Fibromyalgia: Thoughts About It by a NYC Chiropractor / Applied Kinesiologist/ Neurokinetic Therapist/

Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain and sensitivity to touch along with fatigue, problems with sleep and memory and brain fog, People diagnosed with fibromyalgia also often suffer from anxiety, chronic fatigue, depression, irritable bowel syndrome, migraine and tension headaches, painful bladder disorder and TMJ (jaw pain).

According to the Mayo Clinic, “Fibromyalgia can’t be easily confirmed or ruled out through a simple laboratory test. You can’t detect it in your blood or see it on an X-ray. .Because there is no test for fibromyalgia, we must rely solely on your group of symptoms to make a diagnosis.” 

However other blood tests can be taken to rule out conditions like auto -immune, thyroid dysfunction, anemia, viral or bacterial infection, nutritional deficiencies  etc.

One of the first things I look at is the patient’s diet/lifestyle: are they eating processed foods, soda,etc.;drinking enough water;  have a history of medications or antibiotics; are they taking the wrong supplements (too little- too much); do they have  food allergies or intolerance?

It’s not a Food Allergy; maybe it’s a Food Intolerance

I would suspect a leaky gut syndrome and the need to change the person’s diet, test them for allergies/intolerance (igE/IgG)  and ileo-cecal problems and the need for prebiotics and probiotics and other supplements to help repair their gut.

A NYC Applied Kinesiologist on Your Ileo-Cecal Valve (& Houston’s) & Your Health

The Correct Use of Muscle Testing in Nutritional Evaluation in Applied Kinesiology

As a Applied Kinesiologist, I test for the function of individual muscles. Are they weak or strong.? The questions to be asked are: why is the muscle weak? Is the muscle on the other side hypertonic or “too stronger.”

As a NKT practitioner, I ask “Is there a dysfunction in the coordination of muscles working in patterns?” I would identify muscle imbalances by using muscle testing to determine what muscles are inhibited and what muscles are compensating (facilitating)for them.

Are these factors causing the muscles to be sensitive to touch?

Is there a problem with the vascular or lymphatic drainage of that muscle?

 I might use neuro-lymphatic , neuro-vascular points and acu-points to increase lymphatic, blood and chi energy to organs and muscles.

How an Applied Kinesiologist Uses Neuro Lymphatics to Improve Health

How a NYC Applied Kinesiologist Uses Neurovascular Pts for Better Physical and Emotional Wellbeing.

Using AK techniques, the flow of energy in the meridians to the organs and muscles can be evaluated and corrected if out of balance. Correction can be made by many methods of stimulation, such as electrical,  small tape patches with metal balls, or simply by mechanically stimulating certain spots.  There is usually an immediate improvement in muscle/organ function after meridian balancing.

 Is there a problem with the cranial-sacral system? The purpose of the movement of the cranial-sacral system  is to aid the circulation of the cerebrospinal fluid throughout the central nervous system.

Some have suggested that CSF flow along the cranial nerves and spinal nerve roots allow it into the lymphatic channels. Restoring normal cranial-sacral rhythm enables the body to function optimally and may alleviate a wide variety of painful and dysfunctional conditions within the body.

Cranial Sacral Therapy in Applied Kinesiology

Is the patients under chronic stress? Can I help this patient w/ stimulation of their adrenals or with certain supplements?

Is the patient using their diaphragm correctly to order to  get enough oxygen to their body? Stimulation of the diaphragm via spinal adustment and neuro-vasular/neuro-lymphatic/acu-points are done. Patient is taught how to use their diaphragm to get more oxygen into their system.

Can the patient tolerate gentle exercise like chi gong which is is a form of gentle exercise composed of movements that are repeated a number of times, often stretching the body, increasing fluid movement (blood, synovial and lymph) and building awareness of how the body moves through space.?

As a chiropractor, I can use non-force adjustments. It provides a gentle force into the spine of the patient through a very carefully directed and controlled pressure. This method is performed to be able to restore a stronger position and motion to fixated spinal joints taking pressure off the nerves exiting the spinal vertebrae which control the muscles and organs of the body.

These are some of the questions that need to addressed w/ the the complex problem of fibromyalgia; each patient is different and their needs must be addressed.

 

 

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Medical Articles of Interest for August 2018

Music Therapy Improves Mood, Quality of Life in Dementia 

Moderation Is Key for Carbs in Long-term Health

Links Seen Between Asthma and ADHD

AHA Advisory Recommends Healthy Eating, Not Just Variety

Fitness Levels in Middle-Age May Predict Survival Decades Later

Staying Fit Might Cut Glaucoma Risk

CV Events Increase Only With High Levels of Sodium Intake: PURE

Getting Too Little Sleep May ‘Age’ the Heart

Weight Lifting Won’t Ward Off Bone Loss When Obese Seniors Trim Down

Blue Light Damages Retinal Cells in Lab Study

Vitamin-Rich Diet Tied to Lower Risk of Frailty in Older Adults

Glutamine Supplements Highly Effective in Post-Infectious IBS With Diarrhea

Heart-Healthy Habits in Old Age Tied to Lower Dementia Risk

 

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Medical Articles of Interest for July 2018

Arterial Stiffness in Older Adults Predicts Future Dementia

Statin Use Linked to Idiopathic Inflammatory Myositis

Intermittent Fasting or Low-Cal Diet? Similar HbA1c Drop in Adults With Diabetes

Weight Effects of Plant-Estrogens May Vary After Menopause

More Evidence for Gut-Brain Link in Alzheimer’s Disease

Food Additives Causing Harm, Reforms Urgently Needed, AAP Says

Antidepressants, Depression Tied to Increased Thromboembolism Risk

Osteoporosis Sufferers May Benefit From Mediterranean Diet

Updated Exercise Guidelines for Adults With Arthritis

More Weight Loss May Be Better for Patients With Arthritis

Mediterranean Diet Might Help Ease Psoriasis

 

 

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Hyoid Bone – Its Importance – A NYC Chiropractor/ Applied Kinesiologist / NeuroKinetic Therapist Explains

The hyoid bone  is a horseshoe-shaped bone located in the anterior midline of the neck between the chin and the thyroid cartilage  . At rest, it lies at the level of the base of the mandible or lower jaw  in the front and the third cervical vertebrae(C3) behind.

Unlike other bones, the hyoid is not attached to other bones by muscles or ligaments. The hyoid is anchored by muscles from the anterior, posterior and inferior directions, and aids in tongue movement and swallowing. The hyoid bone provides attachment to the muscles of the floor of the mouth and the tongue above, the larynx below, and the epiglottis and pharynx behind.

 

 

 It is located in the front, middle of the throat between the lower jaw and the larynx, which is also called the voice box. The hyoid bone is involved in several functions of the throat, including breathing, swallowing, and talking.

A hyoid bone dislocation occurs when this bone is moved from its normal position in the throat. Common causes of hyoid bone dislocations include car accidents, strangulation, and direct trauma to the neck including surgery for thyroid problems or other anterior neck problems

Symptoms of a dislocated hyoid bone include:  pain, especially when swallowing. difficulty swallowing and talking, swelling of the neck  and severe dislocations may cause difficulty breathing. Intubation for a surgical procedure that is not positioned correctly can affect the position of the hyoid.

The historical importance of the hyoid traces back to the Neanderthals and Homo sapiens for the origin of speech. Unlike in other mammals, the human hyoid bone works together with the tongue and the larynx to produce effective speech as it is responsible for the movement of many small muscles.  So an imbalance in the position of the hyoid and the muscles attachments to the tongue, larynx and pharynx .

One other observation with the hyoid bone is that it can act as one of the body’s gyroscopes; movement of the hyoid bone can affect movement throughout the body and vice versa.  Look at the above picture and imagine the change in position of the hyoid and the cervical (neck) spine if,  for example, there was a break in the rt. clavicle..destroying muscle control of all the muscles on the right. We know of cases from martial arts that some students have problems with their  balance after being kicked in their throats .

Look again at the attachment of muscles above the hyoid and how they attach to the bottom of the jaw  or mandible ; making the hyoid and its muscles part of an examination of TMJ (jaw) problems. 

TMJ Problems (Jaw Problems) and How A Chiropractor/Applied Kinesiologist/NeuroKineticTherapy Practitioner Handles the Problem

As the TMJ is part of the skull and the the cranial bones are checked for alignment ,and we know that the stylohyoid ligament runs from the temporal lobe of the skull to the lesser cornua of the hyoid bone. 

Cranial Sacral Therapy in Applied Kinesiology

 

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Addendum: July 21, 2018

New young patient who had flown it from Reno with pain on swallowing…saw my blog. and emailed me….a lot of ant neck muscles, clavicle and cranial adjustments . neck position – Full Ext Pitch and a cervical fixation/bilateral Gluteus Max weakness…I had him getting up down and drinking water in all the different neck positions that were bothering him until he got completely pain-free on swallowing in all range of motions of the neck
I usually enjoy my work but it was great fun !!

Copyright – 2018-Dr. Vittoria Repetto

 

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Medical Articles of Interest for June 2018

Gut Bacteria, Diet Significant in Multiple Sclerosis

Optimal Exercise Dose for Better Cognition Determined

Seafood-Rich Diet May Reduce Time to Pregnancy

Adequate Vitamin D Levels Prior to Conception Improve Birth Odds

Sleep-Disordered Breathing May Harm Brain Connections

Stress Disorders Tied to Increased Risk of Autoimmune Diseases

Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy May Be Tied to Increased Risk of Autism, ADHD

Low Iodine Intake Linked to Hearing Loss in US Teens

Gut Microbiome ‘May Hold Key to Immunotherapy Outcomes’

 

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Medical Articles of Interest for April & May 2018

Chronic Pelvic Pain Tied to Balance, Posture Problems in Postmenopausal Women

Use It or Lose It to Prevent Alzheimer Disease

Oily Fish and Beans Delay Menopause, Rice and Pasta Hasten It

Midlife Anxiety Tied to Late-Life Dementia

Nut Consumption Linked to Lower AF Risk

Endocrine-Disrupting Agents Found in Black Women’s Hair Products

Dietary Salt–Not Just Hypertension–May Affect Brain

Statins Increase Diabetes Risk by up to 50% in Older Women

Does Parkinson’s Begin in the Gut?

Aggressive BP Lowering Linked to Falls in Older Patients

Resistance Exercise Cuts Depressive Symptoms

High Vitamin D Not Harmful, Whites Most Susceptible to Low Levels

Chiropractic Care Improves Usual Management for Low Back Pain

The Human Respiratory Microbiome: Implications and Impact  

Weekend Sleep-in May Lower Mortality Risk

Diet That Includes Some Animal Fat Helps Build Muscle

 

 

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May 6th Seminar I’m Taking: Ketosis and the Ketogenic Diet: A Deep Dive

Ketosis and the Ketogenic Diet: A Deep Dive

Dietary inducement of ketosis has been used as a modality for weight management for decades. Recently this approach has garnered significant attention and an increase in adherents, based partly on new evidence in the literature, and lay press, of its value and overall positive health impacts in certain applications. In this interactive workshop, our speakers will lead you on a deep dive into this fascinating topic as they explore the history of ketogenic diets and its science and how to incorporate a ketogenic lifestyle in appropriate patient management plans.

  • Develop a deeper understanding of the physiology and mechanisms of action of a ketogenic approach to weight management
  • Discuss relevant to weight management clinical studies that support a ketogenic diet
  • Learn how to incorporate a ketogenic lifestyle in patient management plans, along with menu tips and suggestions

Agenda:

8:15–10:30 AM                 The science, physiology, and practical application of ketogenic lifestyles
                Dr. Keroack
10:30–11:00 AM                 Break
11:00 AM–12:00 PM                 A Functional Medicine approach to ketogenics: common clinical uses
                Dr. Keroack
12:00–1:30 PM                 Lunch
1:30–3:00 PM                 Ketosis and ketogenic diets in exercise and sports
                Dr. Silverman
3:00–3:30 PM                 Break
3:30–5:00 PM                 Ketogenic diets, gut and neurological support
                Dr. Silverman

Presenter Bio:

Dr. Robert Silverman is an honors graduate of the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic and holds a master’s degree in Human Nutrition. Dr. Silverman is a Diplomate of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition and the Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition and practices in White Plains, NY. He is on the advisory board for the Functional Medicine University and speaks widely at professional events as an expert in Functional Nutrition. Dr. Silverman appears regularly as a health commentator on Fox News Radio, Fox & Friends, CBS News, and other media outlets.

Dr. Christopher Keroack is the Medical Director at the New England Center for Functional Medicine in Springfield, MA, where he strives for excellence in lifestyle, integrative, and medical approaches to weight loss. Dr. Keroack has been a leading expert in weight loss and healthy living in Western Massachusetts since 1998.

Dr. Keroack is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Bariatric (weight management) Medicine. He received his formal education from Amherst College, Springfield College, and Tufts University School of Medicine. In addition to his formal training, he has obtained certifications in Functional Medicine, Age Management Medicine, and Naturopathic and Integrative Medicine from the Institute of Functional Medicine as well as The Cenegenics Education and Research Foundation for Age Management Medicine. He has spoken both nationally and internationally on weight loss, nutrition, fitness, and Functional Medicine. His combination of experience and training has enabled him to develop a comprehensive approach to optimizing health, wellness, and vitality.

this article includes possibility of use of ketogenic diet for cancer