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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.
This job I have is cool. I’ve, for a long time always wanted to work with medical doctors. I am now, and it’s cool. The doctors utilize my skill set, and respect what I say. They will often times, everyday actually, call me into a room to check a patient out in order to determine how much of their pain is myofascial, or something deeper, like nerve or ligament pain. And with that information along with their diagnosis and expertise, they can better assess and provide proper treatment for the patient. If I come out of the room and say it’s myofascial, they tell the patient to see me. Or if their insurance doesn’t cover my services, they start treating for myofascial pain. Perhaps trigger point injections.
Anyway, besides having a cool job......I’m very excited about my Holographic Acupressure. I recently emailed several people that are considered by many to be leaders of knowledge when it comes to trigger points and myofascial pain. I won’t mention names. I emailed them videos of my work and asked their opinion. Now mind you, these experts have written books, research papers, teach seminars on trigger points and myofascial pain. They are PHD. Physical therapists, medical doctors, Rolfers, people that teach seminars, leaders in the trigger point field and so on. Everyone of them, with the exception of one person wrote back saying and implying that what I’m doing can’t be real, that it’s placebo effect, or that I’m fooling myself, and that long term , I’m not helping anyone? It’s kinda like they know everything already. And often enough, I run into people that don’t believe in trigger points? And somehow they have jobs doing manual therapy in the pain field?
I just don’t get it? I only had three patients today. Between the three, I released 90 trigger points. Trigger points are rampant in the pain field. They may just be sympathetic of some underlying deeper problem, but they are there. I can not see how anyone that works or has anything to do in the pain field can ever be as effective as needed without the knowledge of trigger points?
Which brings me to the two articles on pain, in the latest issue of Massage & Bodywork magazine. Now, I would not hesitate to see the two authors of those two articles if I was hurting, because I know that they would not make my condition worse. But there was not one mention of the word trigger point I. Either article? 70 to 80% of all pain on the planet is directly caused from myofascial trigger points. And trigger points are involved in nearly 90% of all pain syndromes. To not even mention the word baffles me. Because if there is one thing a massage therapist can effect, it’s trigger points.
There was also a great importance about proper assessment. I can understand that. But my assessment takes a total of one minute maybe. That’s because I use almost exclusively my Holographic Acupressure techniques. There is no deep work, only medium to lite touch is utilized on a far distal part of the body, far from the actual site of pain Itself. The worst thing that can happen is nothing.
I very recently had a new patient that suffered from a constant headache for one year! Can you imagine that? Must be horrible. The doc I work with saw her in the hospital and told her to come see me. He knew that there was a myofascial component to her pain. She has been to many different professionals for her headache over the last year. She never heard the trigger points? When I first talked to her she said that she had nerve pain that radiates from her shoulders up her neck, over the top of her head to the front of her face. The video link is her testimonial after the a 30 minute Holographic Acupressure session. And in the attachment below are her treatment notes. In the other attachment is the truth of trigger points. If my Holographic Acupressure is placebo, I’m fine with it. And if I’m not really helping someone, like I was told by the experts? And if trigger points don’t exist, how can that be? Look at my treatment notes. Now before I end this. I just want to say. This is just how I think. Nobody has to do what I do to be right or good at their job.. it’s my truth. Also..Ultimately, I don’t know if I can cure this patient of her headaches. But I think I can.
” Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized. In the first, it is ridiculed, in the second it is opposed, in the third it’s regarded as self-evident.” — Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788-1860
Drinking coffee before work. Gosh, over the years I seem to have upset a lot of people. Here are some recent comments on my YouTube page. They represent similar comments from others. She is a fellow massage therapist. Her name is Stacey brown. I believe she has commented on my threads before. Check out what she says about me in the attachments below. She freakin hates me.
Here is another one of her comments. You can feel the hate. My comment regarding those that doubt , and are angry about what I say, is in the second attachment.
It’s interesting all the hate I get. It’s usually from people that know everything already. Their brain is full. There is no more room for anything else. Because they know everything already. A lot of people think that what I’m doing is b u l l s h I t. That Stacey chick is violently angry about what I say? She and others, think I’m some sort of con artist. And that my ego is HUGE. But I’m just telling what I know, and what I do, because I’m excited to go to work every day. I’m working with some smart people. They went to school for years. Gosh they are awesome. And the young people in the clinic. They are so much more together then I was at their age. They are premed students and nursing students. I’m impressed. I feel honored to work with these people. Not one of them doubt me. Several of the doctors in the hospital complex our clinic is in, were my clients when I worked at the spa. None of those people doubt me. They know me.
But I have to admit. Ten years ago, if I saw the video that made our fellow therapist Stacey say such bad words, I would have thought it was B U L L S H I T to. I’m going to post the video(again), that made her say such bad things. And I’m going to explain one of the procedures that I did on that video that looks like B UL L S H I T. Everything I do is based on a neurological reflex. Neurological reflexes are hard wired into the body. I will do that soon, in a future entry on this thread.
But right now I want to update you guys on the patient that suffered from a continuous headache for over a year. She is getting better thanks to my B U L L S H I T techniques. Apparently, at least in her case, and with many others, the B U L L S I T techniques seem to work better then the conventional stuff that’s out there? So does placebo effect work better then real stuff?
Anyway ive seen the headache patient three times now. In the attachments below I will post her treatment notes. This is a typical response when using Holographic Acupressure procedures. It’s not over yet. I still may fail. But she is in the best place that she has ever been ,after receiving none placebo, none B U L L S H I T therapy for over a year. She has had three Holographic Acupressure treatments so far. I document everything I do. The first two sessions were 30 minuets each. The most recent session was only 15 minutes. Because so far, the trigger points are slowly going away.
This is cool. Here is the same patient that had the headache for over a year. Her treatment notes are in the attachment below. I used Holographic Acupressure techniques exclusively.