Sunday, November 23, 2008

Answering Questions

I have not been faithful to my readers. My internet has been down for over 3 weeks because some workmen moved our satellite dish, and I haven't taken the effort to read the comments and questions to these blogs for a while through other sources. My internet is now working again! I was so excited last night to log on after the man came and fixed the satellite! And to think that 20 years ago I didn't even know what the internet was. It is quite amazing how quickly new technology becomes engrained in our culture so that what was once non-existant is now a necessity.

I have now resolved to write something, large or small, on this blog at least once a week. Now the world can see how well I am able to keep my resolutions! This there are many questions that deserve an answer. I will work on answering them to the best of my knowledge.

How would I find someone who provides the following therapies you suggested for CRPS/RSD? -- hydrogen peroxide intravenously, ultraviolet blood irradiation, specific frequency input, such as colored light, infrared therapy, low level laser therapy, magnetic therapy, and FMS (frequency specific microcurrent. My symptoms are getting worse and I would like to try some of these therapies.Thanks.

This is not an easy answer. I doubt there are very many physicians or other health practitioners who do all of these therapies. Physicians who utilize some of the practices often do not advertise them because they are not considered standard of care by the general medical community. The following are several sources for physicians who use treatments that are scientifically sound but "outside the box." Many of these organizations have been around a long time and base their treatments on scientific research, but are not necessarily accepted by mainstream medical physicians. Other physicians do not maintain long-term membership in these organizations and therefore may not be on their lists but still utilize the therapies according to protocol. However, be aware that there are also practitioners who use therapies that are not scientifically sound and, though rarely, harmful. It will take due diligence on your part to locate, call, question if they do the therapy and their training in it, to be able to find the practitioner or practitioners that will assist you the most.

The American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM);
The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM);
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA);
Cranial Academy;
American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO);
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP);
American Academy of Chiropractic Physicians (AACP);
International Hyperbaric Medical Association (IHMA);
International Oxidative Medicine Association;
International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR);
Klinghardt Academy of Neurobiology;

You can also go to and put in the procedure you are looking for, with results such as for low level laser therapy:

And as always, you can Google the procedure along with physicians, and various sources will come up. Good luck!!

So can biofeedback release trauma? What has to happen in the brain or body for trauma release to be complete - or stop releasing?

"Trauma release" is a form of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The body is reacting to triggers that sub-consciously remind it of the trauma that was previously experienced. The brain gets stuck in that trauma, creating a loop that keeps the brain from working through and letting go of that trauma. It keeps re-living the trauma, either sub-consciously, which often creates physical symptoms, through dreams, or through "abreactions," which is a "release, or acting out, of repressed trauma." This is often in the form of a "waking dream," in which the person feels like they are actually in the middle of the trauma once again. A softer form is repetitive physical symptoms, such as tremors, ticks, pain in specific areas related to the trauma, etc.

Neurofeedback has been proven to improve symptoms due to post-traumatic stress disorder. See the video related to treatment of veterans with PTSD: For information on neurofeedback treatments along the Wasatch front in Utah go to or call 1-877-870-BRAIN. Also see for further research.

More answers coming in the next blog.

Until we meet again,

Dr. Judi

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