May 16, 2017

Awareness Heals

A patient came in complaining of pain in her left foot, stemming from a tear in posterior tibial tendon in 2014. Rounds and rounds of Physical Therapy and lots of chiropractic visits (including some very specific extra-spinal manipulations to the bones surrounding her left knee and foot) and still she was experiencing the same hypersensitivity and only mild improvement. In fact when the patient visited her Primary Physician who had ordered an MRI; he told her that her pain sensitivity and reaction was way out of line to the amount of pressure he was using whilst examining her and recommended Lyrica […]
April 18, 2017

A Mechanistic Way of Thinking vs. Being Self-Aware

Mechanism is the belief that natural, whole living things are like complicated machines, composed of parts lacking any intrinsic relationship to each other. Thus, the source of an apparent thing’s activities is not the whole itself; but it’s parts or an external influence on the parts. Think of a baby or animal lying and breathing in an integrated way. One may see parts or segments unrelated to each other or to the whole. In this way, the patient is viewed from outside in. But when the human “being” views herself from the inside, she is aware of feelings and sensations and movements and […]
March 30, 2017

The Buttocks: Your Strongest Muscles

The gluteal muscles are the strongest muscles in your body. These extensors of the hip allow you to bring your leg back, to push off from your foot and elevate yourself when walking. They help to maintain stability and balance; and give us the physical strength and energy to get up from a chair, run, stand, or jump. These muscles also attach to the pelvis, and are the strongest muscles in the body. That is why the pelvis is sometimes referred to as the “power center” of the body. In most people the gluteal muscles are weak because they never fully release, so […]
March 21, 2017

Ignition and Conception: Advanced Training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

I recently attended an Advanced Training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. The topic was Ignition – the energetic process of the sperm meeting the egg at the moment of Conception. This has so many ramifications throughout our lives. All the messages one goes through Life with, are based on the circumstances of our Conception. Questions around , “Do I feel accepted by the group”, “feelings of Belonging”, of “Being part of a group” all have to do with the energetic circumstances arising out of Conception. “Did the parents want the baby, were there feelings of ambivalence, rejection, of failed pregnancies or […]
January 13, 2017

‘Behind the Smile’: Advanced Craniosacral Seminar

Just returned from a four day Advanced Craniosacral seminar with Katherine Ukleja DO, BCST. Entitled ‘Behind the Smile’, it demonstrated a social engagement system grounded within the neurology of the viscera and the muscles of the face and throat. The viscera is collectively, the internal organs of the body, especially those contained within the abdominal and thoracic cavities, such as the liver, heart, or stomach. She discussed the relation between our gut (our emotional radar) and the heart’s adaptability under stress. The seminar demonstrated the underlying support between the Vagus Nerve and Emotional Expression. This forms the basis for Interoception […]
January 4, 2017

Opt for Feldenkrais Method for Back Pain to Stay Fit and Active

Back pain is one of the most common health problems affecting people all over the world. In USA alone, more than 30% of the population is suffering from some or other kind of back pain according to the data release by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hectic lifestyle, lack of exercise or physical activity and inappropriate working posture are some of the common reasons, which cause back pain. There are times when, even after taking proper prescribed medical treatments by the doctor, the problem of back pain just refuses to ease away. Feldenkrais method for back pain has proved […]
January 4, 2017

4 Reasons to Visit a Chiropractic Wellness Center in NJ

Chiropractic care can address many causes of pain in an individual. A thorough examination of the patient can build the foundation for a treatment process that can resolve long-standing issues within a short period of time. The use of an activator method can help deal with misalignment or fixation of the vertebrae, but several other methods can be used fir dealing with other chronic problems that have been a source of pain. In Princeton, NJ, a chiropractic care provider would go ahead with the method that sis efficient and safe for a broad age group covering 3-year-old to 85-year-old people. […]