Pain is one of the most common reasons for people to visit medical and integrative providers. Despite the enormous burden of suffering that is created by chronic pain, it is still poorly understood by western medical science. While research has identified complex changes in the brain, spine and nerves in people with pain, doctors agree that effective treatment remains elusive.
The pain experience results from a complex interaction between musculoskeletal lesions, biochemical changes and social and behavioral factors. Prior injuries and trauma can create disturbances in fascia and the nervous system that may best be thought of as blockages. These affect the flow of qi in the circuitry of the human body, and are irritable ‘hot spots’ that have a lower threshold for triggering the stress response. Effective vibrational medicine involves identifying the signatures that trigger this response using muscle testing and other methods, and desensitizing the patient using a wide range of tools and techniques. Blockages are a disconnect between nerves and the muscles they supply. These can create spasms in contralateral structures and surrounding tissues, and can lead to symptoms in remote areas of the body through connections in meridians and the complex control systems of the body.
September is Pain Awareness Month, and to show our support we are offering a 20% discount on kits that relate to the physiology of pain.
The Ergo Team
According to Yale University researchers, the bacterium causing Lyme disease has circulated in the forests of North America for 60,000 years. Carried by ticks, the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi had been limited primarily to deer as their animal host. However, with forest fragmentation and a surge in the deer population, the ticks have multiplied, carrying the infection to other mammals including humans.
Lyme disease came to public attention suddenly in the 1970s when a group of children in Lyme, Connecticut, began exhibiting odd symptoms – bull’s eye shaped rashes, swollen knees, partial paralysis, headaches, and fatigue.