I am a retired Physician who practice Radiation Oncology for 40 years, but also did Metabolic Medicine one day per week for 25+ years. At the Alternative Clinic I treated everything, cancer, heart disease, strokes, autoimmune, chronic fatigue, Autism, etc. The crazy thing was many cancer patients kept themselves alive for 3-5 years after failing conventional treatment by using a variety of glycolysis inhibitors (including 100,000 to 125,000 mg Vit C drips given over 3 to 3.5 hours) and special diets very low in sugar. The goal was to get into or close to ketosis, as this decreased the main cancer food, sugar. Diet was always a mainstay in therapy for any metabolic misadventure. I want to give your work a big thumbs up. No one is going to be healthy on a diet bad diet. The low amylose diet is one of the hardest to follow, but one of the most rewarding for “HLA challenged” individuals with biotoxin syndrome. Conventional medicine is so far off the rails that it is embarrassing. Kudo’s to you. We have a son who lives in Denver, and he keeps me working on taking my long term Metabolic Medicine experience and putting this into a website “ThePatintsCorner.com”. He keeps telling me that his generation is really looking for alternatives to drug pumping. Thanks you again for your excellent rendition of the Low Amylose Diet. Keep up the good work.
Tammy L. Sorenson Besher M.S., L.Ac, Dipl.Ac, CCN, CNC, FMP, LMT is a licensed acupuncturist. She received her Masters of Science in Acupuncture from Tri-State College of Acupuncture in Manhattan, NYC. She completed training in Acupuncture Physical Medicine, Japanese style tradition and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She graduated from Rowan University, NJ with a focus on nutrition and communications. She attended Academy for Natural Health Sciences, NJ for her nutrition certification. Tammy is a massage therapist and believes this helped her navigate the body for her acupuncture practice. She has a passion for ergonomics and body mechanism that lead her to teach Anatomy and Physiology.
APM, Acupuncture Physical Medicine, is a sports-minded, modern approach to acupuncture which is utilized in sensitive areas of tight muscle fibers that form after injuries, holding patterns and overuse. These sensitive areas are called blockages or constrictions which are discovered by palpation of tight tender points and trigger points, which correlate with the patient’s primary complaint. A trigger point is in a muscle that can cause strain and pain throughout the entire muscle. These patterns are believed to be the root of the patient’s pain and dysfunction. Tammy’s approach to treatment is aimed at relieving myofascial pain, which is pain caused by muscular irritation. With Janet Travell’s myofascial trigger points, as well as Chinese and Japanese tight tender points (called ashi points) this allows Tammy to navigate the body for areas of obstruction that can be released. Once discovered, these points will be released through needling of not only the local area of constriction but also through distal points that further enhance the local treatment. The distal points can also facilitate the body to decompress and relax in a parasympathetic state to allow additional healing to take place. She encompasses three energetic levels to evaluate and treat with this style. Releasing energy, or Qi, open blockages at the surface level and supporting the deeper functional and core levels to ensure the body has the support and opening for healing.
Acupuncture Physical Medicine is especially well suited for the modern athlete. This style of acupuncture is unique to athletes as it helps to eliminate pain, optimize muscle strength, and improve mobility and movement thereby increasing range of motion. Needling is the best way to treat trigger points and is often more permanent than other manual trigger point therapies. Often patients don’t feel the needle insertion at all. Once the needles go into the trigger point, the muscle jumps, or has a fasciculation, which feels like a very quick muscle contraction. This fasciculation response helps break the cycle of pain. This technique helps stimulate your body’s own healing capabilities – most especially an anti-inflammatory effect. Here the practitioner is not seen as healer, but rather as catalyst and change-agent who mobilizes the patient’s own healing capacities.
Tammy is certified from the NCCAOM- National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, is a Diplomat in Acupuncture, and holds a Colorado State acupuncture license.
In addition, she’s a functional medicine practitioner, nutritional consultant, Kripalu registered yoga instructor, certified personal trainer, Thai yoga therapist and certified shiatsu practitioner.
My personal philosophy is reflected in my treatment style which seeks to combine wellness for the person as a whole and not just the symptoms. Addressing all aspects of her clients’ lives such as diet, lifestyle, exercise, stretching, and emotional well-being, have allowed much success in finding a path to wellness for her patients.
When I’m not working at FlatIron Functional Medicine and running my Soaringsun Health and Acupuncture practice in Evergreen, CO. I’m enjoying my family. We love to outdoor enthuse with skiing, snowboarding, hiking, swimming and camping. I love to workout with yoga, HIIT, and Barre classes and meditate daily. I believe in a paleo and vegan lifestyle (PEGAN) for my optimal wellness having an autoimmune predisposition I manage and nurture. I’m currently working on my certified practitioner certification with the Institute for Functional Medicine.
APM Is best suited for chronic complex healthcare disorders such as chronic pain, chronic fatigue, multiple allergies, and stress disorders, to the symptomatic relief of internal medical complaints in the various organ systems of the body, including but not limited to the following: neurological, cardiopulmonary, gastrointestinal, urogenital and gynecological complaints.