Charting Common Referral Zones
In the course of your treatment, a thorough examination is made
of the trigger points in
the general area of complaint as well as a secondary trigger points
in the common referral zones determining which trigger points are
a contributing factor in chronic pain, stress and injuries patterns.
When direct pressure is applied to these trigger
points there will be referred symptoms or pain to predictable areas.
Communication between therapist and client is an essential part
of the therapy session. For example: the tissues of the upper trapezius
can refer pain to the base of the skull or to the eyes, contributing
to severe head pain.
The following is noted during the therapy session:
***Sensitivity to pain and condition of body at the beginning
of the session
***State of muscle tone: contractions or fibrotic adhesions
***Temperature of tissue
***Improvement at the end of the session
increase both the comfort and effectiveness of the treatments, preparatory
application of hydrocolator heat packs are used; both in therapy
and in the teaching of Advanced Manual-Medicine. Injured, fibrotically
adhered muscles require an application of heat to allow for deeper
penetration of tissues.
application of moist heat, in addition to Chinese Herbal Liniments
reduces the soreness and temporary discomfort that may occur in
the beginning stages of reversing chronic pain patterns and finally
creating a permanent change in the biochemistry of the body. The
healing process is accelerated, pain cycles are interrupted and
a total relaxation of the nervous system is experienced.
Moist Heat Therapy is used through out the therapy session with
Advanced Manual Medicine. This system of work is very effective
and has helped many people over the past 40 years that Peggy has
been working professionally.
A blend of warming, therapeutic oils that are made from Chinese
herbs: formulas are ancient and have a healing effect on the tissues.
With the application of heat--the warming oils add to the penetrating
effects and actually accelerate healing of tissue on a cellullar
level. The oils have an aromatherapy-like effect, depending on the
formulas that are used:
the nervous system; the comfort level of the person is increased
during the treatment
up congested sinus cavities; the aromatic effects are very strong
and help normalize colds, coughs and general congestive conditions
fibrotically adhered muscles tissue, reducing spasms of the soft-tissue
very important part in the therapy plan of reducing and elimination
of chronic pain; pain levels are very often reduced and/or eliminated
used in Advanced Manual-Medicine:
"Maintaining a peaceful heart"
This oil warms and opens the meridian channels, disperses the cold
damp, moves the Chi and blood, promotes improved circulation of
all fluids, removes blood stasis and relieves pain.
gently dispersing and warming oil with mild anti-inflammatory and
properties, it is useful for relief of:
**nasal and chest congestion
2)ZHENG GU SHUI
"to the bone"
A deeply penetrating liniment, it is very useful for:
**bone injuires: bone bruises and hairline fractures
**deep muscle pain
** patterns of dysfunction in the nervous system
** strains and sprains
**an analgesic affect.
3)WOODLOCK MEDICATED OIL
To be used at the very end of a therapy session, to seal in the
effects of the treatment, very warming and creates a long lasting
heating affect in the problem areas that were treated.
There are many other very fine formulas that can
be used. The above 3 are the ones that Peggy has selected; consistently
giving good results.
9: an amazing machine from China that is used during Advanced
Manual Medicine treatments, emitting low frequency alpha sound waves.
This is an aid in the dissolving of chronic pain and trauma in the
nervous system and pathology in the entire body. The
Infratonic 9 is a silent worker that does it's job very well
during the therapy session. Clients are then advised and assisted
to obtain their own machine for home/self care.
For more information on the Infratonic 9
A skilled combination of the above treatment aids
create a very effective therapy, when used in conjunction with Advanced
Deep Tissue Therapy