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JMT™, or Jaffe-Mellor Technique, is a revolutionary new way to significantly reduce the pain and and in many cases completely resolve all symptoms associated with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromylagia, Crohn's disease, and many other autoimmune disorders as well as, allergies, trauma-related and post-surgical pain syndromes, migraine, candida, digestive disorders, motor-sensory neurological disturbances and other neurological syndromes, recurrent subluxations and other musculoskeletal disturbances, skin conditions, and emotional/psychological disorders. JMT uses applied kinesiology and acupuncture or acupressure to address the source of these debilitating conditions.

The Jaffe-Mellor Technique (JMT) includes an advanced muscle testing method, desensitization, deactivation, intervention, and acupressure.

The Reasearchers and Founders of The JMT Technique

Carolyn Jaffe, D.Ac., Dipl. NCCA is a board certified doctor of acupuncture and a doctoral candidate in Naturopathy with certifications in iridology, herbology, kinesiology, hypnotherapy, allergy elimination, intuitive healing, NLP, enzyme therapy, non-force manipulation, and a multitude of other techniques.

Judy Mellor, RN, is a doctoral candidate in nutrition and has twenty-five years of western medicine experience as a critical care nurse. She is a certified Oriental medical herbalist with certifications in numerous other modalities.

Jaffee and Mellor are co-founders of the Jaffe-Mellor Technique (JMT). Their combined training and backgrounds includes Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and French acupuncture, Oriental and Western herbology, iridology, homeopathy, naturopathy, biological terrain assessment, hypnotherapy, NLP, Reiff, TBM, EAV dermal testing, enzyme therapy, non-manipulative skeletal re-alignment, nutrition, massage therapy, and psychological counseling.


The Jaffe-Mellor Technique - JMT™
A Powerful New Form Of Energetic Medicine

Provides Real And Lasting Relief For Chronic Degenerative Diseases

by Carolyn Jaffe, D.Ac., Ph.D. (c), C.Ht.

The Jaffe-Mellor Technique (JMT™) successfully provides help to people struggling with chronic degenerative disorders such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, interstitial cystitis, Crohn's disease, colitis, Lyme disease, scleroderma, multiple sclerosis and other demyelinating diseases, immune mediated thyroid disease, trauma related pain disorders, and allergies resulting from adverse reactions to foods, inhalants, contactants, and drugs.

Health disorders that last "forever".

     How interesting, that in youth we gathered around the campfire and dreamed dreams of greatness. Years dragged lazily by, we chose mates, and settled down to raise our children. Once the kids were tucked in, and the lights were turned down low, we tiptoed down the stairs to join our friends and talked proudly of our children; their college educations, orthodontia bills, and other family needs. Once the children were grown and living on their own, it was common to gather around the coffee table with friends and talk about our aches and pains and the concerns we all had about contracting some serious illnesses, drug side effects, the results of medical tests, and how we would keep up with the escalating cost of insurance premiums. What a picture this paints. While every generation faces new problems, the health challenges become inevitably greater as we age. No doubt this is because with each passing day, we are exposed to more insults that compromise our health: food additives and colorings, hormones and antibiotic-adultered meats and dairy, air and noise pollution, prescription and over the counter drugs, minimal exercise, sleep deprivation, and of course increased stress, just to name a few.

     Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, CFIDS, interstitial cystitis, lupus, Crohn's, colitis, Lyme disease, scleroderma, multiple sclerosis and other immune mediated neurologic diseases, immune mediated thyroid disease, asthma and allergies are accepted as lingering health disorders that require dependency upon drugs for any kind of relief, but never quite resolve anything. These and other related conditions are disorders that make us shake in our shoes. We're scared because we know these are not just temporary challenges to our health like a bout with the flu that's bound to pass, or a broken toe that will certainly heal in time. These are diseases that do not run their course in a reasonable period of time and leave us in peace. These are diseases that alter the course of our lives and the way we live, and often leave us in pieces. It would of course be unfair to blame everything on the outside world as the culprits for creating mass chaos on the inside of us. There is the reality of genetic pre-disposition passed down to us from preceding generations in the form of miasms. Inheritances, we wished we would not have been willed to inherit, but nonetheless, add to our inherent weaknesses. These miasms, along with the numerous factors that make us more vulnerable as we grow older, leave us candidate for still other factors from the outside world that threaten the tranquility of good health.

The Incredible Immune System

     Like an old friend that can be depended upon through thick and thin, our immune system constantly stands vigil defending us against any perceived enemy. However, in certain health conditions, like the "autoimmune disorders" the immune system, the very system that exists for the sole purpose of protecting us, becomes hijacked to work against us. Threats to our health from outside our bodies, in the form of viruses and bacteria, can often be defended by proper hygiene, avoidance of dangerous circumstances, and making wise choices. But threats that linger on the inside are still another matter. How do you defend yourself against your own defenses? Compromise of the normal regulation of the immune system is a fundamental feature of chronic degenerative diseases. This is a complex subject, but one that can be explained by looking with new eyes. The reader will be rewarded with a new understanding of these all too common maladies - and by considering a new pathway to wellness that is both safe and effective.

     Our body is like a microcosm of the universe, with its vast varieties of materials and energies. The greater part of the planet earth is actually made up of inanimate materials like water, soil, and rock. But there are other things as well that inhabit this planet, that are very animated, like plants and animals. All living things have a body that is comprised of a quantity of inanimate materials that occupy some volume of space and some sort of force, and of energy that brings that mass to life. Religious leaders refer to that force as spirit; the founders of Oriental medicine call it qi. Philosophies may differ on what the nature of that life force is; but there does not seem to be a good argument against the fact that it does indeed exist. From the moment of conception to the moment of death all living things are involved in a struggle for survival. It is a struggle against the physical forces of nature, and the effects of time. It is also a struggle against other life forms that would arrest the matter and energy of another living things to support their own requirements for survival.

     Humans and animals consume other plant and animal life to survive. After death, plants and animals are returned to their component building blocks of matter and energy by the action of microorganisms. As humans, we disburse a great deal of effort making sure that process is delayed as long as possible. The occurrences of illness we experience in life mark our battles fought against an increasingly dangerous population of microorganisms that populate our world. Those battles are fought by specialized cells that make up our immune system, according to the blueprint of their design and function with specificity in our DNA (genetic material).

     Living things are unique from inanimate materials in that living things can acquire and use materials and energy to develop and mature. They can also repair and maintain themselves throughout their life, and produce new generations of offspring. Life requires a give and take of materials and energy between living things, and their environment; but it must be a very tightly regulated give and take. Living things must be able to establish and maintain very precise internal conditions in order to survive and prosper. While we may have skin to separate our internal environment from the external environment, it is not possible for us to live completely sealed off from the world outside of us. So, we have the ability to open our internal environment to the external environment in a highly controlled way. For example, our digestive system breaks down our foods to their component parts, and selectively allows those parts that are needed to pass through our intestinal wall into our bloodstream -- our internal environment. This is done in order to obtain the chemical energy and materials we require to build and repair ourselves. Another example is the respiratory system, which allows the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide, two gasses that are parts of the metabolic cycle of life; but permits the exchange in a very controlled way. If these tight controls were absolutely perfect and without flaw, living things would not require immune systems. Unfortunately, this is not the case. So while the physiological barriers, like skin, certain protective enzymes, the pH, and temperature of our bodies are the first lines of defense, it is still necessary to have an immune system to further defend us when these barriers have been bypassed.

     The immune system of humans and animals is a vast and complex detection system comprised of specialized white blood cells, lymph glands, spleen, appendix, tonsils, and the portions of the nervous system and endocrine system that control the function of these specialized cells. When unwanted substances, even microorganisms, manage to get past the barriers that separate our internal and external environments, it is our immune system that perceives their presence in the body and targets these foreign offenders for annihilation. The immune system has a very powerful arsenal. Some cells of the immune system have the job of engulfing and liquefying invading organisms, while other cells produce chemicals such as immunoglobulins or antibodies, that damage invaders, or neutralize chemical toxins the foreign invaders produce. Some white blood cells release tiny packets of enzymes so powerful they literally bore holes in the membranes of virus-infected cells causing those cells to bleed themselves to death.

When The Immune System Is Confused You Can Bet Problems Will Begin

     From the above description of the physiological barriers and the immune system defenses that are programmed to regulate our inner environment, it would seem reasonable to believe we would be safe from the dangers lurking in the outside environment. Unfortunately reason does not guarantee absolute protection against the many existing dangers that hang around us. There are microorganisms that are able to survive our defenses. Fortunately, some of these microorganisms work cooperatively with us, like lactobacillus, and acidophilus, the "friendly flora" that live on our skin, mucous membranes, and in our intestines, and are unable to cause disease in and of themselves, yet perform a vital function by competing with dangerous microorganisms, like e-coli, which could be detrimental to our health if their numbers grew out of control. While we have friendly flora that help in the defense effort, there are some microorganisms that survive our defenses and do cause disease because the byproducts of their metabolic processes poison, intoxicate, or destroy the cells within us. In the event our defenses are too low to fight off the effects of the harmful organisms, synthetic drugs and extracts from medicinal plants may be required to assist in protecting us.

     There are other microorganisms living in our body that don't produce toxins capable of significantly damaging our tissues, or even compromising essential body functions, yet, they cause confusion and chaos in our immune system which results in malfunction. So, chaos and confusion in such a powerful system is very, very dangerous. If the weapons of the immune system should become misdirected, they could wind up targeting our body's own tissues, with the prospect of creating terrible consequences.

Confusion in the Immune System

     "Autoimmune" is a term that suggests the body turns on itself without reason, and attacks its own tissues. Imagine if you will, that this theory is wrong, and that what is actually happening is, microorganisms residing perhaps in the tissues in and around joints, or living in the tissues that make up the nervous system, or in the tissues of the digestive system, or in the endocrine system, or harbored in connective tissue, and so on, are surviving the defense actions of the immune system. These "stealth pathogens" have the ability to work incognito and camouflage themselves, because the chemical structure of their cell wall is unfamiliar to the immune system. Instead of destroying the foreign invader, the defense cells of the immune system get agitated and initiate a misdirected attack on the body itself. The same arsenal of immune system mediators and destructive chemicals that should be targeting these "stealth pathogens", are erroneously taking aim at the wrong time, and thing and ultimately damaging and killing our own cells and tissues.

     Imagine the consequences of an unregulated immune system that targets unrelenting attacks in the nervous system for instance. These attacks will undoubtedly damage the cells that are most exposed to such activity, like the Schwann cells that cover and insulate nerve fibers. Scientifically, damaged Schwann cells result in diseases like multiple sclerosis and other demyelinating conditions. When the chaotic immune system activity occurs in and around the synovial joint, it causes inflammation and pain that, over time will result in the breakdown of the cartilage and other connective tissues resulting in arthritic conditions. When unregulated immune system action is targeted at tissues of the digestive tract the resulting inflammation will cause gut permeability and a weakness in the mucosal membrane that allows all sorts of toxic materials to leak out and be absorbed into the body. Repeated attempts by the immune system at destroying the stealth pathogens prove futile, and only contribute to compromising the integrity of the gut membrane with each repeated attack. Eventually, the mucous membrane of the gut is so damaged, that surgery must be implemented to remove necrotic portions as a last resort.

     These examples support the premise that this is exactly what occurs in the bodies of patients suffering from many chronic degenerative diseases. The nature of the patient's disease is primarily determined by the preference these pathogens have for one area of the body over another, and the appearance of the disease follows the destruction of cells in the area attacked by the immune system. Typically the progression of such autoimmune mediated degenerative diseases is slow and deliberate, causing much suffering and imposing unwanted changes and limitations in the lifestyle of the one struggling with the disorder.

The Conventional Medicine Approach to Chronic, Degenerative Diseases

     Arthritis, Crohn's, lupus, MS and other diseases, as distinct as they are from one another in the way they manifest, are addressed by conventional allopathic medicine in much the same way across the board. Conventionally, physicians treat nearly all of these disorders with synthetic drugs that for the most part suppress immune system function. These drugs are commonly prescribed in a three-tier approach starting with (NSAIDS) non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, then (DMARDS), the disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs when the NSAIDS fail, and finally the experimental drugs, some of which include anti-cancer drugs like Methotrexate, which is cytotoxic and acts as an immunosuppressant. In cases of arthritis, surgery is often used to repair, or replace damaged joints. Surgery is also used to either repair or remove portions of the digestive system when tissues have experienced extreme damage resulting from immune system attacks. Drugs and surgery will be implemented in almost every chronic degenerative disease, and while all of these treatments have very serious risks associated with their use, the risks of these treatments are usually less than the risks of allowing the condition to progress unrestrained. Nonetheless, the world needs a better solution to these debilitating problems than toxic drugs, or dangerous surgeries.

There Is A Way To Stop These Unregulated Immune System Attacks On The Body

     There is an alternative way of intervening clinically in these compromised conditions with treatments that are safe and effective and, it is possible to provide patients with treatment that can maneuver the immune system away from the errors of unregulated function, and stop the attacks on the body's tissues. It would mean the primary cause of the ongoing disorder would be eliminated, and the immune system could return to its essential function as protector, rather than persecutor of the body it is part of. The new method of health care called JMT™ treatment does just that. JMT™ is able to restore the normal control systems the body uses to maintain health.

The Symbiotic Relationship Between the Nervous System and the Immune System

     Since the nervous system has the ability to communicate with all parts of the body, and because the immune system is on patrol throughout the entirety of the body, it is reasonable to assume the nervous system plays a major role in governing over the activity of the immune system. This is further confirmed by the research of a new breed of medical detectives in the field of psychoneuroimmunology who have come to recognize the interaction between the immune system and the nervous system. For instance, it is only recently that certain cells were discovered to have neurotransmitter receptors. This discovery has provided the evidence needed to support the certainty that the nervous system acts as a primary player in the regulation of immune system activity. What makes the nervous system unique from any other bodily tissues is the way it has been designed to adapt to change in response to signals from the external environment. Incredibly, the nervous system actually transforms itself structurally in response to the flowing in of data fragments along nerve pathways. The nervous system modifies the synaptic connections in response to these data fragments, thereby changing both its own structure and its function based on its experience. In this way it is very much like a computer. So, the nervous system, like the computer, can be physically altered by the data input over its sensory pathways. Because the nervous system has the ability to change, its function can be modified. To return the body to normal function without using harmful drugs or dangerous invasive techniques is the ongoing objective of every practitioner embracing the tenets of some form of energy medicine. The quantum leap to achieving this goal is accomplished by verbally inputting corrective information along the sensory pathways of the nervous system and then reinforcing this modification by tapping along spinal segments.

Jaffe-Mellor Technique (JMT™) Is An Effective Method For Correcting Chronic Degenerative Diseases

     The Jaffe-Mellor Technique (JMT) is a form of energetic medicine developed for treatment of chronic degenerative diseases. The founders of this method are Carolyn Jaffe, D.Ac., Ph.D. (c) naturopathy, and Judy Mellor, R.N., Ph.D. (c) nutrition, both of whom have practiced acupuncture and alternative medicine in their offices in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania for many years. They made observations about the chronic diseases afflicting the patients who consulted with them, and developed hypotheses about the origin of these diseases. Jaffe and Mellor thought the theory that relates these chronic degenerative diseases to the influences of microorganisms in our immune system fit well with observations they made about patients suffering from these conditions. Jaffe and Mellor began their pursuit more than a decade ago working their way to develop a clinical protocol that would influence the course of such diseases. Dr. Jaffe discusses their pursuit of a safe and effective way to help patients with chronic degenerative diseases:

     "The founders of Oriental medicine recognized that many illnesses could be caused by pathogens and coined the umbrella term external pathogenic factor (EPF) for bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi, mold, or any microorganism that invades the body. After years of research, my associate and I concluded that EPFs are the underlying cause of these chronic conditions, which relentlessly assaults the immune system resulting in pain and destruction of tissue. Our goal was to find a safe and effective way to neutralize pathogens without the use of drugs or ingestants, invasive therapies, surgery, allergy elimination, stringent dietary restrictions, topical applications, or cleanses. We observed and noted every similarity between patients who had a medical diagnosis of either osteo-, gouty, psoriatic, or rheumatoid arthritis. What we found was that there were very few similarities. Food intake for some patients was high in fat and sugar and low in vitamins and minerals, while in others the opposite was true. While age of onset varied, as did gender and demographics, there was no common link for the conditions.
After researching possible causes, we found specific pathogens that tested positive in almost every patient. Addressing the causative agent helped to stop a significantly high percentage of pain in almost every patient, without the need for drastic changes, and it also appeared to halt the progression of the diseases."

     "The basis of our JMT™ research is Darwin's evolutionary theory that links all living organisms-from protozoa to pigs. Although there are other variables, we considered the possibility that diseases, such as arthritis, might actually result from the presence of a microorganism residing in the host-one that is highly intelligent and adapts well to change. For the most part, natural selection is ignored in microorganisms that cause disease and primarily recognized in large organisms. Interestingly, the evolutionary change that occurs in disease organisms is brief when compared to larger organisms. They are able to mutate and adapt to a changing environment in days or weeks, rather than years or decades.
Unable to lay absolute blame on any one real cause for diseases such as arthritis, MS, lupus, scleroderma, myasthenia gravis, and fibromyalgia, the scientific community hypothesized that these disorders were resulting from an immune system gone wild and reacting against itself, while the nonconventional practitioners leaned toward theories suspicious of mercury toxicity caused by amalgams in the teeth, geopathic influences, poor drinking water, excessive sugar consumption, heavy metals, and parasites."

     "In an effort to kill the pathogen that insidiously sets up housekeeping in the body, the brain alerts the immune system to continuously attack all areas on or around the microbial colony, which, in the case of arthritis, includes the muscles, joints, cartilage, and bone tissue itself. The pattern of attacks becomes increasingly more intense, going deeper and wider, destroying the healthy tissue as it wages war on its enemy -- the pathogen. The outcome is inflammation in such excess that it creates swelling, heat, stiffness, and pain with pockets of white blood cells that can only be reduced by siphoning and steroids. This therapy is, at best, temporary for rheumatoid arthritis and threatening to the pathogen, which does the only intelligent thing that can be done -- re-colonize at still another new site. In the same manner, the osteoarthritic suffers with pain and stiffness from cartilage and bone tissue being worn away. The immune system constantly attacks unceasingly at the hidden invader, eating everything in its path.

JMT™ Treatment

 of Autoimmune Mediated Chronic Degenerative Diseases & MRT

      First, the patient completes an intake form that informs the practitioner about what symptoms they have, what treatments they have been exposed to, and the results of those treatments. The patient is then interviewed and examined by the doctor to determine if their condition involves the presence of external pathogenic factors or if there are other underlying causes leading to the disorder. 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, the tester is able to formulate some conclusions based on the testing. 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. The MRT procedures developed by Jaffe and Mellor are distinct from all other styles of Applied Kinesiology because of a.) blind testing to validate the accuracy of the test, b.) a high level of specificity in the kind of question it can present to the body of the patient, and c.) the ability to frame very specific corrective instructions to the nervous system of the patient. As Jaffe and Mellor repeat so often during their seminar trainings, "If you want to be terrific, you have to be specific."

      In the MRT examination the practitioner observes changes in the strength of an isolated muscle against an established baseline. Typically, the anterior deltoid muscle of the patient's dominant arm is used as an indicator, however any muscle can be used. MRT testing is particularly helpful because it accesses the (ANS) autonomic nervous system, which operates on a subconscious level, and is involved in controlling every body function. Unlike the conscious mind, the ANS subconsciously influences the heart rate, digestion, dilation and contraction of the pupils of the eyes, etc. The uniqueness of MRT is that it can circumvent the conscious mind and disclose what is happening in the internal environment.

     Using the analogy of a television studio as our subconscious mind, we can select a channel, in much the same way that we might wish to investigate the various pathways of the autonomic nervous system and then fine tune it for clear reception by dictating certain queries that allow us to investigate internal functioning. The isolated testing muscle acts as a reception device in much the same way a television screen does, receiving bits of information to form a clear picture. So, MRT should not be thought of as some sort of mysterious magic trick; but simply as a type of conversation that takes place on a non-verbal level between the practitioner and the patient's subconscious - an exchange of information that is gathered without asking the patient. Ultimately, the practitioner is inputting information to the patient, which travels along the sensory pathways of the patient's nervous system. The patient's ANS evaluates the input data, and responds over its motor pathways with a reflex response in the selected muscle that will either exhibit no change and remain strong, or a clear temporary weakening that relays a yes/no, positive/negative response to the testing. The test has nothing to do with dexterity, but simply informs the practitioner about functional neurology.

      Patients are given instructions in how to be the subject of an MRT examination at their first JMT™ treatment. They are instructed to lay face up, and to relax. In an attempt to access the subconscious part of the nervous system, the practitioner advises the patient to refrain from asking questions or talking once the session has begun. This is done in an attempt to avoid stimulating the conscious mind. When the examiner begins the MRT examination, the dominant arm is chosen. The examiner will apply gently increasing force against the arm while the patient resists. The patient is told to use only their shoulder muscles to meet the examiner's resistance. One of two responses is possible in the patient during MRT examination - either they will be able to meet the examiner's resistance, or they will see the arm test weak.

What Will The MRT Testing Reveal?

      In the not too distant past, JMT™ used small glass vials filled with distilled water and
the energetic signature of some chosen test substance to evaluate the reflex response. The ampule was placed somewhere on the patient's body; commonly in the hand, and the patient was asked to resist the practitioner's stress against the arm. The vial might have contained the energetic signature of external pathogenic factors discussed earlier, or if testing for allergic sensitivities, the vials might contain various foods, inhalants, or contactants. Previously, the test vials were manufactured by a method that electronically imprinted the water with a binary energetic signature that caused it to appear to the body as the "real thing". This method of replicating any substance in its energy form is similar to creating homeopathic remedies where a water-alcohol solution is imprinted with the energetic signature of the component medicinals that are to be a part of the homeopathic preparation. When the patient demonstrated a positive (weak) MRT reaction to a vial containing the energetic signature of a certain pathogen (EPF), this informed the practitioner that the contents of the vial had prodded the ANS to recognize the underlying cause of the patient's problem to be the presence of microorganisms which had incited unregulated immune system activity. The same assumption existed when the patient demonstrated a weak MRT in response to vials containing the energy of allergens. Again, the reflexive "weak" response indicated a malfunction in the autonomic nervous system to the end that the cells of the immune system were agitated and over-reacting without regulation to safe non-self. In either case, the weak muscle response indicated that the patient was a good candidate for being treated with the JMT™ protocol.

JMT™ Makes A Quantum Leap - No Needles and No Vials

     JMT™ has made new advancements that now enable the practitioner to investigate the autonomic nervous system for glitches without using vials. While the energized vials were
a means to an end, the process of resolving allergies and complex degenerative disorders was slow and tedious. The vials that were placed in the patient's hand were only as good as the speculation on the part of the practitioner as to why the patient was demonstrating symptoms in the first place. Each time the practitioner placed a vial in the patient's hand, s/he looked for a clear indication from the testing arm that would put the practitioner on some course. The problem however, was that the vials in and of themselves never really revealed anything. The key to uncovering the true cause of the disorder lay with the practitioner's ability to access the autonomic nervous system - and this is done with the MRT.

     While the ANS is perfectly capable of communicating on a subconscious level with its internal environment, it has no way of communi-cating to the conscious level verbally. Its' only communication to the external environment is by subtle changes, like the ones observed in a muscle test. Since the ANS depends on all stimuli flowing in via the sensory pathways to moderate the necessary changes, the energy of the spoken word (from the practitioner) provokes the internal evaluation for function. So any corrections that would be made would hinge on the practitioner's ability to interrogate the ANS appropriately, and then make the necessary changes using specific verbal commands. Pathway after neurological pathway, the practitioner would comb for bits of negative information that would be embedded and impairing the patient's ability to recover optimum health. Once having uncovered these pixels of negative information, the JMT™ practitioner like, an archaeologist on a digging exposition, would uncover old messages that took on the structure of perverse patterns, adding to the already existent dilemma. Like a bad flashback, these perverse data patterns continued to hold the negative energy of bodily insults (pathogens, trauma, allergies, emotional upheaval, etc.) and played them out in the body over and over again. These engrams of negative information that had been embedded for so long in a specific pathway had to be removed in order to restore proper functioning.

      This method requires gentle tapping at the paraspinous muscles located lateral to the spinal segments by using either an activator which, is a chiropractic adjusting instrument, or an arthrostim, which is a device that provides mild percussion in rapid succession. The technique produces specially selected sensory input to initiate more correct control of body function by the nervous system. The JMT™ protocol allows for as many as ten corrections during any one visit, but this too, is engineered by the responses from the patient's autonomic nervous system. On subsequent office visits, continued evaluation of the ANS, along with the many neurological pathways, and systems within the body are tested to ensure that the patient is moving in a positive direction. Further steps in treatment involve using MRT to determine which tissue sites are under attack by the immune system, and using specific corrective scripts to trigger the immune system to stop its attack on those body tissues. Once the destructive behavior of the immune system has been checked, subsequent treatments are performed to prompt the body to optimize repair of damaged tissues. In a very real sense, what we are describing here is a sort of informational medicine - quite functional, quite effective, quite fast, quite observable.

     Along the way, homeopathic remedies may be given temporarily to help the body eliminate toxic materials that have built up in the tissues as a result of the disease process. One thing that should be clear from this description of JMT™ treatment is that it is exceedingly safe. JMT™ utilizes the very control systems in the body that were created for healing the body, reversing disease, and repairing. Even the safest of the anti-inflammatory drugs sold over the counter for the pain of arthritis are acknowledged to cause thousands of deaths each year in the United States alone from hemorrhaging somewhere in the digestive system. JMT™ treatment, by contrast, has not been shown to cause any harm. There is no discomfort in JMT™ treatment, nor are there diet modifications or lifestyle changes, though non-toxic homeopathic medicines and nutritional supplements may be recommended temporarily to hasten the return to health. 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 3 to 24 visits, depending upon the chronicity and the complexity of the disorder. The more acute the onset of the problem, the more likely the recovery will be swift. Commonly, trauma-related pain syndromes can resolve within 2-4 treatments. Patients' generally complete treatment in these time frames and the improvement they experience is long lasting.

It Is Not Necessary To Have A Specific Diagnosis Of A Chronic Degenerative Disease In Order To Be Helped By JMT™

      The pathogens responsible for agitating the immune system into an attack mode, like the ones in osteoarthritis can effectively be treated within a remarkably short period of time with JMT™. This is true in part because these microorganisms are not highly virulent. They can exist for years in the body before the cumulative damage resulting from immune system attacks does enough harm to warrant the medical diagnosis of osteoarthritis. Long before the cartilage is worn down to nothing, patients have symptoms. It often takes years however before they progress to the point where they fit accepted medical diagnostic criteria for osteoarthritis. This is true regarding all chronic degenerative diseases like fibromyalgia, Crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, etc. At the early stages of osteoarthritis, patients can easily be tested for the presence of pathogens, and can be assured of responding very quickly to treatment since the tissue damage these patients
have sustained is minimal.

Treating Osteoarthritis Using JMT™ Demonstrates Marked Pain Relief In As Little As 5-8 Treatments

Case #1
      A chiropractor who was treated at a JMT™ training seminar explained that he had endured arthroscopic surgery to alleviate knee pain back in 1996. The video of that surgery demonstrated advanced osteoarthritic changes in his knees and his surgeon told him that the grinding smooth of his cartilage would last only so long - that he would require a knee prosthesis at some point. The chiropractor used nutritionals such as chondroitin sulphate, glucosamine sulphate, and MSM with good results to control his knee pain and inflammation for years until 2001, when his condition worsened to the point where his activities were limited. Walking often hurt, stair climbing hurt, sleeping face down or with ankles crossed hurt, and legs felt heavy and wooden at the end of a workday. Reluctantly, he found it necessary to use anti-inflammatory drugs during one week out of every four to six weeks. The chiropractor was treated with the JMT™ protocol for OA at the first JMT™ seminar he attended in the fall of 2001. He was in the middle of one of his worst episodes of knee pain. Within a week of the first of two treatments all knee pain was gone, and has not returned since that time.

Case #2
      These days, John W. is enjoying every single moment he can with his grandson in an effort to make up for time lost. Having enough time was never the issue - arthritis was! For more than eight years, John had been dependent upon steroid injections and other drugs to control the pain and progression of his osteoarthritis. As his condition deteriorated, it was necessary for John to endure surgical intervention to replace a cartilage-eroded left knee and maintain a drug regimen that also included antidepressants and sleeping aids. John's wife Mary watched helplessly as his condition impacted negatively on their marriage. John was irritable and had little to no interest in sexual relations or social happenings. In desperation Mary read everything she could on the subject of osteoarthritis and urged her husband to add glucosamine and chondroitin along with Knox gelatin to his daily regimen. While changes in diet including an increase in essential fatty acids (EFAs), and calcium/magnesium supplementation were added, no apparent reduction in John's pain was noticed. When John's rheumatologist announced that John would need a right knee replacement in less than two years following the initial knee surgery, John's wife arranged for him to see a chiropractor. After nine adjustments, John complained that the manipulation actually increased the pain. Once again, John's wife sought help outside of conventional medicine and made an appointment for John to see an acupuncturist. John was treated with acupuncture and Chinese herbs, but without much success.

     Having recalled reading about the Jaffe-Mellor Technique (JMT™) in the November 2000 issue of Alternative Medicine magazine (see archives in www.alternativemedicine.com, type arthritis is search window, scroll down to "Reversing Arthritis with the Jaffe-Mellor Technique"), John and his wife made arrangements to come to Pennsylvania in the hopes of being helped. With little more than a spark of hope left, John was seen and evaluated in the spring of 2001. Examination revealed some swelling with deformity and complaints of severe pain at various joints including fingers, wrists, and right knee with residual pain on flexion at medial meniscus at surgical site of left knee. Right knee movement was restricted, with flexion limited to 75%, and inability to fully extend the leg. Crepitus demonstrated on flexion and felt on palpation. John's complexion was somewhat pasty, tongue pale and slightly swollen with a thin white coating. His pulse was thin and deficient. He disliked the cold and his legs below the knees were cold to the touch. Urine and stools were unremarkable. Appetite and sleep were governed by pain.

     After reviewing John's intake, he was tested using MRT for the presence of the microorganism thought to be the primary instigator for cartilage erosion. His testing positive was of no surprise, as 98% of all non-trauma induced osteoarthritics test positive for the presence of the EPF. In an effort to deactivate the pathogen, we used verbal commands to neutralize and deactivate the pathogen, and at follow-up once again used precise terminology to curtail immune system attacks at John's joint sites. It is necessary to influence change in the autonomic nervous system by mechanical manipulation bilaterally along the paraspinous muscles, at the spinal segments to activate the neural network. The entire treatment takes less than fifteen minutes. In John's case, like the majority of patient's using JMT™ for osteoarthritis, his pain was completely eliminated within six, fifteen-minute treatments. At one-year follow-up, John remains asymptomatic with evidence of cartilage regeneration on x-ray. This is historic, as nothing has ever been able to stop the progression of osteoarthritis and surgery is imminent in the vast majority of patients not treated with JMT™.

Recurrent Spinal and Joint Problems Responsive To JMT™ Treatment

      Some patients who have ongoing problems in a particular area of their spine, hips, knees, and/or shoulders become very frustrated with their attempts to bring their painful conditions to a resolution. Their problems may have begun post-trauma such as after a motor vehicle accident, or they may develop gradually with episodes of pain becoming a little more frequent and severe each year. These are cases where the medical diagnosis may not include arthritis, and yet the stealth pathogens we have spoken of are often a key factor in the recurrence of symptoms, because the trauma has left the tissue site vulnerable to pathogen habitation. Some of these patients' treatment attempts may include repeated prescriptions for muscle relaxants, pain pills, and anti-inflammatories. Others may use physical therapy, acupuncture, massage, or chiropractic manipulation for relief. Regardless of the type of treatment these patients attempt, the relief is short-lived.

Case #1
      A 21-year old male college basketball player had injured his knee two years earlier and despite conventional medical care continued to experience pain in the injured knee whenever he bent it. He was restricted from playing basketball, which ultimately created a lot of frustration and upset. Orthopedic arthroscopy was not remarkable as there was suggestion of arthritis. Despite his young age, the young man tested positive for the pathogen implicated in osteoarthritis. He was treated with the JMT™ osteoarthritis protocol and noticed a remarkable decline in pain almost immediately. At follow-up, the young man was treated with the intention of halting the erratic immune system attacks at specific joint sites, and by the fifth and final treatment the young man was 100% pain free and able to resume his position on the basketball team.

JMT™ Successfully Relieves Joint and Muscle Pain Even When There Is No Evidence Of Pathogenic Activity

      Statistically, it used to be more common to see patients seeking help for osteoarthritis pain relief in the 50+ age group. This statistic however has changed, and the age has dropped dramatically to include people in their twenties, thirties and forties with complaints of chronic joint and muscle pain, tendonitis, fasciaitis, ligamentitis, bursitis, and even osteoarthritis where the cartilage is already demonstrating deterioration on x-ray. Pathogens are not the only things that incite erratic immune system behavior; trauma too, will draw the attention of the immune mediators to any body site that has been subjected to abuse. It is not uncommon for post accident pain to drag on for years, with chronic subluxations rebounding even after chiropractic manipulations. Pain receptors located throughout the body become the prime target for immune system attacks, as does a joint that has been abused by excessive running, or muscles that have been strained beyond the stretch point. In each one of these cases, the ANS will dispatch misinformation to the immune system, which in response will turn on its own body tissues.

Case #1
      Patients with a medical diagnosis of plantar fasciaitis are commonly seen and successfully treated with JMT™. Two patients come to mind: one, a kindergarten teacher in her forties, the other a dairy farmer in his sixties. Both cases were chronic at 2-3 years duration and had failed conventional treatment. Both of these patients recovered within 5-6 JMT™ treatments to a degree they estimated at 90 to 100%. In each of these cases the pathogen implicated in osteoarthritis caused a weak reflex response using MRT; albeit neither of the two patients fit the symptom profile of osteoarthritis. It is plausible to accept that unbridled immune system activity targeted at the tissues of the feet could actually incite the development of a heel spur, although this was not the case in either of the two patients treated. When the immune system attacks cause pain and inflammation, JMT™ is effective in reducing the discomfort - even though the heel spur remains. Patients with heel spurs can often avoid surgery.

Case #2
      Janet R., a woman in her early sixties worked at a local factory, hauling heavy garments. Repeated motion using her left arm resulted in extreme pain that kept her from enjoying a good night's sleep. Topical ointments, acupuncture, and chiropractic, proved ineffective, as did the muscle relaxants that made her drowsy. The pain, as Janet explained it, felt like a searing hot sensation across her left shoulder, down her arm and into her fingers, and over her back. Janet was treated using JMT™, which directed the immune system to curtail all attacks on the nerves and tissues in her left shoulder and arm. Following a total of 3 treatments, Janet was able to resume her job without any complaints of discomfort.

      Bob S., a retired bank president with complaints of carpal tunnel syndrome and aching at his right elbow sought help after he was told by his doctor he would need surgery to correct the carpal tunnel. Bob, spent a good deal of time at his laptop and noticed over time that he experienced aching and tingling in his finger tips with numbness that exacerbated when he reclined. The first time Mr. S. was seen, the pain and tingling in his hands and fingers diminished by 60% following a JMT™ treatment. It took a total of 3 treatments for all of Bob's discomfort to resolve.

What About The More Aggressive, Inflammatory Disorders?

      The ANS is central intelligence, the mastermind receiving and dispatching center programmed to orchestrate all functions in the entire body via signals that travel along sensory pathways. There are numerous possible reasons why the bio-computer can fail to function: 1) presence of pathogens residing in nerve tissue, and in other body sites, 2) unregulated immune system activity targeting tissues of the nervous system and other body sites, 3) impaired nervous system tissue to feeble to function without flaw, 4) accumulation of toxic immune system attack byproducts, causing a breakdown in the mechanism, 5) accumulation of toxic byproducts resulting from the metabolic processes of pathogens, 6) toxins leaking from a permeable gut lining into the blood stream, 7) perverse data patterns, 8) failure to find a resolve often leads to greater internal problems, where electrical impulses demonstrate chaotic behavior and constant malfunctioning.

      If the master bio-computer is malfunctioning, it is inevitable that messages going to the immune, and other systems in the body, will be corrupted, causing confusion and provoking a chaotic response by the immune system. When diseases of the inflammatory kind demonstrate with devastating symptoms, it is because the pathogens are incredibly virulent, lending to even more extreme reactions from an already confused immune system. The specialized cells become so agitated, they synthesize and release their products, which can reach highly toxic and destructive levels in the body. Evasive and highly capable of sustaining the onslaught of the immune system, these microorganisms can propagate to a level where the number of symptoms can be staggering, and the potential for recovery almost impossible.

     Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Lyme, and similar inflammatory connective tissue diseases have a somewhat longer course of treatment due to the more aggressive nature of the pathogens involved, and the degree of tissue damage prior to initiating JMT™ treatment. These patients typically require 12 to 24 treatments to resolve their condition. With these more virulent forms of immune dysfunction the degree of damage sustained before treatment may not reverse completely; but pain level and function are greatly improved.

     Fibromyalgia patients typically test positive for a particular pathogen specific to that condition. These patients suffer terribly with pain, fatigue, mood swings, occasional brain fog, and sleep disorders. Treatment in the conventional medical arena consists of a never-ending parade of pain medications, anti-inflammatories, sleeping pills, muscle relaxants, and anti-depressants. Fibromyalgia patients respond with consistent success to JMT™ treatment that can be concluded within 12-24 treatments.

      Patients with Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and other digestive system disorders, commonly test positive for specific microorganisms. These patients too, progress well when treated with JMT™. The pathogen involved in these conditions is more virulent and tends to trigger immune system attacks on the vital tissues of the digestive tract. The damage that is caused by this process results in a permeable or weakened gut membrane that allows toxic substances and partially digested food components to leak into the blood stream. It is not uncommon when this happens for patients to develop severe sensitivities to foods. Patients may require 10 to 30 treatments to resolve their condition.

      When the immune system targets attacks on the myelin sheath, the protective casing that insulates fibers that comprise nerve pathways, the result may be multiple sclerosis (MS) or some other demyelinating disease. This sheath works much like the insulation that envelopes electrical wires and prevents them form shorting out. A wide range of symptoms can result from this degenerative process. The location of the damaged nerve pathways will ultimately dictate in what parts of the body malfunction will occur. This disease process reflects the conflict in the body to maintain normal function during the unpredictable degrees of disregulation of the immune system. MS appears in various forms, differing in severity and manifestation of symptoms. Nerve tissue is the most specialized of body cells and for that reason is the tissue most limited in its ability to repair. Therefore, best results are seen when treatment is begun early, before great damage has been done to the nervous system. This factor determines the degree and speed of recovery. Improvement in function, comfort, and sense of well-being is observed even in patients who have already suffered considerable nervous system damage before beginning JMT™ treatment. The amount of treatments needed in these severely compromised neurological disorders is unpredictable and is therefore based on each individual's symptoms and the amount of nerve damage that he or she has endured.

      In the early stages of the disease, Lyme commonly manifests with fatigue, chills and fever, headache, muscle and joint pain, swollen lymph nodes, and a characteristic bulls-eye rash which is a red circular patch that appears usually 3 days to 1 month after the bite of an infected tick at the site of the bite. In the late stages of Lyme disease arthritis is most likely to appear as brief bouts of pain and swelling, usually in one or more large joints, especially the knees. Nervous system abnormalities can include numbness, pain, Bell's palsy (paralysis of the facial muscles, usually on one side), and meningitis (fever, stiff neck, and severe headache). Less frequently, irregularities of the heart rhythm occur. In some persons the rash never forms; in some, the first and only sign of Lyme disease is arthritis, and in others, nervous system problems are the only evidence of Lyme disease.

     Lyme disease is often difficult to diagnose because its symptoms and signs mimic those of many other diseases. The fever, muscle aches, and fatigue of Lyme disease can easily be mistaken for viral infections, such as influenza or infectious mononucleosis. Joint pain can be mistaken for other types of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis, and neurologic signs can mimic those caused by other conditions, such as multiple sclerosis. At the same time, other types of arthritis or neurologic diseases can be misdiagnosed as Lyme disease.
These tests are most useful in later stages of illness, but even then they may give inaccurate results. Laboratory tests for Lyme disease have not yet been standardized nationally.
As with the other complex disorders caused by pathogens, Lyme can be treated rather successfully following the same JMT™ protocol used for rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's, fibromyalgia, etc. The microorganism incites erratic immune system attacks at joints and connective tissue, as well as tissue of the nervous system. Where there are glitches in the performance of the autonomic nervous system, this can be rather easily corrected with a combination of verbal and/or non-verbal corrective commands and statements. This process is further reinforced with acupressure stimulation or percussion of vertebral sectors, and specific breathing patterns and commonly requires between 12-24 treatments for resolve.

      Any patient may be host to more than one pathogen. This complicates the clinical picture such that the patient's symptoms do not fit well into the diagnostic profile of any one disease. Still, these patients respond very well to treatment, and the presence of more than one pathogen does not drastically extend the number of treatments required.

"Homocords", Homeopathics, & Tissue Drainage Remedies In JMT™ Treatment

     There is a class of medicines known as homeopathic remedies that were developed by Samuel Hanneman, M.D. in the 19th century. Dr. Hanneman has earned the right to be called the father of homeopathic medicine as it was due to his insight and influence that the use of homeopathic medicines spread rapidly around the world and is widely used in Europe, particularly England, France, and Germany where many homeopathic medicines are manufactured.

      The guiding principle of homeopathy is the rule of "like cures like". This premise can be simply explained by understanding that some substances, when given in large amounts could prove fatal or at least create some set of symptoms. Homeopathically used, these same substances administered in miniscule amounts work as a catalyst for activating a desired change in the function of the body. Homeopathic remedies are prepared by repeatedly diluting a solution of the active ingredient with water, or a combination of water and alcohol. The diluted suspension is then exposed to physical agitation in a process called succonation. The result of this process produces a solution that is imprinted with the energetic signature of the active ingredient, but which contains little, or none, of the actual ingredient since it has been so greatly diluted. Only the energetic imprint of the ingredient remains. Some homeopathic remedies are made by radionically imprinting the carrier fluid with the energetic signature of the active ingredient in a way similar to the earlier description of how vial samples are made. Whichever method is used to produce the homeopathic remedy, the result is an extraordinarily safe medicine that is not capable of causing harm.

      Homeopathic remedies are often found to be supportive to the JMT™ treatments. They help open pathways of elimination in the body, like the kidneys and the intestines, and promote the release and removal of toxic chemicals that have been synthesized by the immune system attacks on tissues as well as the byproducts of the pathogens themselves.

      Multi-potency remedies sometimes referred to as homocords are also frequently used to enhance JMT™ treatment. These substances are created essentially the same way homeopathic remedies are, except that they are custom made based on the treatment rendered on a specific day. So, for instance, a patient might be treated to deactivate and eliminate some pathogen from the body. The patient would be tested with MRT testing to see if it would be safe and effective to give the patient a homocord of the energetic signature of the pathogen (in its safe non-substantial form) for which the patient was just treated. Use of the homocord generally accelerates the rate at which the patient heals.

      JMT™ treatment is safe, gentle, and extremely effective. Each step of the JMT™ technique requires evaluation (using MRT and appropriate questions) of the autonomic nervous system for glitches resulting in malfunction, and then removing the glitches by using a correction script. The use of gentle mechanical agitation along spinal segments together with special breathing patterns helps to reinforce the modifications. This consistently provokes the ANS to function optimally, initiating the body's inherent ability to heal. The pattern for these reprogramming scripts is similar, however, the uniqueness of the ANS discrepancies/glitches is exclusive to each patient and can be corrected immediately as each glitch is recognized.

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