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If you read about me you will see I am a Chiropractor and Massage therapist, so I have seen a lot of people in pain and none of it is good. From a therapists point of view pain makes my job difficult, everything is self-protective, reactive and so much of your time is wasted placating the pain reaction that is happening in the tissues.
Recently I got my first opportunity to test out the LifeWave pain patches-IceWave. I had heard good reports that 80% of people will experience 50% or greater pain relief in under 5 minutes. I had heard of a few cases from colleagues where long standing conditions had been almost instantly relieved and so I had to check it out for myself.
Fiona is a single Mum with three active kids and a knee crushed from a horse falling on it over 20 years ago. The injury has caused her a lot of problems over the years, but recently it flared up badly and when I saw her she was in excruciating pain, she did not want to move it at all which made Physio virtually impossible, she had knife like pain traveling through the whole leg and her inner thigh had turned into a soft pulpy jelly- a reflex inhibition of the Vastus Medialis Oblique muscle that often occurs with knee problems and further complicates rehab.
There is not really much you can do while someone is in that much pain apart from ice/heat/ultrasound, acupuncture would be beneficial but I don’t practice it. Forget any physical therapy-even the lightest pressure was intensely painful and any muscle activation or joint movement was impossible. Not nice.
So, I pulled out a set of patches, put the brown patch over the main pain and the white one just above it. Immediately Fiona experienced warmth and smelt wintergreen. The sharp pain vanished and within a few minutes she did 10 good quad pumps. She kept saying, “What the #### is in those patches! This is unbelievable”. Fiona has had a colorful past…
The interesting thing is there is no wintergreen in the patches and no heat producing chemicals… this reaction is purely energetic. The patches emit a particular energetic frequency that takes away pain.
I then felt to move the white patch to her sternum and she experienced a tremendous energetic release. I could see the goosebumps all over her arms and legs. It was stinking hot in Australia this day, so it wasn’t the cold. She said she was feeling calmness and a sense of wellbeing and the pent up stress that has accompanied this and other issues seemed to leave her body.
I have never seen such a powerful change or received such heartfelt thanks from someone whose life I have just helped. And it was all so easy, and all so quick. What a great adjunct to a busy practice. My new protocol for acute pain will be to patch up patients first for three days, then get them in to start therapy. It will make my job way easier. Will keep you posted in this.
If you want to find out more about LifeWave patches, you can go to their web site click on products and then IceWave for pain relief. They have a trial pack for under $20. Please let me know what your story is. They come with a money back guarantee as well. If you need a number to order, use 666757.
Applied Kinesiology is not one of my strong points, but those who master it find all sort of interesting uses for it. I have added a link to this video because it shows how the energy patches influence the body. This can also be helpful to determine if people are energetically switched. In this case, the white patch in the right hand and tan in the left will weaken the body instead of strengthening it and the opposite configuration will strengthen the body. If this is the case with you, follow the patch protocol, but use the white patch on the left and tan on the right side of the body.
Lifewave patches are usually recommended to be used over acupuncture points, however they will still work if placed anywhere over the body. It is just that meridians are lightwave paths that increase their effectiveness. Dr Karen Guenette, a medical doctor and acupuncturist who has been using Lifewave in her practice for some time now recently explained it like this:
“Both acupuncture and Lifewave activate the body’s energy system to heal itself. Both use specific acu-points on the body for its effect. But here is where they differ:
Lifewave patches are programmed to perform specific functions in the body, such as increasing fat burning for energy like in the Energy Enhancer patch, or telling the cells to put together more Glutathione molecules in order to detoxify the body and mop up free radicals like in the Y-Age patch.
Acupuncture has no specific programming except for the actual point location and intention we use that point for. In acupuncture, I cannot increase the body’s strength by 40% within minutes of needling someone like the Energy Enhancers can!
Acupuncture, on the other hand, can treat a variety of ailments all at once. Acupuncture, of course, requires a specialist to perform and the availability of the patient to come to regular weekly appointments (at least initially). Each appointment is about 1.5 hours long, and it is suggested that you should take it easy after each appointment, precluding any heavy duty work or exercise for the rest of that day usually.
The nice thing about Lifewave patches is that you can try them for a week or so, and really get to know whether or not your body responds to its programming. There is very little risk because you don’t have to buy an entire month’s supply right away. Trial packs of Energy Enhancer, Rest Quiet, and IceWave are available.
Say you had insomnia and couldn’t get a decent night’s sleep. You could come to acupuncture 3-5 times to see whether it would help. Now during that time, I’d be possibly looking for other things to treat. That would cost around between $375 – $525 and take about 9.5 hours of your time total.
The Silent Nights patch is $39.95 for a month’s supply. You need to use it everyday for at least four days. Most people respond within that time, and if not, almost everyone responds within about 3 weeks.
I’ve had many patients not have to pay for acupuncture because they found relief in a simple patch…and let me tell you, they were absolutely thrilled!”
L – C A R N O S I N E
What is Carnosine?
L-carnosine, is a naturally-occurring amino acid found within the human body.The deep frontal part of the brain (entorhinal cortex) is believed to be a site where carnosine tends to accumulate. It may interact with zinc in that area, as well as having effects on GABA, a brain neurotransmitter, which by a complex chemical reaction forms homo-carnosine.
What Studies Have Been Done with Carnosine?
Rat and animal studies have been done with carnosine looking at “neuroprotection.” These investigations aimed to examine protective action since carnosine may be protective of muscle and nerve function, particularly of the heart. There have been no studies that have shown any evidence of toxicity.
Recent MRI studies by Petroff and colleagues (2001) examining levels of brain chemistry showed a relationship between homo-carnosine and GABA in temporal lobe and generalized myoclonic epilepsies.
These authors described homo-carnosine levels that may correlate with seizure control even when GABA response is defective in human studies. Dr. Chez was intrigued by the results of this study, and thus began a study in June, 2001 that aimed to test if supplementing carnosine orally could enhance seizure protection in childrenwho were already on anticonvulsants and who had recurrent seizures despite being on standard drug therapy. He hypothesized that the addition of carnosine could decrease seizure frequency. He supplemented with powdered carnosine, as well as powdered Vitamin E (25IU) and powdered Zinc (2.5 mg).
The Open-Label Study
A total of 75 children, who had “failed” multipleantiepilepticmedications in an effort to stop their seizures (including steroids and the Ketogenic diet) with histories of partial or generalized epilepsy entered the open-label study. The majority had fronto- temporal lobe seizures, or generalized epilepsy. 25% had EEGs to directly compare before and after starting the carnosine. Many patients had reductions in seizure frequency, but without EEG correlation. Two sisters with hypsarrythmia/Lennox-Gastaut wave patterns or Lennox-Gastaut type patterns, EEG amplitude and spike frequency improved with carnosine in dosages of 800-2,000 mg. per day. Dosage was titrated upward depending upon bodyweight. No side effects were reported. Unexpectedly, parental diaries showed a pattern of comments related to gains in cognitive domains including language, alertness, energy levels, and even gross motor ability. Dr. Chez was motivated by such reports in addition to comments from other professionals that worked simultaneously with the children (e.g., speech therapists) who, unaware that children were on the new supplement, spontaneously stated that individual children were showing incremental gains not previously seen. Expressive language was described as more fluent, eye contact more frequent, and interest in the environment was more prominent. Dr. Chez thought that this supplement could be of benefit to children with autism or PDD and so began to give it to children with such diagnoses in an open-label trial. Indeed, parents reported benefits in their children after as few as 2 weeks, in the areas of socialization, expressive language, alertness level, energy level, adaptation to change, and curiously, gross motor planning.
The Double-Blind Study
Because of the remarkable cognitive improvements in language, speech production and school performance as well as social alertness, Dr. Chez felt it important to study the effect of the supplement in children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Children were included in this study if they had histories of abnormal EEG, and had previously responded to cognitive-enhancing dementia medications (as part of a controlled study at the office) or to anti-convulsants. A double-blind placebo controlled study with carnosine was begun. Children were randomly placed on either active carnosine or placebo.Expressive and receptive language measures, two autism rating scales, and parent rating analog scales were administered at the start and completion of the study. Results of this study indicated clinically meaningful changes in many aspects of autistic features, and also showed that the carnosine supplement improved children’s expressive and receptive language significantly. This is the only dietary supplement to date studied in a double-blind fashion in autism.
Who Benefits and What are the Side Effects?
The majority of children with either epilepsy or autism treated in open
label studies by Dr. Chez benefited from carnosine supplementation. Dr.
Chez estimates that approximately 10% of children who have been on the carnosine supplement have had reports of no improvement. A very small percentage (less than 5% of children with epilepsy or autistic spectrum disorders) have shown increased physical hyperactivity or verbal hyperactivity, but we are unable to ascertain if these reports are directly related to the carnosine supplement. No sleep disturbances were reported as a result of carnosine therapy even in dosages up to 3,000 mg. a day. No abdominal side effects, skin rashes, or any changes in anticonvulsant blood levels, liver functions or hematological studies. No patients had any urinary changes or bowel habit changes from the carnosine. Many children on the autistic spectrum were reported to increase their range of food choices with an improved range of appetite. Responses have been seen in generalized epilepsies, focal seizure disorders, autism, PDD, and head injury to date. Because of its effect on entorhinal cortex, improvements in Alzheimer’s disease or other frontal lobe encephalopathy may be possible. Any syndrome that involves apraxia or expressive language delay may benefit from this.
Concurrent studies are currently being run or planned in areas of
attention disorder, Tourette’s syndrome, and various learning disability
syndromes of the nonverbal type.
The best way to supplement carnosine is the LifeWave, Carnosine patches. They stimulate the body’s own production of carnosine in a completely safe way. Powdered Carnosine formulas are unpleasant to take and much of it is broken down by digestion. It can be challenging to get a child to cooperate with this.
to find out more about Carnosine patches, go to www.lifewave.com/newwavehealth and look at their Y-Age product which also has glutathione. Both of these in combination have been helping children and adults alike.