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Dr. Robert Weissfeld, D.C., C.N.T.




New Approach to Chronic Pain & Injury

Applies Latest Brain Research

Denver, CO, August 1, 2008 -- Move over chiropractic, homeopathy, traditional Chinese medicine, ayurveda, naturopathy. There’s a whole new alternative medical treatment system in town. At least that is the claim of a Denver area doctor. The system, developed by chiropractor and acupuncturist Robert Weissfeld, is called NeurOntogenics® and is based on what Weissfeld calls neurontogenic therapeutic principles. According to Weissfeld, treatment applying these principles to a range of symptoms, including chronic physical or emotional pain, can immediately restore the nervous system to its pre-stress, pre-trauma state.

Here is what two of Weissfeld’s recent patients had to say about the immediate effectiveness of this new treatment system. “I had constant low back pain for years, and tried many things that didn’t work, but after two visits I got up from the chair and the familiar pain was gone,” says Gordon Carpenter, 63-year-old owner of Centennial Financial Group in Centennial, CO.

Willie Holland, a Denver legal assistant reports, “I was in severe pain daily for 15 years and had regular chiropractic, massage and other treatments that would only slightly relieve the pain, and it always came back. NeurOntogenics® has made a big difference immediately, and not just in my pain levels. I also feel more relaxed and open to the world. My body had just been so locked up.”

While NeurOntogenics®, derived from the words ‘neuro’ (having to do with the nervous system) and ‘ontogenic’ (meaning fundamental) is a specific treatment system, its underlying principles can be utilized by practitioners of many types, because, Weissfeld’s theory asserts, they represent a phenomenon that is at least a minimal part of any disease state while being a central part of most states of musculoskeletal and emotional pain.

All function,” says Weissfeld, “is based on learning. Whether it applies to external behavior - doing something like throwing a ball, or internal behavior, such as production of hormones, neurotransmitters, body fluids, thoughts, emotions, or the filtering of sensory perceptions, it is learning derived from previous experience that determines how neurons will continue to fire on a moment-to-moment basis.”

“We know, from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other research,” asserts Weissfeld, “that learning is enhanced by the hormonal states in stress or trauma. Therefore any functional adaptations (be they physical, hormonal, mental or emotional) that are assumed when feeling pain, fear, grief, anger or any sort of arousal are likely to be learned for future use and to become part of the brain’s repertoire of reactions to future events. ”

Once learned, these adaptations affect function in unpredictable ways. “In an otherwise healthy nervous system, muscle imbalance that causes chronic pain or predisposes someone to injury is generally caused by normal adaptation that has outlived its usefulness and become maladaptive.” Weissfeld’s states.  “We easily see maladaptation in action in our lives when we feel anxiety or fear in the face of something we know we can easily handle. We might even know and understand when we learned that fear, but still the mind can't talk the body out of a state. Often the best we can do in the moment is to create a focus that leads to a different state. What we are really experiencing is learned patterns of adaptive activity that are interpreted as fear.”

After a physical injury the body assumes new body-wide patterns of muscle activation that will interact with other such patterns already on board. Successful neurontogenic treatment of a knee pain, for instance, may hardly touch the knee because it focuses on identifying and eliminating larger patterns that are the actual cause of the problem to liberate the latent correct function. Neurontogenic principles assert that both physical and emotional conditions are caused by the same phenomenon, and that the treatment for both is similar.

The breakthrough in understanding for Weissfeld came with the discovery in 2000 of a brain phenomenon called reconsolidation. “We normally think that our memories are fairly indelible, like computer files on a hard drive; but in fact every time we activate a memory it’s like taking a file out of a drawer. Reconsolidation is the process that occurs in the brain that represents putting the file back into the drawer. Every time we bring focus to an adaptation, we are essentially pulling out that file. If we apply treatments that reduce arousal associated with that file, the memory file may not be stored again. This explains how correct function can be restored immediately without the addition of new learning or retraining.”

Weissfeld has recently joined the alternative healthcare team for the Healing Oasis at Isis, Denver Metro’s largest spiritual, alternative, and holistic bookstore for over 25 years. Isis recently added a wellness center to its offerings when it relocated from Colfax Avenue to 2775 S. Broadway in Englewood.

For additional information contact: Dr. Robert Weissfeld, D.C., C.N.T.; NeurOntogenics®; 303-300-3933;; www.NeurOntogenics®.com.


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