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On this page you will find:

– Downloadable pdf versions of articles on various topics (such as fibromyalgia, fascia, pelvic pain, breathing pattern disorders as well as editorials from the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)  from various sources

– Access to articles (see list below) from my periodic column in Positive Health (PH) magazine  where you can find links to my downloadable columns from PH.

Use the Search box at the top of every page to search for articles on a specific topic.

Click here for list of Positive Health articles

  • A Learning Experience
  • A Shoulder Problem in Context
  • Barriers to Integration are in our Minds
  • Bizarre Bazaar!
  • Cause and Effect
  • Cranial Influence – becoming a ‘heavy pendulum’?
  • Ethics and Integration (or Incarceration)?
  • Fibromyalgia – Where Should Bodywork Fit Into An Integrated Treatment Picture?
  • Insights & Questions
  • Integration: Malign or Benign
  • Integrative Bodywork – Art and Science: Complexity in Bodywork
  • Interdisciplinary Bodywork for Best Results
  • Leptins and Inflammation
  • Meet the Endocannibanoids – Pleasure Producers, Pain Relievers – And Much More: The Bodywork Connection
  • P.C., Gender, Interprofessional Discord and Integration
  • Peace and Harmony in Holistic Medicine?
  • Respectable Energy
  • Respecting Symptoms
  • Spinal Manipulation – What are We to Believe?
  • Standards in Massage Therapy
  • Truth will out
  • What is Naturopathic Physical Medicine?

New Article: Treating Candida Naturally in “Conscious Lifestyle”

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Print PDFTreating Candida Naturally: The Top 17 Most Powerful Natural Antifungal Supplements and Herbs for Ridding the Body of Yeast BY DR. LEON CHAITOW, N.D., D.O., Using special, naturally antifungal supplements and herbs is a powerful way to help rid the body of candida and yeast overgrowth that, when left unchecked, can lead to a variety of unpleasant health problems. Controlling Candida Naturally: Supplements, Probiotics, and Herbal Extracts In this article we will review a range of tactics that may be helpful to employ if the digestive...

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New article on Fibromyalgia Pain and Breathing in Massage & Bodywork Journal

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Print PDF  I have compiled a new article for a special – Fibromyalgia-focused issue of the January/February 2017 issue of MASSAGE & BODYWORK. Entitled “How Breath Can Impact Your Client’s Fibromyalgia Pain.” Here is a brief sample: There is a wealth of evidence that points to a significant connection between chronic conditions – fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic pelvic pain – and breathing pattern disorders (BPD). BPD is also commonly described as...

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The Importance of Dosage in Manual Therapy

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Print PDFOriginally published in Massage Today. Research is slowly beginning to reveal the importance of optimal dosage in manual and movement therapies and it may surprise you (as it did me) to learn that very small variations in applied load (compression, stretch, etc.) can make the difference between a positive and a negative therapeutic outcome. Recent studies have shown that variations in the: Degree (how much force?) Duration (for how long?) Velocity (at what speed?) Amplitude (over what distance?) Frequency (how often?) And even the...

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Positional Release Techniques: What are the Mechanisms?

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Print PDFOriginally published in Massage Today, January, 2016, Vol. 16, Issue 01 At its simplest, positional release techniques as used in manual therapy settings, involve the unloading of tissues, placing them into less-stressed, “ease” positions. In such a comfort state, a number of beneficial changes may emerge including reduced pain perception and reduced inflammation,15 greater local muscular strength, reduced fascial stiffness,1,2 reduced pain-medication use and number of days of hospitalization, as well as enhanced...

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We Have Much to Learn from Current Fascia Research

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Print PDFOriginally published in Massage Today, July, 2015, Vol. 15, Issue 07 Fascia is fashionable. Over the past few years, you may have noticed the increase in conferences, congresses, symposia, workshops, online courses, books and articles that contain the word fascia in their title. Fascia was, for many years, seen as a sort of second-class tissue, a form of supportive wrapping, a nuisance during dissection, where it obscured the views of pretty muscles and joints. Fascia’s increased visibility, due largely to the series of...

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Modifying the effects of cerebral palsy: The Gregg Mozgala story (JBMT)

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Breathing Pattern Disorders and Back Pain (Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)

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Fibromyalgia Treatment Guide

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Soft tissue manipulation: diagnostic and therapeutic potential

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Report: Effective Treatments for Fibromyalgia

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Print PDFAuthor’s Note: Because examination of a particular method is included in this review, it should not be taken as a recommendation for its use. This discussion is an exercise in reporting what is being claimed in what appear to be responsible publications, by a wide range of therapists and practitioners, however there is no absolute ‘quality control’ or ability to adequately compare the accuracy of the reports on which these discussions are based. Aerobic Exercise(1) Cardiovascular exercise is stated to be helpful in...

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Biodynamic and Biomechanical cranial approaches compared

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Print PDFSame action, different interpretation of effect An example of something unconnected to cranial work may help in understanding how identical (apparently) actions in cranial manipulation might be interpreted quite differently. A Western trained manual therapist or practitioner, when compressing tense, tight soft tissues, using thumb pressure for example, might be aware that a number of predictable, and easily explained simultaneous effects are taking place. Digital pressure obviously produces mechanical stretching of connective tissue,...

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Positional Release Self Care for Soreness and Other Pains

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Print PDFOriginally published here. If your patients are anything like mine, they will report to you that there is commonly a degree of discomfort, soreness or stiffness a day or so following manual treatment no matter how gentle or appropriate that treatment might have been. As a result, I offer advice regarding home care of such problems, and I tend to repeat a mantra to most patients who have received treatment for musculoskeletal problems as they depart. I ask them to largely ignore any soreness they might feel the next day. I tell them...

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