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ROLFING® STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION
Rolfing is a form of hands-on manipulation and movement education developed by Ida P. Rolf over 50 years ago. Rolfing® Structural Integration works on the connective tissue (fascia) to release, realign and balance the whole body. Rolfing® Structural Integration enhances your posture and freedom of movement. I work with bodies to get them out of pain and feeling well

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11/26/2021

Sense of touch and heat research wins Nobel Prize! The winners explained how our bodies convert physical sensations into electrical messages in the nervous system. Their findings could lead to new ways of treating pain. This could be an interesting link with the mechanisms of how acupuncture and moxibustion work! https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/medicine/2021/summary/
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The groundbreaking discoveries of the TRPV1, TRPM8 and Piezo channels by this year’s Nobel Prize laureates David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian have allowed us to understand how heat, cold and mechanical force can initiate the nerve impulses that allow us to perceive and adapt to the world around us.

The TRP channels are central for our ability to perceive temperature. The Piezo2 channel endows us with the sense of touch and the ability to feel the position and movement of our body parts. TRP and Piezo channels also contribute to numerous additional physiological functions that depend on sensing temperature or mechanical stimuli. Intensive ongoing research originating from this year’s Nobel Prize awarded discoveries focuses on elucidating their functions in a variety of physiological processes. This knowledge is being used to develop treatments for a wide range of disease conditions, including chronic pain.

The 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded jointly to David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian “for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch.”

For more information see link in bio.

#NobelPrize #NobelPrizelaureate #NobelPrize2021 #medicine #science #acupuncture #moxibustion

11/21/2021

Hooray for hands 🙌 🙏

The Nobel Prize research awarded on October 4th, 2021 is very supportive of our work. Be sure to read the full press release information and the advanced information (links below) as it goes into the detail of explaining the molecular basis for sensing heat, cold and mechanical force, which is fundamental for our ability to feel, interpret and interact with our internal and external environment.

Summary: They discovered a class of sensors via pressure- sensitive cells that respond to mechanical stimuli in the skin and internal organs.

Learn more:
Press release: http://ow.ly/fyFA50GLBg7
Advanced information: http://ow.ly/kcn350GLBla

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Ardem Patapoutian, awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, used pressure-sensitive cells to discover a novel class of sensors that respond to mechanical stimuli in the skin and internal organs.

Patapoutian and his collaborators first identified a cell line that gave off a measurable electric signal when individual cells were poked with a micropipette. It was assumed that the receptor activated by mechanical force is an ion channel and in a next step 72 candidate genes encoding possible receptors were identified. These genes were inactivated one by one to discover the gene responsible for mechanosensitivity in the studied cells. After an arduous search, Patapoutian and his co-workers succeeded in identifying a single gene whose silencing rendered the cells insensitive to poking with the micropipette. A new and entirely unknown mechanosensitive ion channel had been discovered and was given the name Piezo1, after the Greek word for pressure. Through its similarity to Piezo1, a second gene was discovered and named Piezo2. Sensory neurons were found to express high levels of Piezo2 and further studies firmly established that Piezo1 and Piezo2 are ion channels that are directly activated by the exertion of pressure on cell membranes.

The breakthrough by Patapoutian led to a series of papers from his and other groups, demonstrating that the Piezo2 ion channel is essential for the sense of touch. Moreover, Piezo2 was shown to play a key role in the critically important sensing of body position and motion, known as proprioception. In further work, Piezo1 and Piezo2 channels have been shown to regulate additional important physiological processes including blood pressure, respiration and urinary bladder control.

The 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded jointly to David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian “for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch"

02/05/2021

21-Day Challenge | Day 3

Jeg har dækket corona siden begyndelsen. Lige nu er jeg mere bange, end jeg har været siden marts 01/24/2021

Jeg har dækket corona siden begyndelsen. Lige nu er jeg mere bange, end jeg har været siden marts

Ireland has the highest case rate in the world... the latest testing showed 42 out of 92 new samples were positive for the variant — so nearly half.
We in the U.S. are about to see a lot more cases of a more deadly variant.

Jeg har dækket corona siden begyndelsen. Lige nu er jeg mere bange, end jeg har været siden marts Den nye variant breder sig i ly af gode smittetal. Imens er vi ved at løbe tør for nye restriktioner

11/24/2019

MELT Method

MELT Method A gentle, self-care technique that reduces chronic pain, restores your well-being, and enhances mobility, stability, and performance for people of all ages and activity levels.

When We Eat, or Don’t Eat, May Be Critical for Health 07/25/2018

When We Eat, or Don’t Eat, May Be Critical for Health

our lifestyles need to support our bodies most efficient functionality:

When We Eat, or Don’t Eat, May Be Critical for Health A growing body of research suggests that our bodies function optimally when we align our eating patterns with our circadian rhythms.

07/19/2018

The heart of the matter

Chatter in the deep brain spurs empathy in rats: Communication within the brain is key to empathetic decision-making 08/05/2017

Chatter in the deep brain spurs empathy in rats: Communication within the brain is key to empathetic decision-making

Specific areas of the brain can change what they are doing, and communication within the brain is key.

The results clarify earlier conflicting findings on the role of specific brain regions, such as the insula, in guiding antisocial and psychopathic behavior, and may shed light on how to encourage altruistic behavior in humans.

Chatter in the deep brain spurs empathy in rats: Communication within the brain is key to empathetic decision-making By combining electrical monitoring of neural activity with machine learning, a team of neuroscientists has tuned into the brain chatter of rats engaged in helping other rats. The results clarify earlier conflicting findings on the role of specific brain regions, such as the insula, in guiding antiso...

Tame the Beast - It's time to rethink persistent pain 08/05/2017

Tame the Beast - It's time to rethink persistent pain

Understanding Pain:

Tame the Beast - It's time to rethink persistent pain Professor Lorimer Moseley explains how pain scientists are making amazing discoveries which can help you understand your pain, the first step in taming the beast.

The Subtle Signs of a Thyroid Disorder 07/29/2017

The Subtle Signs of a Thyroid Disorder

Overproduction or underproduction of thyroid hormone afflicts as many as 20 million Americans, including a disproportionate number of women and the elderly. An estimated one woman in five aged 60 and older has some form of thyroid disease.

The Subtle Signs of a Thyroid Disorder Routine blood tests may fail to detect insufficient thyroid hormone, leaving patients without an accurate explanation for their symptoms.

Diet Sodas Tied to Dementia and Stroke 07/29/2017

Diet Sodas Tied to Dementia and Stroke

Doubled!? omg keep that stuff away from me!
The study, in the journal Stroke, found that compared with those who did not drink diet soda, people who drank one to six artificially sweetened drinks a week had twice the risk of stroke.

Diet Sodas Tied to Dementia and Stroke People who drank one to six artificially sweetened drinks a week had a higher risk of stroke or dementia.

The Dowager's Hump | MELT Method 07/01/2017

The Dowager's Hump | MELT Method

For every inch that your head is in front of your body, it’s an additional 10 pounds of perceived weight that your brain and body have to deal with. So if you have a 3-inch forward head carriage, that’s 30 extra pounds in addition to the actual weight of your noggin. What's to be done? start by trying to get some much needed hydration back to the cells in your neck and shoulders!

https://www.meltmethod.com/blog/dowagers-hump/

The Dowager's Hump | MELT Method Learn how the Dowager's Hump is formed and how the MELT Method can benefit those trying to correct a Dowager's Hump. Read the MELT Blog now!

Flushing fallopian tubes with poppy seed oil boosts fertility 05/20/2017

Flushing fallopian tubes with poppy seed oil boosts fertility

More buns in the oven like oil than water. . .
Of the women who received the poppy seed oil, 40 per cent got pregnant over the next six months, compared with 29 per cent of those who got water. “The size of the effect is impressive, compared with other fertility interventions,” says Child. Intrauterine insemination, which involves placing sperm directly into the uterus, only raises pregnancy rates by a few percentage points, for instance.

Flushing fallopian tubes with poppy seed oil boosts fertility A 100-year-old treatment in which women have their fallopian tubes flushed with oil makes them more likely to get pregnant without IVF treatments

Tigers Skeleton and Internal Organs 05/09/2017

Tigers Skeleton and Internal Organs

Anatomy

"The skull is a beautifully designed creation. Not only does it protect the eyeballs and the brain, but it is also built in a way that allows the tiger to have maximum strength in its jaw, which is essential considering its hunting methods and its carnivorous diet."

I appreciate the unique bone that has replaced the membranous septum between the cerebellum and the cerebrum!

Tigers Skeleton and Internal Organs Like humans and many other birds and animals, felids (of which the tiger is one) have an endoskeleton, meaning that it is inside the body (as opposed to an external shell). Its skeleton comprises hard, strong bones held together by ligaments, rather than cartilaginous structures (as is the case with...

Do Our Bones Influence Our Minds? 05/09/2017

Do Our Bones Influence Our Minds?

“Who thinks of the bone as being an endocrine organ? You think of the adrenal gland, you think of the pituitary, you don’t think of bone.”

Do Our Bones Influence Our Minds? Osteocalcin is a messenger, sent by bone to regulate crucial processes all over the body…

FDA refuses to ban toxic chemical in packaging for baby cereal. 05/06/2017

FDA refuses to ban toxic chemical in packaging for baby cereal.

This is not good enough from the gov

FDA refuses to ban toxic chemical in packaging for baby cereal. Perchlorate contamination, which harms fetal and infant brain development, has been rising rapidly in everyday foods such as bologna, salami and some baby foods.

3-D Brain Animation 05/04/2017

3-D Brain Animation

Terrific animation! But note around 1.14 min the pointer says the Fornix is the Hippocampus . . the hippocampus is the bulbous orange bump, not the arcing curve.

3-D Brain Animation This 3D digital model of the brain from the National Institutes of Health demonstrates the anatomy and functional aspects of the brain. The various lobes and parts of the brain stem are highlighted and labeled. The animation also identifies those areas of the brain responsible for communication, hor...

Image: Denticulate Ligaments 05/04/2017

Image: Denticulate Ligaments

This pic is helpful, they are attached at a smaller point, but run the lateral length of the spinal cord.

Image: Denticulate Ligaments Found on Google from vanat.cvm.umn.edu

Image: Denticulate Ligament Cadaver - info 05/04/2017

Image: Denticulate Ligament Cadaver - info

Denticulate ligaments: aren't they longer than you thought?

Image: Denticulate Ligament Cadaver - info Found on Google from skicenkovice.info

The Shoulder Girdle 04/29/2017

The Shoulder Girdle

Very complete coverage, everything you want to know about the shoulder girdle! Our favorite writer Sue HItzmann.

http://www.ideafit.com/fitness-library/the-shoulder-girdle

The Shoulder Girdle The shoulder girdle. This article mainly covers the sternoclavicular and acromioclavicular joints and the movements and movers of the scapula and clavicle. It describes their attachments and how the muscles provide the support and motion necessary for optimal range of the glenohumeral joint (a futur...

Is Your Diet Making You Depressed? 04/29/2017

Is Your Diet Making You Depressed?

Okay, so how about an approach for optimizing our performance, focus and post exercise / injury recovery? Improved brain chemistry will achieve all that.

In a recent study, BMC Journal found that diets higher in plant foods, such as vegetables, fruits, lean proteins, including fish, are associated with a reduced risk for depression. Those whose diets included more processed foods and sugary products were associated with an increased risk of depression. This study shows that our brains care about what we are putting into our bodies and that we can change our brain chemistry through what we eat.

Add these twelve smart carbohydrates to your diet to boost serotonin and lower your levels of depression:

Sweet potatoes
Hummus
Apples
Peaches
Bananas
Figs
Pineapples
Oranges or tangerines
Grapes
Blueberries
Pears
Mangoes

Exercise and smart carbs like these just listed can make a big difference in your mood, mind, and body. They can also help you treat depression without dependence on medication.

http://www.amenclinics.com/blog/is-your-diet-making-you-depressed/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AmenClinics+%28Amen+Clinics+Blog%29

Is Your Diet Making You Depressed? Poor nutrition can impact symptoms of depression and can prevent you from living a happy life. A recent study shows that having a healthy diet will help.

04/23/2017

Brain!

04/19/2017

Visualization of the organ and related spine segment ennervations, love this!

A 17-Year-Old’s Death Points to Flaws in Concussion Test 04/18/2017

A 17-Year-Old’s Death Points to Flaws in Concussion Test

Re concussion and closed head injury (again doesn't have to be a lot of G-force involved, the brain is the consistency of soft tofu, or jello.

This article hints at speculation about what happened to the brain, circle of Willis, brain stem, etc in this injury to the young man. And how important cognitive and clinical criteria are in assessing and treating

"For instance, players had to perform memory exercises, such as listening to a series of numbers and repeating them backwards and forwards.
Two decades later, exercises like these form the central components of ImPact’s signature product, the Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Test.

Dr. Philip Stieg, chairman of the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center, who also evaluates players with head injuries during New York Giants games, said he considers cognitive tests along with clinical criteria, such as whether there are lingering headaches, sleep issues, or sensitivity to light. He has also kept athletes off the field when their scans continue to show contusions on the brain, no matter how well they perform on cognitive tests or how well they say they are feeling.

Wahlster, theImPact chief executive, said it isn’t realistic to think that every kid who suffers a concussion will be able to undergo a series of brain scans and MRIs."

A 17-Year-Old’s Death Points to Flaws in Concussion Test Kenny Bui died in 2015 after being cleared to play football weeks after a concussion. The largest-ever study of concussions now indicates many athletes are similarly being sent back on the field while at heightened risk of injury.

MELT moves to help sitting at your desk all day 04/14/2017

MELT moves to help sitting at your desk all day

Simple things to do at your desk for your neck, to stay healthy active and pain free! 2.25 min video with specific techniques to create fluid exchange in your support and balance system, otherwise known as Fascia.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkxN5Ma8lOI&t=84s

MELT moves to help sitting at your desk all day http://www.MeltMethod.com/ - Shearing and rinsing are two hand techniques of The MELT Method to help you fight the effects of sitting at your desk at your of...

What Happened Within This Player’s Skull 04/13/2017

What Happened Within This Player’s Skull

I often hear from clients I had a MVA (car accident) but it was minor, I had no pain afterward. Of course car accidents can feel minor, but the brain jello still gets shaken up. Therefore it's important to have the soft tissue sequela treated with excellent bodywork, CranioSacral Therapy, Rolfing® Structural Integration. Check this out

What Happened Within This Player’s Skull New research is shedding light on just what happens inside the brain during blows to the head.

Why the dynamic collagen matrix matters so much | MELT Method 04/12/2017

Why the dynamic collagen matrix matters so much | MELT Method

"When you define muscle force, contraction, or function, doing so without understanding the dynamic collagen system called connective tissue or fascia, it limits us in figuring out how to move and function without pain.

"Fascia for centuries was considered a mere packing material.

"So this blog post is merely paying homage to my teachers in the fascial community who have allowed and encouraged me to continuously think out of the box of traditional science. People like Tom Findley, JC Guimberteau, Gil Hedley, Robert Schleip, Jaap van der Wal, and the many other researchers I follow and learn from each day."" Sue Hitzmann

https://www.meltmethod.com/blog/collagen/

Why the dynamic collagen matrix matters so much | MELT Method

Olympians are Using Alternative Therapies | MELT Blog 04/11/2017

Olympians are Using Alternative Therapies | MELT Blog

"Cupping is a fast way to pull deep blood to the superficial skin layer. It’s an ancient form of therapy in which a local suction is created on the skin; practitioners believe this mobilizes blood flow in order to promote healing and pull toxins out from deep tissue that may be inhibiting proper contractility. Though I can’t say I’ve ever found much evidence of this actually occurring nor can I find any scientific evidence that shows any type of cupping is actually doing much for improved performance, it’s an interesting idea."

Now MELT Method on the other hand, has scientific evidence to back it's claims up. :)

https://www.meltmethod.com/blog/olympians-using-alternative-therapies-means/"

Olympians are Using Alternative Therapies | MELT Blog

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