The New England Journal of Medicine reported a study on the volume of people and amount of money spent on traditional therapy and medicine vs. alternative therapy, The stunning news was that as much money was spent over thirteen billion dollars last year) on alternative therapy as was with traditional therapy and medicine. The study also demonstrated that people were willing to pay cash for alternative therapy that produced the results that they needed and that this trend continues . . . ( read more)
What is fibromyalgia really? What do fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic pain, headaches, pelvic/menstrual pain and dysfunction, and PMS have in common? These are simply different labels of a common denominator, unrecognized myofascial restrictions. Myofascial restrictions do not show up in all of the standard tests that are now performed, nor have most health professionals been taught how to recognize them . . . ( read more)
The Scientific Rationale
Something has happened that is incredibly important! The Quantum Shift that I have been talking about has occurred and will have a massive impact on you and healthcare that will be so vast it will be beyond your wildest imagination. First, allow me to step back so any therapist or physician that has yet to take my Myofascial Release seminars or any patient that may be considering Myofascial Release can better understand our Myofascial Release perspective . . . ( read more )
therapy has viewed pain from two different perspectives. One school of thought
was to avoid pain, "mask" the symptoms and teach the patient to cope
with his or her problem. This approach did not cause direct trauma, but forced
people to be satisfied with limited results. There was the possibility of
cumulative trauma since untreated restrictions caused micro trauma to the
patient's system over time. This micro trauma was like a ticking time bomb left
in the system, forcing a return of symptoms or a shift to another area. This is
rarely a satisfactory solution.
Without Awareness, There Is No Choice!
were injured a couple of years ago. You received on-going therapy in the form
of hot packs, ultrasound, massage, electrical stimulation, exercise and
flexibility training, joint mobilization and muscle energy techniques,
medication and psychological counseling to no avail. All of the standard tests
show nothing and you desperately want to get better.
I am sure
that you have heard of, or experienced the flight or fight response, but have
you ever heard of the freeze response? For years, I have taught that one
of the many benefits of Myofascial Release and Myofascial Unwinding is the
release of the holding or bracing patterns of the mind/body complex. It seems
that during times of trauma the subconscious . . . ( read more)
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