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Work, Sports and Auto Injuries
Why do some soft tissue injuries never fully heal? Did you know that almost half of all "whiplash" type injuries continue to cause symptoms to some degree seven years later? The body is designed to heal. If the injury isn't healing, interference is present. A major interference factor that is seldom addressed is the emotional component of the trauma. Emotions, whether or not related to the injury, can store the physiology of the trauma in memory. This creates a "timing problem" in the muscles involved in the trauma when (even years later) the memory of the emotional upset is recalled. We treat the whole patient, rather than treating just the symptoms. A variety of therapies are available to deal with the physical injury, and B.E.S.T. therapy is used to correct the “timing” problems caused by emotions.
Neck, Shoulder, and Back Pain Relief
Neck and back pain can be related to many factors. A comprehensive orthopedic and neurological exam is performed to determine if chiropractic therapy is the most appropriate way to deal with your complaint. While most back pain is muscle, joint, or nerve related, in rare cases it can be caused by referred pain from an organ. Naturally, we'll immediately refer you to your family physician. A common cause of neck or back pain is a "timing" problem in the muscles that support the affected joint. For example, there are nine muscles in your rotator cuff or shoulder. For you to rotate your arm through space in a circle, without pain, requires a great deal of "synchronicity" as muscles contract and relax in time. One muscle "out of time" will cause muscles to be pulling against each other, resulting in pain and limited range of motion.
Arthritis means inflammation of a joint. Over time, arthritis can cause bone spurs when calcium is laid down as the body tries to stabilize the area. This response is what you want with a fracture; it's not what you want when there is a correctable joint problem. Taking pain medication for arthritis does nothing to address the cause. Over time, the condition will only become worse. B.E.S.T. therapy "re-times" the muscles by turning off the messages to the muscle causing it to contract inappropriately. The treatment goal is always to treat the cause, making the symptom unnecessary.
Treatment of Migraines and Tension Headaches
The vast majority of headaches are related to muscle and joint problems originating in the neck or cervical spine. A comprehensive orthopedic and neurological exam will identify the probable source and cause of the pain. While the cause is usually related to the "musculoskeletal" system and will likely respond well to chiropractic management, in rare cases it can be caused by hormonal, vascular (blood flow) or organ problems. In this case, medical evaluation may be the best course of action. Because of the gentle and non-invasive nature of B.E.S.T. therapy, it is the logical alternative to long-term use of pain medication. All drugs have side effects and are toxic to some degree and thus best avoided if possible.
Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia
Chronic Pain Management
Our approach to chronic pain management is different than you may have experienced. Of course we are concerned with your pain, but we are more concerned with the cause. If we don’t diagnose and treat the cause, your problem may never be resolved. Following a thorough examination, we’ll go over your exam findings with you and propose a program to correct the problem. First, we address the physical aspect of your condition, with therapies such as specific spinal manipulation, muscle stretching, and restoration of joint range of motion. Many patients that have lived with pain for a long time are discouraged and depressed and the lack of hope can be a major barrier to healing. These feelings can contribute to the level of pain and inability to respond to an appropriate therapy. B.E.S.T. therapy is very effective in dealing with these types of issues and neutralizing their ability to block the healing process. In a nutshell, “the mind matters.” We have the unique ability to address not only the physical, but also the mental and emotional components of your condition.
Cancer Pain Management
Child Health Issues
When you consider that 98% of the atoms in your body are different today than they were a year ago
you can begin to appreciate how important it is to provide your body the basic building blocks for new cell growth. Cells are constantly regenerating. According to Dr. Deepak Chopra, every minute 10 million cells are dying and being replaced. Diet has everything to do with whether your cells are regenerating or degenerating. Cellular degeneration is associated with premature aging.
We’re designed to receive energy from the food we eat.
Junk food consumes more energy than it provides, which is why a wholesome diet is so essential. For nutritional support we recommend natural whole foods and whole food supplements. Nature has the ability to put together nutrients in balanced ways that are the most beneficial to our bodies.
An ideal diet is 50% cooked fruits and vegetables
25% raw fruits and vegetables, and 25% grains, nuts, seeds, meat, fish, poultry, eggs, and dairy. You do not have to be a vegetarian, but many of us stress the body by consuming too much animal protein. Animal protein includes fish, poultry, beef, and pork.
Since very few of us eat enough fruits and vegetables, and because its benefits are supported by independent research
we recommend Juice Plus+, a whole food supplement that provides the nutrition from 17 different fruits and vegetables and grains. It is available in capsule or chewable form (great for kids). The research has proven that it boosts the immune system, reduces damage to DNA, and saturates the body with wide spectrum anti-oxidants. It is easy to take and affordable.
For those with greater health challenges, for healing, we often recommend a major nutrient found in sea plants called fucoidan.
Fucoidan is an essential element that strengthens the immune system, reduces inflammation, and its cancer inhibiting properties are well documented. The findings of a substantial body of scientific research, together with anecdotal evidence provided by a long history of culturally-based use of fucoidan-rich seaweeds in regions such as Hawaii, Korea, Japan, Polynesia, and Tonga, indicate that fucoidan demonstrates great potential as safe, nutritional support for a wide variety of health conditions. Contact us for information on how to obtain this supplement.
Depending upon your condition, more specific nutritional intervention may be necessary.
Saliva and urine pH tests are available to measure your present nutritional status and indicate the best nutritional approach to take.
What is B.E.S.T.?
Bio Energetic Synchronization Technique for self-directed health and healing.
Disease is usually associated with the body doing something it is designed to do, but at the wrong time.
The B.E.S.T. technique synchronizes the body. All body systems (immune, cardiovascular, endocrine, digestive, respiratory, excretory, nervous, etc.) are balanced and the body begins to respond to stimulation from your environment, internally and externally, according to present need.
Incorporating chiropractic kinesiology, B.E.S.T. is a physical yet non-forceful
energy-balancing procedure used by the hands to reestablish the full healing potential of the body using its natural healing abilities. B.E.S.T. removes the interference and/or distractions that are demanding the attention of the healing power and causing the imbalance in the autonomic nervous system, ultimately leading to disease. Researched at major universities, taught as an elective in many chiropractic colleges and in professional continuing education seminars, B.E.S.T. is recognized by the industry as an effective healing science.
Dr. Robert Sones is one of hundreds of chiropractors using B.E.S.T. to help restore the health of adults and children alike without traditional manipulation.
How It Works
The B.E.S.T. procedure addresses the whole person, not just a condition or specific part.
We are three-dimensional beings, a body, a mind, and a spirit. The B.E.S.T. procedure restores “coherence” to these three levels. Pain and disease are associated with a lack of coherence, or communication, at these levels. Psycho neuroimmunology is a developing field that recognizes that the mind (psycho) affects the nervous system (neuro) and thus the immune system (immunology).
B.E.S.T. is the most advanced mind/body therapy available.
Only one thing stands between you and perfect health, happiness and success, in all areas of your life: interference. Dr. Sones doesn’t treat conditions but rather people with conditions. The goal is to remove interference, so the body can do what it is designed to do, which is to heal itself. Everyone has a certain potential for health. When you eliminate interference, that potential can begin to express. You can’t force healing. To heal, you must allow the body time to respond to your better choices in what we call: The Six Essentials For Life - What you eat; What you drink; What you breathe; How you exercise; How you rest; How you think (by far, the most important).
B.E.S.T. draws information from the subconscious of the patient, identifying “feelings” that represent interference to healing.
It is an “energy” technique. There is absolutely no force involved. Patients are frequently amazed that a B.E.S.T.-trained doctor can detect feelings about experiences that occurred long ago. A common response is “Gosh, I thought I’d dealt with that!” You probably have, consciously, but not subconsciously. To your subconscious, it may be a major source of interference. Someone said, “A sufficiently advanced technology will appear to be magic.” This applies to what you will experience with a B.E.S.T. procedure.
You will lie face up in a comfortable position.
Dr. Sones will show you how to perform an arm test. It is not a strength test, but rather a “lag” test. You will be instructed to keep your shoulder down, elbow locked and wrist relaxed. When he says “hold” you will resist downward pressure on your arm. Your response should be immediate unless there is interference. You have a left and a right brain. Your left brain receives information from your environment by the five senses thru your conscious mind. Your right brain corresponds to your subconscious mind. It is your seat of inspiration, intuition, visualization, and healing. Your right brain, subconscious, is controlling all the cells of your body. You hear the instruction to “hold” with your left brain. You execute the instruction with the right brain. It should be immediate. If there is a “lag” it means that there is interference between left and right brain communication. It is a "timing problem" and a potential barrier to healing. Remember, the goal is to remove interference so that the body can heal itself.
Your feet will be turned in and out as the doctor evaluates very subtle muscle tension in your legs.
Monitoring muscle tension and arm resistance is how Dr. Sones draws information from the patient's subconscious. The procedure itself involves specific light manual contacts on your head, specific eye position, and specific breathing or breath holding, as you think about a word (feeling) and a number. You will probably experience a sense of deep relaxation as internal stress is released and your body is "re-timed" to present need. A B.E.S.T. procedure is totally safe and appropriate for anyone of any age. A variation specific to children is very effective and can be used with adults who have special needs or limitations.
Jessica A. Alexander
M.D., Board Certified Anesthesiologist and Pain Management & Palliative Care Specialist, Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology. “ B.E.S.T. therapy is an extremely valuable adjunctive treatment for patients suffering from both chronic malignant and non-malignant pain. As a long-time pain management practitioner – 21 years, I find that the use of complementary therapies is essential in the management of these patients. As a recipient of this particular therapy, I find that it has the advantage of being non-forceful and non-invasive. By patient report and personal experience with the technique, I also find that B.E.S.T. gives the patient an immediate feeling that this therapy works well in the context of their overall pain management regimen.”
“From a medical student's perspective, I believe that one future frontier for medicine lies in examining the connection between human energy fields and health. Physicians continue to learn more about how to harness the power of the mind-body connection to bring physical, mental, and emotional healing to their patients. Using the B.E.S.T. chiropractic technique, Dr. Sones brings cutting-edge treatments to his patients. I am amazed how his treatments have brought enhanced health to me.”
Kim, Adrian and Alicia Graham
"In 1999, I found a B.E.S.T. practitioner, Dr. Hoyle, in Peoria, Illinois. It was the best find of my life. Nothing has been more influential in how I live my life and care for my family than the amount of knowledge I have gained from the doctors that practice this type of technique. I had spent years with a ‘traditional’ chiropractor being treated for a curvature of the spine. I went day in and day out, going for adjustments and pain management, with no end in sight. A few years earlier, a neurologist had suspected MS. Another doctor said fibromyalgia. In my heart I knew neither of these horrible diseases could be true. They were professionals trained to give me some kind of explanation, and I just knew deep down their diagnosis were just opinions at best."
"Prior to being introduced and becoming a patient of Dr. Robert Sones, my health was at a complete downfall and seemed to be getting worse with each passing day. I remember looking at my mother and telling her, “I don’t want to do this anymore.” I was in a terrible state, and something had to be done. After visiting Dr. John Matthias, he referred us to Dr. Sones. Dr. Matthias had his office assistant schedule an appointment for me. It was the very same day, and just a few hours away. I was thrilled not to have to wait weeks or even months before getting in for an appointment. My mother and I drove to his office in The Woodlands, hopeful that he could help me. It was a very pleasant environment and didn’t feel much like a doctor’s office."
"After several car accidents, my entire back was in very bad shape, especially my neck and low back. I have used chiropractors for over 25 years and gotten relief but the pain always came back. I also worked with an alternative M.D. who helped, and also had massage therapy. They all helped to temporarily diminish the pain, but I still couldn’t turn my head to the left without considerable pain. Low back pain kept me from doing usual household chores for more than a couple hours at a time. Since seeing Dr. Sones and receiving B.E.S.T. treatments, my neck pain is gone and my low back and leg pain is much improved. I recently was able to clean house all day, something I haven’t been able to do in over five years.”
“Still in pain after two major back surgeries, I went to Dr. Sones for help. I have had B.E.S.T. treatments before and knew that they were gentle. I soon had much less pain and more flexibility. Treatments not only helped my back, but my neck pain and shoulder stiffness also improved. Dr. Sones taught me how emotional stress can contribute to back and neck pain and prevent healing. He also taught me how to think in ways that helped me get better faster. I like the fact that B.E.S.T. treatments treat the whole person. I would recommend B.E.S.T. treatments for anyone, like me, who has had back surgery and is still in pain.”
“I have spent a lot of time looking for "something" to help my chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. I tried many things. Some helped a little for a while but nothing made a big difference. Fortunately, I was referred to Dr. Sones, who politely listened to me and then explained the B.E.S.T. concepts, which were quite different to any previous treatment. Dr. Sones worked on balancing the energy in my body and helped me change the way I deal with stress. My fibromyalgia was greatly relieved right away and my chronic fatigue has improved significantly. I have sent friends and family to see Dr. Sones for help. It doesn't matter what their illness is; the same principles apply: balance the energy in the body and they improve. Meeting Dr. Sones has changed my life.”
Carl E. King
“I want to let you know how much your program has helped me and how impressed I am with it. As you know, I have had PSA test reporting scores as high as 21. I have had three biopsies, each finding no cancer. Since I have been working with you, my PSA results have all been under the magic 4.0. What is truly impressive is that you have been able to predict to within a 10th of a point or two what the test results will be. While I sure don’t know how you do it, my overall health and well being have improved greatly since I started receiving B.E.S.T. therapy. Thank you for what you do.”
B.E.S.T. healthcare (Bio Energetic Synchronization Technique) works to relieve your symptoms and allows your body to function as perfectly as it was designed. It is a gentle and effective alternative to forceful spinal alignment. It is appropriate for all health challenges, including pain management, migraine and tension headaches, injuries, back and neck pain relief, arthritis and many other conditions.