Using Manual Therapy to Improve Gait Function in Neurodegenerative Disorders
Abstract: The ability to walk safely without falling and in an energy efficient manner significantly influences children and adults’ quality of life and function. There are many reasons for balance problems and gait dysfunction, including injury, pain, neurological damage and vascular impairment. Integrative Manual Therapy, Osteopathic Manual Medicine, Massage Therapy, Cranial Therapy, Muscle Energy, Strain and Counterstrain, Acupuncture and Qigong are some of the most effective ways to increase mobility. These complementary and alternative therapies (CAM) often lead to pain-free efficiency in walking, running and movement.
Key Words: Gait, Walking, Balance, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington's Ataxia, Dopamine, Integrative Manual Therapy, Visualization, Muscle Energy Technique, Strain and Counterstrain, CranioSacral Therapy, Osteopathic Manual Medicine, Nerve Whisperer
Burnham Kimberly. PhD (2009). "Using Manual Therapy to Improve Gait Function in Neurodegenerative Disorders." Journal of the Integrative Manual Therapy Association August, 3(2):
[Full Text] https://www.academia.edu/17325503/Using_Manual_Therapy_to_Improve_Gait_Function_in_Neurodegenerative_Disorders
Colors, Acupuncture Meridians, EFT Points, and Brain Chemistry at the Spring Energy EFT TapFest
Abstract: There are twelve major acupuncture meridians. Each one is associated with a color, an element and so much more. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, each acupuncture / acupressure meridian is associated with sensations and other aspects of health and healing. For example the Gallbladder meridian is associated with the color green. Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT Tapping points are also associated with the reflex points of certain meridians. For example, the side of the eye tapping point is the beginning of the gallbladder meridian.
Following in the footsteps of Harvard researcher, Amy Cuddy, who found associations between different body postures (Wonder Woman Pose) and hormones and neurotransmitters (cortisol and testosterone), this research postulates associations between different meridians and neurotransmitters as well as the corresponding EFT points. For example, dopamine is associated with the gallbladder meridian and a posture or movement known as long walking. This information can be used in giving clients self-care exercises and visualizations, including motor imagery, guided imagery, and visualizations based on the function of mirror neurons. From a presentation on May 18, 2013. Kimberly Burnham, PhD, The Nerve Whisperer spoke on "Colors, Acupuncture Meridians, EFT Points, and Brain Chemistry" at the Spring Energy EFT TapFest in New York, Your Globally Conscious Tapping Community.
There is also a radio show associated with this presentation: "Every Cell is Listening: So What Are You Saying? Hearing?" on EFT Radio Jondi Whitis on Blog Talk Radio http://www.blogtalkradio.com/eftradio/2012/12/21/brain-health-tap-into-information-medecine
Burnham, Kimberly (2013 05 18). Colors, Acupuncture Meridians, EFT Points, and Brain Chemistry at the Spring Energy EFT TapFest [Full Text] https://www.academia.edu/17535615/Colors_Acupuncture_Meridians_EFT_Points_and_Brain_Chemistry
Work with Kimberly Burnham $120 per hour