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Mesothelioma – Integrative medicine / therapy / Matrix Energetics Approaches

July 20, 2010

Mesothelioma.com is proud to partner with practitioners of integrative therapies such as massage, reiki, and Craniosacral therapy. Integrative programs complement traditional treatments for mesothelioma cancer extremely well, and add to the efficacy of the overall treatment regimen. Often the debilitating effects of mesothelioma radiation or chemotherapy can limit the patient’s ability to recover from these treatments. When practiced in conjunction with traditional therapies, integrative techniques such as those practiced here, allow for a patient to extend not only mesothelioma prognosis, but prognoses for other aggressive malignancies.

For More information on Complimentary Alternative Medicine and Integrative Manual Therapy and Matrix Energetics as well as the research related to various diagnosis you can visit the sites below:

www.missionhillspt.com For Matrix Energetics and Integrative Manual Therapy in San Diego CA and Vancouver BC

www.missionhillspt.wordpress.com Blog on treatment options for variety of conditions including mesothelioma, and other chronic conditions.

www.visualizehealth.net Health Coaching and Matrix Energetics Site

http://www.manualtherapyresearch.com/      Medical Research related to complimentary alternative medicine, massage and matrix energetics and diagnosis from A to Z

http://matrixenergeticsnow.com/CranioSacral_Therapy.php Manual Therapy approach to mesothelioma and other diagnosis.

http://www.theburnhamreview.org/ Research Site for CAM, Massage Therapy,

http://www.centerimt.net/Matrix_Energetics_Library.html Research related to Matrix Energetics and Health Coaching

http://theburnhamreview.net/CranioSacral_Therapy_Crania.php Research site

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MVA – whiplash treatment options – Chiropractic, Physical Therapy, Alternative Medicine, Energy Medicine, Matrix Energetics, Integrative Manual Therapy, Massage Therapy

July 13, 2010

After a motor vehicle accident, ( whiplash ) which type of treatment is best for you?  I have listed common and some uncommon treatment options.  What are the usual course of action after a car wreck and is there a better way for you?

Chiropractic

Chiropractic is an alternative medical system. It takes a different approach from standard medicine in treating health problems.

The basic concepts of chiropractic are

  • Your body has a powerful self-healing ability
  • Your body’s structure (mainly the spine) and its function are related
  • The goal of chiropractic therapy is to normalize this relationship

Chiropractic professionals are doctors of chiropractic, or D.C.s. They use a type of hands-on therapy called spinal manipulation or adjustment. Many people visit chiropractors for treatment of low back pain.

NIH: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

The adjustments ( high velocity manipulations) are direct stretching techniques.  After a motor vehicle accident which is basically a high velocity injury, the muscle spindle of the spinal muscles is turned up resulting in spasms.  High velocity techniques such as chiropractic adjustments further activate the muscle spindle and can actually cause a whiplash type effect.  When getting any manual therapy it is a good idea to test and re-test range of motion and pain levels to determine if the treatment did something beneficial for the client.  Just because it “pops” doesn’t mean it’s fixed.  Checking how you move and feel after the treatment is key to seeing if this option works for you.

Physical Therapy

Basic Physical Therapy involves modalities such as Heat, Ice, Ultrasound, Electrical Stimulation and exercises to ease pain and restore movement and function.  Orthopedic Certified Specialists are trained in direct and indirect techniques to treat muscles, fascia and joints as well as neural tension.  My experience is that the indirect techniques work best; such as strain-counterstrain technique because as you put the injured areas on slack the muscle spindle is turned down and reset at a more comfortable resting length.  Again, testing and retesting pain, range of motion and function immediately after treatment is the best way to determine if this method is working for you.

Alternative Treatment Options are many and varied.  A partial list follows:

Reiki –

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

QiGong

Wisdom Healing Qigong is the translation of Zhineng Qigong in China.

“If you want to be healthy and live to 100, do QiGong.”
This was how Dr. Oz responded on November 1,  2007 during an interview with Oprah when he was asked out of all the health practices that one could do, what was the one practice that he would choose and recommend people practice to stay healthy. He added that Qigong reverses the aging process.

“As millions of people in China have already discovered, Qigong essentially reverses the aging process, while reducing stress, preventing illness, curing disease, and enhancing the overall quality of life.”
Master Mingtong Gu

QiGong is something I’ve practiced for years and I’ve found it amazingly effective in treatment of problems related to whiplash.  The one thing that qigong does that other methods don’t do well is helping someone tap into the “why did I have this accident”  Many times the universe is tapping at the door and giving a wake up call.  QiGong taps into the universal energy and can aid in healing on the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and other etheric levels.  I highly recommend this method to anyone for any condition.

Massage Therapy –

Massage is one of the oldest healing arts: Chinese records dating back 3,000 years document its use; the ancient Hindus, Persians and Egyptians applied forms of massage for many ailments; and Hippocrates wrote papers recommending the use of rubbing and friction for joint and circulatory problems. Today, the benefits of massage are varied and far-reaching. As an accepted part of many physical rehabilitation programs, massage therapy has also proven beneficial for many chronic conditions, including low back pain, arthritis, bursitis, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, immunity suppression, infertility, smoking cessation, depression, and more. And, as many millions will attest, massage also helps relieve the stress and tension of everyday living that can lead to disease and illness.

I see the benefits of massage daily as I have many massage therapists as friends.  Reading thru the massage therapy journals and The Burnham Review I see that massage therapy is highly studied in medical journals and has been shown to be effective in the treatment of ailments from whiplash. Again, I recommend some of the more indirect techniques such as tuina and shiatsu but for chronic and long term problems there is a place for the more direct structural integration or Rolfing techniques.

Integrative Manual Therapy

IMT developed by Sharon Giammatteo PT, PhD has helped thousands of people from chronic conditions including ailments from whiplash and motor vehicle accidents.  IMT uses indirect techniques to assess and treat causes of the problem which could be as varied as joint, muscle, nerve as well as organs, arteries, veins, and lymph vessels and nodes as well as mental, emotional and spiritual reasons someone is still hurting.  I would recommend finding a therapist who is certified in IMT and has the designation of IMTC.  For more info on IMT www.centerIMT.com and www.missionhillspt.com

Matrix Energetics

Matrix Energetics is an amazing healing and transformation modality that works in the expression of subtle energy physics and the concepts and laws of quantum physics, superstring theory and Rupert Sheldrake’s Morphic Resonance. It was invented by Dr. Richard Bartlett, D.C., N.D., who is both a chiropractor and a naturopath.  This is the technology I now use for clients and others who are looking for true transformation on all levels; physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and other.  With motor vehicle accidents and whiplash in particular, if a client has had the condition for a while and tried other techniques without help, Matrix Energetics is a way I’ve found that can shift them and get them back to healing.  We’ve got a newsletter describing it in detail at www.missionhillspt.com/newsletters and more information can be found at www.matrixenergetics.com; other information can be found on other posts on this blog www.missionhillspt.wordpress.com

Ralph Havens PT OCS IMTC

Certified Matrix Energetics Practioner

www.missionhillspt.com

619.543.1470

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Massage Therapy Recommendations from Mission Hills Physical Therapy

July 18, 2009

Jen T. Energy
Jen Toussant, HHP

A licensed and certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Jen Toussant is Mission Hills Physical Therapy’s recommended massage therapist. Having trained for over 1100 hours at Mueller College of Holistic Studies, and with extensive exposure to Integrative Manual Therapy’s philosophies, Jen’s bodywork is informed, intention-filled, and highly complementary to the IMT done at Mission Hills PT.

Having focused her holistic studies in Asian modalities, Jen’s specializes not only in Swedish massage, but also Acupressure, Tui Na, Shiatsu, and Reiki. She has a passion for learning and integrating various approaches to the body and wellness, so as to provide truly customized sessions that help you connect your body with the balance and well-being it deserves.

Jen is the owner of JenT. Energy, a private practice located at 3355 4th Avenue, near Balboa Park. In addition to caring for her clients, Jen has continued her involvement with education as an Assistant Instructor at Mueller College. She regularly practices Qi Gong, runs, explores gluten-free, organic cooking, and is currently tending her first garden. Prior to entering the holistic health field, Jen obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University with concentrations in biology, psychology, education, and fine art.

Contact Jen T. Energy

Phone: 619.957.1309
Email: jen.t.energy@gmail.com
Address: 3355 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103