What’s working and what isn’t?
There is a direct relationship between each and every muscle in the body and our internal organs, acupuncture meridians, metabolisms (digestion, assimilation, detoxification, hormonal, neurotransmitter, etc.) and the associated biochemistry of each and every one. This is a “bi-directional” relationship, or in other words, the muscle affects the organ and the organ affects the muscle. Likewise for meridians and metabolisms. In applying these relationships I am able to, almost literally, “ask the body questions.” (Que Pasa!) Like,. Precisely where is the problem (it’s not always just where it hurts or seems obvious.) How does this information relate to whatever issue my patient has brought before me. Can I get a tangible muscle test for that issue (this isn’t always possible – so I look for other relationships that will allow me to gain some understanding about the problem.) Once I’ve got an idea as to what part of the body is influencing the patient’s issue, I use my understanding of the body’s biochemistry to see what can be done using supplementation or more invasive injection / i.v. means if necessary, to bring about a positive change in organ/bodily function and therefore (hopefully) improve the patient’s experience with respect to their health issue.
Regarding hormone replacement – I frequently (more often than not) find that supplementing hormones is unnecessary once the entire hormonal sequence (start to finish) has been brought into alignment (balanced!). Yet once again, this can be easier said than done. The very nature of “wholistic” healthcare means one must be able to consider the WHOLE being when addressing health issues. Estrogens are not just about ovaries, & thyroid hormones are influenced by quite a few other bodily systems too! It is in considering the entire body that I find myself working with other, seemingly unrelated issues; structural correction, oxidative stress, digestive & elimination issues, emotional / spiritual concerns, pathological (bacteria, virus, fungus, yeast, parasite, metals & toxic chemicals.) These are the task I address as I endeavor to integrate oriental medicine, aspects of western pathophysiology & biochemistry, and frequently spiritual principles, into my practice.
What do I do?
- Chinese Medicine / acupuncture
- Has studied and utilizes Applied Kinesiology extensively
- Manual Muscle Testing / Gentle Structural Correction (not chiropractic) / Sacro-Cranial Respiratory Manipulation
- BioChemical analysis
- Emotional Release
- Oxidative / Nutritional & Injection Therapies
- Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement (although I’d prefer figuring out why the body isn’t making them & fix that first)
- Herbal / Nutritional / Supplemental therapies
- Proliferation (prolo) & Regenerative
- Trigger Point
- Neural (segmental)
- I.V. Therapies
An Atlanta native, Dr. Bellows came to New Mexico in 1970 in the US Navy (see the world!) and has basically been here ever since (aside from a short hiatus to Enid OK as an Oil field reservoir engineer.)
B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of NM with work experience in Oil field reservoir analysis, manufacturing & data communications at Los Alamos Labs.
Master in Oriental Medicine, International Institute of Chinese Medicine, Santa Fe with additional licensing in the Expanded Prescriptive Authority RX2.