He described a new oxygenated gel that he said was good for skin. He told me later that I looked at him like he was just plain nuts. I’m sure that I did.
I agreed to try the product – after all – it was Ron and he had asked (Ron doesn’t make mistakes!). I still was not ready for what came next.
I approached a friend who had become a patient and asked her if I could but this along her upper back over the thoracic spine. She was willing. I rubbed only over the spinous processes. Her eyes got really big. She looked at me and said, “I’m breathing better!”
She did return and gave a much fuller report that I had asked for. Her body temperature went from 95 up to 97 degrees. Her fibromyalgia pain was gone. Her breathing had improved and if she had to cough it didn’t make her cry anymore! I certainly was not expecting that. I started to experiment.
I started with muscles. I’m a Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist – it’s what I do. I tested muscle length. I then applied the gel. Then I retested. Almost without fail the application of the gel was followed by an increase in muscle length. That was pretty impressive since I didn’t even press a trigger point.
In the photos below, the white area is inflamed. In the first picture the temperature is 92.9. It is taken at 10:51. The second picture was take about a minute later after the application of the gel.
Another thing that you can ask is for the patient to apply the gel in your office so that you can see what they are doing. They often get it wrong. This is just like asking them to do their stretches in your presence so that you can see what they are actually doing. Dr. Travell taught us to do that with stretches and it should apply equally to other self-care activities. This is the coaching part of our work.
I recommend trying this and seeing how it works for you!