Welcome to the Wellness Images blog! It’s our very first post!
One of my intentions for the blog is to share client stores. Especially stories that reflect the integration of two modalities coming together to create a greater benefit than either one would have been likely to create by itself.
Why just this morning a woman I’ve been working with off and on over a period of at least ten years came in for an appointment. It’s always great to see her! Well, “Nancy” was one of the first people to sign up when I was looking for Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis practice clients. She’s been taking her minerals for a couple of months now. After we’d been working for a while today, she said to me, “You know, I don’t have nearly the tissue soreness that I usually have when we’re working together.”
Isn’t that great? I know that she feels better after the treatments. But to have her feel better during them also? That’s pretty darn cool! Who knew that the mineral supplements would do that?
But seriously, today’s story is all about “Jane.” Seventy years or so, and she’s been in to see me for neuromuscular therapy three or four times for back pain.
Jane was in last week. She told me about a nice visit she’d had with her daughter, who is off all gluten-containing products due to sensitivity issues. While she was visiting, of course, Jane didn’t eat them either. And then after she came home, she stayed more or less off them for a while longer.
Well, here I was focused on helping Jane with her pelvic flexion and back issues, when the next thing you know, she started telling me all about her knees. Seems that she’d been to the doctor for them several months ago, he’d told her they were arthritic, and that she had no option but to take anti-inflammatory medications. “But they’ve been so much better since I started coming to you!” She was so excited!
Meanwhile, my brain was churning. Had I even worked with her knees? I don’t think so. Legs, yes. Pelvic flexion, yes. And that might have taken a little pressure off her knees. But would it have created the improvement she was now describing? Ah… probably not. So my brain was on it trying to figure out what had happened.
Then I remembered the wheat.
“Jane,” I asked. “Didn’t you tell me that you’ve made some changes to your diet?”
“I suspect that getting off wheat probably has at least as much to do with the improvement in your knees as the therapy we’ve done.”
“You’re kidding.” Jane said. “And here I’ve been giving you all the credit!”
Ha ha. Don’t you just love it when things come together like this? I know I do. Neuromuscular therapy is great for a lot of things. It’s helping Jane with the structural situation that is involved with her back pain. But neuromuscular therapy, on its own, does not resolve inflammation. That’s an inside job!