Healing from chronic pain: Go barefoot!

Chronic pain, Healing, Leg pain

Who would have thunk! The delivery to my Boston area Neuromuscular Therapy center of my latest professional journal last week brought this interesting news. Dr. James Oschman (Ph.D) who authored the surprisingly believeable book Energy Medicine reports that “recent research has documented a variety of benefits from the transfer of charge from the earth to […]

August 20, 2009

Healing from pain

Chronic pain, Healing, Low back pain, Neck pain, Pain relief

Imaging and breathing can be powerful tools for pain relief. At first Sukie B. was tense during her neck pain treatments and had trouble letting go. To help her, we worked on breathwork and imaging. She had learned in her Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) class about using the breath to reduce stress. I taught […]

July 19, 2009

Pain relief: Ice or heat?

Healing, Pain relief

There is still controversy over this question and I often hear what I believe to be incorrect information given out by medical professionals. The guidelines for hot and cold applications found in Chaitow and Delany’s Clinical Applications of Neuromuscular Techniques makes the most sense to me. This is the general guideline for muscles that I […]

July 10, 2009

Muscle pain and weakness: 8 other causes

Healing, Muscle information

When patients come to my Neuromuscular Therapy center near Boston with undiagnosed muscle pain and weakness, I always think about what causes there might be other than the two most recognized by medical professions: underuse (or deconditioning) and disease process. In light of the news story on ABC June 5, 2009 about muscle weakness caused […]

June 8, 2009

Relieving bursitis pain: An explanation that makes sense

Acute pain, Bursitis, Healing, Neuromuscular therapy, Rotator cuff, Shoulder pain

Medical relief of bursitis treats inflammation and pain, but doesn’t always correct the condition because the source may not be effectively diagnosed. Here is an explanation of bursits and its treatment that makes sense. Bursitis means inflammation of a bursa. Bursae are found between body parts that rub across each other to prevent friction during […]

May 27, 2009