The MELT Method Enhanced Edition

Author: Sue Hitzmann
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062362933
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In this enhanced digital edition of The MELT Method, Sue Hitzmann shows you how to live without pain, illustrating her MELT techniques with 20 instructional videos plus 10 audio clips, so you can listen hands-free while you start your journey toward a pain-free body. In The MELT Method, therapist Sue Hitzmann offers a breakthrough self-treatment system to combat chronic pain and erase the effects of aging and active living—in as little as ten minutes a day. With a focus on the body's connective tissues and the role they play in pain, stress, weight gain, and overall health, Hitzmann's life-changing program features techniques that can be done in your own home. A nationally known manual therapist and educator, Hitzmann helps her clients find relief from pain and suffering by taking advantage of the body's natural restorative properties. The MELT Method shows you how to eliminate pain, no matter what the cause, and embrace a happier, healthier lifestyle.

The MELT Method

Author: Sue Hitzmann
Publisher: HarperOne
ISBN: 9780062065353
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Presents a revolutionary program that recognizes the crucial role of the body's connective tissue and boosts the body's natural healing and repair mechanisms.

Understanding Pain

Author: Naheed Ali
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442233613
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Everyone experiences pain in some form or another at some point during their lives. Some have pain due to injury. Others experience chronic pain that can become debilitating. This book uncovers the mechanisms behind pain, how to treat it from a variety or approaches, and how to prevent it in the future.

Understanding Pain an Introduction for Patients and Caregivers Ali Lewis 2015

Author: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publisher: Bukupedia
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PREFACE When someone is suffering from an injury, an illness, or severe mental or emotional distress, he or she is basically feeling pain. A widely agreed-upon definition of pain is that pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional feeling associated with potential or real tissue damage, or is explained in terms of this damage.1 Three facets of this definition must be well understood. First, pain is a physical and emotional experience that isn’t always entirely in the body or in the mind. Second, the pain is in response to actual or potential tissue damage, so there may or may not be abnormal lab or radiography reports in spite of the presence of real pain. Third, pain is described in terms of such damage. This final component is aligned with an often-recommended definition of pain: Pain is whatever an individual suffering from it claims it is, surfacing whenever he says it does.2 So why does pain exist? According to many theories, the true function of pain is to persuade the individual who experiences it to withdraw from harmful situations and to prevent such experiences from occurring in the future.3 When it comes to injuries, pain may help prevent further harm. A child who touches a hot stove pulls his hand away before a serious burn occurs. Pain that is (1) sudden and of any intensity, (2) anticipated or unpredictable, or (3) of a duration of less than six months is said to be acute. Chronic pain, however, is constant and recurring without anticipation and prediction and lasts greater than just a few months. We need to know about pain, its management and assessment, because complications may occur when we experience it, since the body produces a stress response in which harmful substances are released from injured tissue. These include breakdown of tissue, increased metabolic rate, impaired immune function, and negative emotions. This ix x PREFACE goes to show that pain also prevents one from participating in self-care activities. Unfortunately, pain can also bring forth feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. Pain management options allow one to maintain some control. The caregiving team’s responsibility is to teach the pain patient about the goals of pain management and why it’s an important part of care. When a team member disregards the patient’s report of pain, the patient will usually have a sense of not being believed. The patient may compensate by either underreporting pain—or, less commonly—anxiously overreporting. He or she may try to hide the pain for fear of being thought of as a complainer or drug seeker. Moreover, pain is more than a symptom; it can be a high-priority problem in itself. When in excess, it presents both physiological and psychological dangers to health and recovery. Severe pain is viewed as an emergency situation deserving prompt attention from formal caregivers such as physicians.4 Pain is the most common reason patients seek medical advice. Taking care of patients in pain is challenging, and it requires a systematic approach to assessment and treatment. Pain management requires careful assessment of the patient’s condition while taking into consideration the ethical principles that affect patient care. Accurate assessment of pain is essential to effective treatment. Without this, it’s not possible to intervene in a way that meets the patient’s needs. Effective management can help reach goals by (1) enhancing comfort, (2) minimizing side effects of medications and complications related to inadequate control, and (3) reducing the length of hospital stay. An unfamiliar environment such as a busy hospital lobby, with its noises, lights, and activity, can compound the effects of pain. In addition, a person who is without family or a support network may perceive pain as severe, whereas a person who has supportive people around may perceive much less pain. Some prefer to withdraw when they’re in pain, whereas others prefer the distraction of people and activity around them. Family caregivers can be a significant support for a person in pain. With the increase in outpatient and home care, families are assuming a greater responsibility for medical pain management. Moreover, education related to the assessment and management of pain can positively affect the perceived quality of life for both the clients and their caregivers.5 Expectations of significant others can affect a person’s perception of (and responses to) pain, and sometimes, it may also be the presence of support people that changes a client’s reaction to pain. After reading through this book, the reader should understand that experiences with pain may also vary depending on the age group. An infant may respond to pain with increased sensitivity, avoiding pain by turning away or physically resisting. This can be compared with a todPREFACE xi dler or a preschooler who already has the ability to describe pain and its location. The toddler might respond by crying or with anger because pain appears as a threat to his security. A school-age child may try to be more resilient when facing pain but should be provided with support and nurturing from the caregiver. An adolescent could be slow to acknowledge or recognize pain because “giving in” may be considered weak. When an adult experiences pain, he or she might exhibit genderbased behaviors learned as a child. An adult may ignore pain because to admit it could mean weakness or failure. On the other hand, the elderly may perceive pain as part of the aging process. Studies have shown that chronic pain affects 25–50 percent of older pain clients living in the community and 45–80 percent of those in nursing homes.6 Senior citizens constitute the largest group of individuals seeking health care services. While the prevalence of pain in the elderly population is generally higher due to both acute and chronic medical conditions, the pain threshold doesn’t appear to change with aging, although the effect of analgesics may increase due to physiologic changes related to drug metabolism and excretion (getting rid of waste).7 Sometimes, they may withhold complaints of pain because of fear of (1) treatment, (2) any lifestyle changes that may be involved, or (3) becoming dependent. The person may consider it unacceptable to admit or show pain and describe it differently, such as an “ache,” “hurt,” or “discomfort.” Although pain is a universal experience, the nature of such an experience is unique to the individual, based, in part, on the type of pain experienced, the psychosocial context or meaning, and the response needed. Before advancing any further, the reader should know that emotional or spiritual distress and the fear related to dependence on family caregivers may alter the patient’s perception or reporting of pain. Some patients may feel pain more intensely because of the influence of fear, and others may underreport if they are trying to protect family members in some way or another. That said, it’s important to learn as much as possible about pain and its management to effectively advocate for pain sufferers, assist with patient education, and provide appropriate resources for caregivers. Although it’s not the authors’ intension to make this book difficult to read, the reader should understand that certain concepts related to pain must be presented at the advanced reading level to provide the comprehensive overview of pain that this book seeks to provide. A glossary of terms has been provided as an aid to the reader’s better understanding of these concepts. Moreover, the reader may notice redundancies throughout the book; it is hoped that occasionally repeating some material in different words will allow those xii PREFACE who are unfamiliar with the topics to properly digest the presented material more easily.

Your Body s Brilliant Design

Author: Karen Gabler
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1510716424
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Want to know the key to eliminating chronic pain from your life? It’s not more rigorous exercise, medical interventions, or expensive therapies. It turns out you have had the key all along—your body and its natural brilliant design! For years we have been overlooking a crucial element of the body—fascia—that holds the key to allowing you to live pain-free. Many of us think of the human body as a static, mechanical system of muscles attached to a skeleton. What is missing from this picture is the tissue that unites all the parts: the fascia, a seamless web of dynamic connective tissue that surrounds all muscles, bones, organs, and even cells. When one part of the fluid fascial web moves, the rest of the body responds. When we learn how to connect to this system through subtle movements, we open up a world of understanding of how our bodies are designed to work with us, not against us, to support an easy and pain-free life. This book will teach you how to feel and embody this new anatomy by connecting to your dynamic center of gravity, or the Core Hug, and to a vertical line of muscles and fascia that runs deep through the body: the Vertical Core. When you connect to the Core Hug and the deep Vertical Core using movement, your body is able to suspend itself and sustain that suspension over time. Your body is already brilliantly designed to support you. The architecture is within you. The key is to access that brilliant design and work with it. Through stunning imagery and simple movement techniques, this book teaches you how to use the natural architecture of your body (bones, fascia, and movement) to align, balance, and support you so that you can move with ease and live without pain.

Die MELT Methode

Author: Sue Hitzmann
Publisher: Riva Verlag
ISBN: 3864137519
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Millionen Menschen weltweit haben – oft bedingt durch Bewegungsmangel und einen vorwiegend sitzenden Lebensstil – mit chronischen Schmerzen zu kämpfen. Die revolutionäre MELT-Methode von Sue Hitzmann macht es nun möglich, diese lästigen Beschwerden ein für alle Mal loszuwerden – und das bei einem Zeitaufwand von nur wenigen Minuten am Tag. In diesem Buch zeigt die New Yorker Bewegungstherapeutin, wie man mit einer Schaumstoffrolle tief sitzende Verspannungen im Bindegewebe lösen und so die Ursache vieler chronischer Schmerzsymptome beseitigen kann. Diese kurzen Eigenmassagen bringen den Flüssigkeitshaushalt der Faszien wieder ins Gleichgewicht und regen deren enorme Selbstheilungskräfte an. Schmerzen, Steifigkeit und sichtbare Zeichen der Alterung verschwinden, Ihre Haltung verbessert sich und Sie haben mehr Energie während des Tages. Gleichzeitig kann MELT Ihnen dabei helfen, schneller einzuschlafen, länger durchzuschlafen und Verdauungsprobleme, Übergewicht sowie Cellulite in den Griff zu bekommen. Mit der MELT-Methode können Sie Ihren Körper und Ihr Leben verändern – in nur 10 Minuten am Tag!

Author: David Wise
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781942955009
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A Headache in the Pelvis is a description of a revolutionary new treatment for pelvic pain affecting millions of men and women, developed at Stanford University. This book describes a new treatment for a very difficult problem that heretofore has had no solution. The authors of the book have published in the world's best journals reporting that the protocol described in A Headache in the Pelvis helps over 70% of men for whom no other treatment has helped.

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