I have been having issues with a pinched nerve in my shoulder causing problems with my left arm motion. I have been to physio and chiro for multiple sessions and they both keep telling me , ' you have to keep coming back' . After 9 weeks and about 35 sessions my medical insurance is "maxed" for the year. Is this something that can help me in one session or is it one of those things where I need "to keep coming back" ? How different is this than osteo therapy?
allan d. asked on Aug 23, 2012
Hi, in this therapy there is a great deal of emphasis on finding root causes of problems which may be quite different from what first appears. We do this by activating the body's own internal healing mechanisms, so the short story is I never know how many sessions you may need until we are actually in the process. I can tell you that many people feel significant relief after one session and that if you feel no real improvement by three sessions, the therapy may not be right for you at this time. So most of my clients do feel that it is very different from the physio-chiro model in this way. Reiki uses chi, like acupuncture and Tai Chi to accomplish this and CranioSacral therapy is actually an offshoot of Osteopathy . However the touch is generally considerably lighter with a much higher emphasis on letting the body/psyche/spirit do what it needs to do at any given moment. Also because of the nature of the founder John Upledger, it incorporates elements of lots of other modalities including energy work. So I think this work could definitely help you, but i know where you are coming from with the frustration of trying lots of things and getting into a bit of the endless loop. ---Susan
Susan H. from Merchant replied on Aug 23, 2012