The Power of Massage

When most people think of massage they think of a relaxing day at the spa. They don’t think of something that can dramatically change the function of their body and rid them of pain. There are a lot of different kinds of massage that come from every culture all over the world. One might even argue that massage was the first way that human beings helped each other when in distress or pain.  At this point, the art of massage has advanced significantly, and continues to develop. Some of those types of massage are your basic spa massage, which is great is you just want to feel a little better… Read More

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Podcast Episode 5: Alternative Medicine

What is alternative medicine? What does that term really mean, and what is complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM), and what is integrative medicine? These questions are answered and I get into a little about how making money and control of the market comes into play. Please follow and like us:

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The Medical Industrial Complex and You

Medicine is big money. Some estimate that by 2020 prescription drug spending in the U.S. may reach $600 billion. The American Medical Association spends approximately $20 million a year lobbying politicians. The medical insurance industry collects about $1 trillion a year in premiums. With all that money running through the system, there is a lot of people working to keep things the same. As you can imagine, when businesses get that big, they have a lot of power to control the marketplace. There’s something that then happens, most of the people involved in the industry have no concept of the fact that what they do has life or death consequences… Read More

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Episode 4: Solution Based Thinking

Solution based thinking is a crucial means of working towards your healthcare goals. We can’t be stuck in the past and stuck complaining about what we don’t like. The people who overcome injury are the ones that use solution based thinking. Please follow and like us:

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“Alternative” Medicine According To Who?

I admit it, I practice voodoo, witch doctor medicine, or as some people call it Chinese medicine. What I practiced was a medicine that had been continuously developed on billions of people for over 5,000 years. However, to people here in the United States, it was called alternative and I had to routinely weather the harshest of insults from some very intelligent doctors who were well educated. Chinese medicine, that is acupuncture and the worlds most advanced system of plant medicine, is lumped in with crystal healing, necromancy, and snake oil salesman. The question I often asked myself was, “How could a group of intelligent, educated people, schooled in critical… Read More

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I’m just getting old.

I hear it too many times from too many people. They don’t know what to do to heal themselves, so they just chalk it up to getting old. The most common occurrence of said declaration is when an old injury, that never was properly healed, starts to hurt again. It doesn’t matter if your only 35, it’s bound to come out of your mouth, “I guess I’m just getting old”. The other time this tends to happen is when people are too sedentary and aren’t moving enough in general, and so, despite being 40 years old they willl say, “I guess I’m just getting old”. I’d like to emphatically declare… Read More

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Do I have carpel tunnel?!

Carpel tunnel syndrome is one of those things that people hear about, and then they will call any pain in their wrist or forearm carpel tunnel syndrome. It’s kind of like someone not knowing why their body aches and they say they have fibromyalgia. Or someone who has a hyper kid and they just say the kid has ADD. In other words it’s one of those catch all phrases. I’ve come across a lot of these cases in my time helping people with their aches and pains and most of the time I found it not to be carpel tunnel syndrome, but more likely thoracic outlet syndrome. What did you… Read More

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