How BEAM Surgery Works

Excerpts from A Life Worth Living – Schizophrenia Alternative Treatment: Part 3 – A Solution for Schizophrenia

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Narcissi, 2012 BEAM Patient. “I feel like my life began again at 40.”

Chapter 2     How BEAM Works

BEAM or Bilateral Electrocoagulation of Adrenal Medulla is a surgery that has been practiced since 2006, that can eradicate the intake of antipsychotic medications for life.  It offers a real alternative in the lives of patients, capable of bringing Psychiatry and surgery together, thus becoming the new Psychiatry for the 21st century.

Schizophrenia is a disease that is centered in the brain stem in the Hypothalamus Pituitary Thyroid Adrenaline axis, HPTA. When the HPTA axis is fatigued, the production and the functions of dopamine, noradrenaline, and other neurotransmitters that communicate with brain neurons is disrupted.

There is one solution to schizophrenia, BEAM or Bilateral Electrocoagulation of Adrenal Medulla; BEAM is just beginning to become known outside of Latin America, and is offered only in Guayaquil, Ecuador. This procedure consists in blocking 100 percent of the production of adrenaline from its source, and 20 percent of noradrenaline from the adrenal marrow in the adrenal medulla glands. By blocking blood adrenaline, the synthesis of dopamine has a new regulation, a new biochemical blueprint, and a new system of signals that causes for the shaking in Parkinson’s patients to disappear from the beginning, and the symptoms from schizophrenic patients to be eliminated.

This procedure was created by Ecuadorean psychiatrist, Dr. Jose Mackliff, after more than thirty years of self-funded research, and is now being offered as a permanent solution to Parkinson’s and schizophrenia. The surgery consists of electrically burning the marrow in the narrow channel of the adrenal medullas, which lie above the two kidneys in the body.

By blocking the tissue in the suprarenal glands through the BEAM surgery, 100 percent of adrenaline and 20 percent of noradrenaline are also blocked in the bloodstream. Then in the brain, the glial cells and the hypothalamus detect the lack of these substances in their metabolisms, and they take on the role of neuroendocrine brain regulators and start generating a new modal system, a new plasticity to the tyrosine chain, thus regulating the functions of dopamine, noradrenaline, and other neurotransmitters that communicate with these neurons. In this way, dopamine is available in parts of the brain where it is only needed, as in the substantia nigra in the case of Parkinson’s, and won’t be released in areas where it exists in excess, as in the “limbic zone” in the case of schizophrenia.

Glial cells are one of two major types of cells in the brain and central nervous system. There are 86 -100 billion neurons in the brain; the same number of Glial cells exist in the brain making up one half of the brain’s total volume. Glial (Neuroglial) cells do not conduct nerve impulses, but, instead, support, nourish, and protect the neurons. Glial cells are far more numerous than neurons and, unlike neurons, are capable of mitosis (reproducing).

Tyrosine is a non-essential amino acid like glutamine that the body makes from another amino acid called phenylalanine. It is an essential component for the production of several important brain chemicals called neurotransmitters, including epinephrine (adrenaline), norepinephrine and dopamine.

After BEAM, the Adrenaline is immediately replaced by norepinephrine produced in the brain which compensates for the lack of blood adrenaline, in such a way that the patient keeps the necessary hormonal function to deal with stress and eliminates the failure of the gluco-regulation from bringing normal levels of hormones to the HPTA axis.

The change in cortisol rhythm is one of the successes of BEAM, resulting from the disappearance of adrenaline. Cortisol changes the circadian rhythm to regulate glucose with glucagon, and this promotes the hypothalamic pituitary function. This corresponds to the physiological changes that cause immediate responses in schizophrenic patients and Parkinson patients submitted to BEAM.

Please share this post with others who like you are looking for a schizophrenia solution. You won’t find this information anywhere else in English. It is the only treatment solution for schizophrenia, and it will never be found by the millions of dollars of pharmaceutical funded research in developed countries.

3 thoughts on “How BEAM Surgery Works

  1. I have to say , this is miss leading. You must state the truth, every pacient is different and the responce is not immediate. There are people like us that are dessperate for help and stateing there is an immidiate change is getting hopes up to quickly …..I’m really trying to belive in this , but so far the the adrenoline reduction…..not working for us . Do you have any other sorces of info on the B.E.A.M. procedure besides that of Dr. Mackliff ? Please forward me what ever you have , thanx Mike.

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    1. Hello Michael,

      Dr. Mackliff replied to your comment in the Post, Under-reported suicides as an adverse effect of antipsychotics. It is true that BEAM works differently on different individuals. Dr. Mackliff told me that all of a person’s intelligence, education, abilities and tendencies that they had before manifesting schizophrenia, can be restored after the BEAM surgery. In some cases, it takes longer for a person to resume a normal life, and psycho-therapy and other interventions may be necessary. There are a million different types of schizophrenia, so responses to the treatments may also be different. In general, in the one hundred surgeries that have been done, the symptoms of schizophrenia noticeably improve within 48 hours; then the hard work of re-adjusting to reality and normal perceptions begins. Mackliff has also said in response to questions and answers sent by family members on BEAM, that family support is essential during the first year after BEAM and the gradual reduction of the antipsychotics they were on before the surgery. Some of the patients have relapses during the recovery, and need to have increased dosages of antipsychotics for a time. The number of relapses in the few patients is only a few; nothing like the recurring relapses and hospitalizations that occur in patients on anti-psychotic treatment alone. In answer to your question, has anyone else investigated Dr. Mackliff’s research and work? The answer is no, even though Mackliff has invited other psychiatrists and researchers to follow his studies and develop them further.

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    2. Hi Michael.
      It’s been six months after the surgery. How is your son doing? Can you please let us know. And how old is he? We all are following, and we all are going through turmoil. I heard that for some people it takes up to 3 years to improve. Has it been any progress, at least small?

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