I never saw this coming forty years ago. I am strongly suggesting that our work needs to be a part of the atrial fibrillation medical treatment package.
The patient from the March 29th post reports by email ten weeks after his visit: “I feel like I’m doing well after being treated. My EKGs continue to be very good. One thing I didn’t realize is that my heartburn is almost completely gone since you treated me, a big bonus.”
This addresses the question if the treatment results can last. I tell my patients that once that layer of fascia is released, I have never seen that tissue retighten. But sometimes there may be other layers beneath it, which will require further therapy visits.
We saw in our infant research that fascial strain in the midsection can easily cause reflux. Since some untreated infants may not “grow out of” it, adults can have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) with fascial strain in the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) area.
Strain can keep that sphincter open and allow the stomach contents to back up into the esophagus, causing heartburn. Therapy will allow the sphincter freedom to open and close correctly, eliminating the heartburn.
When he presented recently for a checkup visit, the fascia in his heart area still felt loose. A strain pattern presented deeper in his right chest, pulling into his cranium. His brain cycle opened beautifully after the tissue released. I am not sure if that will help his heart function better, but he felt fine after the visit.
Thank you, Gillespie Approach infant therapists, for your work. You are the masters of something new. You engage in something greater than yourself. This life-changing work can make you feel like all things are possible.