Archive for January, 2010


Gluten and Inflammation – A matrix energetics / integrative manual therapy approach

January 26, 2010

When looking at the best ways to help someone with signs and symptoms related to gluten sensitivity, we have many tools to use.  First we like to get a 100% gluten free eating plan started.  The research over the past 10 years shows that if someone with an auto-immune condition, joint or bone pains, fibromyalgia and other conditions goes gluten-free, many times most if not all of their symptoms improve and can even clear completely.

One reason we think this happens is purely physiological.  The immune system cranks up and starts attacking the person when gluten is being eaten.  By taking gluten completely out of the diet, the immune system calms down and rests and the body can heal.

But another reason we like to use gluten free programs is that because so many people have benefited from a gluten free diet, because so many researchers have found it helpful and because so many practitioners have had similar results taking their clients off gluten, there is an enormous morphic field concerning gluten sensitivity.  What I mean by that is that there is information in the field so that people who “tap into” this gluten-free program benefit from the energetic field of all the people who have been part of gluten sensitivity research, treatments and eating programs.  This may be new information to you.  If it is you can read more about morphic fields at This is a powerful way to benefit from a gluten free eating plan.

Using Integrative Manual Therapy, the work of Sharon Giammatteo, PT, PhD, we are able to use structural and physiological manual therapy methods to help fix up the cecum (large intestine) and the other areas affected by gluten.  Also through using supplements, most notably zinc, chlorophyl and manganese B 12, along with high quality fish oils, both the structure and the function of the GI tract can regain health.

This Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT) approach used to take many hours to fix up a colon ( GI tract)  and was mostly useful if a client agreed to a 100% gluten free program.  Now we use Matrix Energetics, a transformational way to access the healing potential of the zero-point field. By using Matrix Energetics, we can tap into whatever is useful to help someone heal or transform.  We can use IMT, Matrix, supplements, and other healing modalities all under the umbrella of Matrix Energetics.  Matrix Energetics basically super-charges any other modality we choose to use to help someone.

Here is just one success story from one of our clients.  We saw this client for only 6 treatments over the course of a few months.

“I sat through most of my acting class yesterday with very little back
discomfort (3 hour class)  A miracle!   My left shoulder is moving
easier with less discomfort……….a miracle!  I’m not taking any
herbs or supplements for anxiety or depression because I don’t need
them……..first time in many many years…..a miracle!  I’ve cleaned
out an entire drawer of many bottles of supplements that I don’t feel I
need anymore and made room for a gizmo that makes noodles out of

I’m not afraid of the future.”

W.H. 2009

For information on the physics behind matrix energetics you can check out these interviews and lectures at

For more information on gluten sensitivity you can check out

For more information on Integrative Manual therapy please check out

For more information on Morphic Fields you can check out

For a newsletter on gluten sensitivity you can check out

for more information on gluten sensitivity there is a great summary article by Dr. Mark Hyman at

Ralph Havens, PT, OCS, IMTC


Simple self-treatment for plantar fasciitis ~ Strain-Counterstrain

January 17, 2010

This is a simple and effective self-treatment technique for plantar fasciitis.  The usual predictor of outcome with a diagnosis of plantar fasciitis is months of pain and limitations and the usual treatment usually involves stretching, rest, ice, massage and night splints.  I’ve found these treatments minimally helpful at best.

What I have found is that getting a client to use this simple strain-counterstrain technique a few times per day can clear the condition sometimes with a few reps of this positional release technique.  Please let me know what it does for you.

Ralph Havens, PT, OCS, IMT C


Here’s the technique:

Sit on your couch where you can be in a relaxed position with your affected leg up on the couch so you can reach your foot with both hands. Then, place the same side hand ( right hand for right foot) so that the index finger and thumb cradle the back of the heel bone. The opposite hand (left hand for right side foot) index and thumb cradles the top of the foot. Now the shortening part. Gently and I mean gentle, push the two hands together so that the bottom of your foot is shortened or placed on slack. Hold this position with your leg totally relaxed; this is important because you’re turning down a nerve feedback loop so you don’t want any tensing of the muscles in your foot or leg. Hold it there for 3 minutes without moving your hands or foot. Just letting it stay in this position. Let Go gently and repeat this a few times per day. Each time you do this you can test your foot by walking and see what differences you notice. Let me know how it changes things for you.

Ralph Havens PT OCS IMTC



Change Now from Dr. Richard Bartlett, DC, ND compliments of Kimberly Burnham, PhD

January 8, 2010

“Change now, while you still can. Change now because you can, change now because it is the right thing to do. Change now because there is no right, no left, no time left, no space left. Only you. Change.” – Dr. Richard Bartlett, DC, ND Consciousness Healing Radio Interview June 20, 2007  at

Compliments of Kimberly Burnham, PhD and


This Thursday January 14th 7 pm: Community Evening – Kim Burnham PhD – Neurological Conditions & Headaches – Blood Flow

January 4, 2010

Tight neck muscles, compressed spinal joints and shortened fascia can contribute to decreased blood flow to the head, brain and spinal cord leading to pain and neurological symptoms. Come to his free evening presentation to learn what manual therapists can do to increase muscle relaxations, joint mobility, improved blood flow and ways you can help yourself.

Kim Burnham, PhD will be speaking at Mission Hills Physical Therapy  Thursday, January 14th, 2010 at 7 pm

please call Susan to rsvp at 619.543.1470 for this thursdays community evening

Mission Hills Physical Therapy

928 Ft. Stockton Drive suite 201

San Diego, CA 92103


Gluten Sensitivity – Dr. Mark Hyman – From The Huffington Post

January 3, 2010

This is a very well documented and referenced article by Dr. Mark Hyman on gluten sensitivity and how it can masquerade as a number of ailments and diseases; over 55 diseases recognized by the American Medical Association as having links to gluten sensitivity.  If you or anyone you know has any of these conditions please pass it along to them;  You could save their life.  Gluten sensitivity has been linked to a 30+% increase in death in the medical literature.

Here’s a partial list of conditions caused by gluten sensitivity:

osteoporosis, irritable bowel disease, inflammatory bowel disease, anemia, cancerfatigue, canker sores, (v) and rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and almost all other autoimmune diseases. Gluten is also linked to many psychiatric (vi) and neurological diseases, including anxietydepression, (vii) schizophrenia, (viiidementia, (ix)migraines, epilepsy, and neuropathy (nerve damage). (x) It has also been linked to autism.(ix)

For more information please email me and I can send you more research and sources.

my best

Ralph Havens PT, OCS, IMTC, CMe

orthopedic clinical specialist

certified Integrative Manual Therapist

certified Matrix Energetics Practitioner