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My Epic Healing Journey & Photobiomodulation Therapy

I’ve been on a pretty epic healing journey lately … and it involves some outside of the box therapies (surprise, surprise) but, when traditional routes leave you hanging, with a pill, and additional symptoms, what freaking gives?! There’s more to your health than you may realize, and your body is a bio-individual machine, so, let’s stop settling for a one-size-fits all mentality and challenge the norm. Here’s what my healing story has involved thus far:

  • Photobiomodulation (Low Level Laser Therapy)

  • Primitive Reflex Analysis & Correction

  • Chiropractic Work

  • Neuronsensory Integration and Brain Re-Training

  • Bio-individual Supplementation Recommendations

The last four years of my health journey have been coupled with severe insomnia, crippling anxiety, panicked breathing episodes, practically water logging myself to get my breathing under control, severe inflammation, gut issues and an overall feeling of imbalance physically and emotionally.

I came to the end of my rope a few months back frustrated with my lack of progress because this is what I help people with. Let this be a lesson that we all have our struggles, and it’s appropriate to reach for help when you can no longer provide your own answers. It’s also wise to have a third party outsider who can look on you with fresh eyes, chances are you’re missing a glaring sign(s).

A beautiful human highly recommended I see Dr. Brandon Crawford out of Cedar Park, TX. We are part of a health and medical freedom group, and I trusted her, so I scheduled my first appointment. My life hasn’t been the same since.

If you aren’t a close friend or acquaintance I’m roughly 6 months postpartum with my second baby. Anatomically and structurally this has been a more difficult recovery, as I imagine most second recoveries are. You’re re-stretching abdominal muscles that are happy to stay expanded, or so it seems.

With my first baby things felt chaotic, life felt unfamiliar altogether. The world was moving at a pace I couldn’t recognize anymore. Everyday tasks were like training for Everest. This is not a comforting feeling and one I wouldn’t wish on anyone, especially with a newborn baby in tow. If you’re a mom, you know that it feels like you’re attempting to breathe under water, your brain is foggy and life seems to move at an unfamiliar pace postpartum. I didn’t rise from the trenches of postpartum difficulty quickly with my first. But this time, under the care of Dr. Crawford, I’ve seen glimpses of my old self, something I’ve longed to grasp and revisit but never felt I was capable to grab hold of. To say this 6 months postpartum is quite remarkable. Every mom needs this. I feel peaceful. Remarkably content and whole.

I’m currently seeing Dr. Crawford for integrative functional neurology and potential autoimmune issues. He uses low level laser therapy and photobiomodulation to retrain networks in the brain. While working on networks in the brain that may be underfiring, miscommunicating or not communicating at all different pathways and synapses can be retrained to perform optimally using these lasers for multiple issues, more than just what I’m struggling with. These pathways and networks, if left unchecked can lead to imbalances that we see, think and feel in disease states or emotional states like anxiety, depression, OCD, ADD, ADHD, Parkinson’s, neuropathy, migraines, sleep issues, sensory issues, PANS/PANDAS, etc. Meds cannot do this, low level laser therapy is truly the answer. It makes the brain work and heal, while you can use slower healing modalities such as repairing the gut, supplementation, etc.

Emotionally, I can reach for peace and calm, they’re within arms reach, I used to have to fight to just see a glimpse of feeling “normal.” I can go into sleep with just a little bit of help, before this was my literal Kilimanjaro.


Here is Dr. Crawford’s take:

After evaluating Kelsey it appears that she currently is suffering from dysautonomia.  This is a condition where the autonomic nervous system is not in proper balance and causes a myriad of symptoms.  We are currently running tests for suspected autoimmunities, potential thyroid issues and anemias.  

In our office we are using methods that have been proven effective to correct these imbalances in the central nervous system.  We are performing multi-modal sensory integration that utilizes the following modalities: whole body vibration, localized percussion, infrared and red photobiomodulation, laser acupuncture, vestibular rehab, therapeutic exercises, eye movement therapy, color therapy (syntonic optometry), acoustic frequencies, music therapy, and cognitive tasking.  I also perform chiropractic adjustments to improve the frequency of firing of primary afferents into the central nervous system.  

I recently told Dr. Crawford, when no one listened, I still chose to believe that what I felt internally was my body telling me exactly what I needed. My brain was/isn’t properly working.

Fight for your health and follow your voice until you can find a practitioner who will come alongside you, confirm your thoughts and feelings and most importantly, join you in fighting for your health and wholeness.

Here’s to feeling whole & fighting for answers.

In health,

Kelsey

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Join Me for My FREE Online Workshop: Reclaiming Your Mood, Sleep + Sanity

When I got pregnant with my daughter over three years ago, I started experiencing early onset anti-partum insomnia, I stopped sleeping at 6 months. I told myself it was just because of my pregnancy and it would pass. It did not. It got worse. I didn't sleep for two weeks straight after I had her. I knew this was not normal. I researched countless hours and couldn’t find any answers, let alone, someone who struggled with insomnia during and after pregnancy. I wanted answers, I wanted to know WHY. I began digging and came across information about cortisol and adrenal issues. A lightbulb went off, all of the symptoms described me to a T. I had overwhelmed my body with stress, irregular eating habits, caffeine and antibiotics. My adrenals were kaput. My pregnancy and labor pushed my adrenals over the edge (of no sleep, apparently.)

Maybe you are where I was two and a half years ago, wired but tired at night, hardly sleeping, waking up never feeling rested, dragging to my coffee pot every morning, reliant on sleep meds, OCD, so anxious I could crawl out of my skin, simple tasks seemed insurmountable, I felt hangry (hungry + angry), I wanted chocolate with every meal, and just straight up felt confused with what was going on in my own body. 

Maybe this scenario doesn't describe you, but maybe it's similar, maybe your symptoms are pronounced enough that you know something's up. Maybe you've stopped sleeping, maybe you drag through your day, maybe your diet is a wreck, maybe you have issues with your digestion, maybe your anxiety is relentless. I can relate.

That's why I want to share not only my story, but my solutions.

So...JOIN ME! I want you to be the first to know about an exciting event I have coming up.

On Monday, August 13 at 7pmI am hosting my first ever FREE Online workshop, and I'd absolutely love for you to join! 

In this workshop you will learn:

-How to start Healing Your Gut, Reclaiming Your Mood, Learning to Love Sleep Again (I know how frustrating poor quality of sleep can be)

-How to Combine Self-Care with Detox that Supports
the Whole Body

-A Swoon-Worthy Nighttime Routine
(it may just have you sleeping like a baby again) 

and...

A few of my favorite supplements that I typically recommend to all of my clients (they boost mood + overall function so you can stop feeling like a zombie.)

To register, follow this link: https://www.whollywell.me/workshop

In good health,

Kelsey Jack, NTP