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Craniosacral therapy

Polyvagal Theory

Our “primitive” gut neurology plays an active role in our experience. “Gut Feelings”, which we usually experience more quickly than our conscious thoughts, are a good example of how our guts are aware of and respond to...

Status of Traditional and Complementary...

Science magazine is ending 2014 with a special section on Traditional and Complementary Medicine (T&CM) spread over three issues. This is a truly landmark event, in that T&CM is difficult to evaluate by the rules of Alopathic medicine...

Stick On Magnets

800 gauss ferrite magnets. Accu-Band are the most popular acu-magnets. 24k gold plated 0.09″ x 0.2″ dia magnets with 0.8″ dia adhesive plasters. The bionorth (-) side contacts the body. This bionorth (-) side also features a tiny...

Structure and Function of Bone

For Manual Therapists conceptualizing bone is something of a challenge. Classical anatomy presents bone as a static, mineralized structure that treats loads as compressional, somewhat like a stack of bricks. The dynamic and self healing...

Human Structural Alignment

What is the correct alignment for the structure of the human body in the gravity field? It is helpful to use the landmarks indicated in the graphic below to find this alignment, which is the most efficient for our structure. When our bodies are...

The Bio-Chemistry of Stretch

Aches and pains in our muscles, from a Manual Therapy perspective, are viewed as our bodies protective response to unbalanced tone. Essentially our bodies are saying that for the painful activity our muscle tone is not organized in a way that...

Lymph System Massage

When we get out of the shower or bath, usually the next thing to do is dry ourselves. Seeing as we are going to dry ourselves anyway, it is an excellent opportunity to do a little Lymphatic Massage. The idea is to dry yourself in the direction...

Sleeping on Your Side

I often encounter clients who complain of hip pain when sleeping on their sides. This pain usually occurs in the region between the top of the leg and the hip bone ( Greater Trochanter and Illiac Creest). There are small, powerful muscles in...

Adrenal Fatigue

When our ancestors noticed a tiger sitting in a tree, ready to pounce upon them, their bodies knew exactly what to do. The body instantly passed through its freeze response and initiated its self defense mechanisms for fight or flight...

Headaches

Here is an interesting poster put out by Mt Saini Hospital on Headaches. It is interesting to note that they are now acknowledging that Manual Therapy manipulations are effective at managing headaches. However, the way Touch Therapy is...

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