1. Curing the Frozen Shoulder
Frozen Shoulder Syndrome is a very common condition, all the more vexing because of the high rate of misdiagnosis. It is mysterious because onset can be either traumatic or nontraumatic, with a variety of contributory causes, any of which may be primary.
Frozen Shoulder Syndrome is the sudden loss of range of motion of one shoulder joint, often occurring in just a few days, with no apparent inciting event necessary. There is severe pain that limits motion. Sudden moves because one forgets the condition may result in blinding pain that can bring the patient to his knees.
Pain may keep the patient awake at night. Taking sweaters and jackets off and on suddenly has become a monumental undertaking. Being forced to switch which arm goes into a jacket first is an unfavorable sign.
Following a rapid onset, Frozen Shoulder may persist for weeks, months, or years.
Left untreated or incorrectly treated, the condition can be debilitating and even permanent.
Loss of abduction – raising arm to the side
Loss of internal rotation; can’t touch opposite scapula behind the back
Loss of extension
Loss of lateral reach
Loss of flexion: raising the arm fully overhead
Severe guarding spasms of the trapezius, rhomboids, and rotator cuff muscles
Sharp paralyzing pain if full range is suddenly attempted
Radiating severe neuromuscular pain from acromion to distal biceps, occasionally to wrist in advanced cases
Pain may be temporarily incapacitating, taking one’s breath away
Pain is relieved by limitation of motion – hence the name
This article very likely has already gone far beyond the depth of the average medical visit, which will have the patient out the door in 10 minutes or less with a prescription for Motrin, and if persistent, cortisone. We all know the drill. X-rays will be normal, in the off chance they are taken. Medicine doesn’t have time for these conditions which don’t warrant high expenditures of testing and the possibility for serious interventional procedures. Dead end.
In a small number of cases, cortisone injection may actually be effective in the short run, despite the fact that continued use is most certainly destroying most of the tissues involved: bursa, rotator cuff ligaments and other shoulder muscles and tendons. But in general, steroids have little effect on Frozen Shoulder because the underlying cause is not addressed.
Therapeutic techniques for Frozen Shoulder abound, and even the most primitive will likely show some improvement. But for anyone who requires full use of both arms, some improvement will not do. A cure is required.
Fortunately there are some excellent techniques available which can bring full resolution.
There are many components of the Syndrome, which is actually good news: all the more avenues in to a cure. [READ MORE]
2. Upcoming Events
The Chiropractic Seminar
10 Mar – San Jose, CA
12 May – Denver, CO
23 Jun – Dublin, Ireland
The Vaccine Seminar
24 Mar – Phoenix, AZ
10 May – Denver, CO
7 Jul – Canterbury, England
The Edinburgh Lectures
28-30 Jun – Edinburgh, Scotland
See website for course descriptions and details.
FOUR NEW SEMINARS FOR 2012
Two live and two online. All CE accredited.
The Chiropractic Seminar
The Science of Immunology and Vaccination
Therapeutic Nutrition and Cell Detox in Your Practice
Childhood Immunology & Vaccines
12 hours (including technique)
SAN JOSE, CA – 10 MAR 2012
DENVER, CO – 12 MAY 2012
(with Dr. Tim Young)
DUBLIN, IRELAND – 23 JUN 2012
(with Dr. Liam Schubel)
First time in San Jose for this one day event, the focus is to take an unflinching look at what is really happening with our profession today.
This provocative nuts and bolts seminar will give the doctor a useful and defensible understanding of chiropractic not readily available to the profession today, with a focus on the communication of these ideas to those who have failed to be cured by other doctors.
We say what everyone is thinking.
The biology of the adjustment
Explaining why patients should care
Discussing neural summation
The adjustment and somatovisceral effects
Explaining altered sensory-motor neurology
Explaining altered biomechanics and disease
Spinal lesions alter brain neurology
Neuroplasticity, genetics, epigenetics
Aberrant afferents and disease
Mastering a technique: the art of change
How today’s best neuroscience validates the original ideas of DD and BJ
“Exactly what this profession needs – truth and clarity. Concise and useful.” – Dr M Casey, W. Hollywood
“The energy is fabulous and uplifting.” – C. Siga, DC, Denver
“Inspiring seminar! Glad I brought my staff. Glad to see authenticity return to chiropractic.” – Barcelona doctor
“All fired up – ready to save more lives!” – Dr D Johnson, Denver
“Filled with great data and cautionary tales — strong motivation to read — I feel I’ll get a little crazier!” – Dr TW, Seattle
“The diversity of information gathered in one seminar, organized in such an understandable way was fantastic!”
“The profession is in great need of this — should be required for all graduates.” – Dr T. Schroeder, Thousand Oaks
“Quite painless… actually informative!” – Dr K Sera, Long Beach
“Refreshing to hear an instructor not afraid to speak the truth…most people validating chiropractic seem very insecure about it — not this doc.” – Dr DC, Fair Oaks
12 hours (including technique)
PHOENIX, AZ – 24 MAR 2012
DENVER, CO – 10 MAY 2012
CANTERBURY, ENGLAND – 23 JUN 2012
Back by popular demand – the only full day seminar in the profession that takes an unbiased, fully referenced look at vaccine policy and science. A half day simply wasn’t enough.
This subject has become so complicated and so full of misinterpretation, yet at the same time never more vital an issue than it is now. For parents, what is at stake is the developing immune system of the newborn. This seminar will provide the information necessary to make the most important decision in the life of the child.
A few topics:
The Emergent Immune System
Adjuvants, Attenuation, Excipients
Polio and DPT vaccines
Hemophilus Influenzae Vaccine; Rotateq.
Thimerosal and Neuroimmunology
Measles Mumps Rubella vaccine since 1978. Influenza vaccines.
Shaken Baby Syndrome
Gardasil: Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine
$169 in advance, $199 at door – Students,General Public $99
2 New 8 hour CE Courses:
An 8 hour online video course in some very fundamental issues in the therapeutics of lifestyle alteration and cell nutrition. We discuss the necessity for detoxification in today’s world, the Food Enzyme concept, reflux, and a traditional evaluation of today’s diet choices.
We will relate common diet patterns to pathology, and also discuss the specific pathways of the healing diet, de-mythologizing many common misperceptions. The need for specific chelating of plaque and heavy metals is emphasized.
Genetically Modified foods are present today in 80% of packaged foods in supermarkets. We will define what GM really means. And what the agenda is behind this global experiment in world agriculture and food production.
Here are the topics of the 8 one-hour Sections:
Section 1 – The Need for Detoxification
Section 2 – The Food Enzyme Concept
Section 3 – Enzyme Bioavailability
Section 4 – The Traditional Diet: Classic Simplicity Vs. Popular Misconceptions
Section 5 – Oral Chelation and Chelated Minerals
Section 6 – Introduction to GM Foods: The Biotech Industry
Section 7 – New Practices in Food Production
Section 8 – Corporate Control of Genetically Modified foods
2. Childhood Immunology & Vaccines
8 Hours Online
An 8 hour online video course in some fundamental issues of basic science regarding the development of the immune system from the fetal state onward into adulthood. Elements of the formative immune system.
A look at classical biologicals beginning with the historical development of vaccines since the time of Edward Jenner.
We will discuss the history of vaccines and their effects on disease rates in this country during the past century. The original science behind the current Immunization Schedule, along with a discussion of ingredients and adjuvants.
Here are the topics of the 8 one-hour Sections:
The Immune System
Adjuvants, Attenuation, Excipients; Peanut Anaphylaxis
Human Papilloma Virus: The First Cancer Vaccine
Polio and DPT vaccines
Shaken Baby Syndrome 2012
Measles Mumps Rubella Vaccine since 1978
Hemophilus Influenzae Vaccine, Rotateq Vaccine
Thimerosal and Neuroimmunology
3. AB2109: END OF VACCINE EXEMPTIONS IN CALIFORNIA?
– Dr Tim O’Shea
Didn’t take much of a fortune teller to predict the attack on the philosophical vaccine exemption in California, which I did in the April 2011 Newsletter. But it’s here, right now in California. A week ago Bill AB2109 was proposed:
“AB2109 was introduced on February 23, 2012 by Assembly Member Richard Pan, a Democrat physician.
“This bill, if passed, would require parents to obtain the signature of a “health care practitioner” for a personal beliefs/religious exemption. MDs, nurse practitioners, and physician’s assistants can sign. Naturopaths and chiropractors cannot. The signature will need to be obtained on a separate form provided by the Department of Public Health, which states that the health care practitioner has provided risk and benefit information to the parent.”
Wow. Do I see a compliment in there, hidden behind the academic insult? They knew better than to include us DCs.
Let’s see what actions are taken by any chiropractic organizations for this slight.
Gonna save you a lot of time here, as far as what it all means and what’s going to happen. I went through all of this last year with the good people of Washington State and Dawn Winkler, who organized opposition to the exact same bill up there. Read my April 2011 Newsletter for details of that fiasco.
As predicted, Washington was the guinea pig state. Running roughshod over the small amount of opposition, the bill became law in just a few short months. In a flash of “why didn’t we think of this before?” since it was a virtually painless shoo-in, several other states have introduced similar bills, chaired by the usual mouthpieces for Big Pharma in their respective states. Campaign coffers runneth over.
If California falls, the rest of the domino states are certain to fall in the next 2 years. Remember – you read it here.
Once the informed minority of California parents who don’t vaccinate get over the initial outrage of “how could they?” and “who do they think they are?”, etc., there will be some amount of grassroots petitions outside Whole Foods and facebook lists and emails lists, etc., registering opposition. Which I will certainly be a part of. And it might even get to the physical level of a small group assembling at some point at the committee meeting in Sacramento whose job it will be to ram this bill through.
But if that opposition is defused, deceived, and rudely ignored, the bill will pass.
I will certainly participate in any opposition with every available resource. But I know how this game is played. Wish I didn’t.
Such a bill probably will have a much easier time being passed in California than in Washington State. Washington has a much higher percentage of informed parents who don’t vaccinate than California, which means a more informed public, and greater likelihood of opposition. But all that is irrelevant.
Grassroots democracy is all but gone in California. Just ask the people of Watsonville how effective their recent referendum against fluoridation was. Or any of a hundred other such stories exemplifying the force of corporate quid pro quo’s upon legislative decisions, which have significant economic consequences for vested interests. Political outcomes guaranteed by corporate stocking-stuffers…
Think you get the picture here without going all Alex Jones on you. It’s as old as Julius Caesar.
Let’s remove the word vaccination from the whole discussion for a minute here. Let’s pretend this whole issue isn’t about vaccines at all, but rather about any other medical procedure. Got that picture?
OK so then tell me, what kind of political system, or medical system anywhere on earth would presume to make it a law for you to obtain permission to opt out of any medical procedure, which decisions are completely your choice in the first place? Permission not to get medicine? See what I’m getting at here?
What’s next – permission not to be euthanized?
The lines begin to blur, as more and more we see government as medicine and medicine as government.
Let us be very clear here. This new law is not about trying to inform parents about the value of vaccines. That’s the cover story – the front, the mask they’re using. No, it’s really about one thing and one thing only: making vaccine exemptions all but impossible in California.
So much for the internal dialogue and connecting the dots. See how much time I saved you? But what does it really mean to the young parent who has just finished Vaccination Is Not Immunization or some other well documented literature, and who has decided that no vaccine will pollute the sacrosanct environment of their newborn’s blood?
Now it’s going to cost them money and time to make an appointment with a nurse “practitioner,” P.A., or MD to get permission to protect their child. The health care practitioners are going to take this opportunity to educate this poor deluded individual, who is so recklessly putting the child at risk, etc. And those with weak resolve will fall back, roll over, go with the flow, and inject the hapless child.
It may well be that the above named ‘health care’ professionals have no intention of signing anything. If they can’t convince the parent to vaccinate, the parent will leave with an unsigned document, having just wasted their time and money. This is already happening in Washington state.
The bill may well be passed in the next few months. To follow the progress of the opposition and learn how to voice your opinion, your best resource is certainly Dawn Winkler’s site: hapihealth.org/
So here are some practical suggestions on how to protect your child’s emerging immune system from this newest and most invidious of legal/corporate machinations, should it pass:
1. Ask friends for an enlightened MD who signs the original medical exemptions. Rare, but they’re out there. These exemptions are still valid. This is real one-stop shopping – end of story.
2. For the philosophical exemption, don’t make an appointment with someone where you don’t know the outcome. If you do, likely there will be no outcome. Except the needle. They’re waiting there with the needle. Which is why DCs or NDs can’t sign.
3. Under no circumstances take the child to the appointment.
4. Be impatient. Don’t sit there politely and allow them to spew forth endless mantras. They are insulting you by your very presence. To them you are a reckless idiot, who is now required by law to listen to their uninformed uneducated rambling. Any parent who is ready to sign a vaccine exemption is manifestly more educated than one of these marionettes at the very outset.
5. The information contained in Vaccination Is Not Immunization may be helpful. They will say – oh that was only written by a chiropractor. Irrelevant – it might have been written by a shepherd. All the references in the book are mainstream medical. All the endorsements are from MDs. Even so, don’t go into a debate that lasts longer than 5 minutes. As soon as it seems that further discussion will be fruitless, you stand up and say:
“I didn’t come here for your opinion. I came here for your signature, and I paid the fee to get it. So please sign this and I’ll be on my way.”
Then shut up and hand them the paper.
In fact, it might save time to open with that. Don’t lose your sense of constitutional outrage here.
In retrospect, the only thing that will ultimately matter here is this: was the child left unmolested? Did you protect that emerging immune system?
All else is smoke and mirrors, and the Science of Lying. And one further incursion of government into areas where it has no business – morally, legally, or constitutionally.
4. The Most Reliable Vaccine Textbook For Parents
Vaccination Is Not Immunization
– Tim O’Shea
This is the brand new 2012 Second Edition of the book, a complete re-write, not just a reprint of the old book. The most reliable book for parents who want to end the confusion once and for all on whether they should vaccinate or not.
If you’ve read an old version of this text, it’s out of date. So much has happened in this field this past year which has not been in media. Quick look:
The Pourcyrous Study: the peer reviewed medical study proving exactly how vaccines cause brain hemorrhages, apnea, and heart damage in infants.
The Peanut Allergy Epidemic: how vaccines have been found as the proven cause of over 1 million children hypersensitive to peanuts, now the #1 cause of child anaphylaxis -
The new Shaken Baby industry, which can be a cover-up for vaccine injury -
The ongoing Autism Epidemic, affecting between 2 -4 million children today and NIH’s refusal to look for the cause
This research is effectively banned from mainstream media. As always though, each fact, each statistic is meticulously documented from the best sources available. The solid references make this information bulletproof.
The vaccine industry today is in a panic. It can no longer keep these secrets hidden. More and more people are learning about the actual physical brain effects on their children, and they’re opting out, signing the exemptions. That’s what all the hysterical new law enforcement of school vaccines is really about.
With all the effort it takes to opt out, it’s not the lazy or the uninformed folks deciding not to vaccinate.
Do you even know what Prevnar or Human Papilloma Virus, or MCV4 or DPT – do you even know what these vaccines are? And even if you do, wouldn’t you like to know what the scientists who make the vaccines have said about them, down through the decades? Or are you going to get all your information from the clinic that makes its living selling vaccines, just roll over, and vaccinate your kid?
Takes a little reading but it’s not that difficult to learn the story here. You can read this book in a day or so.
We are shocked to find that many medical doctors know the information in this book and do not vaccinate their own children. But they’ll vaccinate yours. The majority of the endorsements on the back cover of the book are from medical doctors. Here’s one of the most recent:
“It is impossible to estimate the true value of Dr O’Shea’s work. His review of the history of the vaccination industry is vastly more thorough than that taught in medical schools and decisively more balanced. ”… O’Shea has once again blessed us with a resource that will allow parents to make an informed choice, and for medical professionals to take pause at what they had been indoctrinated to believe was valid science and good medicine.”
– David Ayoub, MD, Clinical Radiologist
The definitive book on vaccines today. Vaccination Is Not Immunization, 2nd Edition 2012