I wanted to let you know I thoroughly enjoy reading Natural Awakenings for the articles and for the Community Resource Guide.
My most recent favorite articles were written by Jean Read, as her articles were about current research topics and they provided valuable, useable information in a concise manner, like the article on Sleep and the Brain.
Jean is an amazing, “multiple therapist, not only a Physical Therapist, but also a multi-certified, educated and knowledgeable alternative therapist in multiple modalities, including Functional Nutrition, Visceral Manipulation, Reiki, Watsu, Cranio-Sacral, and much more.
I was searching for someone to do Visceral Manipulation trained at the Barral Institute to help release adhesions from a previous abdominal surgery which was causing me to have small bowel blockages. Small bowel blockages are a serious health threat. After any type of abdominal surgery in men, women and children (appendix, hernia, hysterectomies, gallbladder, C-sections, etc), 95% will develop adhesions and many will end up with small bowel blockages as a result.
I had two small bowel blockages within 6 months and was told that because they happened so close together, I would most likely have more, and more often, which would eventually lead to more surgeries. I knew I had to try to prevent this from happening again, in any way I could. That was three years ago, and I pray I don’t ever have to go through it again. I see Jean for Visceral Manipulation once a month now (I originally started out every 2 weeks), to help break up the adhesions in my abdomen, and allow her to use whatever other modalities she thinks my body needs at each session, since she is very “body intuitive”. So far, so good! With her help, I feel like there is hope to prevent more problems. Her suggestions for diet changes and healthy supplements have also helped.
In addition, my husband has also seen Jean after a stroke and as a new user of CPAP equipment and problems with tight headgear. Her cranial manipulations helped restore normal cranial rhythms for him that helped get rid of his dizziness and the severe head pressure he was feeling, and he commented on how much better he could focus.
Jean is a lovely person, both inside and out, and I highly recommend her for any of her therapies!
Thanks for a great magazine.
she keeps me moving
When I went to see Jean, my health was very poor. I was having Autonomic nerve dysfunction and my neck had a large knot. I went to multiple doctors about my neck, the pain was intense. I went to see a few Chiropractors and Physical therapist but when I had my appointment with Jean it all changed ...