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About physical health, DIY, and other information related to health through the osteopathic lens.

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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How to Palpate and Release the Mandibular Branch of the Trigeminal Nerve

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Introduction One of the most profound places to get the most of your osteopathic treatment to release the cervical spine, thoracics, and other places is to get changes throughout the trigeminal nerve. The trigeminal nerve (CN V) is a cranial nerve that can influence much of the body. It is important nerve that provides sensory information for much of the head and face, including the sinuses and tongue. The trigeminal nerve also provides sensory information for the dura of the anterior and middle cranial fossa. Finally, the trigeminal nerve also has a motor component innervating the muscles of mastication (masseter,...
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How to Palpate the Kidneys, Ureters, and Bladder For Osteopathic Professionals

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Sign up below to the "Osteopathic professionals" section to receive more tips and information about upcoming courses to take your osteopathic practice to another level. First Name Email address: List choice Daniel Lopez, D.O. - Personal Health Daniel Lopez, D.O. - Financial Health Osteopathic Professionals Leave this field empty if you're human: In this article, I share a method of isolating the kidneys, ureters, and bladders for osteopathic professionals to evaluate and release them. This can be useful in cases of low back pain, pelvic issues, issues specific to these organs, and more. The final decision on whether applying treatment...
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Evidence the Bones of the Head Move???

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In his book, Doctoring Data, Malcolm Kendrick, M.D. describes the “white swan hypothesis.” He states that if one’s hypothesis is that “all swans are white,” then as long as that person observes only white swans, he or she strengthens their position and they are correct. However, as soon as that person observes a black swan, he or she must completely reject their original hypothesis and form a new one, or flat out ignore the findings. It’s like saying Bigfoot, Lochness monster, etcetera do not exist. If ever, a Bigfoot was captured, all of us who hypothesized Bigfoot did not exist…

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These 2 Suffered From Migraines For Years, Here’s What Finally Worked…

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Andrea had suffered with migraines for about 9 years that started in her early 30’s. There was really no clear reason why she started getting migraine headaches. She theorized that maybe the pain started from overuse and poor ergonomics as an ultrasound tech. All she knew was her headaches felt like having being stabbed by a “sharp knife” behind her right eye and the right top of her head. Consistently she would get these debilitating headaches about every 2 weeks that required her to seclude herself in a room for about 3 days. When it was all over, she still…

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3 Reasons Your Osteopathic Treatment Should Include The Eyes

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First Name Email address: List choice Daniel Lopez, D.O. - Personal Health Daniel Lopez, D.O. - Financial Health Osteopathic Professionals Leave this field empty if you're human: Introduction How our eyes function play a big role in how our bodies interact with the external environment. Our posture will adapt to keep our eyes horizontal to the horizon. Our eyes are closely connected with our ears to reflexively turn our gaze towards sounds that may require our immediate attention. Given what an important role our eyes play in our overall posture and function, I believe they are structures commonly overlooked and...
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One of My Favorite Osteopathic Stories

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I have seen a lot of strange cases in the past, but I specifically remember this one for its peculiarity and humor. Jennifer brought her daughter in to see me. Along with her daughter, came Jennifer’s brother and her mother to the appointment. Jennifer’s brother and mother were already patients of mine, but the whole family coming to the appointment made me curious what I was going to encounter. “This must be something major,” I thought. “So what can I help you with?” I asked. “Well, my daughter has dark circles under her eyes. Can you help with that?” asked…

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