blocked. And that causes the problems you’re having.

So it’s Dr. Joanny’s job to find out WHY there’s a blockage.

(By the way, if you have other issues and concerns, please go to for help!)

When she finds out WHY, she arrives at a diagnosis. This diagnosis tells you WHY. 

Then she devises a plan to unblock the “dam,” open it up, and you start healing!

We’re the only doctors anywhere treating PCS the way it should be done: effectively, efficiently and comprehensively in this Calgary sports medicine clinic.

If you’re looking for a doctor who

1. Respects your time. When you book your appointments, you’re in and you’re out ON TIME. There is NO waiting room.
2. Will explain why your brain became weakened and susceptible to injury.
3. Takes the time to listen to you and talk about your concerns in a safe setting
4. Has two-way discussions with her clients
5. Answers all your questions in plain, simple language
6. Gives you practical tools and strategies to heal your concussion and Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS)

Then Concussion Answers is definitely where you WILL get help.

However, we don’t accept just anyone as clients. We only accept those we believe we can help, who already possess the proper mindset.

Before you even step into our practice, we need to meet you to discuss some things.

If you meet the criteria above (checklist 1 to 7) and would like to speak with us personally about getting you extraordinary health results, then we will happily set aside some time for you. Here’s how the process works:

First, fill out the mini-intake form.*  The mini-intake is an IMPORTANT prerequisite for having the meeting. Please fill it out here.

We’ll have a meaningful initial conversation based on your health concerns, your goals and challenges to determine if we can help you.

At the end of the appointment you’ll have a better understanding of what you can do about it.

We will find out if there’s a fit for you and Dr. Joanny to work together to get you back in the game of your favourite sport, of your life.

*The mini-intake must be filled out when you schedule the initial consultation. If we do not receive the filled out form, the meeting will be postponed.

Second, make your appointment for a Complimentary Initial Consultation. 

This Initial Consultation is 60 minutes long.

Go here to fill out your Mini-intake and make your appointment for the Complimentary Initial Consultation. (Value $250 – this offer will end at any time.)

Nathan Deck’s Concussion Recovery Story

In a matter of a few weeks, he was back on the ice, helping to lead his team to victory. No more fear.

After helping his team move to the Premier Swedish Hockey League, Nathan Deck made another important decision. Now EVERYTHING has changed; his life has taken a direction he NEVER imagined!

Thank you for letting us help you at! We look forward to you MOVING forward and getting back in the game! You may also want to read about our Code of Ethics and Our Values.




About Calgary Concussion Answers

“Life is no longer a mystery.”

~ Dr. Joanny Liu.

I never thought I’d be doing what I do today. And what I do today is more important than I ever dreamed.  I’d never thought I’d be treating concussions here in Calgary, Alberta, Canada at Calgary Concussions.

Learn more here about the unique way we practice Chinese sports medicine.

I was a practicing Professional Engineer here for 24 years. I am a mother to two adult sons, a wife, a professional career woman since 1979 and since 2007, a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and now a doctor of Classical Chinese Medicine.

My life has taken many turns

In my mid 30s, I was miserable and very unhappy with my job. I felt unappreciated. I felt underemployed. I felt used. I was angry and frustrated. I blamed other people for my unhappiness.

At the time, I didn’t know that being deeply unhappy was being out of balance, and would seriously jeopardize my well being.

One day I got the bad news of a so-called Positive Pap test result – they found something abnormal. I reacted in my usual way. I got mad and I was mad as hell. I was so mad I cried all the way home, driving from work that day.

Why was I so angry?  How dare my body betray me when I was taking care of it all the time – my diet and my exercise routine. Later I would find out that these are NOT enough to ensure good health.  It seemed to be the last straw to feel betrayed by people and then by own body. What was going on!

In my rage, I somehow became introspective too. Something changed inside me that day.

I decided that I was going to take control of my health and my life. My research about cervical cancer at the time told me it was very rare and that it occurred most often in women who had multiple sexual partners, who also had multiple sexual partners. In other words, the nurse said, “it’s mainly a disease of prostitutes.”

“That’s not me!!!!!”

I didn’t know I had let other people tell me what to do. I didn’t know that being obedient was killing me. I didn’t know that by denying myself, I was killing myself.

So that was the day, I decided no longer to be a victim.  I decided to live.

The circumstances in my life began to change. I finally had the courage to ask for the things that I wanted.  I finally had the courage to leave things behind that made me unhappy. It wasn’t easy.

I became a consultant and a contractor for a few years. There was fear and opposition to that. Like, what about your pension? What about benefits?

Later I decided to leave corporate life altogether. I wanted to do something really meaningful. I told my boss at the time and he seemed to understand. He said, “Joanny, go out there and get that piece of paper and you do whatever you want with it!” I went for it and that’s how I went back to school after 24 years as a Professional Engineer and became a Doctor of Chinese Medicine.

But in the ensuing years after my cancer scare, I really didn’t know what I was doing. I just had this general idea. I had become much less tolerant of the status quo. I was still having a stressful time, but it was better than before my cancer scare. So I was inconsistent. I was successful sometimes and unsuccessful other times. I didn’t know why, but I was definitely searching for answers for questions that I didn’t know I was asking!

I found my answers in my first year class, Fundamentals of Traditional Chinese Medicine. My professor taught that day that a few minutes of anger hurt you more than whoever or whatever you were mad at. O. M. G! Little did I know then that I was preparing myself to create Calgary Concussion.

It was ALL that negativity that I carried around with me, on my shoulders, on my upper back. In modern terms, it’s called STRESS. But stress is such a general term that it is meaningless.

My definition of stress is simple

Harbouring long term negativity. That’s called SUFFERING.

I’m just like you. It wasn’t easy for me either. I had to figure it out. I had to dig myself out of that hole that I call a cancer scare. But I did it alone. It took me almost another two decades to get to where I am today. I’ve spent a lot of time, effort, reading, studying and 10s of thousands of dollars going from seminar to seminar, learning bits and pieces and finally putting it all together. You don’t have to go through that.

I began to understand the missing link between sports injuries and disease and the expected results that people want from their doctors. Comprehensive treatment plans that MUST also contain a huge element of psychological involvement. This is the difference maker at Calgary Concussion Answers.

Why I Do What I Do

Possibility thinking moves you forward. Not mere problem solving. You can no longer afford that. Much of modern medicine these days is more like battlefield medicine to get you out and going as soon as possible. But it provides only temporary relief with a wish and crossed fingers that the problem doesn’t come back to bite you later.

Not good enough! You need sports medicine that is comprehensive that moves you forward in order to heal definitively. So, let me ask you this:

1.Have you been fired, released or forced to quit since you’ve had your concussion?
2. Are you still suffering from awful headaches long after your concussion?
3. Are you putting off your plans and the things you want to do since your concussion?
4. Are you depressed?
5. Are you having ANY suicidal thoughts at all?

It was February 2015 and I was doing a course on speaking from the stage. One of the questions asked up front was this: “What do you imagine would have been the cost to the client had they NOT accepted your offer?” Immediately the answer came to me:

SUICIDE! Then I cried. That’s what drives me. I’m in this game because I’m saving lives! AND the fact that parents and maybe their kids are having second thoughts about participating in their favourite sports.

I believe in mental fitness because mental health is everything. If you are fit mentally then you know what’s right for you. You will not indulge in doing things or eating foods that harm you. Instead you make the choices that make you happy and healthy – in mind, body and spirit. You can read more about what my values are and what I believe in here.

The state of concussion “treatments” in conventional sports medicine is non-existent. The NFL paid a group of the brightest minds in neuroscience ($100 million) to come up with answers. In the summer of 2015, they announced the answer: exercise.

Really?! Are you kidding?

Man, athletes EXERCISE for a living!

No wonder the thought of concussion happening to a young brain has parents panicked.

So let’s cut the crap. Sport is not at fault. The NFL is not at fault. The NHL is not at fault. Premier League and UEFA are not at fault. World Rugby is not at fault. What makes the brain weak in some and not others?

The answer is in the piles of research on neuroscience, neuropyschology and neuroplasticity just lying on shelves gathering dust. But I’ve got GOOD news. I studied the research, put two and two together and it suddenly dawned on me why my clients were getting better faster and recovering at record pace – it didn’t matter what injury it was – but ESPECIALLY concussions.

The brain is easy to heal. Period. If you know what to do. If you know WHY the brain was weakened in the first place. If you know how to trigger the right type of brain plasticity that grows and repairs brain cells. You see, brain plasticity can work both ways – it can grow or it can shrink. A healthy brain grows.

I figured out how to apply the science in my sports medicine practice.

Following the Return-to-Play Protocol makes sense. However they don’t have a way for you to actually advance through every step. The CONSEQUENCES are DIRE!

They have you wait on the sidelines. Have you ever wondered if there is anything you can do yourself to improve the odds of passing their “test?”

Are You Fed Up? Then make an appointment here with Dr. Joanny Liu for an Initial Consultation

Psychological health IS the mainstay of Chinese medicine. Understanding the human psyche and helping you to become the best version of you is what we do at Calgary Concussion Answers. It naturally evolved because we’re talking about the brain. Unfortunately too much emphasis is put on the BIG part of our brain.

At Calgary Concussion Answers we practice THE WHOLE brain approach.  You’ve got questions. Calgary Concussion has the insights. You must consider the emotional parts too, because the emotional state determines behaviour. Got to go MUCH deeper!

Concussions and Post Concussion Syndrome are temporary. You never ever have to have another one. Because prevention is also in the recovery process.

If I didn’t know what I know today, I wouldn’t have been able to help my own grown son deal positively, proactively and constructively with his severe concussion that nearly blinded him.

Today, it’s over 5 years since that concussion. My son never had a relapses. No headaches. No eye problems. He’s stronger emotionally and mentally to deal with situations that he would never have thought possible before his full recovery.

Once you’ve made up your mind to be well, then you go about it ruthlessly (AKA relentlessly) until you reach your goal. Then you recover.

In all the cases I’ve seen, there is one TRUTH: all concussions are preceded by a traumatic MAJOR upset. Shock. Deep disappointment. It could’ve been days ago, weeks, months later.

The work I do and the process I developed have proven results. In my work, there’s ALWAYS a way to end pain and misery. I start with the end result, the one that you want. That’s what you and I focus on. In end you get what you want if you follow the PROCESS of Calgary Concussion Answers.

So let me save you lots of time and heartache. Let’s tone down and even eliminate the stress in your life. That’s what resilience is all about.

Because that’s going to determine what you look like and feel like right now and in the future. It’s going to determine how you perform everyday, whether it’s in your career, at home, and your finances. Because there’s a universal truth: How you do one thing is how you do everything! It’s already happening right now.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us here. 

Cheers, Dr. Joanny, TCMD (Doctor of Chinese Medicine), RAc (Registered Acupuncturist Alberta), B.CivilEng

Calgary Concussion Answers


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You Haven’t Felt Well In A LONG Time And You’ve Got Serious Questions

You found 9 Signs of a Hidden Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) because you have serious questions about your health. Maybe it’s been a long time since you felt really good. Maybe you’re inflicted with confounding symptoms that no one can explain to you.

Maybe you have a brain injury that you’re not aware of.

So take this TBI Quiz right now.*

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WARNING: I can also be controversial and opinionated. You didn’t come here for the status quo.

Because it’s the status quo that’s keeping you sick and searching for the right stuff.

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