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If you're watching the 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZIL, you saw American soccer star Jozy Altidore suffered a hamstring injury in America's 2-1 victory over Ghana this week.

"In the first half Monday, Altidore was running down a ball with Ghana’s John Boye when he lowered his head to attempt to control it. He immediately grabbed the back of his left leg and fell to the ground in pain.."


The Hamstrings.


Most hamstring injuries are due to three scenarios:

1. The covering around the muscle known as fascia tightening up around the hamstring.

2. The nerve endings at the ends of the muscles gets too much impulse from the athlete trying to either accelerate or decelerate and these nerve endings—Golgi Tendon Organs—send an inhibitory signal to the muscle to shut it off.

3. The third scenario is the Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome that we covered last Blog regarding NBA player Lebron James.


How Applied Kinesiology Can Help:

A doctor trained in applied kinesiology would be able to discern which one of these (or other possible causes) is the culprit and apply the proper treatment.

If the fascia is too short, then a deep massage is needed to lengthen the fascia and release the muscle from its self-made prison.

If the muscle is a true strain from excessive neurological bombardment from the Golgi Tendon Organs the doctor/therapist would apply pressure to the ends of the muscle to signal the inhibitory impulses to stop shutting the muscle off.


To Your Potential!

Be well,

Dr. Eugene Charles www.charlesseminars.com

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Cramping-up the NBA Finals

WHO SAW game 1 of the NBA Finals Thursday night as LeBron James was forced to miss the final minutes because of cramps as he was carried off the court? LeBron James

How Applied Kinesiology can help:

When I caught "The King's" post-game press conference, he mentioned his doctors "do not know" why he endured cramps as he was put on an IV in the locker room. This tells me that his problem is of a functional nature; not pathological one (In other words, it is not a disease; otherwise his excellent doctors would have found the problem and would be best suited to correct it). As I listened to greatest basketball player in the game explain why this periodically happens to him, I was struck to hear him claim, “playoff sweat is different from regular season sweat...” Well, he is right! The stress levels are very different, therefore you can lose more sodium through your sweat and become more prone to "cramp-up."

The stress glands (adrenal glands) secrete a hormone called "aldosterone" and when the adrenals are fatigued they may not secrete enough aldosterone—so you lose sodium and suffer intense cramps (along with other symptoms such as fatigue, dizziness, light sensitivity, brain fog and more.)




JUST LIKE LEBRON, many people need physical treatment to their adrenal glands.

This includes:

Chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, deep percussion and nutrition such as Vitamin C, B vitamins.

Plus natural remedies such as:

Licorice root, cordyceps, rhodiola and/or withania.

There are standard functional tests for the adrenal glands that any doctor can do. Hopefully, Mr. James and others will get these tests done and receive treatment from a Professional Applied Kinesiologist who will help them to perform at their absolute best and be prepared to deal with all the stresses life has to offer.


Be well,

Dr. Eugene Charles www.charlesseminars.com