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Posts for: February, 2020

My patient Callie, who is now 39 weeks pregnant, came in for her last
I recently got to see my patient Aaron and his wife, Lia, after a couple of years of not seeing them! Lia and Aaron live in Georgia, and whenever they are traveling to the DC area, they pay me a visit together. It's always a wonderful visit full of lots of adjustments, muscle testing, healing, and smiles.
Aaron is a great success story. When Aaron first came in to see me in 2014, he had high blood pressure, for which he was taking two prescription medications for. Aaron expressed to me that he really wanted to be able to get off of his blood pressure medications, but that his blood pressure would spike too high whenever he tried.
After just one treatment, some nutritional supplementation to support healthy, stable blood pressure levels, and some positive dietary and lifestyle changes on Aaron's part, Aaron's blood pressure became completely stable, and he has not taken any prescription drugs for it since the day before his very first treatment. This still holds true 6 years later, as I checked with Aaron this recent visit.
We also worked on Aaron's left shoulder, which imaging revealed may have a labral tear. I gave Aaron a head to toe holistic treatment, but with extensive muscle testing of his shoulder. I worked on activating any inhibited, or turned off, muscles in Aaron's left shoulder so that his shoulder would be better stabilized. This is often accomplished not just with muscle work to the affected muscle and manipulation to the spine region, but with adjustments, reflex point work, and protocols involving the entire body. For example, we had to work on Aaron's right hip to help stabilize the shoulder too. Everything is connected! We also used our cold laser on Aaron's shoulder joint to aid in accelerating tissue repair and cellular growth, break up adhesive scar tissue, reduce pain and inflammation, and more.
Thanks to Aaron for sharing his story, and to his lovely wife Lia for taking the photos during our treatment! I look forward to seeing you both again whenever you are back in town!
 

 

Happy last week of January! 2020 is off to a wonderful start here in the office, and this week I am posting all about another type of reflex point- Neurovascular Reflex points.

Dr. Terrance Bennett, a chiropractor, discovered Neurovascular Reflex points in the 1930's. He mapped these points mostly over the head and chest. 

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about Neurolymphatic points, which stimulate the flow of lymphatic drainage from certain muscles and organs. Neurovascular points stimulate the circulation of the vascular system to various different muscles and organs. In improving circulation to muscles and organs, we improve function.

I will often ID the Neurovascular point that needs to be treated by using my tool of Applied Kinesiology muscle testing. Once I find a weak, or inhibited, muscle, I test to see if it needs the Neurovascular point treated. If indeed it does, I then use mild finger pressure on the points for about 30-60 seconds, often tugging them in different directions until I can feel a slight pulsing sensation. Treatment of the point often immediately dilates the blood vessels that supply oxygen and many nutrients located within the muscle and organ.

The patient often feels a deep sense of relaxation while we perform this treatment, as these points not only physically increase blood flow to and from muscles and organs, but also act as nervous system calmatives and emotional release points. This is because emotional stress has an overloading and congestive affect on our vascular system. When we hold these points, we can obtain an emotional processing/release and relieve emotional burden on our nervous systems and ultimately our bodies.

I am looking forward to treating many more reflex points for my patients in our holistic chiropractic sessions this coming week! Happy Sunday!