In today’s email:

  • Is it time to change your doctor?
  • Trigger Point Therapy at WholeHealth Chicago.
  • Longevity medicine series.
  • PC/Glut (Phosphatidylcholine and Glutathione) IV.
  • Learn how you can submit out of network claims with

You Know It’s Time To Change Doctors When…

Despite waiting weeks for an appointment and filling out all those forms, you can tell from the get-go, you’re being regarded as an inconvenience. Maybe, despite your persistent symptoms, you “look” too healthy to have anything seriously wrong with you and your new doctor has scheduled you for a cursory history/physical/basic blood work before she moves on to the next warm body.

Maybe she’s discouraged by the stack of records you’ve brought in and your opening statement “Doctor, you’re the fifth…sixth…etc.” doctor I’ve seen for my problem and no one can figure it out.”

“Maybe,” your new doctor thinks, "Because there’s nothing wrong with you.”

Many times, an even worse start is that you have done some homework, or (Heaven Forfend!!) seen an alternative practitioner. “My chiropractor thinks I should be tested for chronic Lyme Disease.” (What would a chiropractor know about that, she mumbles to herself).

Now we get into the land of the ‘no such disease’ and if you find yourself there, or worse yet, “oh, it’s the latest fad disease,” start gathering your belongings and glance around for the closest exit.

The “no such diseases” were of course pretty much all diseases before their causes were discovered. Right now, we’re on the cusp of a bunch more, moving from being too easily dismissed by the terminally incurious and intellectually slothful to being fully accepted. Twenty five years ago, Rheumatology Department at Northwestern sent all their fibromyalgia patients to psychiatrists as hypochondriacs. Then, when a research pharmacologist at Northwestern literally invented the fibromyalgia medicine Lyrica, Northwestern earned an astonishing $1.5 billion in royalties, stopped sending fibromyalgia patients to shrinks and advertised themselves as a “Center of Excellence” in the treatment of Fibromyalgia. You can bet everyone got Lyrica and there was no acupuncturist in sight.

Doctors often answer your inquiry about fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, chronic Lyme, mast cell activation, adrenal fatigue, subclinical hypothyroidism, adrenal fatigue, intestinal parasites, Morgellons, mold biotoxin illness, and a dozen others with a pleasant, “It’s really not fully accepted as a condition. I don’t know how to test for it or treat it.”

Trigger Point Therapy at WholeHealth Chicago

What Are Trigger Points?

By themselves, myofascial trigger points are a very common cause of pain and usually localized to one or two areas of the body. They have an interesting property in that they can refer pain to an area not necessarily where they are located, a trigger point in your neck can refer pain all the way down your arm or to your upper back. Picture Myofascial Trigger Points as a tight, highly contracted area in your muscles and fascia stuck in a feedback loop of pain which tries to protect itself by more tightness, the result being more pain. Learn More...

Trigger Point Therapy Team

Mary Biancalana, MS Edu, CMTPT, LMT, CPT

Michael L. Pilney, MS, LMT, MTPT

Susan Dimbert, LMT, MTPT

Longevity Medicine Series:

Did You Know WholeHealth Offers PC/Glut IV? 

Health Benefits of PC/Glut
    • Helps eliminate toxins and aids liver repair.
      • Increases metabolic efficiency and eases symptoms of ulcerative colitis.
        • Reduces oxidative stress.
          • Boosts energy and cognitive function.
            • Cosmetically can create vibrant, brighter skin
              • Protect against medication side effects
                • Promote break down of fat in body

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