I've got more great info for you all today thanks to the help of my fantastic patient Christina! We took some time out after her treatment yesterday to take some photos to demonstrate another great technique I use with patients- pelvic blocking from Sacro-Occipital Technique.
Pelvic blocking addresses pelvic/hip misalignments that can lead to a wide range of dysfunction and symptomatic problems including hip/pelvis/lower back/knee problems, hormonal issues, ovary/testicular pain, shoulder problems, cranial (skull) problems, headaches, a general feeling of tension in the body, and more.
The hips/pelvis complex affects the entire body and is so important for overall body function. For example, anyone with upper body complaints should always have their hips/pelvis checked as well. Everything is so intricately connected. Specifically, the pelvis is connected to the neck and upper back by way of something called the dura mater, which is the membrane enveloping the brain and spinal cord.
I asses the need for any pelvic blocking during the treatment using my tool of Applied Kinesiology muscle testing, which is highly reliable and an amazing tool!
Pelvic blocking works differently from high velocity manual adjustments. Pelvic blocking is a way to balance the lower back/hips with a slow, gentle method that treats and relaxes the muscles/ligaments naturally. Both higher force and lower force adjustive techniques have a place and together are a powerful combination.
Thanks to Christina for being such a wonderful patient. She's always smiling and ready for whatever the treatment brings her. Christina is also a registered nurse and so brings a lot of her own knowledge and insights to the treatments as well! Thank you Christina for being an awesome teammate with me on your optimal health journey!
I just spent a wonderful and incredibly informative and enlightening 4 days at the International College of Applied Kinesiology Annual Meeting in Pentagon City!
I listened to some of the masters in my field of Applied Kinesiology present on many different subjects including functional muscle testing, TMJ, cranial nerve dysfunction, neurointerlink, small intestinal health, vagus nerve dysfunction, obesity, AK shortcuts, the body's barrier systems including blood-brain barrier, and more.
It was so great to see all of my amazingly talented colleagues/friends, many of whom I only see at these conferences throughout the years. As usual, I am leaving the conference and the weekend feeling so motivated and ready to use some new techniques back at work!
I look forward to seeing all of my patients back in the office this Tuesday!
When you go for your milk this morning, chose a cow dairy alternative! I personally like coconut milk, and even recently tried macadamia nut milk, which was delicious. In this photo you can see all of the reasons to avoid cow dairy, and to try some alternatives!
I use muscle testing to test all of my patients for their specific food sensitivities, including especially wheat, corn, dairy, soy, nuts, eggs, and sugars. Often times, my patients muscle test weak for dairy (this doesn't include butter, which contains little to no dairy proteins).
Cow dairy is rough on the genitourinary system, and also tends to cause digestive issues and congestion/mucous formation, particularly in the sinuses. Cow milk is actually acid-forming and thus causes the body to actually leach calcium and other minerals from the bones, therefore contributing to osteoporosis in the long-run. Perhaps this is why some studies have linked increased cow milk intake to increased risk of fracture later in life.
There are also MUCH better sources of more absorbable calcium than what is found in milk, including broccoli, spinach, kale, collards and other green leafies. Another personal favorite of mine-bone broth!
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