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Stem Cells in the Cranial Sutures and More: In Support of Cranial Osteopathy

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Two Opposing Models? The medical profession has historically operated with the model that health can be achieved solely as a series of biochemical reactions. “Better living through chemistry” is a common quote that can be found in relation to this. Historically, osteopathic physicians (D.O.’s) have been attacked and dismissed for practicing “manual medicine.” D.O.’s argued that they operate on a different aspect of health by optimizing the structure. Critics have complained that there is “no evidence” for this model. Science is showing more and more the plausibility of this in other fields besides osteopathy. The goal with this article is…

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Memory Trick to Learn the Cranial Bones

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If you’re looking to improve your memory and learn anatomy at the same time, then you’ve come to the right place. In this video, you will learn memory strategies to learn the bones of the skull and where they are. Not only will this help your brain, but you’ll learn the anatomy in a easier, more efficient way. This video is the foundation for learning more complex cranial anatomy using unique memory strategies. Leave a comment below if you want to be notified of future anatomy videos building on this topic. Have fun and let me know how you did….

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Enhance Your Senses With Synesthesia

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Have you ever heard of synesthesia? There is a small percentage of people who perceive their world in a unique way. They combine different senses at a time. For example, when your read this, you may see the words as black print on the page. Some see a different color for each letter. Another example might be seeing colors when one hears sounds. There are many combinations that senses can be combined. Synesthesia allows people who see the world this way to find unique patterns and make connections that others may not be able to. Since 2018 is the “Year…

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Why Are We Diagnosing Tongue Ties With Irrelevant Motions?

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I have to post this for those who work and deal with tongue ties. I have a question regarding tongue ties. Why do we diagnose tongue ties using motions that are completely irrelevant to the actual tongue function? When we diagnose a tongue tie, we either pull the tongue straight out of the mouth or we put the tip of the tongue to the roof of the mouth with the mouth open as far as it will go. The problem with either of these methods of diagnosis is that neither one is actually a motion that we do with our…

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2018: The Year of the Mind

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This year I have decided to dedicate myself to developing my mind. Thus, I have dubbed 2018 “The Year of the Mind.” I’ve never done a New Year’s resolution and don’t necessarily consider this to be that. Developing my mind beyond anything I ever thought possible will be my focus this year and will continue long after this year. I have spent time developing my mind in the past, but not to the level I’m planning on this year. I welcome those who wish to join me with all or some of the things I’m doing below. Being an osteopathic…

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Tongue Tie Q & A with Sarah Hornsby, RDH, Oromyofunctional Therapist

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What is a tongue tie? Do you or possibly your children have tongue ties? Is there any reason to do anything about it? In this episode, Daniel Lopez, D.O. interviews registered dental hygienist and oral myofunctional therapist, Sarah Hornsby. This video discusses the controversial topic of tongue ties (aka – ankyloglossia) covering many questions related to tongue ties for children and adults. Tell the audience about yourself? How did you get to doing oral myofunctional therapy? (01:50) What do oral myofunctional therapists do? (04:30) Who is your ideal client base and what kinds of problems do people come to your…

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A Unique Test To See If You’re Tongue Tied?

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Tongue Tie Q&A with Sarah Hornsby, RDH, Myofunctional Therapist on Facebook Live at 4pm MST December 12, 2017: Register Here I have been studying the tongue ties and the associated anatomy for several years now. After having a frenectomy to release my tongue tie, I became aware of just how much the tongue can affect the rest of the body. One of the things I recalled after having my tongue tie release was how much tension had been taken off the front of my body. Recently I was experimenting trying to understand tongue ties better. While standing, I arched my…

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5 Doctors Told Said There Was No Hope For Her Unborn Child

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It’s not every day I post a review a patient left for another osteopathic physician. This story, however, is beyond worthy of sharing because many of us need to be reminded about the potential power of what osteopathy can accomplish. Stephen Myles Davidson, DO is my mentor and colleague. His osteopathic treatments are at another level than anyone else I have met. I heard about it many months ago while talking to him, but now the patient has also shared her story. So often, I read about so many osteopaths and other organizations from around the world who spend their…

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Is It Really Possible Prevent Hair Loss and Regrow Hair?

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I don’t remember exactly when it happened. It was sometime around my late 20’s or early 30’s. I could tell my hair was thinning and I was finding more and more hair follicles on my pillow. I figured the inevitable process of aging was starting. For the next decade or so, the process only progressed. Luckily it happened slowly, but I know the bald spot on the back of my head is growing (just like the number of hairs growing out of my ears). I realize it could be much worse and I never did anything to try to change…

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Solving a Peculiar Case of Pelvic Pain

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Pelvic pain is not always what it seems. I recently saw a woman in her early 30’s who had been having pain over her pubic bone region for over a year. The pubic bones are the part of the hip that meet in the front. Her pain started when she was in the third trimester of her pregnancy with her first and only child. Unfortunately over a year later, her pain had not gone away still. She had tried going to a chiropractor and physical therapist prior to seeing me. She said that although the chiropractic treatment had helped, she…

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