Associative Awareness Techniques™
Do you suffer from chronic pain for no apparent cause? Have you tried traditional therapies without satisfactory results? If so, there is new hope! This article will provide you with information that might help you rise above your chronic pain condition.
Associative Awareness Technique or AAT™ is a relatively new treatment that is gaining popularity among those that suffer from chronic pain. This treatment approach was developed by Scott Musgrave, MSPT, and Ernie Quinlisk, PT, based on many years of experience and research. Scott and Earnie believe that chronic conditions are NOT caused by the human body but begin and end within the human brain.
Your brain is an amazing computer that receives and processes an enormous amount of information on a second to second basis. Like any computer, your brain has a hard drive. The brain’s hard drive is called the Brainstem. Located at the base of your brain, it is home to a part of the Central Nervous System.
This part is called the Autonomic Nervous System, and its main function is to control all the automatic functions of your body instinctively, such as breathing, heart beat, reflexes, as well as the functions of every organ — all necessary to keep you alive.
When you experience trauma through injury, accident, abuse, stress, illness and other causes that create a feeling of helplessness, your survival instincts of Fight or Flight get activated without your being aware of it.
For instance, when you experience fear (emotional stressor), your breathing becomes short, rapid and shallow, instinctively. Another example… when we mistakenly put our fingers in hot water (physical stressor), the response is immediate withdrawal of the affected area.
Regardless of stressor, the body reacts with an automatic and involuntary physiological response, to protect it from being harmed. The neuromuscular system gets activated like in the “Fight or Flight” response.
Although this is a positive reaction of your body to keep you safe and well, when you have been under stress for a long period of time, the activation of this instinctive process gets triggered repeatedly creating a loop in which the stimulus creates a response by reflex, and this reaction stimulates another response and yet another creating the never ending cycle of discomfort and pain.
Such is the case of muscle tension that does not go away even after the apparent stressor is not present anymore. It is also believed that this state remains active because of biofeedback received from specific physiological and/or emotional states of being. This may be the cause behind conditions such as PTSD, CFS and fibromyalgia to name a few.
In short, it is as if your body gets used to being under stress and cannot identify when the stressor is no longer present. The stress response keeps on triggering like a false alarm even after the aggression is no longer active. As a result, your brain is always sending signals to your body to keep alert… just in case.
Furthermore, emotional associations (anticipatory fears) and experiential associations (memories) to pain develop, keeping the pain cycle going indefinitely.
These persistent patterns are the cause of challenge for most traditional pain relief treatments, and since these conventional treatments are inefficient at interrupting the cause-effect cycle, chronic pain and movement impairment eventually settle in.
However, through a new understanding of thoughts, memories, reflexes, instinctive response and their associations, it is now possible to harness the body’s own reflexes to produce precise results and create relief for a multitude of pain related symptoms.
This approach toward healing is called AAT™. It creates balance between the brain and body resulting in pain relief, optimized human performance, stress reduction, significant relaxation and an overall state of wellness.
Considering that stress dramatically impacts the body’s ability to heal itself and recover from injury, and that an estimated 75 to 90% of all doctor visits are stress-related, it is essential to become more pro-active in order to heal oneself.
Thus, when you learn to tap into your own body’s reflexive and instinctual communications, the balance between the neurological and physiological systems can be restored fast and painlessly, improving your well-being and performance.
Even more amazing is the fact that the majority of patients show dramatic results with just one to four sessions. But… this technique is so new that not too many health care practitioners have been trained yet. The good news is that there is a great alternative and you do not need to visit a Physical Therapist to tap into the benefits of AAT™!
In Reflexercise™ by Scott Musgrave MSPT, you will learn how to apply AAT™ to yourself. When you get Reflexercise™, you can easily learn how to start reducing your pain. The best news is this: Reflexercise™ is a simple technique that anybody can learn fast. You can learn it today!
I invite you to visit Scott Musgrave’s website to watch his excellent video titled “Chronic Pain Explained“, and learn about AAT™, how it works and why this may be the answer you’ve been searching for to live a pain-free life. Then, explore the site, read a few testimonials, and watch a demonstration of Reflexercise™ in action.
Learn TODAY how you can start improving the quality of your life by living pain-free with AAT™ and Reflexercise™!