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Crystal Kaplan, LMT, BCST
Improve Digestive and Reproductive Health: New, Yet Ancient Methods
The Teal Center
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Improve Digestive and Reproductive Health: New, Yet Ancient Methods

Many of us – men and women alike – suffer from dysfunction related to our abdominal health, whether that be from sub-clinical gastrointestinal discomfort or premenstrual symptoms such as cramping, bloating, or emotional distress.

While allopathic approaches are able to address some of these issues, complementary therapies, such as acupuncture or abdominal massage, may also be very effective.  In particular, the Arvigo® Techniques of Mayan Abdominal Therapy (ATMAT) support abdominal health through the release of tension patterns in the soft tissue of the abdomen and through promoting the proper alignment of the digestive and reproductive organs.

Many osteopaths, physicians and other health care providers agree that dysfunction begins when natural rhythms within our bodies are disrupted, either because of trauma, stress, or a foreign agent such as a virus or bacteria. The disruption creates stagnation in the body, leading to inflammation and pain, and eventually to protracted ailment.  The Arvigo® techniques support the rebalancing of the natural flows through the abdomen, including the venous, arterial, and lymphatic flows, nervous system movement, and the flow of chi, thereby preventing the progression of chronic symptoms.

ATMAT has successfully alleviated conditions associated with chronic PMS, such as cramps, headaches, bloating, emotional distress, as well as chronic constipation or frequent urination, erectile dysfunction, irritable bowel syndrome and more.  It combines modern science with Mayan traditional healing and wisdom to produce a holistic path to physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing.

An initial session involves an in-depth medical history intake, a massage and instruction on self-care techniques to be used at home. Self-care could include movement, meditation, herbal remedies, nutritional recommendations and massage.  One recent client was amazed that, after years of almost daily menstrual cramps, she had been cramp-free for ten days between her first and second sessions.

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