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Christmas has come early at the office! I really couldn't wait any longer to add this incredible, advanced new healing device to the practice. I now own a Scalar Wave Laser, a revolutionary cold laser unit, as a part of my healing toolkit.
I have had my eye on this laser for quite a while now, as several of my chiropractic colleagues use it in their practice with much success.
The Scalar Wave Laser is a high-quality medical laser, featuring red, infra-red, and violet light wavelengths in a high powered beam to help with: pain relief throughout the entire body, muscle relaxation, stress relief and adrenal gland unwinding, circulation and skin rejuvenation, cellular regeneration, increased cellular energy, balancing of physical and energetic systems, acupuncture therapy, trigger point therapy, and more.
The laser has 10 main programs which each provide different protocols. These different protocols aim to reduce stress and tension of all kinds, shift cells, organs, chakras, and all other energy systems back into balance, provide pain relief, help with injuries and cellular regeneration, activate the lymph system, soothe and bring the entire body into unity and coherence. I can also customize the laser to different frequencies, times, etc. depending on the patient's needs.
Today, I put the laser to use. My patient Tamisha was kindly willing to share her experience with the laser today! Tamisha sprained her ankle 3 months ago. With just one treatment in the office a couple of weeks afterwards, Tamisha's ankle was vastly improved. She reported about 80-90% improvement after we used muscle testing to identify the strain-sprained muscle, activated that muscle again, did some adjustments related to the injury, cleared emotions associated with the injury, and more.
Tamisha has continued, however, to feel a slight "twinge" in her ankle at times and with certain movements. I have done a lot of great manual work on her ankle, but decided to use the laser as the injury was proving somewhat persistent. Using muscle testing, I found that we needed to run the Unwind program over her ankle. This program dissolves contracted cellular memory and helps return all cells and tissues to a healthy state. It allows the body to rebuild and regenerate after an injury. Tamisha reported immediate relief after running this protocol.
I am so grateful and beyond excited to have yet another fantastic, powerful healing tool in my tool belt. I always seek to learn new ways of helping my patients to reach their ultimate health! I look forward to using the laser more in the office in the days and years to come.
A special thanks to talented and awesome practitioner Dr. James Huang DC for guiding me to and through getting my very first laser!
AMAZING documentary alert!
'Stressed', by Dr. Luke Segreto, explores mental/emotional and physical stress, how we became the highly stressed beings that we are today, how this impacts our bodies, and finally how we can help alleviate this stress and its impact on our health!
While stress includes physical stresses such as injuries, environmental toxins, poor diet, weather changes, etc., this documentary in particular explores the mental/emotional side of stress.
Any mental/emotional stressor creates a physiological response in our body. We can often feel it palpably in the form of increased heart rate, sweating, flushing, upset stomach, change in appetite, and more. We know that stress can cause this reaction in our bodies. It also causes much more underneath of these symptoms which cannot always be seen or felt. This response can contribute to chronic pain, chronic spinal misalignments, organ disease, and many other health conditions.
Neuro-Emotional Technique, founded by Dr. Scott Walker, DC, is a mind-body technique that I practice in the office, and uses muscle testing, acupuncture meridians, chiropractic adjustments, homeopathy, and more to aid the body in processing emotions that have been improperly adapted to by our bodies, thus reducing their negative impact on our health. It is not a counseling or talk therapy type of technique, but rather addresses the body's physical response to an emotional stimulus.
Today I was back in the office for a Saturday work day, and I started my day with the awesome Erin, a special case for me.
Erin had never seen a chiropractor before coming to me, but heard that chiropractic could possibly help with Multiple Sclerosis, which she was diagnosed with 8 years ago. She began experiencing significant symptoms of MS about 6 years ago, including paresthesia (numbness, tingling, "falling asleep" sensation or hot/cold sensation, etc.) in extremities, and brain fog and lowered cognition.
Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disease of the brain and nervous system. Specifically, the body attacks and inflames the sheath surrounding the nerves and spinal cord.
With Erin, we have done a lot of work to support her spinal health, brain and nervous system function, immune system function (since MS is an autoimmune condition involving the immune system), her gastrointestinal system, her detoxification system, her diet and lifestyle, and her mental/emotional well-being, all to aid in decreasing her symptoms, preventing further lesions or flares of MS, and aid in optimizing her overall health.
Every visit with Erin is different! I assess and then direct my treatment to whatever Erin's body reveals to me. Through history and muscle testing today for example, we determined that Erin's spleen (a major immune system organ and blood filterer) needed support. We performed some adjustments, worked some spleen reflex points, and more. Adjustments alone work wonders for people with autoimmune disease and neurological disease as chiropractic adjustments have been shown to up-regulate the nervous system and improve immune system modulation. We performed some neurological testing including muscle testing Erin in various eye positions to see how her brain and nervous system were working. We call this "Neurologic Disorganization" when someone exhibits neuromuscular weakness with the eyes held in a certain position, as it can indicate decreased and "confused" brain and nervous system signaling. I also identified an emotional stressor that was weakening her through muscle testing. We used pelvic blocking to increase cerebrospinal fluid flow and reduce spinal cord tension. At the end of our visit, we tested Erin's current dietary inflammatory triggers (which can change from visit to visit), so that Erin knows what to work on avoiding. And I know that I am leaving a few things out!
In short, through a proper assessment and employment of the many holistic health techniques we use here, including chiropractic manipulation, reflex point work, muscle therapy, cranio-sacral, mind-body techniques, and more, we can greatly help someone like Erin! Erin has made regular holistic chiropractic care a part of her life for 2 years now. We always have a great time in the office together, working towards Erin's optimal health and having some great conversation while we're at it! Thanks Erin for sharing your story with us!