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Bunions…Again?

September 23, 2010

Yep.  This month has been crazy.  Should I post some more before and after photos?  I promise you this will be the last on this topic.  I am so done.  Been there, done that.  Bunions, bunions, bunions.  Okay.  I got this.  I know how to treat bunions.  I can do it with my eyes closed.  I can do it in my sleep.  This is the year of someone referred me to you because they knew someone, i.e., friend of a friend referral whom you were able to help with osteopathic manipulative treatment.  Marjorie came in for shoulder pain of about one month.  I told her that the shoulder injury is the straw that broke the camel’s back and should be readily addressed.  It seems to her that all her problems are on the R side of her body.  We also tried to work on underlying/pre-existing strain.  I did not know what to expect.  Going in today, I told her that it has been raining bunions.  She mentioned, “Oh yes, I have one too!  Can you help me?”  I said, “Of course!”  I told her I would use the last 5-10minutes of today’s visit to take a picture and then treat both feet.  Well guess what?  I used a new maneuver today that I just starting this week and wouldn’t you know?  We achieved spectacular changes in the tissue.  I actually finished in 30 minutes and told her we would start on her bunion.  The bad foot felt better to me and we both heard and she felt the bunion joint crack.  I am biased and I thought the foot looked better.  I moved over to the good foot.  I was pretty quick and the good foot looked even better!  So I took pictures and she signed them over to me.  Should I post them?  It is just more of the same.  Results.  Another one for BUNION CURE.  I will move on from here.  I’m hoping that in the new month I will have interesting cases and pictures that have to do with problems above the level of the pelvis.  I am currently working on an eyeball case that will have neat pictures and another limping case that hopefully will pan out to have good before and after video.  Wait for them!  I am really excited.  Wait until I tell you about their cause/source.

Please people, tell me if you want me to post these photos.  It is a lot of work for me to load up, etc.  Will more pictures convince you?  I am getting lots of new patients coming in and I am working on documenting different types of cases (currently an eyeball case and a child limping case) to show to you the global philosophical approach of osteopathic physicians.

I am doing so well cleaning up these cases that for my cash patients I am considering a money back guarantee.  How many doctors do that?  When you pay good money to see a specialist, and they tell you that you do not need surgery because you are not that bad, you still have to pay for the opinion and time even if you don’t get results.  When you go to McDonald’ and you are unhappy with that meal, do you ask for your money back?  I don’t know just yet.  Then again, why should I.  I don’t want to work that hard to prove myself to people.  The pictures are there and they are quite clear.  The skeptics and cynics and continue to live in their pain and misery.  If you trust the CMS, go ahead, take your chances and bear the consequence.

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Vaccines

September 20, 2010

Okay.  I will now admit it.  I am a pediatrician and I have not vaccinated my children.  I don’t know if I will.  I might do it later.  I might change my mind and not do it at all.  Firstly, I breastfed my babies.  Secondly, they rarely eat processed foods.  Every day the 2year old has fruit and vegetables and 2 meat dishes.  The only thing she gets to drink is water.  I’ve done everything right.  The girls are hardly ever sick.  The 2year old is pretty much out of the risk period.  The question goes back to why? 

Vaccines do not cause autism.  It is very clear.  There are some children who are susceptible to vaccine injury.  That is the neurological familial set up.

I think that I don’t want to adulterate their pure bodies.  They have been treated by the best osteopaths for their birth strain.  As they grow up and acquire more traumatic strain, I am there to treat them.  They are unstrained and as pure and close to the Most Natural State as possible.  The balanced unstrained system is not susceptible to and should be able to ward off any infection.  Because they are mechanically pure and unstrained, biochemically, if they took meds they would respond within the statistical norm, as expected and predicted – no adverse reactions. 

Likewise, if they are given vaccinations, I do not believe that they will have any problems.  Their bodies would appropriately mount an immunological response within minutes of an injection.  In their lifetime, as they grow up, I may not be around to watch over them every second.  I expect them to acquire and accumulate strain.  I also expect that they will come to, through peer pressure or recklessness, in time, adulterate their bodies.  I want to delay that adulteration as long as possible.  The immune response component of the vaccine is not the problem, it is all those other chemicals, vehicles that go into the production of a vaccine that bother me.  As with pills, the active ingredients are packed and ground up with ‘binders’ and ‘inactive ingredients.’  Let’s not forget about how emotionally traumatic it is to get vaccinated.

There is also the mattter of this world versus that.  Which world?  The biochemical statistical world, the world of the orwellian double plus ungood CMS (read my blog on the Conventional Medical System and Pseudotumor) misthink versus the physics based mechanically unstrained biological systems world of the traditional osteopaths.  I used to think like them, those of the CMS.  I used to want to be one of them.  I used to be skeptical that Osteopathy could stand alone as major global philosophical medical model. 

FYI, when A.T. Still, MD started the Osteopathic Schools he never intended for them to work  ‘synergistically’ with the CMS.  He intended for Osteopathy to usurp the CMS as a superior approach to disease prevention/treatment.  In the  world of the CMS, a diseased system, is overwhelmed, sick and on the verge of collapse.  Intervention is invasive, abrasive often offensive and necessary to save lives.  But thereafter, you are left to pick up the pieces to learn to live on a day to day basis.   I used to and still do  live in and practice in that world.  In these last few years I have saved childrens’ lives.  I get terribly stressed to think about what could have happened if I had missed those diagnoses.  Also in these years, with increasing work in OMT on adults and children, I have balanced systems so that they recover and return to the Most Natural State, unstrained, and in Health.  In an office visit I will present some options, if a parent chooses the CMS, I actually do not try to persuade them otherwise.  In fact, I shut up.  Why?  Because, it is my job to present treatment plans.  They choose what they are comfortable with.  If they choose the CMS, they, or their child,  in effect becomes the ‘control’ subject and I end up observing how their choices play out (read my blog on Scoliosis and Short Leg after Fracture).

What I am saying is that I know something else, something different.  I know another way.  If you have seen the pictures in my past postings, achieving results where others cannot, where others have failed, you too will see.  These patients saw their MDs, been through physical therapy, tried chiropractors, acupuncture, you name it.   Now MDs who choose not to vaccinate their children, well…they are just crazy.  Most of them are not.  In fact most MDs I know trust their CMS and do not deviate from it.  They hold fast to it, even at their peril and loss of their health.  I know of 2 MDs who have had back and neck surgeries.  Needless to say the outcomes were not good.  One of my patients is an ICU nurse who had neck surgery.  I am able to correct the rest of her issues (back, hip, leg and knee pains) except those upstream from the surgery. If an ICU nurse, completely immersed in the CMS chooses to see a pediatrician DO traditional osteopathic physician, well that says a  lot, doesn’t it?   MDs would have to hold to the CMS because if they found out about the traditional osteopaths, they would have to be intectually honest and give up their life’s work.  That is too much to ask of any one.  I too was lost, once.  I have found my way back.

I always say that when an MD can get the same results I get (see all those pictures on the website, youtube channel, and past posts), then we will be able to see eye to eye.  In the meantime, they can pooh-pooh me, I’ll ignore them and go about my way.  My colleagues who do traditional osteopathic work encourage me to be strong and not cave in to my allopathic MD pediatrics training.  They too discourage vaccinations.   

Those of you parents who read this are probably now majorly confused.  Sorry.  What do you do?  Most of my patients hedge their bets.  They try to breastfeed as much as they can.  Most have allowed me to treat birth strain.  I have even treated moms after their second child.  Boy, I always heard that every woman needs to be mechanically treated after 2 kids.  Now I believe it.  The mechanical distortion is extreme…Those who come to me late, the strains have already set.  They get some limited vaccines.  I tell parents what to look for so that the child can get OMT early.  We try not to use antibiotics.  We try other meds first.   I am now also adding homeopathic remedies to my armamentarium.

I especially respect those parents who know their way and insist on no vaccines.  They don’t want me to try and persuade them.  And I don’t.  In their minds, they already know what makes sense to them.  They’ve made their choice.  The risks are theirs to bear.  Other people uncommitted to a path, may choose to follow an onerous schedule without consideration of the trauma of a vaccine injection visit.   This does not make sense to me at all.  Make a decision.  Commit one way or another.  Trust MDs or trust DOs.  Make a choice.  What makes sense to you?

Short Leg and Scoliosis after Fracture

September 6, 2010

See?  I told you guys (all three of you) that this month would be the month of the leg, knee, foot and ankle.  This is Kristine.  Five years ago she broke the tibia, her lower leg bone right around the middle shin.  She was casted.  Six weeks later she went to physical therapy.  Two months later she continued to complain about pain.  We had to do a second referral for physical therapy.  At the time, I thought it was weird and I was skeptical that PT could do anything.  I mentioned something about osteopathic manipulative treatments to the mom at the time but it was a no-go. Thereafter, I heard nothing from the parents.  This month, she returned for a school physical and lo and behold…what did I find?  I found a scoliosis secondary to a short leg.  They reminded me that that was the leg that was fractured.  I recalled my concern that PT would not remove the traumatic strain and I was curious as to how she would later manifest.  Remember, to us traditional DOs, ‘disease’ is the endpoint of a process of strain.  The conventional medical system would watch the scoliosis.  If they agreed that there was a short leg then they would fit her for a shoe lift.  That still would not treat the cause.  I treated Kristine one time.  Pretreatment, I measured the difference to be 3/4 inch, wow, big difference.  For those of you who are curious, I measured from the middle of the knees and down across to the inside ankles.  On measure and remeasure after her first treatment, the difference was 1/8th inch.  In the after photo, the mom and I were really quite skeptical.  It could not have changed that quickly!  You guys be the judge.  But as a second double check, I raised up her shirt and looked at her pelvis.  It was more level!  I have to say, I am still shocked and skeptical.  If this really did improve, then I have a new found respect for the human body that is a dynamic biological system pliable and capable of immediate change. Amazing.  See for yourself.  Note the difference in the angulation of the lower leg.