What Happened When a Chiropractor Tried to Show 325 Medical Doctors
at American College for Advancement of Medicine How to Stop Chronic
Pain in Seconds
chronic pain really be turned off for good by using only simple
neurological reflexes?" This is the question several hundred
MDs, DOs, and NDs asked at a recent demonstration of Pain Neutralization
Technique (PNT)™. The basic premise of PNT (described
in detail in Townsend Letter,
November 2007)16 is that many chronic pain syndromes
are caused by trigger points in muscles.1-5,8-14,17,18,20,23-26,28,29
These trigger points near the patients' symptoms are exquisitely
tender when pressed. PNT usually turns off even the most tender
trigger points within a few seconds on many patients, using only
light pressure on neurological reflexes. No drugs, injections, or
instruments are used. Please note that PNT does not treat trigger
points as most techniques do;29 rather, its aim is to
eliminate them, usually in seconds. (Of course, it doesn't work
in every case. But read on.)
At the November 2007 meeting of the American College of Advancement
in Medicine (ACAM) in Phoenix, Arizona, we asked how many people
in the room had chronic musculoskeletal pain of some kind. More
than 75% of the hands went up in this elite group of holistic physicians!
Especially popular was chronic upper trapezius pain.
Have Chronically Painful Upper Trapezius Muscles?!!?
The first "patient" to come up was an MD with neck and
shoulder pain. On examination, he had an extremely sore and chronic
trigger point in his right upper trapezius muscle. This disappeared
in less then a minute with PNT! He enthusiastically reported this
to the crowd, at which point bedlam broke loose! It seemed as if
everyone jumped up to be treated.
Present in the audience was Robert Rowen, MD, who had written an
article about PNT in his widely read Second
Opinion newsletter. Previously, in reference to a presentation
in 2006, Dr. Rowen had said, "An unknown chiropractor spoke
about his technique for instantly relieving painful trigger points.
What medical doctor would believe such claims? I listened with curiosity
and healthy skepticism. Then he performed his technique on many
of my esteemed colleagues, including some very famous ones. The
majority got immediate relief, even with very long-term chronic
After successfully eliminating chronic trigger points on several
more doctors, the demonstration ended. Not knowing what the protocol
was for "ex-speakers," I just sort of wandered out into
the hall. Much to my surprise, a huge crowd gathered. Dozens of
MDs asked scores of questions and requested treatment.
Many MDs Relieved
of Chronic Pain by Pain Neutralization Technique
Joseph Rich, MD, is on the board of directors of ACAM and was among
those treated. He wrote, "The day after PNT treatment, my back
and sciatic pain disappeared for the first time in five years."
Bohdan Lebedowicz, MD, an internist from Mt. Vernon, Illinois, had
constant lower abdominal pain following hernia surgery in 2001.
His abdomen was extremely tender to palpation. He wrote, "My
post-hernia surgical pain was absolutely eradicated in less than
a minute (by PNT)."
Hyla Cass, MD, well-known author of Supplement
Your Prescription and Natural Highs, wrote, "I obtained
immediate relief from chronic recurring neck and back pain. It's
not returned, weeks later." Michael Schachter, MD, said, "I
had pain in the right lumbro sacral area for years. I felt immediate
relief after PNT." Terri Su, MD, of Sebastopol, California,
wrote, "I had three whiplashes and decreased R.O.M. even after
much chiropractic treatment. After PNT, I had greatly increased
as Well as Pain
Several MDs, including a rheumatologist and an internist, observed
the techniques as we continued treating folks for almost 13 hours.
After a few hours, they asked if they could try applying the treatment
on the next patient. Each doctor was successful in immediately turning
off pain on his or her patient. One woman treated by the rheumatologist
had numbness down her right arm. I explained that this condition
was easily treated, but we shouldn't expect to see symptomatic improvement
after just one treatment. Almost before I completed my sentence,
the patient reported that the numbness was gone! (I get embarrassed
when I'm wrong, don't you? Well, in this case, it was all right,
on Many Volunteers
Dr. Rowen wrote about this demo, "I and at least 40 other doctors
witnessed dozens of consecutive resolutions of chronic pain. Had
I not seen it, I wouldn't have believed a system based on simple
body physiology could take away your pain so quickly."
Gerard Pesca, ND, a naturopathic physician and third-year medical
student, wrote, "I observed more than 50 MDs treated with PNT
at the ACAM conference. Immediately after the treatment, each doctor
said they felt at least 75% to 80% better, and many of them admitted
close to 100% improvement. The next day, I was able to catch up
with approximately 12 of them and ask how they were doing since
the treatment the day before. Eleven of the 12 told me they felt
"much better" or "amazingly better."
Here's What Produced
Chronic Pain Relief in Seconds
Pain Neutralization Technique is based on simple neurological principles,
described in previous articles (available at www.painneutralization.com).
Extremely tender trigger points in muscles can be immediately reduced
by triggering what's called a "clasp knife reflex" (a.k.a.,
Golgi tendon organ reflex6,19,22,27) in the muscle. This
usually causes a dramatic disappearance of the trigger point that
may be causing the patient's pain.
In other words, the practitioner finds a muscle that has a tender
point in it close to a patient's symptom (upper trapezius trigger
points may cause headaches and neck pain; the piriformis may cause
sciatica; the quadratus lumborum for low back pain, etc.) One of
the PNT techniques will usually eliminate the muscular tender point,
typically in seconds. Often (not always), the patient's symptom
will improve or disappear as a result of the treatment.
As reported by many doctors, even chronic, long-term conditions
may also improve in minutes. Several treatments are usually needed
for permanent improvement, but, in many cases, one treatment is
enough. The techniques are so simple they can easily be learned
from a DVD.
When PNT was first taught, no one expected to see such rapid symptomatic
improvements. The procedures were very effective for eliminating
trigger points instantly, but we thought it might take hours or
days for the actual symptoms to go away. It was only after seminar
attendees volunteered that their chronic pain was gone that it became
obvious there was often immediate symptomatic improvement.
Ted Rozema, MD, past president of ACAM and co-author of The
Scientific Basis of EDTA Chelation Therapy, was treated at
a previous demonstration. He wrote, "I had continuous back
pain since fracturing the transverse process of L1-2-3-4 in 1974.
After PNT, the pain was completely gone in a few seconds. John Trowbridge,
MD, best selling author of The Yeast Syndrome,
wrote, "For nine months, I suffered with left sacroiliac/lower
lumbar pain. With just one session of PNT, my low back pain was
80% better. The next day, it was 90% better."
Didn't Please All
the People All the Time
Of course, several doctors said they didn't like all of the demonstration.
They felt it needed a "Power Point" presentation."
(This will be rectified next time.) Nevertheless, even these docs
were careful to add that they were impressed by the efficacy of
The audience at ACAM was one of the nicest and most receptive groups
ever. I may be unsure what to expect when speaking to medical groups,
but it's hard to argue with immediate and often dramatic results.
Several of the doctors said after the seminar that they had applied
what they learned and were able to eliminate chronic pain on patients.
Several also sent emails, weeks later, saying that the improvement
they experienced was lasting!
"Did I Remember
to Put My Pants On?"
I sometimes get nervous before these presentations, as I wonder,
"What if the procedures don't work today? What if I look like
a total idiot? What if I forget to put my pants on before I come
to the lecture?" Things like that. We've been fortunate to
have dramatic results at every demo so far. And I haven't forgotten
to put my pants on. Yet.
Many hundreds of MDs, DCs, acupuncturists, NDs, DOs., PTs, and body
workers have now learned Pain Neutralization Technique from video.
Many of these doctors and practitioners have had instant improvement
and elimination of chronic symptoms when trigger points have been
erased, including long-standing cervical and lumbar disc problems,
frozen shoulders, severe TMJ dysfunction, migraines, chronic abdominal
For further information, please go to
Dr. Steve Kaufman, DC
2693 S. Niagara St.
800-774-5078 or 303-756-9567.
c. Stephen Kaufman D.C. Denver, CO. 2008
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