Monday, March 27, 2017

Global Medical Tourism (GMT)

About Singapore Air Ambulance Operator (only 2 Companies):

1. Pacific Flight Services (PFS)

2. Lifeflight Australia Limited.

1.

Company Profile
Primary Contact Information
PACIFIC FLIGHT SERVICES
600 WEST CAMP ROAD
SINGAPORE, Singapore 797546
Tel: 65 8484 5168 (24H MEDEVAC), 65 9386 7066 (24H EXEC CHARTERING) • Fax: 65 6482-1727
Email: pacific@stengg.com
http://www.staero.aero/pfs.htm


Qualifications
Established: 1991          
Fleet: 3          
Pilots: 12 full time

Home Base: SINGAPORE, Seletar Air Hub.    
                                                                                                                                                     
Aircraft Type:LR-45 (LEARJET 45)
                                                  






Category : Mid Jet
Seats 7 (or Ambulance)
Est.Price Per Hour : N/A




Aircraft Type:G-150 (GULFSTREAM 150)
                  














                
                                



Category : Mid Jet
Seats 7 (or Ambulance)
Est. Price Per Hour : N/A






Aircraft Type: LR-35A (LEARJET 35A)

                    
                                                 

Category : Light Jet
Seats 8 (or Ambulance)
Est. Price Per Hour : N/A


2. LIFEFLIGHT AUSTRALIA LIMITED
Company Profile
Primary Contact Information
LIFEFLIGHT AUSTRALIA LIMITED
LEVEL 1 160 ROBINA TOWN CENTRE DRIVE
ROBINA - QUEENSLAND, Australia 4226
Tel: 61 07 5553 5955 (24/7) • Fax: 61 07 5553 5965
Email: ops@lifeflight.org.au
http://www.lifeflight.org.au
Qualifications
Established: 1981          Fleet: 3          Pilots: 18 full time                     
 

 

WSSL - SINGAPORE, Singapore
Aircraft Type Category Seats Est. Price
Per Hour
 
CL-604 (CHALLENGER 604) Heavy Jet 12 (or Ambulance) N/A
YBBN - BRISBANE, Australia
Aircraft Type Category Seats Est. Price
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LR-45 (LEARJET 45) Mid Jet 6 (or Ambulance) N/A
YBTL - TOWNSVILLE, Australia
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LR-45 (LEARJET 45) Mid Jet 6 (or Ambulance) N/A

 
 
 

Trigger Points & Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Cartoon of a man stooped over and facing away, with several signs stabbed into his back. The signs have toxic waste hazard waste symbols on them, representing the fact that there is evidence that trigger points are “toxic.”

Does your body feel like a toxic waste dump?
It may be more literally true than you realized! Some evidence shows that a knot may be a patch of polluted tissue: a nasty little cesspool of waste metabolites. If so, it’s no wonder they hurt, and no wonder they cause so many strange sensations: it’s more like being poisoned than being injured. Back pain is the best known symptom of the common muscle knot, but they can cause an astonishing array of other aches and pains. Misdiagnosis is much more common than diagnosis.

Trigger Points & Myofascial Pain Syndrome



Toxic Muscle Knots

Research suggests myofascial trigger points may be quagmires of irritating molecules


What is the chemistry of a muscle knot? Specifically, what’s the condition of the tissue fluids in and around them?

The science of myofascial trigger points has been dominated for years by the theory of a poisonous feedback loop, a vicious cycle. The idea is that knots generate a lot of tissue fluid pollution, waste products of muscle cells that are metabolically “revving” with intense contraction … and those “exhaust” molecules then accumulate, mostly causing pain, which irritates the trigger point even more.

Gerwin RD, Dommerholt J, Shah JP. An expansion of Simons' integrated hypothesis of trigger point formation. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2004 Dec;8(6):468–75. PubMed #15509461.
The most well-known explanation for the trigger point phenomenon is the “expanded integrated hypothesis,” which was first presented in this 2004 paper. It’s harrowingly detailed and technical, and mostly just filled in some details missing from the original integrated hypothesis (“a possible explanation”), which was put forward by Travell and Simons in 1999, which was in turn an elaboration on the energy crisis hypothesis that debuted in the first edition of their famous red textbooks in 1981. This has been a work-in-progress for quite a while. Here’s a simplified translation of the expanded integrated hypothesis:

Under some circumstances, muscular stresses can cause patches of poor circulation, which results in the pooling of noxious metabolic wastes and high acidity in small areas of the muscle. This is both directly uncomfortable, but also causes a section of the muscle to tighten up and perpetuate a vicious cycle. This predicament is often called an “energy crisis.” It constitutes a subtle lesion. TrPs research has largely been concerned with looking for evidence of a lesion like this.

Ingeniously measuring

muscle knot molecules
 
Starting with a simpler study in 2005, and then a more thorough one early this year, a group of scientists using “an unprecedented, most ingenious, and technically demanding technique” have reported that there really are irritating metabolic wastes floating around the neighbourhood of trigger points: “… not just 1 noxious stimulant but 11 of them,” Dr. Simons explains. “Instead of just a few noxious chemicals that stimulate nociceptors [nerves endings that detect tissue damage] nearly everything that has that effect was present in abundance.”
The researchers analyzed tissue samples from in and around trigger points and compared it with samples from healthy muscle tissue. The differences were significant.
If they are right, the muscle tissue at the location of trigger points appears to be just rotten with irritating molecules: molecules associated with inflammation, with pain, and with immune function.
Diagram of energy crisis hypothesis diagram, very simple.
Extremely over-simplified diagram of the energy crisis hypothesis, which occurs in a tiny patch of muscle. Right or wrong, it’s been kicking around for a decades now.

Feel the burn! Are muscle knots acidic?

Personally, I was pleased to see evidence that trigger points are also strongly acidic. I guessed that this might be the case in about 2002. (The pioneer of trigger point research, Dr. Janet Travell, had already suggested the same thing, but I didn’t know it then.) I often told my patients that trigger points were “acidic,” because it seemed likely to be true and because … well, it just sounded good, I guess. Lucky for me, this new research now gives some strong support to that old opinion. It doesn’t prove it, but it’s certainly noteworthy.
Trigger points really are strongly acidic which means that, for instance, it is actually plausible that deep breathing — which lowers blood acidity slightly — might be relevant to treatment. One of the possible goals of massaging trigger points is to “flush” trigger points by physically pushing stagnant tissue fluids out of the area of a trigger point, sometimes called “blanching.” Perhaps if fresh, less acidic blood re-perfuses the area, the trigger point will recover more easily? It’s a reasonable guess.

On the other hand, all that could be wrong wrong wrong

We shouldn’t accept the results of this experiment at face value simply because it seems to confirm an idea much beloved by massage therapists. Rubbing trigger points is probably not “detoxifying” — that’s not what this research suggests, even if it’s correct. Which it isn’t necessarily.
 
In a complicated and very technical experiment, it is all too easy for researchers to find the result that they want to find.

I think that’s exactly what happened in a popular study supposedly showing that massage reduces inflammation, a related idea. This is why independent confirmation from other experiments is always essential. As of fall 2016, this research has still not been replicated as far as I know. And it has been criticized and dismissed by some. So take it all with a grain of salt for now.

Rubbing trigger points is probably not “detoxifying” — that’s not what this research means, even if it’s correct.

More muscle knot reading (lots more)

Professionals are strongly encouraged to read David Simons’ analysis of both the new evidence about the chemistry of energy crisis in trigger points, as well as another new scientific article on the use of magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) imaging — a promising new way of taking pictures of muscle knots.
Simons writes that this technology “may open a whole new chapter in the centuries-old search for a convincing demonstration of the cause of trigger point symptoms.”

Trigger point therapy is not a miracle cure for chronic pain — but it helps

Trigger point therapy isn’t “too good to be true” — it’s just ordinary good. It’s definitely not miraculous. It’s experimental and it often fails. Good trigger point therapy is hard to find (or even define).

But it’s also under-rated, and self-treatment has the potential to quickly, cheaply, and safely help with many common pain problems that don’t respond well — or at all — to anything else.

For beginners with average muscle pain — a typical case of nagging hip pain or low back pain or neck pain — the advice given here may well seem almost miraculously useful. I get avalanches of email from readers thanking me for pointing out simple treatment options for such irritating problems. Many are stunned by the discovery that their chronic pain could have been treated easily all along.


For veterans who have already tried — and failed — to treat trigger points, this document is especially made for you. You should learn more and try more before giving up. This will get you as close to a cure as you can get; I can give you a fighting chance of at least taking the edge off your pain. And maybe that is a bit of a miracle.

Attention physicians & therapists: This massive tutorial is written for both patients and professionals. It includes analysis of recent research that you won’t find in any text, crafted to suit any skill level. Footnotes add a optional layer of advanced detail that you can take or leave.

Trigger points are more clinically important than most health professionals realize, and body pain seems to be a growing problem. It’s a rewarding topic for doctors and therapists, that makes clear path to helping quite a few people you probably couldn’t help before. Even if you already know about myofascial pain syndrome, you will get new ideas here.

What exactly are muscle knots?

When you say that you have “muscle knots,” you are talking about myofascial trigger points.


There are no actual knots involved, of course — it just feels like it. Although their true nature is uncertain, the main theory is that a trigger point (TrP) is a small patch of tightly contracted muscle, an isolated spasm affecting just a tiny patch of muscle tissue (not a whole-muscle spasm like a “charlie horse”). In theory, that small patch of muscle chokes off its own blood supply, which irritates it even more — a vicious cycle called a “metabolic crisis.” The swampy metabolic situation is why I like to think of it as sick muscle syndrome.

A few trigger points here and there is usually just an annoyance. Many bad ones is a syndrome: myofascial pain syndrome (MPS).


TrPs can be vicious. They can cause far more discomfort than most people believe is possible. Its bark is much louder than its bite, but the bark can be extremely loud. It can also be a surprisingly weird bark (trigger points can generate some odd sensations).

A “muscle knot” is a trigger point: a small patch of muscle tissue in spasm.

A humourous graphical definition/translation of the jargon myofascial pain syndrome.


Why muscle pain matters so much

Muscle pain matters: it’s an important problem. Aches and pains are an extremely common medical complaint, and trigger points seem to be a factor in many of them. They are a key factor in headaches (possibly including migraine and cluster headaches as well), neck pain and low back pain, and (much) more. What makes trigger points clinically important — and fascinating — is their triple threat. They can:

1. cause pain problems,

2. complicate pain problems, and

3. mimic other pain problems.

Muscle just hurts sometimes. Trigger points can cause pain directly. Trigger points are a “natural” part of muscle tissue. Just as almost everyone gets some pimples, sooner or later almost everyone gets muscle knots — and you get pain with no other explanation or issue.

It’s complicated. Trigger points complicate injuries and other painful problems. They show up like party crashers. Whatever’s wrong, you can count on them to make it worse, and in many cases they actually begin to overshadow the original problem.

“It felt like a toothache.” Trigger points mimic other problems. Many trigger points feel like something else. It is easy for an unsuspecting health professional to mistake trigger point pain for practically anything but a trigger point. For instance, muscle pain is probably more common than repetitive strain injuries (RSIs), because many so-called RSIs may actually be muscle pain. A perfect example: shin splints.

The daily clinical experience of thousands of massage therapists, physical therapists, and physicians strongly indicates that most of our common aches and pains — and many other puzzling physical complaints — are actually caused by trigger points, or small contraction knots, in the muscles of the body.

Why are trigger points so neglected by medicine?

“Muscle is an orphan organ. No medical speciality claims it.” Muscle tissue is the largest organ in the body, complex and vulnerable to dysfunction, and the “primary target of the wear and tear of daily activities,” nevertheless “it is the bones, joints, bursae and nerves on which physicians usually concentrate their attention.” Family doctors are particularly uninformed about the causes of musculoskeletal aches and pains — it simply isn’t on their radar. They are busy with a lot of other things, many of them quite dire. As serious as muscle pain can be, it’s minor compared to, say, diabetes or heart disease. And it’s also a harder topic than it seems to be on the surface. So it’s not really surprising that doctors aren’t exactly muscle pain treatment Jedi.

What about medical specialists? They may be the best option for serious cases. Doctors in pain clinics tend to know about trigger points. But they also often limit their treatment methods exclusively to injection therapies — a bazooka to kill a mouse? — and anything less than really epic chronic pain won’t qualify you for admittance to a pain clinic in the first place. This option is only available to patients for whom trigger points are a truly horrid primary problem, or a major complication. Medical specialists may know quite a bit about muscle pain, but aren’t all that helpful to the average patient.


An appallingly high percentage of doctors and other practitioners are still pretty much out of the loop regarding trigger points.


Removing Chemicals from Water

Go beyond yourself rather than beyond others.

Your subterfuge fails to differentiate between the two types of fluoride, sir. Naturally occurring fluoride (calcium fluoride) is of a different chemical consistency than the fluoride which is the industrial waste byproduct of aluminum manufacturing (sodium fluoride). You are either uninformed or disingenuous, ....

Removing Chemicals from Water

Three of the most simple methods of doing so are by Reverse Osmosis, Distillation and Activated Alumina Defluoridation. The first two methods are excellent for water purification in general though one must add supplements to distilled water, due to it’s lack of minerals it is potentially unsafe to drink in large quantities. A fourth manner is by use of Bone Char Carbon which is 90% effective, this method is best used in tandem with other purification techniques. Before we get into the detailed specifics of each individual method, here are two short articles on this very same subject.

“Here is a list of ways to obtain drinking water without fluoride. In addition, I’ve listed water purification methods which do not remove fluoride from water.”
chemistry.about.com

“To top it all off, fluoride is difficult to remove from water. Most water filter sales literature avoids the subject. When buying a water filter, you may be comforted by reading that the system you are purchasing removes 95 to 99% of contaminants, but if it does not specifically state that it removes fluoride, you can bet it doesn’t. Fluoride is a very small ion (atomic number 9). It cannot be “filtered” out of water.”
Dancing With Water

Reverse Osmosis

“Reverse osmosis is now used in medicine and industry as a means of purifying or separating water and other solvents from other components. In recent years, it has been used increasingly for making pure water for dialysis in hospitals and for producing Water for Injection.”
Reverse Osmosis: A Scientific Explanation

Create your own reverse osmosis systems.
diyreverseosmosis.com
bulkreefsupply.com

Water Distillation

“Distillation is a process that relies on evaporation to purify water. Contaminated water is heated to form steam. Inorganic compounds and large non-volatile organic molecules do not evaporate with the water and are left behind. The steam then cools and condenses to form purified water.

Distillation is most effective in removing inorganic compounds such as metals (iron and lead) and nitrate; hardness (calcium and magnesium); and particulates from a contaminated water supply. The boiling process also kills microorganisms such as bacteria and some viruses. The effectiveness of distillation in removing organic compounds varies, depending on such chemical characteristics of the organic compound as solubility and boiling point. Organic compounds that boil at temperatures greater than the boiling point of water (some pesticides) can be effectively removed from the water. Organic compounds that boil at temperatures lower than the boiling point of water (ex., benzene and toluene) will be vaporized along with the water. If these harmful compounds are not removed prior to condensation, they will recontaminate the purified product.”
Michigan State University

Can You Drink Distilled Water?
Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D.

Some very simple manners of distilling water
DIY Water Distillation

Distilling water at home with step by step pictures
wikihow

Bone Char Carbon

“Bone char is a granular material produced by charring animal bones: the bones are heated to high temperatures (in the range of 400 to 500 °C) in an oxygen-depleted atmosphere to control the quality of the product as related to its adsorption capacity for applications such as defluoridation of water and removal of heavy metals from aqueous solutions.”
Reade SuperSite

Due to the nature of decomposing organic matter, the difficulty in acquiring so many bones and the intense heat required to create this product, we would much rather recommend purchasing this material than trying to make it yourself.

Bone Char Charcoal
BuyActivatedCharcoal.com

Activated Alumina

Activated Alumina: The Superior Solution for Environmental Cleanup, Pharmaceutical Purification and Clean Energy Applications

“Activated alumina is an inorganic substance produced by the dehydration of alumina hydroxide at high
temperature. The material is highly porous and exhibits tremendous surface area, resulting in superior
adsorbent capabilities. It is resistant to thermal shock and abrasion and does not shrink, swell, soften or disintegrate when immersed in water.

Alumina possesses amphoteric properties allowing it to act as either an acid or a base. The ability to alter its pore or particle size provides it with a spectrum of unique biological and physical properties that can address specific desiccant and/or separating needs for the life and environmental sciences.”
PDF from Dynamic Adsorbents

This link is an example of buying Activated Alumina canister filters. Though this may seem like a hefty price to pay for a water filter this is the source website to a very large manufacturer, meaning this is actually pretty cheap.
AFW Filters

An example of buying Activated Alumina without canisters in bulk.
Delta Adsorbents

The Fluoride Studies

“The EPA has established a Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) for fluoride in public drinking water systems. MCLGs are nonenforceable health standards for drinking water. MCLGs are set at a level at which no adverse health effects would be expected to result from the consumption of two liters (0.53 gallons) of contaminated water per day by a 70 kg (154 lb) adult. The MCLG for fluoride is 4 ppm. To protect children against dental fluorosis, the SMCL of 2 ppm was established. Secondary MCLs are only guidelines for protection of the public welfare and are not enforceable.”
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services


Indeed it does appear as if limits which American government organizations have placed on fluoridation of water supplies does indeed ensure that fluoride is not dangerous to human health. Normally this would be sound reason to no longer be alarmed, unfortunately studies on fluoride and human health did not account for variables which would interfere with them.
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WHY EPA HEADQUARTERS UNION OF SCIENTISTS OPPOSES FLUORIDATION
NTEU Chapter 280

“Dental fluorosis is caused by taking in too much fluoride over a long period when the teeth are forming under the gums. Only children aged 8 years and younger are at risk because this is when permanent teeth are developing under the gums. The severity of the condition depends on the dose (how much), duration (how long), and timing (when consumed) of fluoride intake.

Increases in the occurrence of mostly mild dental fluorosis were recognized as more sources of fluoride became available to prevent tooth decay. These sources include drinking water with fluoride, fluoride toothpaste—especially if swallowed by young children—and dietary prescription supplements in tablets or drops (particularly if prescribed to children already drinking fluoridated water).

What are the common sources of fluoride?

– Toothpaste (if swallowed by young children).
– Drinking water in fluoridated communities.
– Beverages and food processed with fluoridated water.
– Dietary prescription supplements that include fluoride (e.g., tablets or drops).
– Other professional dental products (e.g., mouth rinses, gels, and foams).”
Center For Disease Control

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“Children aged 12-15 in 1999-2004 had higher prevalence of dental fluorosis compared with the same aged children in 1986-1987.”
CDC Fluorosis Data

“Fluoride & Tooth Decay: The Facts”

(brief summary of article)
Fact 1: Fluoride’s Primary Effect is Topical, Not Systemic
Fact 2: There Is No Difference in Tooth Decay Between Fluoridated and Non-Fluoridated Countries
Fact 3: Fluoridation’s “Benefits” Have Never Been proved by a “Randomized Controlled Trial”
Fact 4: Modern Studies show fluoridated water does not reduce the number of decayed, Missing or Filled teeth
Fact 5: Fluoridated water has a trivial effect on the number of decayed tooth surfaces
Fact 6: Fluoridated Water Does Not Prevent Oral Health Crises in Low Income Communities
Fact 7: Tooth decay does not go up when fluoridation is stopped
Fact 8: Fluoridation is much more likely to cause dental fluorosis than reduce decay
FlourideAlert.Org

“As of May 16, 2013, there are 37 studies associating fluoride exposure with reduced IQ in children.

In July (2012), a team of Harvard and Chinese scientists published a study that warned of fluoride’s potential to reduce human intelligence. The researchers issued their warning after reviewing dozens of studies from the past two decades that have linked elevated fluoride exposure to reduced IQ in children. Although the National Research Council issued a similar warning in 2006, advocates of fluoridation continue to push ahead with plans to fluoridate yet more water supplies in what is already the most fluoridated nation on Earth: the United States.”
Peer Reviewed Studies of Affect on IQ

“According to the National Toxicology Program (NTP), “the preponderance of evidence” from laboratory studies indicates that fluoride is a mutagen (a compound that can cause genetic damage). A chemical that can cause genetic damage is one that can likely cause, or contribute to, the development of cancer.”
Flouride and Cancer

“Fluoride Was Once Prescribed as an Anti-Thyroid Drug

When people think of fluoride being prescribed for medicinal purposes, they generally think of fluoride supplementation to reduce tooth decay. Fluoride, however, has also been prescribed as a drug to reduce the activity of the thyroid gland. Up through the 1950s, doctors in Europe and South America prescribed fluoride to reduce thyroid function in patients with over-active thyroids (hyperthyroidism). (Merck Index 1968). Doctors selected fluoride as a thyroid suppressant based on findings linking fluoride to goitre, and, as predicted, fluoride therapy did reduce thyroid activity in the treated patients. (McClaren 1969; Galletti 1958; May 1937). Moreover, according to clinical research, the fluoride dose capable of reducing thyroid function was notably low – just 2 to 5 mg per day over several months. (Galletti & Joyet 1958). This dose is well within the range (1.6 to 6.6 mg/day) of what individuals living in fluoridated communities are now estimated to receive on a regular basis. (DHHS 1991).”
Flouride and Hyperthyroidism

Why Fluoridate Water?

“Water fluoridation has been described by the Centre for Disease Control as one of the ten most important public health advances of the 20th Century1. In this brief paper, I will describe the history of water fluoridation and discuss the value of this policy in the early years of the 21st Century.”
History of Water Fluoridation

The History of Fluorine, Fluoride and Fluoridation

The more commonly spoken of history behind water fluoridation talks of a journey to Colorado Springs and the doctors who studied the strange effects of naturally occurring fluorinated water on teeth. What people tend to forget speaking about is the fact that flouride is naturally occurring in soil and rocks all over Earth, in some areas more than others. In modern day society what does humanity do when finding an abundant resource that it has no idea to do with? To question even further, when already mining for all sorts of different minerals what does society do with this toxic flouride waste that is left over?

A few organizations and companies had come up with the perfect answer to these questions. The early 20th century had plenty of mining operations, combine this with the fact that medical professionals were researching the effects of fluoride on oral health and the birth of another industry arises. Why not put all of this toxic waste in the water supply, while we’re at it what else can we do with it?

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“Fluoride is in the phosphate mineral “fluorapatite” that is mined in Florida. Fluoride in small doses, like in the fluoride in our toothpaste, is beneficial to our health and can strengthen our bones and teeth. In large doses, however, it can cause tooth mottling and even deterioration of bones (fluorosis). Phosphate companies historically have had scrubbers in the stacks of their chemical processing plants, but in the 1960s cases of citrus damage and fluorosis in area cattle caused regulators to tighten the restrictions on fluoride emissions. Since that time phosphate companies have improved their scrubbing techniques and today fluoride emissions are not considered to be a problem. It is scrubbed from the stack and is either recovered to make fluosilic acid, which can be sold for uses such as water fluoridation, or is sent to the cooling pond.”
Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute

“Cities all over the US purchase hundreds of thousands of gallons of fresh pollution concentrate from Florida – fluorosilicic acid (H2SiF6) – to fluoridate water.

Fluorosilicic acid is composed of tetrafluorosiliciate gas and other species of fluorine gases captured in pollution scrubbers and concentrated into a 23% solution during wet process phosphate fertilizer manufacture. Generally, the acid is stored in outdoor cooling ponds before being shipped to US cities to artificially fluoridate drinking water.

Fluoridating drinking water with recovered pollution is a cost-effective means of disposing of toxic waste. The fluorosilicic acid would otherwise be classified as a hazardous toxic waste on the Superfund Priorities List of toxic substances that pose the most significant risk to human health and the greatest potential liability for manufacturers.

Phosphate fertilizer suppliers have more than $10 billion invested in production and mining facilities in Florida. Phosphate fertilizer production accounts for $800 million in wages per year. Florida’s mines produce 30% of the world supply and 75% of the US supply of phosphate fertilizers. Much of the country’s supply of fluoro-silicic acid for water fluoridation is also produced in Florida.”
Fluoride and The Phosphate Connection

Friday, March 24, 2017

How Self-Love Saved my Body From Attacking Itself

Written by Carla M. Sodi
 
I used to be one of those millions of people in the world that dealt with an autoimmune disorder. I had a crazy immune system, devouring itself from the inside out until I found something that turned my body upside down and calmed the aggression. This allowed me to heal and maintain harmony in all aspects of my life, which included getting over that illness.

After a long inner journey, back to love, I discovered the missing keys that led me to another reality and changed my perception about myself. I found out I was a “Highly Sensitive Person” and I rejected self-love. This discovery was completely life changing!

When I found myself being a HSP, I researched and read a lot about this trait and I tried out so many strategies to help myself reduce these overwhelming and emotional reactions in my daily life.

Tapping became my daily tool to help deal with my emotions and balance my nervous system. I started tapping on any event I could recall and that changed the way I felt about myself and the world around me. 
 
Self-love was the “cure” to heal my inner wounds from childhood from the inside out. Tapping to learn self-love released me from fear of not feeling safe in my own body and opened the door to my inner power.

I was able to let go of all the anger, resentment, frustration, blame and shame I had inside that kept me judging and punishing myself with that autoimmune disorder, As I became a loving mother with myself, taking care of myself in all aspects, I nurtured every cell of my body and symptoms began to reduce.

Tapping for self-love has helped me to accept unconditionally my traits, and faults, strengths and weaknesses, no matter what other people think about me and I started feeling comfortable and at peace with myself. I stopped wanting other people´s approval. As I started approving myself, the disapproval from others were nonsense.

It allowed me to be human so I let go of fighting against myself, and I found the compassion to accept my failures and mistakes and turned them into lessons of growth.

It led me to forgive myself and I gave myself permission to show my vulnerability leaving behind perfection at all times. I stopped pushing down my sensitivity and creativity due to the fear of being rejected, laughed at or ostracized.
 
Tapping and self-love, plus following the medical treatment, taking my medicine on time, changing my diet and clearing out my mind of the old emotional wounds and limiting beliefs, transforming my emotions, and the effect they had in my symptoms created a huge shift which radically altered my life.

Self-love and tapping made me became responsible for my life so I stopped playing the victim. Now, I am able to recognize I am the source of my own happiness and have the power of election to change so I am creating a whole new “Me,” with passion and faith and a deeper connection with myself.

Self-love gave me the strength to show up in the world with brilliance and I started living my life with creativity and joy. I decided to shine in the world. I let go of keeping myself down and started being seen more, writing more, lecturing and sharing what I’ve learned with others.

I keep on practicing self-love on a daily basis with tapping and other modalities I’ve adopted.

I feel now safe, nurtured, and loved beyond measure. Nothing compares to the lightness and energy I feel by expressing my true self.

KarateChop: Even though I have this bad feeling about myself, the fear, the rejection, the anger and I can still feel it, I accept all my feelings about myself.

 KC: Even though I don’t know how to love my self, and I can still see all these toxic emotions inside of me, I accept how I feel about it.


 KC: Even though I don’t know how to love and accept myself I chose to learn how to do it.


Eyebrow: I refuse to love myself
Side of eye: I hate how I am
Under eye: I don’t know how to love myself
Under nose: All I want is to destroy myself
Chin: Annihilate me because
Collarbone: It’s not safe to stand out
Under arm: It’s not safe to be seen
Top of head: That’s what I’ve learned and I don’t know how to love and accept all of me.


Eyebrow: I don’t accept myself
Side of eye: I’m not accepted by others either
Under eye: For whom I am
Under nose: But I still want to love myself
Chin: I need love
Collarbone: How can I get it?
Under arm: How can I start loving myself?

Top of head: I choose to love and accept myself.

 Eyebrow: I am open to see me in other way
Side of eye: I don’t know how to love myself but I am open
Under eye: To heal my old wounds
Under nose: Forgive myself
Chin: And honor the way I used to be
Collarbone: It’s safe to stand out and shine
Under arm: It’s safe to start loving myself and accept all of me
Top of head: I am open to start loving all of me.

 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Chance & Change

How to Experience Radical Change – and LOVE IT!

I want to talk to you today about a decision that could change your life forever.  It’s the idea that a small moment, a small decision, that doesn’t SEEM radical, can create radical change.

Whoa…  You say, “Radical change?”  Who wants “Radical change?”  Frankly, I think most of us do.

No, not change as in upheaval, distress, movement, etc.

Change as in, “Everything is better, feels better, life is flowing, relationships are healing, money is coming in, joy has come back into the very core of my being…”

That, to me, is Radical Change.

Why do we need Radical Change? 

Because when I look around, most people are simply NOT feeling this way on a daily basis, or with any consistency.

It seems like we, as a society, have lowered the bar in a significant way.

It’s like an awful game of “Limbo”!

The issue is, there’s nobody out there in the mainstream media, in our communities, or in our families, looking at us and telling us, “You CAN feel good all the time!”

That message simply does not exist.  Imagine that, it doesn’t EXIST!  Look at the messages we are receiving if we dare to turn on the television.  They say, “Here is happiness, joy, and abundance, all you have to do is take this little pill (and please ignore the list of horrible side effects, just look at the pretty pictures).

Or

“Here’s a great time with friends and family.  Everyone looks great and healthy AND they’re drinking beer.”

Those are the “positive” messages.

If you actually watch the programming (and it is “programming”!) you are likely to see awful news on the “news”, or a game show where people are basically gambling to make any money, or a cop/detective show where someone is brutally killed in the first 5 minutes, and then we spend the next hour going after all the suspects and trying to uncover the mystery.

It’s almost laughable, if it were not so painful….

Now, you might say to me, “I don’t watch TV!”  Well, that’s fantastic, a great start.  So the questions then become, who are you interacting with?  What are you talking about?  What are you thinking about?

And if most of you take an honest look at that question, you’ll see it’s not a pretty picture.

So what do you do?

What do you do when everyone around you acts this way and it’s so much easier to “fit in” by just going along with it?

Easy to say, harder to do…

You make a CHOICE!

You make a CONSCIOUS CHOICE to no longer participate in energies that don’t support you and your well-being.  You pay attention, close attention, to how something makes you feel and if it doesn’t make you feel good, you move away from it, stop speaking about it, turn it around.

And you use TAPPING, every step of the way, to make the whole process MUCH easier.

You might be wondering, how exactly do I do that? Let me give you an example:

You just got home from work, later than you wanted to… again.  You’re tired, stressed, just fed the kids and put them to bed, and you’re overwhelmed with all the stress and responsibility.  Your habit and instinct is to put on the TV and watch CSI (a crime show).

You think, it’s a well put together show, and entertaining, and you get to zone out for an hour, but you never feel great afterwards and you often have nightmares from the violence in the show.  It would seem obvious not to watch it, but you’re just compelled to do so, and you just need to zone out…

Instead, here’s what you can do:

In that moment of making the choice between turning on the TV or not, you pause, tap on the karate chop point, and say, “Even though I’m totally stressed out, the kids are driving me crazy, work stinks, and I just want to disappear for an hour into the drama of that TV show, I deeply and completely accept myself.”

You repeat it three times while tapping on the karate chop point and then tap through each of the other points, repeating, “This stress… tap, tap, tap… I just want to watch TV… tap, tap, tap… I don’t have the energy to do anything else… tap, tap, tap…” and so forth, through the points.

You finish one round and take a deep breath… Sigh…
All of a sudden, something has shifted.  Your body has relaxed in a big way.  The stress has lifted just enough for you to say, “I feel ok, and I think I’m going to read my book…”

And that subtle but important choice, is ALL the difference.

Because you just keep making that better choice, again and again.  And you just keep using Tapping to balance your energy and come to that place of peace.

Again and Again.

Tap, Tap, Tap

Sigh… I can now make the better choice.

Again and Again.

And next thing you know… Radical Change!

You feel better, happier, and more fulfilled.

Sigh…

Tap, Tap, Tap…

Radical Change IS possible.  Start now!  What can you tap on to bring some relief into your life?  What empowering CHOICE can you make?

NOW.

Until next time….

Keep Tapping!

TAPPING 9 (Procrastination)

Procrastination

Here’s the thing about procrastination: it just creeps up on you. One minute you’re at the computer working on your latest project; the next moment you’re doing a bit of online shopping and chatting with your friends. It can seriously delay or even derail the plans you’ve mapped out for yourself.

Here’s the thing: procrastination can have deeper roots than you initially realize. You may be tempted to just think of yourself as lazy and undisciplined, but if you regularly procrastinate, it’s worth doing some inner investigation into just why that is. You’ll likely be surprised at what you find, and unlock a new wellspring of productivity and “stick-to-itiveness” in the process!

A short tapping routine to deal with this can be found in my book, “The Tapping Solution: A Revolutionary System for Stress-Free Living.” Here, I’m going to present an extended version of that routine so you can gain some insight into just why you procrastinate so much.

Tapping varies for everyone: some people just need to do a few rounds to clear the negative emotions that have them all wound up; others need a few more rounds. Whichever the case is for you, it’s always great to go deeper and longer. As you do, take note of any unexpected thoughts or feelings that arise. These can often be used to help you clear your negative attachment to incidents or emotions buried in your unconscious mind that may have been tripping you up without you even knowing it! You’ll also find many more extended tapping sessions here on our blog, our articles site, or in the Tapping Insider’s Club. Please explore, and keep tapping!

A good time to try this routine is when you find yourself delaying any work you have to do by watching TV, doing less important tasks, or generally idling around. Think about what it is you want to accomplish, then start by tapping on the karate chop point, saying:

Karate Chop: Even though I don’t want to ________, I deeply and completely accept myself.
Karate Chop: Even though I’m feeling really stuck and just don’t want to ________, I choose to relax now.
Karate Chop: Even though I don’t want to _______, and I want to do something else instead, I deeply love and accept myself.

Next, move on to the tapping points.

Eyebrow: I just don’t want to do this. . .
Side of Eye: I want to do something else. . .
Under Eye: I feel so stuck. . .
Under Nose: I’m procrastinating as usual. . .
Chin: I wonder why I don’t want to do this. . .
Collarbone: I wonder what might be going on. . .
Under Arm: I just don’t want to do this. . .
Top of Head: I’d really rather be doing something else. . .

Eyebrow: This feeling of being stuck. . .
Side of Eye: This feeling of being really stuck. . .
Under Eye: I want to procrastinate. . .
Under Nose: I’d rather do anything except this. . .
Chin: I wonder why I don’t want to do this?
Collarbone: Should I even do this. . .
Under Arm: Why am I even doing this?
Top of Head: Why am I doing what I’m doing?

How are you feeling? Has your resistance to tackling that chore eased up any? Return to your eyebrow:

Eyebrow: It feels like so much. . .
Side of Eye: I really don’t want to _____________.
Under Eye: I can just do it later. . .
Under Nose: Why can’t I just do it now?
Chin: Why don’t I just do it now?
Collarbone: I just can’t be bothered. . .
Under Arm: Why not?
Top of Head: It’s such a bother. . .

Eyebrow: I feel stuck in the mud. . .
Side of Eye: It’s such a drag. . .
Under Eye: I won’t want to do it later either. . .
Under Nose: I’m going to end up waiting until the very last minute. . .
Chin: And then I’ll be even more frustrated. . .
Collarbone: Why can’t I just do it now?
Under Arm: I don’t want to do it now. . .
Top of Head: I wonder why not?

Pay close attention to any insights that arise during these tapping rounds. If any thoughts come up, continue tapping on those. Once you’re feeling lighter about getting to work, tap in the positive reinforcement.

Eyebrow: This doesn’t have to be so hard. . .
Side of Eye: In fact, it can be quite easy. . .
Under Eye: Even fun. . .
Under Nose: I choose to be clear about this issue. . .
Chin: I know deep inside why I’ve been delaying. . .
Collarbone: And I choose not to let it get in my way anymore. . .
Under Arm: I’m breathing easier about this. . .
Top of Head: I’m letting go of my tension about this. . .

Eyebrow: This might not be the right time to work. . .
Side of Eye: This might not be something I’m meant to do. . .
Under Eye: Or maybe there’s an emotional reason why I’ve been procrastinating. . .
Under Nose: Whatever it is, I choose to be clear about this. . .
Chin: I’m going to breathe my way into knowing. . .
Collarbone: I’m dissolving the blockage between this work and me. . .
Under Arm: It’s not bigger than me anymore. . .
Top of Head: I’m letting go of my worry. . .

Eyebrow: I choose to be clear on what I want to do . . .
Side of Eye: I choose to relax my body . . .
Under Eye: I choose to relax my mind . . .
Under Nose: And get clarity on this issue . . .
Chin: It’s safe to move forward . . .
Collarbone: I’m ready to move forward . . .
Under Arm: And to let go of whatever might be in my way . . .
Top of Head: Letting go of whatever is in my way and getting clarity now.

Take a deep breath . . . and let it go.


TAPPING 8 (Relationship Baggage)

A good relationship can lighten your load and light up your life. A bad one on the other hand, can be ruinous. Worst of all, your experiences in a failed relationship can “carry over” to future relationships, sabotaging potentially wonderful new partnerships. How do we free ourselves of this stagnant, excess baggage so we can freely enjoy the new love in our lives?

This is a topic I address in my book “The Tapping Solution: A Revolutionary System for Stress-Free Living” through a Tapping routine that helps you free yourself from old hurts. Here’s an extended version of that routine to really help you go deeply into the core of your romantic distress and eliminate anything you’re bringing forward from failed relationships in your past. It can overhaul and save your relationship overnight.

Tapping varies for everyone: some people just need to do a few rounds to clear the negative emotions that have them all wound up; others need a few more rounds. Whichever the case is for you, it’s always great to go deeper and longer. As you do, take note of any unexpected thoughts or feelings that arise. These can often be used to help you clear your negative attachment to incidents or emotions buried in your unconscious mind that may have been tripping you up without you even knowing it!

If you suspect that your romantic problems in the past are undermining your current relationship or getting in the way of you finding a new one, then you should really take stock of just how “heavy” your baggage is.

To do this, repeat the following check-in phrase: The baggage from my romantic past is weighing me down.

How do you feel when you say that? Do you shudder or feel a pit in your stomach? Do you feel a pang in your heart? Rate the level of discomfort that arises when you say this phrase on a scale of 1 to 10. If you’re clocking in above a 5, then this is definitely a subject you want to use Tapping to address.

Start by tapping on the karate chop point, saying:

Karate Chop: Even though I’ve got all this relationship baggage, perhaps I can accept myself anyway.

Karate Chop: Even though I’ve gathered all this baggage from all those other relationships, I’m choosing to find a way to put it down.

Karate Chop: Even though I’ve been carrying this relationship baggage with me” it sure is getting heavy” I’m just going to acknowledge that’s what I’ve been doing and accept myself anyway.

Next, move on to the tapping points.

Eyebrow: This relationship baggage . . .
Side of Eye: All those old hurts and fears. . .
Under Eye: The pain and suffering. . .
Under Nose: All those tears. . .
Chin: I’ve been gathering all this baggage. . .
Collarbone: Carrying it with me into every relationship. . .
Under Arm: As a reminder to keep me safe. . .
Top of Head: But, boy, is it getting heavy!


Eyebrow: I’m so afraid that I’m unlovable. . .
Side of Eye: I’m so fearful that I’m going to repeat the old patterns again. . .
Under Eye: Why bother?
Under Nose: I don’t want to be hurt again. . .
Chin: I just can’t handle being hurt again. . .
Collarbone: I can’t deal with the pain. . .
Under Arm: I still feel my past hurt. . .
Top of Head: I want to be free of it. . .


Take a deep breath. How are you feeling? Hopefully you’re releasing some of that baggage already. Are there any feelings, thoughts or flashes of insight coming up as you tap? If so, incorporate them into tapping. Return to the eyebrow:

Eyebrow: All this stuff in my past. . .
Side of Eye: All of this drama!
Under Eye: I don’t want it anymore. . .
Under Nose: It makes me so angry!
Chin: It makes me so sad. . .
Collarbone: I was wronged. . .
Under Arm: But I also made so many mistakes. . .
Top of Head: I can’t go through all of that again. . .


Eyebrow: Relationships seem so difficult. . .
Side of Eye: I know a good relationship takes work. . .
Under Eye: But I don’t want it to be an uphill battle. . .
Under Nose: I just want to love and be loved. . .
Chin: And I don’t want my messy past getting in the way. . .
Collarbone: I just want to let go. . .
Under Arm: I want to feel love again. . .
Top of Head: I don’t want to feel frustrated about love anymore. . .


How are you feeling? You’ll want to repeat these rounds, and even a few of your own, until your frustration subsides and is scoring about a 2 or 3. Tap it all the way down to a zero if you can! Once you’re feeling considerably better, move on to the positive rounds below:

Eyebrow: I am worthy of love. . .
Side of Eye: My past doesn’t have to get in my way. . .
Under Eye: I choose to be ready for love. . .
Under Nose: I choose to leave my baggage in the past. . .
Chin: I’ve learned my lessons in love. . .
Collarbone: I can’t wait to apply what I’ve learned to a new relationship. . .
Under Arm: I’m so glad I’ve decided to put down some of this old baggage . . .
Top of Head: I’m ready to travel lighter. . .


Eyebrow: I’m leaving this baggage right here. . .
Side of Eye: I’m not going to carry it anymore. . .
Under Eye: I’m creating space in my life. . .
Under Nose: Space for love to grow. . .
Chin: I’m dumping those toxic feelings. . .
Collarbone: That have been weighing me down. . .
Under Arm: I already feel so much better. . .
Top of Head: I already feel so much freer. . .


Eyebrow: All these old ghosts and memories. . .
Side of Eye: Now I’ve found a way. . .
Under Eye: To put some of these old bags down . . .
Under Nose: I’m ready to travel lighter. . .
Chin: What if I could be excited and curious about this whole relationship thing?
Collarbone: I wonder what possibilities would open up?
Under Arm: I’m so glad I’ve decided to put down some of this old baggage . . .
Top of Head: I’m ready to travel lighter. . .



Take a deep breath . . . and let it go.