By: Aurore Henze, ND – Health Media Star
For Immediate Release: Sept.10, 2020
Health Media Star has been building a pain fighting network across the country, by working alongside FAN and the medical community to apply anti-opiate recommendations. This platform has been four years in the making.
While we would like to focus on prevention and minimizing in areas to fight pain such as: allergy/histamine relief, cold laser therapy, dietary changes and even holistic therapies that include magnets, ozone and acupuncture, the most powerful changes have come through the marijuana platform and CBD and for that we have been grateful for but there is still much more to do.
Dr. Rosenquist is the Chairman of the Pain Management department of the Cleveland Clinic and he has been committed to education and innovation in this area. Dr. Rosenquist has been in pain management for over 30 years and teaches thoroughness in the doctor / patient relationship by reassuring patient’s that self-care and time are part of the pain management process. He states that as doctors:
“We have to listen; we have to educate, and we have to change expectations about pain.”
Because nearly 80% of people currently using heroin (addiction) started out on an opioid prescription, Dr Rosenquist believes it’s imperative to curb this by reducing the number of prescriptions to get it under control. I like this talk because from this premise, we must understand that unless we open our minds and work collectively on this crisis- we are just spinning our wheels and passing the buck. In this case, passing the buck should be no longer an option with the latest overdose death projections at 90k within the near future.
Dr. Rosenquist is reaching out to physicians and helping to make these needed changes by highlighting upcoming pain treatments and physicians that are implementing those treatments. Some of these therapies are Dr. Jianguo Cheng’s work in radio-frequency ablation, Dr. Shrif Costandi’s work in cancer pain relief, Dr. Robert Bolash’s work in hormones, opioids and pain and Dr. Teresa Dews work on treating pain with a healthy lifestyle.
This is not just a comprehensive list of alternatives, it’s indicative of the clinic openness and ability to do what it takes to give patients the latest and safest pain protocols.
But What About Other Options?
I am no stranger to pain myself and being a Naturopath for 15 years, I had the training and benefit of personally trying alternative therapies in the pain segment. When I broke my pelvis in 2004, I had a complete holistic medical plan that consisted of Enzymes, color therapy and magnets for pain relief instead of opiates and NSAIDs. These, alongside, intensive manipulations through a highly qualified DO, Rolfing therapy, with daily treatments on a chi machine, horseback riding machine and infrared sauna let me enjoy 8 years pain free. But all of that came to a halt in my divorce in 2012, where my ex-husband was awarded all of my pain therapy treatments I used to maintain myself. When I rebroke my pelvis, in 2018, I found myself with PTSD and a loss of where to begin on my own self-healing regimen. After a year of daily marijuana and CBD treatments, I felt foggy and disembodied. I realized I needed to detox the THC and reactivate my body mind in the healing process. To my surprise, I found the Rolfer, Neil King, that I had recommended for the length of my practice, now had several physical therapy locations that included Rolfing as part of the protocol. After my ten sessions (poignantly called the Recipe), I was again, elated to find that they also had pelvic floor specialists available.
I decided to sit down with Neil King and catch up on how Rolfing has become more widely accepted, thanks to his hard work. King said, he started getting Rolfing in the early 1980s when it was recommended by a Bioenergetic therapist to alleviate pain. He had a bike injury, as he was competing at a national level and was impressed with the results. So much so, he went for his Rolfing certificate in 1984 and subsequently trained as a successful physical therapist. “The most important factor in alleviating pain is finding and addressing the root cause of the problem as opposed to just masking the symptom,” says King when I asked about the secret to his success.
The powerful combination of Rolfing and physical therapy has spread out. Rolfing, a once marginal and misunderstood hands-on healing protocol to many Michiganders, thanks to Neil King. With over nine metro-Detroit locations, he was excited to share he is planning on opening more.
You can learn more about my personal experiences with Rolfing and the benefits of Rolfing for in my first book “Beyond Natural Cures.” To find out more about Rolfing visit www.rolfing.org or www.neilkingpt.com for more information on King’s dynamic physical therapy program, that truly has something for every “body.”
Check back with us as we update you on these incredible physician’s work in this important area.