Naturopathic medicine is something I have been somewhat skeptical of for many years. I have seen different naturopaths throughout my life for different reasons, sometimes reaping positive results, sometimes not achieving any results.
I have been seeing a physiotherapist weekly for roughly one month now for my foot, and one of the techniques said therapist has been using on my foot is laser therapy. I am only able to get in to see this physiotherapist once a week due to my class schedule, but it was recommended that I have two laser sessions per week. There is a naturopath who lives in my hometown who also offers laser therapy, so I made an appointment and underwent treatment when I was home from school this past weekend.
In addition to the laser therapy, this naturopath further used magnets on my foot to stimulate healing. She explained to me that the process is referred to as Matrix Repatterning and was developed by Dr. Roth. According to his website, Matrix Repatterning “… involves the application of gentle pressure in order to release tissue tension, which can facilitate the restoration of muscle tone, flexibility, joint mobility and optimal biomechanical function.”
The process itself was unique. I found it to be rather relaxing, and while the naturopath was working on my foot, my leg and foot were twitching. She explained that my body was recalling bone and muscle memory and was attempting to shift back into the position it sustained prior to my foot being injured. The session lasted for roughly 45 minutes, and once completed the swelling in my foot had diminished radically and there was significantly less pain when I walked. I feel far more stable on my foot while walking than I did before when only undergoing laser therapy, and I made another appointment to do another session of Matrix Repatterning when I am home again next weekend.
Had I not visited this naturopath, I would not have known about Matrix Repatterning. I am grateful for learning about the existence of this treatment and further for this naturopath.
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