Posts Tagged ‘back pain’

Keeping the spine happy under stress!!! New Leaf Tips

Thursday, July 12th, 2018
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Stretching:  Many people do work that will eventually lead to repetitive strain injury.  Learning how to stretch and take care of your body is a sensible thing to do.  These stretches are specific for the upper body and neck.  Doing these several times throughout the day when we are feeling the muscles ‘tighten’ can help us relieve the pain as it happens.  These are useful for anyone using a computer many hours per day, students, hairdressers, mechanics, massage therapists…anyone who does similar movements with the upper body over and over again.

Acupuncture:  Has been used for centuries to support better health of the bones, ligaments, tendons and muscles.

Why do we need to stretch?  When we start to feel that ache or burn in a muscle, it is building up lactic acid.  Lactic acid dehydrates the muscle, and eventually the muscle becomes ‘gluey’ and later on the muscle tissue calcifies.  Stretches gets the blood supply into the muscles and helps to release the  waste products from the muscles, and support re-hydration of the muscles.

Massage:  When we feel those ‘knots’ during a massage, the muscles are somewhere between ‘gluey’ and ‘calcified’.  It can take many hours of massage to remove these knots.

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Cellular Regeneration: Our Frequency Specific Microcurrent equipment can dissolve these calcifications much more quickly than massage can.  Chronic calcification may take many treatments, and long term will prevent surgeries.

Nutrition:  Muscles which regularly ache require both magnesium and water.  Drinking plenty of water is massively important for muscle health and quality.  Magnesium products such as Fibroplex (much more potent than any tablets on the market) help to get magnesium into the muscles as quickly as possible.

Kinesiology:  we can use ‘muscle testing’ to find out which muscles are hypertonic, ie causing pain and use techniques such as PNF stretching to release these muscles.  We may also find stubborn muscles which are switching off other surrounding muscles, thereby  making the whole area ‘weak’ and hard to keep pain-free.  We recommend monthly treatments to re-establish integrity of the major 84 muscles of the bodye

New Leaf now provides Chi Nei Tsang Abdominal Massage – read on!

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Chi Nei Tsang (Abdominal Massage) available at New Leaf Natural Therapies

What is Chi Nei Tsang?

Energetically – who knows the cause of sickness?  Where does internal pain, issues with our major organs such as the liver and kidneys, the stomach, small intestines, large intestines come from?  Naturopathically, it has always been taught that step one for any long-term health problem has been to cleanse the body’s filters – the digestive tract, the liver, the immune system/lymphatic systems and the kidneys.  Congestion in any of these areas can cause poor energy, poor circulation and poor detoxification of any of these systems.

In Chinese medicine it has always been taught that blocked energy starts this toxicity building up – Chi Nei Tsang helps with both – it starts to move the inflammation, the toxicity and the energy blockages that are stopping blood, lymphatic flow and nutrient absorption throughout our major organs.

Have you ever felt ‘knots’ in your stomach, tightness under the ribs, described this to your therapist who simply prescribed antacids or digestive enzymes?  These is so much more to health than that…and the last thing you want is to suppress symptoms which may come back to haunt you down the track.

Our Foundations of Health programme is a nine month detoxification process which starts the body healing as our filters start to clear.  It is a long process (quick and dirty detoxes rarely make lasting change) to health for some people.

I found this fabulous description on Chi Nei Tsang from http://radiantliving.com/chi-nei-tsang-abdominal-massage/ in the U.S. and it describes energy and the abdomen and how it relates to our health, our wellbeing, our stressors, our operations and medications…

“The Taoist sages of ancient China observed that humans often develop energy blockages in their internal organs that result in knots and tangles in their abdomens. These obstructions occur at the center of the body’s vital functions and constrict the flow of Chi (energy), our life-force. The negative emotions of fear, anger, anxiety, depression, and worry cause the most damage. Problems can also be caused by overwork, stress, accidents, surgery, drugs, toxins, poor food, and bad posture.

Through meditative practices the sages learned to look within themselves. They discovered the internal organs connect with the Five Forces of the Universe and provide a link between the human microcosm and the universal macrocosm. The organs contain the essences of the spiritual force of a human being. They also provide the physical lines of force that hold the body together and give it structure.

When obstructed the internal organs store unhealthy energies that can overflow into other bodily systems and surface as negative emotions and sickness. Always in search of an outlet, these negative emotions and toxic energies create a perpetual cycle of negativity and stress. (Fig. 1) If the negative emotions can’t find an outlet, they fester in the organs or move into the abdomen, the body’s “garbage dump.” The abdomen can process some emotional garbage, but more often it can’t keep up with the flow. The energetic center of the body located at the navel becomes congested and cut off from the rest of the body.

Fig. 1 Negative energy cycle leads to knots and tangles in the abdomen.

B. Chi Nei Tsang: A Method to Clear Blocked Energy

Chi, the life-force energy, moves through the body’s internal channels, nervous system, blood vessels, and lymph glands. These systems concentrate and cross paths in the abdomen which acts as their control center. Tensions, worries, and stresses of the day, month, or year accumulate there and are seldom dispersed. ‘These disturbances can cause physical tangling and knotting of the nerves, blood vessels, and lymph nodes. The result is the gradual obstruction of energy circulation.

The ancient Taoists realized that negative emotions cause serious damage to one’s health, impairing both physical and spiritual functions. They understood that each human emotion is an expression of energy and that certain emotions could indicate the negative energy behind many physical ailments. They also identified a specific cycle of relationships between the emotions and the organs. For example, the experience of a “knot” in one’s stomach indicated the presence of worry, the negative emotion that accumulates in the stomach and spleen.
The Taoists discovered that most maladies could be healed once the underlying toxins and negative forces were released from the body. They developed the art of Chi Nei Tsang to recycle and transform negative energies that obstruct the internal organs and cause knots in the abdomen. Chi Nei Tsang clears out the toxins, bad emotions, and excessive heat or heat deficiencies-that cause the organs to dysfunction. (Fig. 2)

 

Fig. 2 Ancient Taoists massaged their abdomens and organs to stay healthy.
C. Chi Nei Tsang: A Complement to other Disciplines”

Makes a little sense doesn’t it?

We complement Chi Nei Tsang with all of the other services we provide in our clinic, in Wynnum Brisbane.

We know that Chi Nei Tsang is very energizing, strengthening, and detoxifying the internal organ systems of our body.  It supports the removal of negative influences and is fantastic for intestinal blockages, cramps, knots, lumps, scarring, headaces, menstrual cramps, poor blood circulation, back pain, infertility, impotence and many other issues.

Imagine avoiding intestinal surgery through an incredibly systematic and thorough treatment process.

For bookings, phone 3348 6098 and chat to Linda, Annette or Gabby to discuss pricing options.

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Remedial Massage – bonus for new clients in the Bayside area: Wynnum, Manly, Lota, Hemmant, Carindale, Carina, Capalaba…

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Remedial Massages (with our Musculo-Skeletal Therapists) currently discounted at New Leaf Natural Therapies, Wynnum:  save 30-50% off your initial massages!

Our remedial massage therapists are all multi-skilled therapists…  Katherine Lynn has completed a degree in MST and is a kinesiology trainer, this means exceptional treatments for you…  Doug Newitt is a Remedial Massage Therapist along with being a Lester Cox technique and Naturopath.  Norm Todkill is a Remedial Massage Therapist and Kinesiologist.  These practitioners can help with:

  • fibromyalgia or muscle aches and pains
  • arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, joint aches and pains
  • neck, back and shoulder problems
  • foot, leg and ankle pain
  • hip and knee alignments
  • cranial issues, headaches and migraines.

Call us on 3348 6098 and ask about our current specials with Katherine, Doug and Norm.  Available Monday to Saturday

Remedial Massage Notes… from Reenee-Jee & Carole

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Remedial Massage notes from the desk of New Leaf…

Massage therapy is an art.  It’s a skill and it needs to be a passion.  Good remedial massage therapists meet a client and create a plan of attack in order to solve a physical problem; frozen shoulder; knee issues; back or neck or shoulder pain – whatever the problem, it needs skilled hands to sort it out.

Clients often come in thinking that an issue will be sorted out in one session.  Then it comes down to what has caused the problem in the first place as to how long it takes to fix.

What causes chronic pain?

  • muscles being too acidic (therefore you probably need a high quality magnesium such as fibroplex powder) from lactic acid;
  • muscles being too dehydrated (most Aussies don’t drink enough water!)  Coffee, tea, soft drinks, white sugar and flour products all dehydrate our bodies;
  • structural problems: sitting badly, sleeping badly, exercising badly, not stretching, not being able to relax, nutritional deficiencies…
  • immune activation within muscles such as fibromyalgia (the immune system attacks the muscle fibres); auto-immunity in problems such as Rheumatoid Arthritis

These reasons give us an idea why 1 massage isn’t always the only answer.  Our therapists will put together a plan of attack so that you can start healing from the inside out.  If there’s more of a health picture that needs naturopathic attention, you will be referred to Madonna Guy ND or Georgia Kilpatrick ND.

Yours in health
New Leaf Natural Therapies.