Treatment of Osteoarthritis
The Jaffe-Mellor Technique
The Jaffe-Mellor Technique (JMT) is a form of energetic medicine developed for treatment of chronic degenerative diseases including Osteoarthritis. The founders of this method are Carolyn Jaffe, D.Ac., Ph.D. (c), and Judy Mellor, R.N., Ph.D. (c), both of whom have practiced acupuncture and alternative medicine for many years. They made observations about osteoarthritis afflicting the patients who consulted with them, and developed hypotheses about the origin of this condition. In recent years, there has been a considerable amount of attention given to the theory that all chronic degenerative diseases have an underlying connection to a microorganism (pathogen). Jaffe and Mellor felt that this pattern of observation was no different in arthritis patients. And so, more than a decade ago the two began their pursuit working their way to develop a clinical protocol that would influence the course of such diseases.
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The first step for a patient is to complete a detailed history and intake form outlining symptoms they have, what treatments they have been exposed to, and the results of those treatments. Through consultation with the patient we are able to determine if the patient is a candidate for further evaluation. This would be accomplished using muscle response testing (MRT), a unique form of Applied Kinesiology, which was first, introduced by Dr. George Goodheart, DC back in the early 1960′s as a diagnostic tool. Today many types of health care providers – acupuncturists, naturopaths, chiropractors, dentists, body workers, and even some more progressive medical doctors, use muscle testing as part of their examination.
Once it’s determined that the patient is a candidate for the JMT procedure, the exciting work of arthritis elimination begins. In the treatment sessions the patient simply holds a vial containing the energetic signature or frequency which in terms of physics is the unique vibration of a given substance. In the osteoarthritis session, treatment begins by testing for the presence of the External Pathogen (External Pathogenic Frequency) found to be present in 98% of the patients with non traumatic osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis has been shown to be caused by an infection in the joint by this pathogen. The pathogen or bacteria like organism is referred to as the External Pathogenic Frequency. Our form of muscle testing discussed earlier, is employed to determine the presence of the EPF. Once identified, the patient continues to hold the vial while the practitioner stimulates specific acupuncture points along the back and at various influential points on the body. When these acupuncture points are stimulated the brain and immune system are clearly made aware of the EPF’s existence and steps are then taken to begin the body’s defense against the invading pathogen. Essentially old information in the brain is replaced with new information.
On subsequent office visits, further MRT is used to determine which tissue sites are under attack by the immune system. Once the destructive behavior of the immune system has been corrected, subsequent treatments are performed to prompt the body to optimize repair of damaged tissues.
Along the way, nutritional supplements may be given temporarily to help the body eliminate toxic materials that have built up in the tissues as a result of the arthritis process. One thing that should be clear is that this treatment is very safe. There is no discomfort in the JMT treatment, nor are there diet modifications or lifestyle changes. Unlike many treatment approaches to these chronic degenerative diseases that may span many years, if not the rest of the patient’s life, JMT treatments commonly take from 8 to 15 visits, depending upon the chronicity and the complexity of the disorder.
Out of the many techniques studied since 1997, this work has proven to be as successful as any. The results are truly “miraculous”.