Are you affected by an Autoimmune Disease?

Last Weekend I watched the whole series of the Autoimmune Summit.  While I have been familiar with quite a few concepts, this is a great presentation putting all the pieces together in a clear and easy to understand video series: The official Betrayal Series 

If you are not dealing with a full blown Autoimmune disease like Parkinson, Psoriasis, Rheumatoid Arthritis or Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) you might think you are not effected.

Think Again: Autoimmune Disease Is At The CORE Of Many Modern Disease…
Including Cancer, Heart Disease, Depression & Suicide.
But it shows up many years before any diagnosis in small signs and symptoms- that is the time to pay attention and adjust the imbalances.
Dr. Tom O’Bryan – Founder Of The Gluten Summit is taking you Behind The Scenes Of The Autoimmune Industry
Here is what he said:
“I’m writing to you let you know of my new series called “Betrayal”, where we take you behind the scenes of the Autoimmune industry. You’ll soon discover what the hidden elements are that cause you and your loved ones to be constantly sick, and left wondering why you’re not getting any better…and are often left without an answer – as to why!
Join me and my team, as we interview over 85+ well respected experts, doctors, functional medicine practitioners, professors, scientists, health advocates, and even survivors of this insidious spectrum of diseases, and watch as we lift the lid on the secrets that are being kept from you about why everyone is so sick.”

Here is the link to The official Betrayal Series 

You might try this link and see if you still can get a free replay when you sign up.

I know they need to sell the DVD’s to fund this great mission. I just bought the series myself and might be able to share more once I receive them. But to give you an idea of what is covered, here is Episode 7  where you meet people that have overcome very difficult health problems, covering: “I Reversed Autoimmune Disease! The Emotional Stories of Those That Overcame Multiple Sclerosis, Psoriasis, Lupus, Asthma, Autoimmune Hepatitis, Chronic Fatigue, and More”

Or you can just search youtube for Dr. Tom O’Bryan and Betrayal, there is a lot of info to get you started and you might come back to the series.

All the best in your search to stay healthy and paying attention to the small signs.

Antje Roitzsch

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In Safe Hands | Massage and PTSD

Here is a repost for an article from the Massage Therapy Journal on Massage therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

I currently am reading a lot on the collaborative approaches of psychotherapy and massage therapy.  More about that later. I am thrilled to see an article in the Massage Therapy Journal addressing possible treatment for clients that have suffered trauma. Here is an excerpt of the article with a link to the whole story:

…….For clients with PTSD seeking massage therapy, Fitch believes working through their trauma history with an experienced psychologist or psychotherapist is a must. “If clients with PTSD seek massage therapy before they have done some reflection with a psychotherapist, they could be at risk of worsening their symptoms, becoming triggered by the touch, or feeling depressed or angry,” she explains.

How Can Massage Therapy Help?

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According to Fitch, some of the massage therapist’s most powerful tools come from how the massage therapy session itself is handled, from the informed consent and opportunity for a client to ask questions that start each session to the therapist’s ability to respond to the individual’s needs during a session, whether that’s stopping altogether, changing positioning or adapting levels of pressure. “All of these actions ensure that clients are safe and know they can stop the treatment at any time, providing them a safe environment to experience touch,” she explains.

Massage therapists can also provide clients with self-care strategies to help prolong the positive benefits achieved, not only in massage therapy sessions, but with other integrative treatment approaches as well. “People who have been traumatized are no longer at home in their bodies,” Fitch says. “Massage therapists can teach clients safe and effective ways of self-soothing and stress management.”……….

Read the whole article- Source: In Safe Hands | Massage Therapy Journal