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Fascia and nerve entrapment

“I Know of no part of the body that equals the fascia as a hunting ground…. All nerves go to and terminate in that great system, the fascia.” —Philosophy and Mechanical Principles of Osteopathy A.T. Still M.D. Fascia and nerve entrapment. Nerve entrapment involves compression of a nerve or nerve root, causing pain, numbness, tingling, sensitivity and/or weakness. As nerves travel through the body they pass through and beside muscles, alongside bones and joint spaces, and in and around organs.

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Neck and shoulder pain

I went to Guy Ashburner after experiencing about neck and shoulder pain for around six months. I was quite desperate, as I had already consulted two physios (neither had been able to give any lasting relief through massage, needling or home-based exercises). Guy’s approach was quite different, and far more holistic. My pain was hugely diminished after the first treatment, and then, about 10 days after my second appointment, the pain disappeared completely.

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Locked Jaw

My son has been suffering with locked jaw for the last 1 1/ 2 years. He has been in a lot of pain and not even being able to open his mouth wider than a certain point. After trying a few different things we were referred to Dr Ashburner. After the first session he already felt a huge relief and could open his mouth wider than before. By the 3rd session he could open his mouth completely and has no pain.

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The importance of Health awareness education

“The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease. ”― Thomas A. Edison Today, more than ever before, patients have the ability to take control of their health care. Many people are ignorant about health issues and as a result this may predispose them to falling sick. There are many health problems that could be easily avoided if we paid a bit more attention to our health education.

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Cytokine storm and chronic inflammation

“It is the object of a physician to find health, anyone can find disease” Andrew Taylor Still M.D., D.O. Cytokines are tiny inflammatory protein molecules that act as cell messengers to help direct the body’s immune response and are a natural part of any healing process that are there to fight off infections and ward off cancers. They help surround the invader and then wall it off so that the other cells and actions of the immune system can destroy the virus and then help develop anti bodies to further protect you from future infections.

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Homeostasis

The body has its own self-regulating and self-healing mechanism – called homeostasis. It is the basic survival mechanism that has kept us alive for thousands of years. In homeostatic balance, bodily processes work in concert. It is an extremely efficient system and has helped us thrive in both hot and cold environments. Sensors are located all around the body that detect changes in the local physiological environment. Sensors that monitor chemical levels are called chemoreceptors, blood pressure sensors are called baroreceptors, and temperature sensors are called thermoreceptors and so on… When we’re too warm, we perspire; when too cold, we shiver.

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Frozen Shoulder testimonial

Guy Ashburner is a guy who knows his craft. I suffered for many many years with shoulder problems that were labelled frozen shoulder, rotator cuff injury, osteoarthritis, even surgeons wanting to operate. All labels that added insult to injury. This man ( I kept saying to myself ‘This man knows what he is doing’) This man slowly but surely rubbed and moved fascia, reminded me to do only 2 very important exercises.

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rehab training

Dr Guy is a very knowledgeable practitioner with knowledge across the board. He was able to help me with my injury recovery in a way that no-one else could although I have been to several practitioners. His advice on my rehab training made all the difference and got me to a new point of motivation. I would highly recommend Dr Guy’s treatment and service, as it has been a life changing aid for me in terms of my view on my body and what I can achieve despite my multiple injuries.

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Chapmans Reflexes Neuro-Lymphatic Reflexes

“No space is so small that it is out of connection with the lymphatics, with their nerves, secretory and excretory ducts. The system of lymphatics is complete and universal in the whole body.” A.T. Still. M.D. Philosophy and Mechanical Principles of Osteopathy. Chapman’s Neuro-Lymphatic Reflexes describes a system of bringing balance to the functioning of the body by stimulating lymphatic flow through your body’s organs and glands. These neuro-lymphatic reflexes are used for diagnosing the relationship between a weak muscle and dysfunction with that muscle or its corresponding organ or gland/tissue.

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Post Viral Fatigue

“The discovery of the central nervous system lymphatic system may call for a reassessment of basic assumptions in neuroimmunology and sheds new light on the aetiology of neuroinflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases associated with immune system dysfunction.” University of Virginia School of Medicine ,Antoine Louveau, PhD As the name suggests, post-viral syndrome typically occurs after a person experiences the effects of a virus. This is not a phenomenon unique to COVID-19, some degree of post-viral fatigue occur after certain viral infections.

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