Whats different about this program? Whether due to diabetes, chemotherapy or other disorders, Neuropathy symptoms share common causes. Nerve tissues are highly vulnerable to damage from diseases that impair the body’s ability to transform nutrients into energy, process biochemical waste products, circulate oxygen, or manufacture some components of cellular repair.
Diabetes mellitus is a major cause of Peripheral Neuropathy in the United States. About 60 percent to 70 percent of people with diabetes have mild to severe forms of Neuropathy. Chemotherapy is another leading cause in our age advancing populations of patients in most communities.
What we have discovered is that only by simultaneously adressing the biochemical and disease management components that our neuropathy patients are afflicted with, can lasting results be obtained, with dramatic improvements coming in just 5 weeks of clinical care. Plus, effective targeted nutrition therapies and rehab measures accelerate the process of recovery in many patients.
Combined Electro Stimulation at 7.83 Hz: A pain-free electrical dual frequency signal (one to stimulate the nerve cells and the other to trigger muscle cells) is pulsed on and off at the frequency of 7.83 cycles per second. *We have found that the human body is particularly sensitive to this frequency. One postulation for this sensitivity is that the electrical potential between the earth’s atmosphere and the earth’s surface is also approximately 7.83 Hz. Using this signal frequency, *research by Dr. David Phillips has found that the body not only responds favorably but the brain is induced to release large amounts of endorphins. The effect of this endorphin release is a generalized sense of well-being, a reduction in pain and anxiety levels elsewhere in the body, and even a reduction in emotional pain. Long term clinical applications suggest some normalization of function is occurring*. This ensures a very high level of patient compliance not only because you feel good physically during the treatment period but because you feel better emotionally afterward experiencing a reduction in pain for a period of 4 to 6 hours.
What about Skeletal Alignment, Nutrition and Exercise? In most patients, the lumbar and hip (piriformis) areas experience muscle spasms, blood flow is restricted through muscles resulting in reduced oxygen availability to the surrounding tissue, including nerve cells. Because muscles can use either oxygen or glucose metabolic pathways, they can recover quickly from a temporary reduction in circulation. Nerve cells, on the other hand, are limited to a different system and must take immediate defensive steps to survive. Our program provides the right combination of manual therapies and home exercise and self-care programs to effect lasting changes in circulation and maximum treatment independence.
Can’t I just Treat Myself? You can treat yourself. However, we have found the vast majority of patients that we treat are far better off having an initial period of supervision. Furthermore, it is our opinion and experience that peripheral neuropathy patients need to be very thoroughly evaluated and monitored by a central treating licensed healthcare professional. This allows the patient to have one person to coordinate their care and ensure that any necessary diagnostic tests that should have been done have been done, and that the patient’s other healthcare conditions are fully addressed.
We firmly believe that one of the greatest reasons for our success has been that we insist our patients undergo a five-week clinical trial in the office. This trial often includes a nutritional and extensive clinical baseline and follow-up exams. We administer con-current manual therapies, prescriptive exercises, nutritional support, communication lines with your other doctors, and really spend the entire 5 weeks educating and training you in all the important factors and co-factors to best insure your recovery of function, and reduction in severity of your symptoms, some of my patients have reported up to 90% improvements, and rarely has a compliant patient ever reported less than 20% improvement during the initial period.
Its important to note, most patients have also reported a progressive worsening of their symptoms on the 4-5 years prior to coming under the care with this protocol.
There are circumstances in which patients are unable to attend a clinical trial or are homebound. For those patients, we still recommend professional guidance and evaluations and are going to great lengths through our website to provide this guidance for these patients. We can even provide telemedicine evaluations when accessible by both parties.