What is Myoreflex Therapy?

 

Myoreflex Therapy is a treatment philosophy that brings together contemporary medical knowledge, physical and biomechanical realities along with traditional techniques such as traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and modern neurophysiology and epistemologies.

The treatment technique, which constitutes stimulation of the muscle-tendon interface, cannot be described merely in terms of the creation or reduction of tension, but instead is characterized by a process of re-regulation. It seeks to provide the body with the necessary requirements to allow it once again to find its own balance.

The word that gives our form of therapy its name contains two parts:

  1. Myo / Myos = greek muscle
  2. Reflex = a reaction triggered by an external stimulus.

The theory of Kurt Mosetter, German M.D. is based on different pillars:

  • anatomy / orthopaedics
  • individual pain biography
  • biochemistry, neurobiochemistry
  • physics, biokinematics
  • psychological medicine, pyschotraumatology
  • TCM, acupuncture systems
  • brain research

 

 

Your body hurts...

Physical pain frequently arises as a result of our daily lives and experiences. Suffering from an accident, bad posture at the office desk and intestinal disorders can be a cause of pain, and so can emotional stress. Pain often involves a combination of physical and emotional burdens, and for this reason, Myoreflex Therapy also contains psychological components.

What is pain?

Pain is first and foremost a sign of disturbed, disharmonious geometry of movement. Pain must always be considered in the context of the entire body, since often the cause of the pain is not located in the place where it hurts. For example, the cause of headaches might turn out to be located in an entirely different body part, and likewise a pain in the calf muscles may arise upon movement of your arm, etc.

How Myoreflex works:

Myoreflex Therapy principally involves the treatment of muscle insertions, i.e. the ends of the muscles. After an exact palpation and analysis of function has been completed, stimulation is applied to specific pressure points on the muscles.The resulting signals are transmitted to the brain where the stress pattern of the affected muscles is regulated.When the muscular and movement patterns change, pain is decreased, joints and soft tissue structures are being relieved and even chronic degenerative changes are being stopped and regenerated.