A New Therapy Concept
Oren Bar has pioneered the use of cardiac coherence in conjunction with PRRT and manual therapy
techniques to balance the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) - the part of our nervous
system that regulates stress and relaxation. He uses a cardiac coherence monitor
to track objective improvements in ANS balance which, if left unchecked, could maintain
painful conditions long after an injury has healed. The monitor can be purchased for personal use. See our Resources
page for more information.
“Patients are reporting elimination of most or all of their pain in only about
5 or 6 visits. They like the fact that there is someone out there who makes it his goal
to eliminate their pain in the fewest number of sessions.” says Oren.
What is the ANS?
The ANS is the part of the nervous system that balances our stress state
with our relaxation state. Unfortunately, most of us have an imbalance in this system and we are chronically stressed.
Even more unfortunate is that sometimes the pain we feel is directly related to the imbalance. In this case
most therapy will have only temporary results.
Can this be improved?
Yes. Oren Bar uses advanced manual therapy techniques that affect the ANS. Also, he can
train you in breathing techniques that will balance the Autonomic Nervous System over time.
There are only a handful of therapists who have had training in this kind of therapy. Take this opportunity
to have a consultation with a therapist who understands how your nervous system may be contributing
to your symptoms.
PRRT - revolutionary new technique for pain elimination
Primal Reflex Release Technique (PRRT) is a hands-on treatment approach that has changed a lot of
beliefs about pain and dysfunction. The theoretical basis of this approach is that certain reflexes
become activated when we are in pain or when we experience a traumatic event. These reflexes need to
be addressed in order to achieve long-term pain relief in the affected individuals.
What are reflexes?
Reflexes are unlearned automatic responses to a stimulus or cue. Two fundamental reflexes we
have are the Startle Reflex and the Withdrawal Reflex. When we are startled by a loud noise,
for example, we raise our arms and inhale quickly. When we touch something hot or painful we
quickly pull our hand away.
How are reflexes involved with pain?
When we are in pain our reflexes may become more sensitive. Both the Withdrawal Reflex
and the Startle Reflex make up a very important part of the pain system. Not only can
both these reflexes be activated by pain but, they may become hyperactive and become
factors in pain generation.
What can PRRT do to eliminate pain?
PRRT assesses some of these reflexes and then treats them by dampening down the
reflex response that the body is experiencing. For example, if a muscle is tight,
it could be that the tightness is a symptom of an over-sensitive reflex signaling
the muscle to remain contracted. The PRRT practitioner aims to remove the reflexive
response to the muscle as opposed to merely stretching or putting a hot pack on it.
Patients are often surprised that pain in one area of the body can be removed by working
on reflexes in another. Even more surprising is that sometimes only two or three sessions
can provide permanent relief to problems that have persisted for years or even decades.
The patients are taught how to do their own PRRT so they are confident in the knowledge
that they can eliminate their pain if it returns.