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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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flu recovery breathing ache and pains

The proper functioning of the lymphatic system is critical to our body’s ability to drain stagnant fluids, detoxify, regenerate tissues, filter out toxins and foreign substances, and maintain a healthy immune system - Asdonk, 1970, Adair and Guyton, 1982 Flu is a generic term for a respiratory infection produced by several distinct influenza viruses, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It infects the lungs, nose, and throat, and produces several symptoms.

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Boost your immune system as Nature intended

It becomes clear that maintaining the immune system is the key to maintaining health and longevity. “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 There has never been a better time than right now to live well, strengthen your body and make intelligent lifestyle choices.

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Insomnia

Insomnia is a sleeping disorder. Signs and symptoms may include difficulty falling asleep, waking up during the night or the inability to get back to sleep after waking up. To find Health should be the object of the physician. Anyone can find disease.” AT Still MD Restorative sleep is what helps us wake up ready to tackle the new day. A good night’s sleep doesn’t only recharge your batteries; it also helps keep the body in good physical and psychological condition.

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Chronic Stress and the Immune System

The spinal cord as organizer of disease processes” Korr IM. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 1976 Sep;76(1):35-45 The stress response is a natural response to help us deal with challenging situations. When the stress response is triggered specific physiological processes within the autonomic nervous system are set off to help your body cope with the situation. The sympathetic nervous system is one of the two divisions of the autonomic nervous system which effects heart rate, blood pressure, and blood flow

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