Help with Insomnia:

Help with Insomnia:

Vibro-Acoustic Technology & Emotional Freedom Techniques  (EFT)

“I’m sleeping through the night,” she said.  Now, that’s really music to my ears, when a client reports this kind of success.  In this case, especially, because it was after only two sessions.  Sleep is so elusive, and so many factors can influence it. There are no guarantees, but there is hope.

Getting a good night’s sleep can be such a challenge, because there are physical, mental and emotional components that all influence it. The ability to slow our brain waves down is one of these.  When the thinking brain is in constant overdrive, it “forgets” how to slow down, how to access the deep stages of rest.  Brainwave entrainment and vibro-acoustic technology (VAT) can help the body remember.

VAT is the use of very low frequency vibration to soothe and relax your body.  You lie back in an ergonomically balanced recliner with headphones and light goggles.  Everything is plugged into a sound system playing music designed to take you into a deeply relaxed brainwave state.  The sound, light and physical vibration of the chair all work together to take your brain into healing and restful states.  Over time, you begin to remember how to access these states for yourself.

On the emotional side, fear of not getting a good night’s sleep can be the source of considerable anxiety.  Add this to the anxiety or other feelings that may have already caused some sleeplessness in the first place, and sleep can become a stranger.  This is when EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) can be of assistance.

EFT is easy to learn and to apply on your own.  Although it is still considered experimental, there is a great deal of evidence pointing to its efficacy.  Personally, when I have trouble sleeping, I begin to tap and often fall asleep before I even finish the sequence.

Meg Deak, Licensed Professional Counselor, Music Therapist, and Neuroacoustic Sound Practitioner


Bernie and his wife attended an introduction class on Effortless Meditation™ that I was conducting at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. As I talked about stress and its influence on health, Bernie commented that stress was not an issue for him. “I have been retired for years. I’m 71 years old. I’m not here for stress relief. I’m here because of my blood pressure. Do you think this meditation will help me?” With a concerned look on his face, Bernie explained that his blood pressure averages around 190/90!

I assured him that it would help and I explained that the influence of stress is cumulative; so despite his retirement, many years of accumulated stress were taking its toll on his physical and mental health.

Bernie enrolled to take the EM course introduced that evening. In our third class, after doing two short 15-20 minute meditations each day for three consecutive days, he declared, “I just can’t tell you how good I feel.” The next day he made the same comment, and at a meeting 3 months later, he jubilantly proclaimed that his blood pressure was now 138/78. “My doctor can’t believe this; I never remember having blood pressure this good.”

Bernie had been taking blood pressure medication his entire adult life (50 years) and the best it could do for him with was manage his blood pressure at 190/90. Now, after three months of daily Effortless Meditation practice, bringing deep peace and rest to his mind and body, his pressure was normal.  The Lehigh Valley’s Helene Leonetti, M.D. reports that she sees EM “exponentially impact healing.”

Many taking medication for anxiety, depression, attention deficit, sleep problems, blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, asthma, fatigue, irritable bowel, or headaches, would be wise to attend an introduction class to learn more about Effortless Meditation. Bernie is glad that he did; in fact, after meditating for a couple months, he offered the course as a gift to everyone in his family.

by:  Greg Schweitzer, Director of Stress Reduction Resources and Meditation Instructor for more than 30 Years

Chiropractic Care: Eliminate Pain…Restore Quality of Life

I had a patient come in a couple months ago with significant low back and right elbow pain.  Originally he injured himself about a year ago while pushing a wheelbarrow load of wet concrete mix in his back yard.  He slipped and fell, dumped the concrete all over the grass, wrenched his back and hurt his right elbow in the process.

At the time, he was living in North Carolina and went to a local Chiropractor for help.  With treatment, his low back was improving, but he wasn’t getting results with his elbow and continued to live with pain.  Not long after his fall, he and his family moved to this area and his symptoms and pain got worse again.

He tried several other Chiropractors in this area, but wasn’t satisfied with the way he was being adjusted and with the results he was getting.  He started up as a new patient in my office and after the first treatment, was amazed with how much better he felt.

I started him at two treatments per week and was quickly able to taper him down to one treatment every other week.  After about eight treatments, he is virtually pain free. He is so pleased with his progress that he will be bringing in his wife and four children for wellness care.

As a doctor of Chiropractic, I derive a great psychological income by helping a patient enjoy a greater quality of life.  When a patient is happy enough, satisfied enough, and trusts me enough to refer their spouse and children, it’s the greatest compliment I can receive.  That’s what makes practicing the art of Chiropractic truly worthwhile.

by: Dr. Tom Wachtmann, DC, Chiropractic, Functional Diagnostic Medicine,                                     Neurologically Focused Treatments  (incl. Non Surgical Spinal Decompression)