‘Integrative Healthcare Strategies for Patients with Chronic Pain and Multisystemic Chronic Illness’ EDS Wellness’ 2017 Physicians Learning Conference schedule has been updated – Join us for this ground-breaking Integrative Physicians Learning Conference and Retreat at an amazing location! Registration is open until June 3rd! Conference dates: June 10th & 11th, 2017 Venue: Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, VA EDS Wellness’ Physicians Learning Conference strives to promote an open-minded environment — one that opens doors to understanding and facilitates constructive discussions; thus, leading to improved quality of care and better patient outcomes. ***All medical specialties and healthcare providers welcome!*** CME...Read More
“We’ve changed our living environment…If it was cold you put on a sweater; you didn’t turn up the heat to 72º. The foods that we eat are no longer locally raised. So…this mast cell that’s used to a certain type of micro-environment is just completely confused and now completely over-active.” — Anne Maitland, MD, Ph.D., Allergy & Immunology (via MastCellAware.com) Ever wonder how and why mast cell dysfunction seems to be so prevalent and overlapping with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS)? Mast Cells, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and GI Disorders appear to all go hand-in-hand as well. This image below should be...Read More
“When you hear the sound of hooves, think horses, not zebras.” This is a phrase that is referred to often when medical students are in medical school and the term “zebra” is used in reference to a rare disease or condition. Doctors are taught to expect common conditions, versus incorrectly diagnosing patients with rare conditions. However, we know that “Zebras” DO exist. And because of this, obtaining a proper diagnosis and treatment can be more difficult when the condition you have is considered rare, yet in truth is rarely diagnosed, patients are often misdiagnosed. The identity associated with a...Read More
(***Please note – the information contained in this post is being updated according to the current 2017 EDS Diagnostic Criteria. We will republish this post once it’s been rewritten and updated. To learn more about the 2017 EDS Diagnostic Criteria and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders (HSD), please visit ‘Understanding the 2017 Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS) and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders (HSD) Diagnostic Criteria – Helpful Resources and Links’***) Once you have received an EDS diagnosis or even if you think you may have EDS, many people will ask “What is Ehlers-Danlos syndrome?” Having knowledge on what EDS is and how it many...Read More
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Integrative Wellness Retreats: Wellapalooza
Move More. Move Better.: Moving Naturally with Hypermobility
(Top left pic is proper form for hip hinge – others are examples of going too far) The “hip hinge” is the perfect natural movement exercise that can be done easily. The point is to feel and learn how to engage the muscles that attach to your pelvis/SI joint and knees and to help prevent […]
Yoga for Hypermobility : The Hypermobile Yogi
- Gentle Hatha Flow Yoga for Hypermobility and Chronic Pain with Kendra Neilsen Myles of EDS Wellness
- Practicing Yoga Safely with Hypermobility
- Mind-Body Strategies for Hypermobility with Chronic Pain Class at The Mindfulness Center with EDS Wellness
- Dr. Alan Pocinki’s Presentation at the EDS DC Support Group Meeting (March 2017)
- #EDSFitTip – Standing leg exercises for Hypermobility and Dysautonomia or POTS
Mast Cell Research: Mast Cell Research
Another message from Dr. Lawrence Afrin: Thursday, July 20, 2017 “It has been brought to my attention that there has been much misinterpretation of my July 11 announcement. There are several issues and misperceptions I would like to address. (1) My #1 goal my entire professional life has been to provide my patients the best […]