I want to share some information with you today that I typically only share in 1 on 1 calls with potential clients. I feel that this concept is SO IMPORTANT for you to understand, SO VITAL to the resolution of at least 75% of cases of chronic pain, and SO NEGLECTED by mainstream medicine.
It’s not your doctor’s fault. I didn’t learn this in medical school either! But I am an avid reader, independent thinker and passionate healer.
So, what I want to talk to you about today is your FASCIA!
That’s right. Your fascia is your connective tissue framework that wraps around every muscle fiber of your body, holds your brain in place in your skull, keeps your organs, nerves, bones and muscles organized in space and time. It is also the second electrical system of the body and perhaps more important to pain relief than the nerves themselves!
One of my favorite books (albeit long and slightly tedious at times), is The Body Electric by Dr. Robert Becker. He was an osteopathic physician and a researcher for the military. He was studying the regenerative properties of salamanders – their amazing ability to re-grow limbs. And to make a long story very short, he measured the electrical potentials of the cells as the salamander went through this regenerative process and he watched this apical stump of cells form initially, followed by the growth of the new limb.
Out of curiousity, he transplanted this apical stump of cells on day 7 from the front of the body to the back of the body and you know what? IT GREW A BACK LEG INSTEAD OF A FRONT LEG!
Then he transplanted the apical stump of cells on day 10 – AND IT GREW A FRONT LEG.
So, he started asking – Where is the information coming from that encodes the apical stump of cells to become a front leg versus a back leg???
And (God Bless the salamanders for their part in this advancement of knowledge!) he started removing nerves and other connections to see what would make a difference. It was only when he removed the fascia that the apical stump of cells stopped regenerating.
He deduced that the fascia was the second electrical system of the body and it was through the fascia that these signals were directing the cells to regenerate.
Dr. Becker isn’t the only one who has studied the fascia.
Review of Evidence Suggesting That the Fascia Network Could Be the Anatomical Basis for Acupoints and Meridians in the Human Body. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Volume 2011, Article ID 260510, 6 pages
Possible Applications for Fascial Anatomy and Fasciaology in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Journal of Acupucture and Meridian Studies, Volume 3, Issue 2, June 2010, 7 pages
The health of your fascia can play a MAJOR role in pain, inflammation, mobility, and even immune function!
I’ve read articles that suggest the fascia is 1000 times more pain-sensitive than the muscles, bone or skin! I believe that this will be common knowledge within 10 years and hopefully a more thoroughly researched topic with new pain-relief treatments available that focus on this system/organ of the body.
Why are we talking about this??
The Pain Eraser Program incorporates the most advanced form of electromedicine available to date and we literally feel the current flow through the fascia.
This is the reason why certain cases of chronic pain are resolved in days or weeks rather than months or years. It certainly helps explain why cases of chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia respond so well to this form of therapy.
We can’t visualize the fascia very well with our current imaging technology. X-rays, MRI, CT….they are all great inventions, but they lead doctors to make some false assumptions at times. You can ask a radiologist – two people will have the same picture of vertebral stenosis, disc herniations, degenerative disc disease and bone on bone arthritis and one of them experiences pain on a daily basis, the other does not. Why? My guess is the influence of the fascia.
This is important for you to remember because you might be stuck on a diagnosis or a term like “bone on bone” and you might fall prey into the belief that the only option for you to regain function is to have that hip or knee replaced.
When in reality, the pain might be relieved by addressing the fascia!!
I get asked this quite often and the answer is no, we are not going to magically re-grow your discs or your meniscus. But we can stimulate the body’s ability to repair some of what’s there – remodeling of a bony surface, repair a frayed tendon or ligament, restore proper skeletal alignment – these are things we see on a regular basis.
I could write about this subject for DAYS, but for now, I’m going to leave you with links to a few research articles on PubMed that relate chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia to the fascia and a super-fast and easy way to get in touch with us if you are interested in booking a call to speak with someone on my Pain Eraser team.
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Dr. Brandy Rose Lipscomb and the Pain Eraser Team
Bruno Bordoni1,2 and Emiliano Zanier2,3Clinical and symptomatological reflections: the fascial system J Multidiscip Healthc. 2014; 7: 401–411.
Published online 2014 Sep 18. doi: 10.2147/JMDH.S68308 PMID: 25258540
Chronic fatigue, for instance, can be associated with the fascial system, particularly when the pathological disorder has persisted for several years.42 Recent experimental studies have shown that common physiological mechanisms may be involved in the causation of muscle pain and fatigue; the nociceptive afferent inputs from the fascial system can modulate the afferent response from the central nervous system.42 If the afferent is not physiological, the efferent will be in dysfunction and in pathology.42
Liptan GL1Fascia: A missing link in our understanding of the pathology of fibromyalgia.
J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2010 Jan;14(1):3-12. doi: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2009.08.003.
The inflammation of the fascia is similar to that described in conditions such as plantar fasciitis and lateral epicondylitis, and may be better described as a dysfunctional healing response. This may explain why NSAIDs and oral steroids have not been found effective in fibromyalgia. Inflammation and dysfunction of the fascia may lead to central sensitization in fibromyalgia.