I know about Finnish Heaters, Russian Bells, German grundofen and kakleofens and Swedish kakelugns but I have never heard of a Canadian Fire. Is it a wood stove?
I disagree with you that rehab can't stop progression in neurodegenerative conditions. It depends on the condition, the extent of damage and the type of treatment used. Fernandez Noda showed significant recovery of Parkinson's diseases following surgical correction of thoracic outlet syndromes. Rafael Hernandez showed significant recovery of neurodegenerative conditions using omental transplantation placed according to the particular pathology. CSF Shunts prevent significant degeneration due to hydrocephalus etc.
Which concepts of chiropractic are you referring to. Are you referring to all chiropractors and all chiropractors as a waste of time?
Breach of the BBB is just one small aspect of neurodegenerative diseases. There are many other factors such as chronic ischemia, edema, inflammation, hydrocephalus etc..
Diet and exercise have long been recognized as the pillars of health and intergral to the treatment of disease in Traditional Chinese Medicine, chiropractic and other alternative health systems. Martial arts have always been a part of the Asian health care systems.
Disc bulges bulges can be corrrected surgically. I don't know about strengthening the endothelium but there are many other factors to consider other than the endothelium, which is just a small piece of the puzzle. In addition to blocking blood and CSF flow, disc bulges also cause mechanical strains of the dura that can damage the cord.
Personally, I like my explanation and approach to the treatment of neurodgenerative diseases the best. I base my treatment on what I call conformation analysis, which bases treatment on observations and analysis of the individual's particular anatomy, physiology and pathlogy. Too much research is currently focuses on genotype and ignores phenotypes. I suspect it is phenotypes that account for the racial and gender differences in MS, NMO and Asian Optic Spinal MS, not genotypes.
I agree with you there are a lot of nutbag religous fanatics in chiropractic that give it a bad name. May of the hardline religous fanatics use specific upper cervical care and stick to the bible according to BJ Palmer. There are certainly a lot of rip offs and scam artists in chiropractic and other alternative health care systems as well, espeically acupunture and herbology. Fortunately they do little harm and are comparatively inexpensive. The dental profession is likewise full of scam artists claiming expertise in musculoskeletal, neurological and neurodegenerative disorders. By far the biggest scam artists however are in the medical profession. Have you read the controvery surrounding the movie "Vaxxed?" Have you read about the tainted flu vaccines in China that were knowingly given to millions of people. Did you read about the oncologist in Chicago who treated thousands of patients with chemo and radiation therapy for cancers they didn't have? The psychiatric profession is basically a scam that makes up diseases. Unfortunately, medical treatments can cause severe harm and medical care is one of the leading causes of bankruptcy.
What Dr. Rosa is doing is terrific but needs to be done on far greater scale using public funding that includes other equally valid methods of treatment as well. And while it may be new to upper cervical doctors, the connection to blood and CSF flow has been recognized in cranial therapy for over seventy-five years.
You can't always fix damaged tissues but you can manage them and halt or slow degenerative processes and manage signs and symptoms. Diet and exercise likewise help to manage neurodegenerative conditions but they rarely fix damaged tissues either. For example, diet and excercise help to manage cardiovascular disease and arthritis but they don't cure it once the damage is done. Moreover, diet and exercise require a daily committment. If you stop, the problems return. Likewise with badly damage spines causing or contributing to neurodegenerative diseases. They need ongoing care.
Take your time, it's a lot to swallow.
My fire is an Osburn and is a wood burner with a cook top. I chose it because it was one of the highest heat output and has an option for wet back. I use gas water heating though. It needed the damper 'modified' to close off more air and now that is done it is brilliant.
The angle I look at things on this thread is flow related so yes there are other aspects that 'even I' would agree on regarding rehab and mobility.
Graham emailed this morning a reply to my question about Blair he said "I didn't train in California. I go to a Blair chiropractor there for specialised care.
I graduated from Palmer college of chiropractic in 1971. I first learned Blair technique in the early 1970's and have kept up with its advancements."
Masonry heaters, such as the Finnish-type, are very different from wood stoves. Masonry heaters have gas chambers to burn the wood gases produced from burning wood. After leaving the gas chamber the smoke then passes through long heat exchanger channels that draw heat from the smoke. Masonry heaters have large thermal mass that stores infrared energy from the fire and slowly releases it over twenty four hours after the fire goes out. They are based on five hundred year old European designs. They use much less wood than wood stoves and require no tending. They are very safe because they burn hot and produce very little creosote and they only burn for about two to three hours a day.
I am finishing-up on final edits for the section in my book on seizures and epilepsy. Among other things, dementia, Alzheimer's, MS and head trauma have been associated with seizures and post traumatic epilepsy.
Things are not so well, bladder problems.
I can urinate, but cant fully empty the bladder.
I got a catheter for now, hopefully it gets better.
Also sneezing and coughing for 2 months now, no energy....
There are a few friends who use Marshall heaters and most specifically for water heating and a radiator system. That is popular here.
In the central North Island it's rare to get snow to ground level but in the Sound and in the Ranges down there where I used to live it is colder but a different cold due to Latitude. I think there are fires more like your one down there especially in the large palatial Homes of the filthy rich who retire there.
I asked Graham about his technique for adjustments now that he has an on sight Xray and has a Chiro specific trained Radiologist training with him. Graham has looked more at Dr Rosa's work and insights and 'might' now be more aware of Atlas effects in de-generative diseases rather than just aches and pains.
I think as time rolls ahead and people start to find that the old concepts of what spinal adjusts actually are which in my view is about creating a misalignment and the body doing its best to heal, there will be more questions asked about the insights from your books.
Drop table adjustments are an example of how a frozen joint, where the muscles have locked to protect the muscular damage as it heals, are unfrozen and misaligned and the body realigns now that the muscles are needing and able to self align.
The link below is to a paper on cervical spondylotic myelopathy.
"In severe cases of CSM, changes in bowel or bladder dysfunction may be present."
The upright MRI by Dr. Smith showed no obvious signs of significant misalignment or compression of the cord that could be causing your current symptoms. On the other hand, your cervical MRI shows clear signs of severe cervical spondylotic myelopathy. George should consider using cervical flexion-distraction on your lower cervical spine to decrease inflammation and edema due to the spondylosis, which is probably making matters worse.
I'm very sad and angry, dr flanagan was a true hero: a wise and good man.
It's unbelievable......dont want to believe it....dont know what to do....
I would like to post something on the Alliance FB page but I cannot find any confirming obits in the State of New York. I am sure you would like to keep your source confidential, but would you mind PM'ng me?
Thanks so much
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