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It’s been intense the last few days in the clinic. Well, its a pain clinic so.... But I seem to have been more involved with the general patient population lately. The providers will call me into the room when they think they might have a patient with significant myofascial pain, or as a result of a procedure, the patient reacts at the site of procedure with a muscle spasm. Sometimes I’m able to dramatically help the patient, other times, not at all.
Today was a very successful day for me. Out of the six patients I interacted with, I was able to dramatically help three, kind of help another one, and totally unable to help two.
Today I did some of coolest most effective bodywork In my entire 30 years of licensed massage therapy. I wish it was videoed, because it was mind blowing. Mind blowing to me, as well as the patient, her husband, and the other providers. Real medically effective bodywork with dramatic results.
This Holographic Acupressure, or whatever I decide to call it is unbelievably efffective. It’s life changing for someone at least once a month. I think it was today?
One of the PAs stuck his head in my room and said, I think I might have one for you? She has a bunch of things going on. I think you will be able to help with some of it. She has pelvic floor pain. Piriformis and the Glutes. She has anal fissures that won’t heal because the tissues are so contracted in the area. I don’t know if you can help that, but see if you can release the Piriformis.
When I went into the room I saw a young women lying on the table in obvious pain. Her husband was also in the room looking distressed. The therapy I’ve discovered is so weird,I have to explain and show a brief video of what it looks like. After watching the video, both their eyes got big. I told them that I’m an expert, and if there is a myofascial component to her pain, it’s going to be gone. Now do I really know if I can help her? Of course not. But I am confident that if there are trigger points involved. They will be gone. She was fully clothed, like all my patients. And she was wearing leggings, like all the young ladies now, so all the anatomy was easily available. Here is what I found. We are talking trigger points of course. Or if you don’t believe in trigger points. Painful palpatory areas. Everything was on the left side.
Gluteus Medius, Gluteus Maximus, Piriformis, lateral edge of the Coccyx(I think that’s Gluteus Maximus). There were two more muscles that were trigger pointed that nearly brought her off the table when palpated. One was an inner thigh muscle. Possibly Adductor Magnus, or Gracilis. That one I had to release three times. You could see the pain just leave her face after releasing that muscle. At that point I asked her how she felt. She said amazingly good. She said I only have a slight spasm left. I said where? I kind knew where, it’s just a bit awkward talking about anal pain. She explained to me that it’s all on the left side of that area. I told her that I would have to touch there, in order to release the tissue. I asked her husband if it was ok. They both said yes, Levator ani or Sphincter ani? Anyway, when I first touched her there, it was like her entire body went into spasm. It took her breath away. I quickly went to the release area which was located at a specific spot on her foot. BAM ! Pain Gone. Immediately her body went soft. About two minutes after, the scribe, two PAs, and the Anesthesiologist came into the room. I was jumping up and down extactic happy. The patient was teared up in happiness. She said it was the first time, in a long time, that she was pain free. Even surgery didn’t help her in the past. The doctor explained to her that if those pelvic floor muscles can stay relaxed, the fissures can heal, because of increased circulation to the area.
Now it’s not over. I will probably have to release those areas four or five, six, seven more times before we know if the trigger point work will hold and be effective. If not. They will probably have to dull the nerves in tha area so the pelvic floor muscles just go limp. Allowing blood to flow and heal those fissures. At this point I don’t really know. But I’m feeling pretty good about this. The husband isn’t even going to wait for insurance approval. They are going to be coming in everyday in order to keep those muscles relaxed. The session is maybe ten minutes, if that. Those fissures, are causing a lot of muscle contraction, as you can imagine. If they heal. Those trigger points won’t have a reason to come back. I hope.
This job, this style of bodywork is so cool. I got a double handshake, and a big hug afterwards.
In the attachment below are the treatment notes of another patient that I was recently successful with. Not near as dramatic as the one I just wrote about, but the trigger point work was very effective.
Here is a testimonial from a co-worker that has low back pain. Her pain is a 1/10 on the pain scale.
My patient with the pelvic floor pain, the one I commented about a few entries above, was kind enough to allow the the video recording of her complete session. She suffers from anal fissures. They cause a lot of pain, as you can imagine, and trigger points form throughout her body, especially the pelvic area. We are trying to keep the musculature loose enough to allow good blood flow to the area so those fissures can heal.
Holographic Acupressure is a whole new level of bodywork.
The pelvic floor pain patient documented in the above videos, is now pain free. I saw her two more times after that video.
As a side note, I ran into a John Barns Myofascial Release devotee. He watched my videos and immediately said that I’m channeling energy. I told him that I was not channeling energy. That I was initiating neurological reflexes that are hard wired into the body. He looked at me with doubt in his eyes and said that I must be channeling energy. Then he commented that he could feel the tissues in the body that need releasing. I told him that I didn’t feel anything. Again he looked at me in disbelief and said, “ I have serious doubts about what you are saying. You must be channeling energy and how can you do healing work without feeling the tissues that need releasing?” He then asked me, who else knows this. I said no one, only me. Then he said, as if vindicated, “ You have healing energy, and I doubt that anyone else can do it.”
I don’t think those Barns followers have the capability of learning what I do. There brains are wired differently now. It’s just to simple for them to comprehend. Now not saying that system doesn’t work. But the system I’ve discovered is not based on anything they have been taught. What I do is robotic. There is no feeling energy or tissues or anything.
Holographic Acuprssure or whatever I decide to call , it is a purely mechanical system. Anybody that is not already brainwashed can do it. You don’t feel anything, you don’t channel anything. It is not based on chi or any other kind of mysterious invisible energy that flows through some kind of mysterious invisible vessels. It is based on muscle, bone and the nervous system. Real anatomy. It’s mechanical, mathematical in a sense( although no knowledge of math required). And it’s easy. If someone hurts here, the release points are there, there, there and there......I maybe have 20 different release points for every given trigger point or group of trigger points that I find. It helps if you memorize the release points, but you don’t have too. You can look at a chart. Like anything it may seem daunting at first. Like riding a bike. But once you get it, it’s like riding a bike.
My method is so simple. Hurts here, touch there, the pain is gone.
People always ask me will the pain come back. Well if there is some kind of underlying pathology, yeah it’ll come back. But often times, people with a real pathology, like arthritis, or some other diagnosis, after a series of sessions, the pain doesn’t come back. Because even though they have that pathology, that pathology is not causing their pain.
Anyway im still trying to figure out the best way to teach this. I have a place to teach now. It’s a good space.
If you watched the above videos, you can hear and see that she was in a lot of pain. And you could hear her voice or see her body flinch when I touched a particular painful area. You could also hear her voice when the pain vanished. That was a real medical treatment on a real medical patient with a real serious medical problem. This was done by a massage therapist. She is pain free now. The treatment notes of her last session are in the attachment below. This is not about how great I am. Trust me, if I can do it, anybody can do it. It’s within our license. If you wanna learn, friend me in here. And we will keep in touch.
In my opinion, too too much time is being spent on analyzing tissues and postures in order to determine where the pain is. That Barns myofascial release guy made me think more on this subject. Trying to feel where the tissues are contracted is just too subjective, and on top of it, unnecessary. And if you take a trigger point seminar they spend a lot of time analyzing pain patterns in order to determine where the trigger point is. Advanced practitioners are even feeling for the moisture content of the skin in order to determine the possibility of a trigger point. On this thread there is a video of an advanced professional doing just that. In my opinion, there seems to be a trend towards over complication.
There was a visiting PA in our clinic. A very intelligent person. Anyway, he is into bodywork to a certain degree. He can feel areas that need releasing. That along with a large diagnostic skill set. Anyway one of my co-workers had a very notable upper trapezius trigger point. When touching it with moderate to light pressure it actually made her buckle. A definite pain response. Travel called it, the flinch response. I let the PA palpate her trigger point. Then I did one of my holographic acupressure releases, and the trigger point vanished. Then he palpated the same area again, she didn’t flinch, and said it doesn’t hurt any more. His comment was. This is interesting... it still feels like the tissues hasn’t released? Then I said. That’s because what you are feeling has nothing to do with the pain. In the past I’ve gone to different massage therapists and chiropractors with a fake injury. And guess what? They could feel it. Not saying it can’t be done. But it’s too subjective and when it comes right down to it. Totally unnecessary( in my opinion).
I don’t waist time analyzing or trying to feel anything. For you guys and gals that do analyze tissues and postures, or believe in some mysterious energy that flows through a mysterious vessel system, it’s all good. I’m just telling what I think. In those above videos, I’m not explaining what I’m doing, but you can see how easy it is to find a trigger point.
“True refinement seeks simplicity”- Bruce Lee
In the above entry I talked about over complexity in the manual therapy field. With bizarre belief systems, and overly complicated, unnecessary techniques and analysis. Here is a video that I find interesting. It seems an overly complex process on how to find trigger points( in my opinion). Am I wrong?
This is all my opinion. There just seems to be too much over complexity going in the soft tissue manual therapy field, especially when it comes to trigger points. Some of the complexity is just out right ridiculous and unnecessary. All this feeling the tissues and suspecting there is a trigger point beneath your fingers is difficult. And it is too subjective. Like I’ve said, I have gone to other therapists with fake aches and pains, and the therapists thought that they felt my pain. You guys see how I find the trigger points. It’s easy. No skill required at all. In addition, a lot of neuromuscular therapy schools involve a lot of structural analysis. I’ve helped a great many out of pain without any structural analyzing at all. Again, for me, over complication, and unnecessary. If I had to go through one of those schools or trainings, I would find it daunting and difficult. By the time they finish their analysis, I’m on my third patient.
So finding the trigger point is easy. No skill required. Watch my videos you will see. Holographic Acupressure gives me the tool set to eliminate those trigger points very fast. At reflex speed. If you’ve watched my videos you see that speed. When I teach my class, it’s going to be a one day class. It looks complicated or magical, but it’s neither. It’s easy. Much easier then learning what’s considered leading edge trigger point therapy today. And much less expensive as well. The method I’ve discovered is light years ahead of that stuff. Its on another level. I think I’m going to charge $550.00 for the one day class. That will include a very important textbook, and three charts. With that textbook, and the three charts, you will have all the tools you will need to eliminate any trigger point you find in seconds. All you have to do is practice. Im going to post three videos, basically about finding and eliminating pain and trigger points. Which one of those three videos do you think offers the most effective method? Another cool thing about Holographic Acupressure... You are able to eliminate multiple trigger points at the same time.