Archive for the ‘Natural Health’ Category

Bach Flower Remedies

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

The following video is of a TV interview with Dr. Rettner about Bach flower remedies:
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Psychosomatic Symptoms (they’re not all in your head)

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

Depression: Recognizing the Physical Symptoms

Many people with depression suffer from chronic pain or other physical symptoms. These include:Headaches, Back pain, Muscle aches and joint pain and Chest pain. Depression can make any kind of chronic pain worse. Depression can also cause Digestive problems. You might have diarrhea or become chronically constipated. If you’re depressed you might feel Exhausted and have chronic fatigue. No matter how much you sleep, you may still feel tired or worn out. Getting out of the bed in the morning may seem very hard, even impossible. You might also be having Sleeping problems. Many people with depression can’t sleep well anymore. They wake up too early or can’t fall asleep when they go to bed. Others sleep much more than normal.You can also have a Change in appetite or weight. Some people with depression lose their appetite and lose weight. Others find they crave certain foods — like carbohydrates — and weigh more.

If you are suffering from depression or other psychosomatic symptoms please call me for a free consultation at 510-558-0164 or e-mail me at drrettner@sbcglobal.net I would love a chance to relieve your symptoms and help you to achieve a happier, healthier life style. Thank you.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

Carpal tunnel syndrome is due to a combination of tight muscles, trigger points as well as the bones out of alignment in the wrist. When I check your in a wrist, first I check the range of motion and muscle test it  to see if the bones in the wrist are out of alignment. Next, I check the fascia, which is the covering of the muscle, to see how tight it is. I also check for trigger points. Those are knots in the muscle caused by a collection of lactic acid  or a repetitive stress injury. First I free up the fascia and work the trigger points. It hurts a little bit but it’s a good pain. Once the pain is released the blood flows back to the area and the pain is relieved. Next I do a sideward figure 8 motion on the wrist. This relieves the pain and often adjusts the bones in the wrist without any force. Next I retest the bones in the wrist to see if they’re still out of alignment. If they are, I will then give a gentle, effective adjustment to the wrist. This usually gives immediate relief and a subatantial reduction of pain and swelling.

If you think that you may be suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome please call me for a free consultation at 510-558-0164 or e-mail me at drrettner@sbcglobal.net I would love a chance to relieve your symptoms and help you to achieve a happier, healthier life style. Thank you.

Airborne Allergies: Treating the Cause Gets the Best Results

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

Spring is here, the flowers are in bloom and everything around us is beautiful. Makes you feel great except if you have allergies. Airborne allergies can make you feel pretty miserable. It can keep you from hiking in the woods and enjoying nature.

Allergies are generally thought to be a malfunction of the immune system.  The body reacts to a substance which is normally harmless to the majority of the population. According to my clinical experience, I have found this to be only half true. Airborne allergies are usually associated with emotional armor. Armor is an energy block due to an unexpressed emotion. The armor that causes airborne allergies is usually found in the lungs or the thymus gland. The armor then weakens the immune system by denying proper blood flow to the area and then often soon after the onset of allergic symptoms begin.

I have a test kit which contains vials of various allergens in it. By using muscle testing or applied kinesiology we can quickly identify the offending allergen. Next we find out where the emotional block is located in the body and what emotional event caused it.

I had a patient named Jane who had an allergy to pine trees. There are a lot of pine trees in Monterey where she lives. When the pine trees pollinate, it leaves a coat of yellow pollen over everyone’s car. It gets everywhere and is in the air constantly. This caused her to have a runny nose, sneezing, swelling and puffiness. It was pretty scary for her. I tested Jane and found emotional armoring in the right lung. Next we found the armor was due to unexpressed sadness within the last ten years. I asked her if she could remember anything in the last ten years that made her sad. She told me she had a boyfriend that she was madly in love with and he died. The loss made her incredibly sad and full of grief. During the treatment I asked Jane to think of the sadness about the loss of her boyfriend. I retested her and the pine allergy was gone. Her chest pain was reduced and she felt like she was glowing. She was amazed. The whole process took about 10 minutes.