I feel like this has been 10 years in the making . . .

short video

I think it’s taken me most of the last decade to get good at talking about the power of the hands-on work to help with abdominal distress.  I’m feeling more clear than ever and wanted to make a little “outreach” video.  It’s very short and focuses on post-surgical adhesions since that what I see and hear … Continue reading …

Adhesions and Daily Life #3 – Bowel Obstructions and Pain Flares

Bowel Obstructions and Pain Flares

Transcript of Video: We are continuing our series on abdominal adhesions in daily life.  This is for those who are prone to bowel obstructions or flares of pain or discomfort in their belly.  We’re looking closely at when to use this technique, as well as what, exactly, the technique is. The simple technique I show … Continue reading …

Part 3: Digestive Changes and Why Constipation Happens

orange rose

What causes constipation in the first place? There are a couple of ways of looking at this. There can be diet and gut balance problems that trigger constipation and turn it into a chronic problem.  By this I mean things like: Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) Crohn’s Disease, Celiac Disease, IBS, etc. Other inflammatory bowel … Continue reading …

Resolving Abdominal Pain and Distress with Arvigo Techniques

arvigo abdominal techniques interview

I had the total pleasure of interviewing Diane MacDonald (in Antrim, NH) for the practitioner outreach project I’ve been doing.  In addition to Diane’s private practice and clinic that she runs with her husband, she is the director of all of the training workshops for the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy. As many of you know, the … Continue reading …

Feeling nauseus, weak, painful? It could be your Ileocecal Valve.

abdomen

Today we’re diving a bit deeper into the stomach, intestines, and the ileocecal valve.  So often “random” symptoms of nausea, weakness or pain are really the result of very common and very “fixable” malfunctions in the gut. In short, our digestive tracts have numerous valves that keep intestinal material moving in the correct direction.  That way, you … Continue reading …

Intestinal Adhesions

Intestinal adhesions come in many forms.  For some it is Chron’s Disease with the lesions and adhesions inside the intestines.  For some it is small bowel obstructions caused by adhesions around the intestines (e.g. the intestines get stuck to the abdominal wall) that bind them and keep them from passing their contents on through.  For … Continue reading …

“Natural” Treatment for Abdominal Adhesions

For some reason this always cracks me up (and not always in the funny way, sometimes it’s in the Lady Macbeth wrenching of the hands way).  I think I’ve just been working with adhesions for so long it’s hard for me to understand the idea of using drugs or surgery to break up what is … Continue reading …